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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,921 12,448 95.6 94.9-96.3 473 4.4 3.7- 5.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 348 337 96.8 93.3-98.5 11 3.2 1.5- 6.7
Buncombe 388 372 96.0 92.7-97.9 16 4.0 2.1- 7.3
Cabarrus 341 330 96.5 93.5-98.2 11 3.5 1.8- 6.5
Catawba 356 346 93.0 81.4-97.6 10 7.0 2.4-18.6
Cumberland 374 366 96.0 89.7-98.5 8 4.0 1.5-10.3
Davidson 401 394 98.2 95.9-99.2 7 1.8 0.8- 4.1
Durham 404 381 92.9 87.4-96.1 23 7.1 3.9-12.6
Forsyth 375 364 98.0 96.2-98.9 11 2.0 1.1- 3.8
Gaston 343 329 95.7 92.5-97.6 14 4.3 2.4- 7.5
Guilford 419 400 96.3 93.8-97.8 19 3.7 2.2- 6.2
Iredell 427 411 95.4 91.8-97.4 16 4.6 2.6- 8.2
Johnston 361 350 96.9 94.2-98.4 11 3.1 1.6- 5.8
Mecklenburg 600 568 93.4 88.2-96.4 32 6.6 3.6-11.8
New Hanover 402 373 91.1 84.1-95.2 29 8.9 4.8-15.9
Onslow 379 366 95.9 92.6-97.8 13 4.1 2.2- 7.4
Orange 360 346 96.9 93.9-98.4 14 3.1 1.6- 6.1
Pitt 360 347 95.8 92.0-97.9 13 4.2 2.1- 8.0
Randolph 347 340 97.8 94.9-99.0 7 2.2 1.0- 5.1
Robeson 368 362 97.5 93.9-99.0 6 2.5 1.0- 6.1
Rowan 427 407 95.0 89.9-97.6 20 5.0 2.4-10.1
Union 360 352 97.8 95.4-99.0 8 2.2 1.0- 4.6
Wake 588 558 93.6 88.8-96.4 30 6.4 3.6-11.2
Wayne 377 367 95.7 91.1-98.0 10 4.3 2.0- 8.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,563 3,446 95.7 94.1-96.8 117 4.3 3.2- 5.9
Piedmont 6,606 6,347 95.5 94.4-96.4 259 4.5 3.6- 5.6
Western NC 2,752 2,655 96.1 94.8-97.2 97 3.9 2.8- 5.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,878 1,802 95.1 93.1-96.6 76 4.9 3.4- 6.9
Northwest 2,937 2,851 96.8 95.5-97.8 86 3.2 2.2- 4.5
Charlotte 1,762 1,692 94.9 92.3-96.6 70 5.1 3.4- 7.7
Greensboro 1,608 1,541 96.1 94.6-97.2 67 3.9 2.8- 5.4
Southern Regional 1,155 1,131 96.0 92.7-97.8 24 4.0 2.2- 7.3
Coastal 559 523 94.0 89.8-96.5 36 6.0 3.5-10.2
Wake 1,471 1,406 94.9 92.3-96.7 65 5.1 3.3- 7.7
Area L 139 133 93.5 84.8-97.4 6 6.5 2.6-15.2
Eastern 1,412 1,369 96.9 94.5-98.3 43 3.1 1.7- 5.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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