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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,629 2,326 43.1 40.9-45.4 1,403 31.9 29.7-34.1 441 10.2 8.8-11.7 185 5.3 4.2- 6.5 274 9.6 8.0-11.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 108 47 36.7 25.0-50.2 34 31.8 21.1-44.9 12 8.8 4.4-16.8 3 5.2 1.6-16.1 12 17.4 8.3-32.9
Buncombe 106 64 49.7 38.3-61.1 27 35.3 24.4-48.0 6 4.6 1.8-11.3 6 7.9 3.0-19.1 3 2.5 0.7- 9.0
Cabarrus 116 60 46.1 34.9-57.8 37 34.4 23.5-47.2 12 11.4 5.8-21.1 3 3.2 0.7-13.5 4 4.9 1.6-13.9
Catawba 105 47 40.0 28.0-53.3 36 29.1 19.3-41.4 13 17.2 8.5-31.7 3 2.8 0.7-10.3 6 10.8 4.4-24.3
Cumberland 102 42 34.9 25.1-46.3 34 30.7 21.3-42.1 12 18.4 10.0-31.4 3 3.3 0.9-11.8 11 12.6 6.4-23.4
Davidson 104 56 34.2 22.9-47.6 21 18.1 10.1-30.4 10 13.6 6.7-25.8 4 4.4 1.3-13.8 13 29.8 14.2-52.0
Durham 321 188 50.4 42.9-57.9 91 27.9 21.7-35.2 18 9.4 5.2-16.4 12 4.4 2.1- 9.0 12 7.8 4.1-14.4
Forsyth 113 58 44.1 31.5-57.5 37 37.6 26.4-50.3 9 7.9 3.4-17.1 5 4.7 1.9-11.3 4 5.7 2.0-15.4
Gaston 90 41 36.1 25.3-48.6 27 31.0 20.9-43.4 12 12.2 6.3-22.5 5 11.3 3.8-29.0 5 9.3 3.5-22.5
Guilford 309 160 48.4 41.0-55.8 93 26.4 21.1-32.6 25 8.1 4.8-13.3 10 5.4 2.7-10.6 21 11.7 7.2-18.4
Iredell 116 46 32.9 22.9-44.7 37 32.0 22.1-43.9 21 15.4 9.2-24.6 3 8.1 2.0-27.6 9 11.6 5.7-22.2
Johnston 96 46 48.7 35.5-62.1 29 26.3 16.7-38.8 8 6.8 3.1-14.4 3 2.2 0.6- 7.4 10 16.1 7.5-31.0
Mecklenburg 298 139 42.0 34.3-50.0 119 42.2 34.4-50.5 19 7.6 4.3-13.1 13 3.4 1.8- 6.3 8 4.7 1.9-11.0
New Hanover 182 89 41.3 32.8-50.3 50 23.3 17.2-30.7 25 18.1 11.6-27.0 9 11.3 5.8-20.7 9 6.1 2.2-15.6
Onslow 125 50 33.6 23.9-44.9 38 33.8 23.8-45.4 16 14.8 8.2-25.3 12 10.7 5.5-19.8 9 7.1 3.4-14.4
Orange 194 116 52.9 43.4-62.2 51 27.9 20.1-37.4 16 9.4 5.2-16.3 7 5.9 2.5-13.4 4 3.9 1.2-12.4
Pitt 128 65 47.2 34.6-60.2 37 25.7 16.7-37.3 15 13.7 6.9-25.5 4 4.4 1.3-13.4 7 9.0 4.0-18.9
Randolph 105 53 41.7 29.9-54.5 28 34.5 21.6-50.2 9 7.6 3.2-16.9 7 10.3 4.5-22.0 8 5.9 2.7-12.2
Robeson 69 29 31.0 19.5-45.4 12 13.1 6.8-23.8 14 27.3 14.1-46.3 4 3.3 1.0- 9.7 10 25.3 12.7-44.0
Rowan 122 68 44.9 34.1-56.1 31 37.1 25.9-49.8 10 6.5 3.1-12.9 5 4.0 1.5-10.0 8 7.6 3.6-15.3
Union 159 73 43.6 31.0-57.1 47 29.4 20.5-40.1 20 11.1 6.2-19.1 7 8.0 3.0-19.8 12 7.9 4.1-14.8
Wake 383 201 43.3 36.5-50.3 128 36.3 29.1-44.2 23 9.4 5.4-16.0 14 4.4 2.0- 9.4 17 6.6 3.7-11.6
Wayne 85 35 35.1 21.3-51.9 29 31.5 19.5-46.6 7 5.1 2.2-11.2 3 5.8 1.8-17.4 11 22.6 10.2-42.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,073 485 39.6 34.9-44.5 322 30.8 26.3-35.7 135 13.6 10.4-17.7 49 6.0 3.7- 9.5 82 9.9 7.2-13.5
Piedmont 2,922 1,490 43.4 40.6-46.3 912 32.8 30.1-35.5 246 8.8 7.3-10.6 114 5.2 4.0- 6.7 160 9.8 7.7-12.4
Western NC 634 351 50.0 44.9-55.2 169 28.9 24.3-34.0 60 9.9 7.2-13.6 22 3.8 2.1- 6.7 32 7.4 4.6-11.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 473 267 53.4 47.1-59.5 125 28.4 23.0-34.5 43 8.1 5.3-12.1 16 3.9 1.9- 7.8 22 6.3 3.4-11.2
Northwest 761 373 38.3 33.1-43.8 221 31.2 26.5-36.3 86 12.4 9.4-16.1 27 4.0 2.5- 6.5 54 14.0 9.0-21.4
Charlotte 717 340 44.5 39.0-50.3 251 36.5 31.4-41.9 66 8.6 6.2-11.8 27 4.2 2.5- 6.8 33 6.2 3.9- 9.9
Greensboro 797 417 46.8 41.7-52.0 235 28.7 24.5-33.3 66 7.6 5.5-10.3 32 6.4 4.1- 9.8 47 10.5 6.8-15.8
Southern Regional 307 138 37.3 29.8-45.6 81 25.7 19.3-33.2 45 14.0 9.6-20.0 14 9.6 4.2-20.5 29 13.4 8.1-21.5
Coastal 240 118 47.2 37.5-57.1 71 27.8 19.3-38.2 31 14.1 9.1-21.2 9 5.8 2.9-11.3 11 5.0 2.1-11.4
Wake 858 465 44.4 39.4-49.5 265 32.9 27.8-38.3 51 8.5 5.7-12.5 34 4.6 2.7- 7.6 43 9.7 6.4-14.3
Area L 38 12 31.0 14.1-55.2 17 44.3 26.2-64.0 6 13.1 5.3-29.0 2 7.3 1.6-27.0 1 4.3 0.6-25.0
Eastern 438 196 38.8 31.1-47.1 137 33.2 25.4-42.0 47 12.3 6.8-21.3 24 6.0 3.2-10.8 34 9.7 5.5-16.6

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

NOTE: For AHEC Regions, results for Area L are least reliable due to small sample size.

^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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