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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
'5 or more drinks' [for men] OR '4 or more drinks' [for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,633 3,693 74.3 72.1-76.4 358 9.7 8.3-11.4 193 5.3 4.3- 6.5 281 8.2 6.9- 9.7 108 2.5 1.9- 3.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 108 83 65.6 50.8-77.9 9 13.5 5.7-28.8 5 4.2 1.5-11.3 8 11.0 4.3-25.7 3 5.7 1.5-18.9
Buncombe 105 87 75.1 62.1-84.7 6 8.7 3.3-21.3 3 5.3 1.6-16.4 6 8.7 3.7-19.1 3 2.2 0.5- 8.8
Cabarrus 116 97 76.0 63.0-85.4 11 16.2 8.2-29.4 2 2.8 0.5-13.4 5 4.5 1.6-12.1 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9
Catawba 108 91 79.5 66.2-88.5 9 8.8 3.6-20.0 1 1.2 0.2- 7.8 4 4.0 1.3-11.3 3 6.5 1.8-21.0
Cumberland 101 80 75.8 63.9-84.7 7 8.5 3.5-19.4 2 2.2 0.5- 8.4 10 11.4 5.6-21.8 2 2.1 0.5- 8.1
Davidson 103 83 60.9 41.6-77.2 9 12.6 5.3-27.4 6 5.9 2.1-15.8 3 11.7 2.3-42.5 2 8.8 1.5-37.9
Durham 321 264 72.8 64.6-79.8 24 13.2 8.0-21.0 12 5.2 2.2-12.0 20 8.5 5.0-13.8 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
Forsyth 115 90 72.9 58.8-83.5 8 10.3 3.3-27.7 6 6.0 2.4-14.5 9 9.0 4.2-18.0 2 1.8 0.4- 8.0
Gaston 91 71 76.1 63.4-85.4 8 11.8 5.2-24.4 5 4.9 2.0-11.8 3 4.6 1.3-15.0 4 2.6 0.9- 7.1
Guilford 310 249 73.2 65.6-79.6 19 7.7 4.3-13.2 20 7.4 4.2-12.8 14 7.0 3.6-12.9 8 4.8 2.3- 9.8
Iredell 117 86 66.9 54.5-77.3 9 8.4 4.0-16.7 8 7.7 3.5-16.0 12 15.5 7.9-28.2 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9
Johnston 96 70 71.6 57.7-82.4 11 8.1 4.0-15.5 4 8.5 2.6-24.1 9 9.1 3.6-21.5 2 2.7 0.6-10.4
Mecklenburg 296 239 75.3 66.7-82.3 27 11.2 7.4-16.8 10 2.9 1.4- 5.8 16 8.5 3.8-18.1 4 2.0 0.5- 8.2
New Hanover 179 140 71.9 62.1-80.0 18 9.7 5.9-15.6 10 10.2 5.2-18.9 6 6.1 2.1-16.5 5 2.1 0.8- 5.2
Onslow 126 87 67.0 55.5-76.9 18 16.2 9.2-26.9 4 5.2 1.8-14.2 12 9.3 4.9-17.1 5 2.2 0.9- 5.5
Orange 194 159 70.8 60.2-79.6 11 11.5 5.5-22.4 8 5.5 2.5-11.7 13 10.9 5.7-19.8 3 1.3 0.4- 4.2
Pitt 131 104 74.6 62.1-84.0 11 13.6 6.3-26.8 7 5.8 2.6-12.4 5 3.0 1.1- 7.7 4 3.1 1.0- 9.1
Randolph 105 83 72.5 55.7-84.7 8 8.3 3.5-18.3 4 10.7 2.5-36.1 6 6.4 2.5-15.7 4 2.2 0.8- 5.8
Robeson 70 55 75.4 58.3-87.1 6 6.7 2.6-16.1 3 4.1 1.2-13.1 3 11.6 3.4-32.9 3 2.1 0.6- 7.4
Rowan 123 91 70.0 58.4-79.6 10 9.3 4.1-19.6 6 3.2 1.3- 7.7 12 14.2 7.5-25.0 4 3.3 1.1- 9.2
Union 156 125 74.8 63.2-83.8 10 8.0 3.8-16.1 4 1.5 0.5- 4.1 15 11.9 6.5-20.6 2 3.8 0.7-18.6
Wake 386 314 77.9 70.0-84.2 31 8.8 4.3-17.0 15 5.9 3.0-11.2 20 6.2 3.6-10.5 6 1.2 0.5- 2.9
Wayne 84 69 76.4 56.5-89.0 2 3.5 0.8-13.5 6 5.4 2.0-14.0 5 13.3 3.6-38.8 2 1.5 0.4- 5.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,075 824 73.5 68.7-77.9 100 9.9 7.0-13.8 50 6.2 4.0- 9.4 70 8.5 6.0-11.8 31 2.0 1.2- 3.3
Piedmont 2,927 2,350 74.5 71.7-77.1 221 10.0 8.2-12.1 123 5.0 3.8- 6.6 176 8.2 6.6-10.1 57 2.3 1.6- 3.3
Western NC 631 519 74.6 68.9-79.7 37 8.0 5.2-12.0 20 4.8 2.7- 8.5 35 7.8 5.2-11.6 20 4.8 2.3- 9.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 473 392 74.2 67.0-80.3 30 8.9 5.5-14.1 12 4.5 2.1- 9.5 26 8.6 5.3-13.6 13 3.8 1.2-10.9
Northwest 763 599 72.8 67.5-77.6 54 8.6 5.6-12.9 35 4.6 3.0- 6.9 52 9.4 6.5-13.4 23 4.6 2.7- 7.8
Charlotte 714 575 75.3 69.9-80.0 59 10.8 8.0-14.5 25 3.5 2.1- 5.8 42 8.3 5.1-13.2 13 2.1 0.9- 4.8
Greensboro 797 636 70.6 65.0-75.6 54 9.8 6.9-13.7 41 6.3 4.1- 9.5 47 10.0 6.4-15.2 19 3.4 1.9- 5.8
Southern Regional 305 236 77.0 69.3-83.3 24 8.3 4.6-14.7 10 2.5 1.2- 5.1 25 10.6 6.4-17.1 10 1.6 0.7- 3.4
Coastal 239 194 83.3 76.6-88.3 21 6.2 3.8- 9.8 10 5.2 2.6-10.1 7 3.4 1.2- 9.1 7 1.9 0.8- 4.4
Wake 863 699 76.4 71.1-81.1 69 9.2 6.0-13.9 34 6.7 4.1-10.8 51 6.5 4.5- 9.3 10 1.2 0.6- 2.3
Area L 38 28 67.4 47.0-82.8 6 18.8 8.1-37.9 3 8.7 2.4-26.8 1 5.1 0.7-28.6 0 0.0 . - .
Eastern 441 334 69.8 60.6-77.6 41 12.1 6.7-20.7 23 7.2 3.5-14.3 30 8.6 4.8-14.9 13 2.3 1.0- 5.6

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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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