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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 4,430 1,300 23.4 21.6-25.4 1,318 24.8 22.9-26.7 707 16.8 15.1-18.5 348 8.7 7.5-10.2 757 26.3 24.2-28.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Buncombe 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 10.1 5.3-18.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cabarrus 119 26 13.5 7.1-24.3 *** *** *** 16 14.2 7.9-24.5 16 9.0 5.0-15.8 *** *** ***
Catawba 110 32 16.7 10.3-26.1 27 18.1 10.9-28.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Davidson 85 *** *** *** 20 14.9 8.0-25.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 262 77 19.1 12.4-28.4 84 24.4 16.4-34.8 *** *** *** 24 11.8 6.5-20.3 33 22.8 14.1-34.7
Forsyth 133 40 23.3 15.1-34.0 43 26.4 17.8-37.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 268 75 23.9 17.1-32.4 95 26.6 19.6-35.0 *** *** *** 17 5.9 3.4-10.2 36 21.0 13.6-31.0
Iredell 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 11.9 6.7-20.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Johnston 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 331 89 22.7 17.6-28.8 101 28.3 22.2-35.4 56 14.7 10.4-20.4 15 3.3 1.7- 6.4 70 30.9 24.3-38.4
New Hanover 168 47 17.2 10.9-26.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Onslow 140 41 15.6 8.6-26.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Orange 205 59 18.7 12.5-27.1 69 25.1 17.3-35.0 30 19.3 11.2-31.1 14 10.5 4.5-22.6 *** *** ***
Pitt 142 44 19.3 11.6-30.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 3.7 1.8- 7.4 *** *** ***
Randolph 118 *** *** *** 30 13.2 7.6-21.9 *** *** *** 14 8.2 3.7-17.5 *** *** ***
Robeson 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rowan 109 34 16.9 10.2-26.7 *** *** *** 14 12.8 6.3-24.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 144 44 20.0 12.5-30.4 *** *** *** 21 16.2 8.7-28.0 13 8.5 4.1-16.9 *** *** ***
Wake 314 77 17.2 12.9-22.5 91 27.1 21.2-33.9 59 20.7 15.1-27.7 31 9.6 6.3-14.4 56 25.4 18.8-33.3
Wayne 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 447 131 25.1 19.1-32.1 156 31.1 24.2-38.8 77 16.4 11.9-22.3 26 6.3 3.8-10.1 57 21.2 14.5-29.8
Northwest 776 235 27.7 22.8-33.2 204 23.7 19.3-28.8 114 13.9 10.5-18.2 70 10.6 7.3-15.2 153 24.0 19.4-29.3
Charlotte 707 198 22.1 18.2-26.5 213 27.6 23.1-32.7 104 15.2 11.6-19.6 53 6.0 4.0- 8.8 139 29.2 24.2-34.7
Greensboro 760 232 23.8 18.5-30.0 242 24.0 19.4-29.2 111 19.0 13.9-25.5 57 6.5 4.3- 9.5 118 26.7 21.0-33.4
Southern Regional 251 88 23.2 15.9-32.5 74 25.1 18.3-33.2 32 14.0 8.6-22.1 18 13.5 6.5-26.0 39 24.3 16.2-34.7
Coastal 241 68 20.7 14.5-28.6 60 20.6 13.5-30.1 53 17.1 10.8-26.0 16 7.8 3.3-17.2 *** *** ***
Wake 741 204 21.1 17.2-25.7 215 25.6 21.2-30.5 137 21.2 16.7-26.5 65 8.6 6.2-11.8 120 23.5 18.7-29.0
Area L 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 468 133 18.2 13.3-24.4 140 28.3 20.9-37.1 72 18.3 12.7-25.6 40 9.9 6.1-15.7 83 25.3 18.6-33.3

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

NOTE: In 2011, the State Center for Health Statistics developed its own set of sample weights for N.C. counties and AHEC regions.
These county and AHEC weights cannot also be used to weight the data for the three N.C. regions. Consequently, regional results are not shown here, as in previous years.

^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.

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