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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,604 10,126 94.4 93.5-95.1 478 5.6 4.9- 6.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 263 256 96.8 91.4-98.8 *** *** ***
Buncombe 239 228 92.8 83.0-97.1 11 7.2 2.9-17.0
Cabarrus 278 265 93.5 87.9-96.6 13 6.5 3.4-12.1
Catawba 267 254 96.0 90.8-98.3 13 4.0 1.7- 9.2
Cumberland 263 256 94.4 85.5-97.9 *** *** ***
Davidson 271 256 91.4 83.8-95.6 15 8.6 4.4-16.2
Durham 502 474 95.5 92.3-97.3 28 4.5 2.7- 7.7
Forsyth 263 254 96.2 89.7-98.7 *** *** ***
Gaston 230 219 94.6 88.8-97.5 11 5.4 2.5-11.2
Guilford 579 551 95.0 90.7-97.4 28 5.0 2.6- 9.3
Iredell 271 250 92.4 87.4-95.6 21 7.6 4.4-12.6
Johnston 263 252 93.5 85.3-97.3 11 6.5 2.7-14.7
Mecklenburg 611 574 92.5 88.9-95.1 37 7.5 4.9-11.1
New Hanover 300 282 93.6 85.6-97.3 18 6.4 2.7-14.4
Onslow 316 307 97.4 93.5-99.0 *** *** ***
Orange 325 302 93.1 84.9-97.0 23 6.9 3.0-15.1
Pitt 312 296 92.2 82.8-96.7 16 7.8 3.3-17.2
Randolph 376 363 97.1 94.5-98.5 13 2.9 1.5- 5.5
Robeson 283 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rowan 302 291 96.2 91.5-98.4 11 3.8 1.6- 8.5
Union 326 308 91.3 83.1-95.7 18 8.7 4.3-16.9
Wake 537 504 90.6 86.4-93.6 33 9.4 6.4-13.6
Wayne 298 292 93.3 83.2-97.5 *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,179 1,128 95.2 92.3-97.1 51 4.8 2.9- 7.7
Northwest 2,074 1,985 95.4 93.7-96.7 89 4.6 3.3- 6.3
Charlotte 1,556 1,472 93.2 90.9-94.9 84 6.8 5.1- 9.1
Greensboro 1,678 1,598 95.3 92.9-96.9 80 4.7 3.1- 7.1
Southern Regional 882 861 93.1 87.9-96.1 21 6.9 3.9-12.1
Coastal 472 441 88.5 81.0-93.3 31 11.5 6.7-19.0
Wake 1,431 1,354 92.9 90.4-94.8 77 7.1 5.2- 9.6
Area L 143 139 94.0 79.4-98.4 *** *** ***
Eastern 1,189 1,148 95.7 93.1-97.3 41 4.3 2.7- 6.9

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.

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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