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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,693 6,084 52.0 50.5-53.6 1,154 12.2 11.2-13.3 1,381 14.9 13.8-16.1 1,542 16.4 15.3-17.6 532 4.4 3.8- 5.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 267 158 46.9 37.5-56.5 33 12.4 7.7-19.2 39 19.9 12.2-30.7 28 18.4 11.0-29.3 *** *** ***
Buncombe 240 130 54.7 44.7-64.4 19 8.2 4.1-16.0 30 13.2 7.8-21.5 45 17.2 11.7-24.5 16 6.6 2.6-15.7
Cabarrus 281 155 48.5 39.4-57.7 30 10.0 5.7-16.9 47 20.5 14.0-29.0 42 18.2 11.7-27.1 *** *** ***
Catawba 269 *** *** *** 29 8.5 5.2-13.8 *** *** *** 38 15.7 9.8-24.3 14 3.3 1.6- 6.4
Cumberland 264 167 55.8 46.5-64.6 41 20.4 13.3-29.9 31 13.1 8.3-20.1 16 7.6 3.6-15.3 *** *** ***
Davidson 273 183 53.3 43.4-63.0 26 12.8 7.0-22.2 31 19.0 11.1-30.6 27 12.8 7.7-20.6 *** *** ***
Durham 504 238 44.2 35.8-52.8 51 10.2 6.2-16.6 92 18.2 12.7-25.3 88 23.4 15.9-33.0 35 4.0 2.5- 6.4
Forsyth 264 125 46.6 37.8-55.5 28 9.6 5.4-16.5 49 22.7 15.9-31.3 50 16.8 11.9-23.1 12 4.4 1.7-10.7
Gaston 233 *** *** *** 20 8.7 4.4-16.4 22 11.2 6.6-18.2 27 15.8 8.6-27.1 *** *** ***
Guilford 585 307 44.5 37.9-51.2 69 12.6 9.1-17.2 85 22.4 16.4-29.7 95 17.1 12.6-22.8 29 3.5 1.8- 6.8
Iredell 273 143 42.6 34.0-51.6 34 17.5 10.3-28.0 39 17.4 11.5-25.4 46 17.9 11.4-27.0 11 4.7 1.7-12.3
Johnston 265 147 43.5 34.9-52.6 31 16.3 10.3-24.9 38 17.6 10.9-27.0 36 19.5 12.8-28.5 13 3.2 1.6- 6.0
Mecklenburg 616 268 39.0 34.0-44.3 89 15.2 11.8-19.4 96 16.7 12.9-21.2 121 22.8 18.3-28.1 42 6.2 4.3- 9.0
New Hanover 303 131 34.6 26.3-44.0 36 12.2 7.4-19.3 40 17.6 10.5-28.0 60 28.6 19.7-39.7 36 6.9 4.4-10.8
Onslow 318 *** *** *** 50 14.6 8.4-24.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Orange 326 116 32.0 23.8-41.4 41 12.9 8.4-19.3 54 15.8 10.1-23.8 89 34.4 25.5-44.6 26 4.9 2.7- 8.7
Pitt 314 167 35.6 26.7-45.7 33 17.7 10.5-28.1 *** *** *** 45 14.3 8.0-24.3 *** *** ***
Randolph 380 *** *** *** 37 12.8 7.0-22.4 29 8.4 4.6-14.8 *** *** *** 16 3.6 1.8- 6.9
Robeson 287 *** *** *** 29 7.8 4.7-12.7 20 9.8 4.5-19.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rowan 305 193 63.6 54.3-71.9 32 9.4 5.8-15.1 35 14.2 8.1-23.7 35 10.5 6.8-16.1 *** *** ***
Union 327 178 47.8 38.8-56.8 38 11.7 7.2-18.5 48 15.2 9.5-23.5 49 21.9 14.6-31.4 14 3.4 1.7- 6.5
Wake 543 216 35.4 30.2-40.9 66 14.0 10.1-19.1 86 15.9 12.1-20.6 143 30.0 25.1-35.5 32 4.6 3.0- 7.0
Wayne 302 *** *** *** 27 10.9 6.0-18.8 *** *** *** 21 8.9 4.6-16.5 *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,188 722 53.9 48.8-58.9 105 11.1 7.9-15.3 126 15.4 11.7-20.0 144 12.2 9.8-15.1 91 7.4 5.0-10.9
Northwest 2,091 1,286 54.7 51.0-58.4 207 11.7 9.4-14.6 248 15.5 12.9-18.6 275 14.5 12.2-17.2 75 3.5 2.4- 5.1
Charlotte 1,569 825 47.3 43.4-51.2 186 12.5 10.3-15.2 230 15.6 13.0-18.5 251 19.5 16.4-23.0 77 5.1 3.8- 6.8
Greensboro 1,694 908 47.0 42.6-51.4 191 12.8 9.8-16.5 225 17.0 13.7-21.0 280 19.4 16.0-23.3 90 3.8 2.6- 5.4
Southern Regional 887 620 61.3 55.3-66.9 96 11.3 8.1-15.8 85 11.6 8.4-15.8 66 13.9 9.8-19.4 20 1.9 1.0- 3.5
Coastal 475 227 43.9 36.9-51.1 54 12.7 8.6-18.5 60 15.6 10.8-22.0 87 19.2 13.9-25.8 47 8.7 4.9-15.0
Wake 1,442 680 42.3 38.3-46.4 167 13.8 11.0-17.3 229 15.3 12.6-18.5 282 24.4 21.0-28.2 84 4.1 3.0- 5.6
Area L 144 *** *** *** 15 13.1 6.7-23.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 1,203 716 51.2 45.6-56.7 133 10.8 8.1-14.4 168 17.4 13.4-22.2 143 15.7 11.6-21.1 43 4.9 3.0- 7.8

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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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