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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC 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 4,520 2,164 37.2 35.1-39.4 1,396 31.3 29.2-33.4 459 13.1 11.6-14.8 184 6.7 5.5- 8.2 317 11.7 10.1-13.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Buncombe 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cabarrus 123 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 14.4 7.5-25.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Catawba 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 96 40 22.4 14.2-33.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Davidson 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 264 *** *** *** 87 29.1 20.0-40.3 21 13.7 7.1-24.6 *** *** *** 12 7.8 3.8-15.5
Forsyth 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 15.4 8.2-27.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 272 138 40.8 31.9-50.3 84 30.6 22.0-40.8 24 13.3 7.7-22.1 11 6.5 2.9-14.0 15 8.8 4.0-18.1
Iredell 128 *** *** *** 35 22.1 14.2-32.8 26 17.5 10.3-28.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Johnston 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 15.7 8.2-27.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 343 157 40.7 34.0-47.8 114 31.8 25.5-38.8 38 13.1 8.9-18.8 18 7.7 4.5-12.7 16 6.7 3.6-12.1
New Hanover 169 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Onslow 144 *** *** *** 38 14.7 8.0-25.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Orange 209 *** *** *** *** *** *** 28 16.4 9.4-27.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Pitt 145 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Randolph 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 7.8 3.9-14.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Robeson 64 26 17.2 9.3-29.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rowan 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 12.6 5.8-24.9
Union 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 7.5 3.4-15.7
Wake 321 154 38.3 31.8-45.4 112 38.2 31.1-45.9 24 8.4 5.4-13.1 12 5.6 2.9-10.6 19 9.4 5.7-15.1
Wayne 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 457 244 40.0 32.9-47.5 131 33.5 26.3-41.6 36 6.9 4.4-10.7 15 4.6 2.4- 8.9 31 15.0 8.7-24.5
Northwest 788 370 42.4 36.9-48.1 235 27.6 23.0-32.9 82 11.7 8.3-16.2 36 6.8 4.4-10.4 65 11.5 8.0-16.1
Charlotte 731 332 37.9 33.0-43.0 235 33.9 29.0-39.3 81 13.4 10.1-17.5 31 7.1 4.4-11.1 52 7.8 5.3-11.2
Greensboro 770 391 40.3 34.1-46.9 233 31.9 26.2-38.1 73 12.5 8.7-17.7 27 5.5 3.1- 9.4 46 9.8 6.2-15.1
Southern Regional 262 115 27.5 20.1-36.3 81 34.2 25.7-43.8 31 15.6 8.5-27.1 14 6.8 2.9-15.1 21 15.9 9.1-26.2
Coastal 245 115 32.0 23.9-41.3 72 29.3 20.7-39.6 32 21.8 13.3-33.7 11 6.2 2.9-13.1 15 10.7 5.6-19.5
Wake 751 370 40.8 35.6-46.3 243 35.1 29.8-40.8 62 9.4 6.8-12.8 28 5.6 3.4- 8.9 48 9.1 6.3-13.0
Area L 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 473 208 30.3 23.4-38.1 155 34.8 27.2-43.2 57 17.7 11.9-25.5 18 5.5 1.8-15.9 35 11.7 7.1-18.9

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* This question was 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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