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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and 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 4,507 1,304 24.1 22.6-25.6 1,309 26.5 25.0-28.1 689 16.2 14.8-17.7 373 8.6 7.5- 9.7 832 24.7 23.0-26.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 176 51 23.1 16.7-31.0 53 25.0 17.8-33.9 23 10.9 6.6-17.7 17 10.2 5.6-17.9 32 30.8 22.1-41.1
Cumberland 166 53 28.9 21.3-37.9 49 27.6 20.4-36.1 23 12.3 7.3-20.0 14 9.2 5.2-15.6 27 22.1 14.7-31.9
Durham 213 76 29.9 23.0-37.9 62 26.7 20.1-34.5 26 12.9 8.1-19.9 20 10.0 5.7-16.7 29 20.6 13.7-29.8
Forsyth 169 51 22.7 16.3-30.7 47 17.3 12.0-24.2 20 11.9 7.2-19.1 *** *** *** 36 30.5 21.8-40.8
Gaston 117 33 25.2 16.4-36.7 *** *** *** 19 14.8 8.5-24.3 *** *** *** 19 21.7 13.1-33.8
Guilford 222 68 25.6 19.7-32.6 74 34.5 27.4-42.4 27 12.6 8.3-18.6 16 5.8 3.5- 9.6 37 21.5 15.3-29.4
Mecklenburg 324 83 25.9 20.4-32.3 89 24.8 19.6-30.8 65 21.6 16.6-27.6 27 6.5 4.3- 9.8 60 21.2 16.4-26.9
New Hanover 198 56 26.9 19.2-36.1 65 28.1 20.4-37.5 37 14.8 9.9-21.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 160 *** *** *** 45 25.1 17.6-34.4 25 15.1 9.1-23.8 *** *** *** 27 18.7 11.8-28.4
Wake 330 85 22.3 17.5-27.9 94 25.8 20.7-31.6 55 18.7 13.8-24.9 31 9.2 6.1-13.8 65 24.0 18.4-30.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,394 401 23.4 20.9-26.1 412 27.4 24.6-30.3 196 14.6 12.4-17.1 116 7.9 6.4- 9.7 269 26.7 23.7-30.0
Piedmont 2,540 731 24.8 22.7-26.9 728 26.0 23.9-28.2 417 17.5 15.6-19.5 209 8.7 7.2-10.4 455 23.1 20.9-25.4
Western NC 573 172 23.8 20.0-28.0 169 26.5 22.4-31.1 76 12.8 9.7-16.6 48 8.8 6.3-12.1 108 28.1 23.4-33.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 396 112 22.0 17.6-27.1 126 28.6 23.5-34.2 51 11.6 8.3-15.9 34 8.7 5.8-12.8 73 29.2 23.4-35.8
Northwest 696 202 24.1 20.4-28.1 198 25.8 22.2-29.9 110 16.0 12.9-19.7 56 10.5 7.4-14.8 130 23.6 19.8-27.9
Charlotte 788 224 26.1 22.3-30.4 214 24.7 21.0-28.8 140 19.0 15.6-22.9 62 6.9 5.1- 9.2 148 23.3 19.6-27.4
Greensboro 519 152 24.2 20.2-28.7 157 28.0 23.6-32.8 81 16.7 13.1-21.0 39 8.1 5.1-12.7 90 23.0 18.6-28.2
Southern Regional 467 139 25.1 20.7-30.2 129 25.3 20.8-30.3 76 19.2 14.7-24.6 39 9.8 6.8-14.1 84 20.6 16.1-26.0
Southeast 307 87 25.5 19.8-32.2 102 29.6 23.4-36.7 50 13.8 9.9-19.1 24 6.5 3.8-10.7 44 24.6 17.9-32.8
Wake 725 210 23.8 20.2-27.8 213 26.9 23.1-31.0 105 16.2 12.8-20.3 66 9.2 6.8-12.3 131 23.9 19.8-28.6
Area L 145 39 19.4 13.6-27.0 42 26.6 19.2-35.5 18 16.5 10.2-25.7 *** *** *** 35 29.8 21.3-40.1
Eastern 464 139 23.9 19.8-28.5 128 25.9 21.5-30.8 58 12.8 9.7-16.8 42 7.5 5.4-10.4 97 30.0 24.9-35.6

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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 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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