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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and 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 4,624 2,165 40.3 38.6-42.1 1,402 30.8 29.1-32.5 471 12.6 11.3-14.1 198 5.2 4.4- 6.1 388 11.0 9.8-12.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 180 93 39.8 31.6-48.6 47 22.5 16.1-30.5 13 12.7 7.0-21.9 *** *** *** 21 19.3 12.2-29.1
Cumberland 170 82 40.4 32.0-49.3 44 27.6 20.0-36.9 18 11.0 6.3-18.5 *** *** *** 16 11.9 6.8-19.8
Durham 217 120 49.0 40.6-57.5 62 26.0 19.5-33.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 9.4 5.2-16.3
Forsyth 170 80 34.4 26.3-43.6 51 29.3 21.4-38.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 15.9 9.3-25.8
Gaston 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 227 105 40.3 33.2-47.8 80 38.3 31.1-46.2 17 7.0 4.0-11.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 331 147 44.3 38.0-50.8 109 30.1 24.6-36.4 39 14.0 10.0-19.3 *** *** *** 26 7.9 5.2-12.0
New Hanover 206 101 39.9 31.1-49.4 59 28.2 20.5-37.4 19 15.4 9.1-25.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 166 *** *** *** 55 32.6 24.0-42.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 337 152 43.0 36.6-49.6 110 32.8 27.0-39.2 40 12.6 8.6-18.2 *** *** *** 25 8.6 5.6-12.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,437 656 37.4 34.5-40.5 428 31.1 28.2-34.2 144 13.0 10.8-15.5 74 5.9 4.5- 7.7 135 12.6 10.3-15.3
Piedmont 2,589 1,216 41.8 39.4-44.3 803 30.9 28.6-33.2 277 12.9 11.1-14.9 94 4.6 3.7- 5.8 199 9.8 8.3-11.4
Western NC 598 293 39.6 34.9-44.4 171 28.8 24.6-33.5 50 10.8 7.8-14.6 30 7.1 4.8-10.5 54 13.7 10.1-18.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 411 198 38.3 32.9-44.2 126 29.4 24.3-35.0 31 11.1 7.5-16.1 19 7.5 4.6-12.0 37 13.7 9.4-19.5
Northwest 714 327 38.5 34.2-42.9 220 31.9 27.8-36.2 70 11.7 8.5-15.9 35 6.4 4.4- 9.2 62 11.5 8.8-15.0
Charlotte 805 378 44.1 39.7-48.6 240 28.2 24.4-32.5 93 13.3 10.4-16.7 25 3.8 2.4- 6.1 69 10.6 8.1-13.8
Greensboro 530 250 39.0 34.2-44.0 171 33.9 29.1-39.0 55 13.2 9.4-18.2 19 4.6 2.8- 7.6 35 9.3 6.4-13.3
Southern Regional 483 223 39.1 33.8-44.6 130 28.4 23.4-34.1 54 15.3 11.3-20.4 26 6.7 4.2-10.4 50 10.5 7.3-14.8
Southeast 320 153 37.6 31.1-44.6 99 33.0 26.5-40.2 28 13.4 8.7-20.0 *** *** *** 25 11.9 7.0-19.4
Wake 735 351 43.1 38.6-47.8 230 31.4 27.2-35.8 78 12.7 9.6-16.5 26 4.5 2.9- 6.9 50 8.3 6.1-11.3
Area L 149 63 34.7 26.6-43.7 50 34.5 26.1-43.9 17 11.9 6.8-20.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 477 222 38.4 33.4-43.5 136 29.3 24.7-34.4 45 11.4 8.2-15.7 24 5.8 3.8- 8.9 50 15.1 11.3-20.0

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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 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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