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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,639 3,551 70.9 69.1-72.6 368 9.6 8.5-10.9 243 6.2 5.4- 7.2 317 8.9 7.9-10.1 160 4.4 3.6- 5.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 176 138 66.4 56.2-75.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 12.8 7.1-22.0 *** *** ***
Cumberland 173 130 69.2 59.7-77.3 17 9.9 5.8-16.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 220 177 73.7 64.8-81.0 19 11.9 6.7-20.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 172 134 69.3 59.1-77.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 228 176 71.9 64.0-78.7 20 9.7 6.1-15.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 331 245 73.0 67.1-78.2 31 9.3 6.3-13.4 21 6.5 4.0-10.5 25 8.5 5.6-12.9 *** *** ***
New Hanover 203 167 71.9 60.8-80.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 168 131 76.8 67.2-84.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 342 258 72.2 66.0-77.7 32 12.3 8.2-17.9 *** *** *** 25 7.6 5.0-11.5 *** *** ***
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,437 1,096 69.8 66.5-72.9 120 9.7 7.8-12.0 77 6.6 5.0- 8.5 92 9.3 7.3-11.7 52 4.6 3.3- 6.4
Piedmont 2,604 2,000 71.9 69.6-74.1 209 9.7 8.2-11.4 131 5.9 4.8- 7.1 183 8.7 7.3-10.2 81 3.8 3.0- 5.0
Western NC 598 455 67.5 62.3-72.3 39 8.0 5.5-11.5 35 7.6 5.1-11.2 42 10.4 7.5-14.4 27 6.4 4.2- 9.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 412 317 66.7 60.2-72.5 23 7.4 4.6-11.7 23 7.7 4.7-12.4 31 11.4 7.7-16.4 18 6.8 4.0-11.6
Northwest 714 548 72.0 67.6-76.0 49 6.7 4.9- 9.2 43 7.6 5.5-10.5 48 9.3 6.8-12.5 26 4.4 2.8- 6.7
Charlotte 810 613 71.8 67.6-75.7 67 8.6 6.4-11.4 41 6.4 4.4- 9.1 66 9.8 7.5-12.9 23 3.4 2.1- 5.4
Greensboro 529 408 70.5 64.9-75.5 46 11.7 8.1-16.6 28 6.4 4.2- 9.7 29 7.7 5.0-11.6 18 3.8 2.1- 6.6
Southern Regional 488 369 73.0 67.4-78.0 40 8.1 5.6-11.5 24 6.4 3.8-10.6 41 9.5 6.5-13.7 *** *** ***
Southeast 315 253 69.3 61.2-76.3 25 12.3 7.4-19.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 5.6 3.2- 9.8
Wake 747 577 72.2 67.7-76.3 68 12.6 9.6-16.5 31 3.6 2.4- 5.5 45 6.9 4.9- 9.5 26 4.7 3.0- 7.3
Area L 150 109 67.6 57.7-76.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 474 357 68.4 62.8-73.4 38 9.0 6.3-12.7 31 7.0 4.6-10.4 32 10.7 7.4-15.2 16 5.0 2.9- 8.8

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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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