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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,351 10,263 86.9 86.0-87.7 1,088 13.1 12.3-14.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 377 339 83.6 77.3-88.4 38 16.4 11.6-22.7
Cumberland 437 394 86.4 81.3-90.3 43 13.6 9.7-18.7
Durham 434 391 86.7 81.4-90.7 43 13.3 9.3-18.6
Forsyth 407 369 86.5 81.3-90.4 38 13.5 9.6-18.7
Gaston 349 326 90.5 85.0-94.1 23 9.5 5.9-15.0
Guilford 491 439 86.3 81.8-89.9 52 13.7 10.1-18.2
Mecklenburg 652 566 86.1 82.7-88.9 86 13.9 11.1-17.3
New Hanover 376 340 84.3 76.8-89.7 36 15.7 10.3-23.2
Union 372 335 89.8 84.8-93.2 37 10.2 6.8-15.2
Wake 659 575 84.4 80.4-87.6 84 15.6 12.4-19.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,739 3,398 86.6 84.9-88.1 341 13.4 11.9-15.1
Piedmont 6,071 5,467 87.0 85.8-88.1 604 13.0 11.9-14.2
Western NC 1,541 1,398 87.0 84.4-89.2 143 13.0 10.8-15.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,055 960 86.3 83.0-89.0 95 13.7 11.0-17.0
Northwest 1,831 1,665 88.3 86.2-90.1 166 11.7 9.9-13.8
Charlotte 1,850 1,653 86.9 84.6-88.8 197 13.1 11.2-15.4
Greensboro 1,285 1,164 86.8 83.8-89.3 121 13.2 10.7-16.2
Southern Regional 1,498 1,379 89.1 86.5-91.3 119 10.9 8.7-13.5
Southeast 704 642 86.1 81.6-89.6 62 13.9 10.4-18.4
Wake 1,590 1,420 85.9 83.4-88.1 170 14.1 11.9-16.6
Area L 376 335 85.8 80.4-89.9 41 14.2 10.1-19.6
Eastern 1,162 1,045 85.4 82.4-88.0 117 14.6 12.0-17.6

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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