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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,335 10,823 95.1 94.6-95.6 512 4.9 4.4- 5.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 381 356 91.6 86.6-94.8 25 8.4 5.2-13.4
Cumberland 434 415 94.1 89.6-96.7 19 5.9 3.3-10.4
Durham 431 409 95.3 91.9-97.2 22 4.7 2.8- 8.1
Forsyth 405 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 350 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 490 467 95.5 92.9-97.2 23 4.5 2.8- 7.1
Mecklenburg 652 617 95.2 93.0-96.7 35 4.8 3.3- 7.0
New Hanover 379 344 90.3 84.6-94.0 35 9.7 6.0-15.4
Union 370 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 654 605 93.1 90.4-95.0 49 6.9 5.0- 9.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,739 3,582 95.1 94.0-96.0 157 4.9 4.0- 6.0
Piedmont 6,055 5,783 95.5 94.8-96.1 272 4.5 3.9- 5.2
Western NC 1,541 1,458 93.6 91.8-95.1 83 6.4 4.9- 8.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,054 1,000 93.7 91.3-95.5 54 6.3 4.5- 8.7
Northwest 1,830 1,744 95.2 93.9-96.2 86 4.8 3.8- 6.1
Charlotte 1,845 1,770 95.7 94.4-96.7 75 4.3 3.3- 5.6
Greensboro 1,286 1,238 96.3 94.8-97.4 48 3.7 2.6- 5.2
Southern Regional 1,493 1,438 95.1 93.1-96.5 55 4.9 3.5- 6.9
Southeast 709 663 94.0 91.1-96.0 46 6.0 4.0- 8.9
Wake 1,578 1,488 94.4 92.7-95.6 90 5.6 4.4- 7.3
Area L 375 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 1,165 1,118 95.1 93.1-96.5 47 4.9 3.5- 6.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES or LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES or MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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