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2013 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 3,241 931 25.0 23.2-27.0 945 26.3 24.4-28.2 516 15.8 14.2-17.5 255 8.3 7.1- 9.6 594 24.6 22.6-26.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 121 *** *** *** 31 24.2 15.9-35.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 141 45 22.4 15.5-31.2 33 23.8 15.9-33.9 23 15.5 9.6-24.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 161 49 28.9 20.2-39.5 55 25.2 18.0-34.0 21 15.9 9.4-25.7 *** *** *** 27 23.9 15.7-34.6
Forsyth 149 47 26.7 19.0-36.1 *** *** *** 27 16.4 10.7-24.5 *** *** *** 21 20.1 12.5-30.6
Gaston 89 23 18.3 10.3-30.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 162 44 27.8 19.8-37.7 46 22.3 16.0-30.3 26 16.9 11.0-25.0 *** *** *** 31 22.6 15.8-31.3
Mecklenburg 251 60 21.9 16.7-28.1 79 29.5 23.7-36.1 36 14.3 9.9-20.2 14 5.8 3.3-10.2 62 28.5 22.5-35.5
New Hanover 172 39 16.1 10.5-23.9 43 20.5 13.6-29.7 35 16.9 10.7-25.6 21 9.0 4.9-15.7 *** *** ***
Union 117 31 13.1 8.0-20.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 269 74 26.5 20.9-33.0 58 20.5 15.5-26.7 41 16.3 11.8-22.1 36 12.9 9.0-18.2 60 23.8 18.5-29.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 862 260 25.7 22.1-29.6 233 24.4 20.9-28.2 135 14.4 11.6-17.8 64 6.8 4.8- 9.5 170 28.8 24.6-33.5
Piedmont 2,023 561 24.3 22.1-26.8 604 26.6 24.2-29.1 332 16.6 14.6-18.8 168 8.8 7.3-10.6 358 23.6 21.2-26.2
Western NC 356 110 28.2 22.6-34.6 108 27.1 21.7-33.3 49 13.9 10.0-19.2 23 8.2 5.1-13.1 66 22.6 17.1-29.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 268 93 32.8 25.6-40.8 80 26.8 20.5-34.2 33 12.1 7.9-18.1 16 6.4 3.6-11.4 46 21.9 15.4-30.3
Northwest 503 142 23.3 19.3-27.9 146 28.4 23.7-33.7 92 16.9 13.3-21.3 36 8.6 5.7-12.7 87 22.7 18.2-27.9
Charlotte 593 161 21.3 17.5-25.6 190 29.6 25.1-34.5 91 15.8 12.2-20.0 38 6.3 4.1- 9.6 113 27.0 22.4-32.2
Greensboro 416 107 25.4 20.3-31.3 131 25.8 21.1-31.3 74 19.4 14.9-24.8 40 10.2 7.0-14.5 64 19.2 14.6-24.7
Southern Regional 344 115 29.5 23.3-36.6 88 22.6 17.4-28.8 54 13.3 9.5-18.3 27 9.0 4.9-15.8 60 25.6 19.1-33.4
Southeast 259 62 18.5 13.4-25.0 74 25.0 18.9-32.4 43 12.8 8.6-18.6 27 7.9 4.8-12.7 53 35.8 27.6-44.9
Wake 567 162 26.8 22.5-31.6 152 22.7 18.7-27.2 88 16.3 12.8-20.4 54 10.9 8.0-14.6 111 23.4 19.3-28.0
Area L & Eastern 291 89 25.6 20.2-32.0 84 25.7 20.3-31.9 41 15.3 10.7-21.3 17 5.4 3.1- 9.2 60 28.1 21.6-35.6

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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 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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