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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,474 7,672 87.0 85.9-88.0 802 13.0 12.0-14.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 279 253 86.7 79.7-91.5 26 13.3 8.5-20.3
Cumberland 374 337 85.6 79.3-90.2 37 14.4 9.8-20.7
Durham 339 305 85.1 78.4-90.0 34 14.9 10.0-21.6
Forsyth 335 310 88.7 82.8-92.8 25 11.3 7.2-17.2
Gaston 298 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 353 312 87.5 82.6-91.1 41 12.5 8.9-17.4
Mecklenburg 471 395 82.0 77.6-85.7 76 18.0 14.3-22.4
New Hanover 299 248 74.5 65.4-81.9 51 25.5 18.1-34.6
Union 282 259 85.4 75.1-91.9 23 14.6 8.1-24.9
Wake 479 390 81.0 76.7-84.7 89 19.0 15.3-23.3
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,559 2,324 86.7 84.5-88.6 235 13.3 11.4-15.5
Piedmont 4,947 4,464 86.4 85.0-87.7 483 13.6 12.3-15.0
Western NC 968 884 89.0 85.9-91.4 84 11.0 8.6-14.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 697 637 88.3 84.2-91.5 60 11.7 8.5-15.8
Northwest 1,370 1,261 89.3 86.9-91.4 109 10.7 8.6-13.1
Charlotte 1,473 1,329 85.6 82.8-88.1 144 14.4 11.9-17.2
Greensboro 1,041 948 88.6 85.6-91.0 93 11.4 9.0-14.4
Southern Regional 1,189 1,104 88.8 85.4-91.6 85 11.2 8.4-14.6
Southeast 520 444 80.5 74.8-85.1 76 19.5 14.9-25.2
Wake 1,280 1,123 84.1 81.2-86.6 157 15.9 13.4-18.8
Area L & Eastern 904 826 87.5 84.0-90.3 78 12.5 9.7-16.0

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*Binge drinkers--MALES having five or more drinks on one occasion and FEMALES having four or more drinks on one occasion.

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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