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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,460 8,097 95.1 94.4-95.7 363 4.9 4.3- 5.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 278 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 371 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 339 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 335 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 300 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 351 333 95.4 92.4-97.3 18 4.6 2.7- 7.6
Mecklenburg 471 443 93.2 89.7-95.5 28 6.8 4.5-10.3
New Hanover 298 264 87.4 80.0-92.3 34 12.6 7.7-20.0
Union 282 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 481 448 93.5 90.5-95.6 33 6.5 4.4- 9.5
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,543 2,435 94.8 93.4-95.9 108 5.2 4.1- 6.6
Piedmont 4,951 4,747 95.2 94.2-95.9 204 4.8 4.1- 5.8
Western NC 966 915 95.1 92.8-96.6 51 4.9 3.4- 7.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 696 661 95.8 93.0-97.5 35 4.2 2.5- 7.0
Northwest 1,370 1,321 95.7 94.0-96.9 49 4.3 3.1- 6.0
Charlotte 1,475 1,409 94.0 91.8-95.6 66 6.0 4.4- 8.2
Greensboro 1,039 995 96.4 94.8-97.5 44 3.6 2.5- 5.2
Southern Regional 1,182 1,150 95.7 93.1-97.4 32 4.3 2.6- 6.9
Southeast 519 475 92.3 88.5-94.9 44 7.7 5.1-11.5
Wake 1,282 1,225 94.8 93.0-96.2 57 5.2 3.8- 7.0
Area L & Eastern 897 861 95.0 92.8-96.5 36 5.0 3.5- 7.2

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.

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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