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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,527 5,141 55.7 54.2-57.1 1,049 14.1 13.1-15.2 939 12.9 12.0-14.0 1,034 13.3 12.4-14.3 364 4.0 3.5- 4.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 280 157 53.3 45.0-61.4 34 14.4 9.3-21.7 36 12.5 8.3-18.4 43 16.6 11.6-23.2 *** *** ***
Cumberland 375 231 55.5 48.2-62.6 49 14.0 9.9-19.3 41 14.1 9.5-20.3 38 12.6 8.4-18.5 16 3.8 2.2- 6.7
Durham 341 174 46.8 39.6-54.0 46 15.6 10.5-22.5 47 17.2 12.1-24.0 55 16.1 11.7-21.7 19 4.4 2.6- 7.3
Forsyth 336 185 53.0 45.8-60.1 49 18.9 13.8-25.3 38 10.2 6.7-15.3 49 14.0 9.6-20.0 15 4.0 2.2- 7.0
Gaston 301 206 62.5 53.6-70.6 28 11.4 7.1-17.6 22 11.5 6.5-19.5 39 14.1 9.0-21.4 *** *** ***
Guilford 355 185 53.5 46.7-60.2 52 18.1 13.3-24.1 42 11.3 7.8-16.0 59 13.4 10.0-17.8 17 3.8 2.2- 6.4
Mecklenburg 476 210 44.5 39.2-50.0 75 15.0 11.8-19.0 81 17.1 13.5-21.5 83 18.0 14.4-22.3 27 5.4 3.4- 8.4
New Hanover 304 121 37.0 29.0-45.8 34 10.8 6.8-16.7 40 14.5 9.6-21.4 69 25.1 18.3-33.5 40 12.5 7.7-19.6
Union 282 164 47.2 37.4-57.2 37 21.0 13.1-31.9 36 12.0 7.0-19.7 32 12.3 7.7-19.2 *** *** ***
Wake 487 210 43.2 38.1-48.5 73 15.5 12.0-19.8 79 17.0 13.5-21.3 107 20.7 16.9-25.0 18 3.5 2.1- 5.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,572 1,662 58.7 55.9-61.4 296 14.0 12.2-16.1 256 12.5 10.7-14.5 243 10.2 8.6-12.0 115 4.6 3.5- 5.9
Piedmont 4,984 2,875 52.7 50.8-54.6 642 14.7 13.4-16.1 587 13.7 12.4-15.1 675 15.1 13.8-16.5 205 3.8 3.2- 4.6
Western NC 971 604 60.5 56.3-64.5 111 11.9 9.5-14.9 96 11.4 9.0-14.5 116 12.6 10.1-15.7 44 3.5 2.4- 5.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 699 424 58.7 53.5-63.7 78 11.7 8.7-15.6 76 12.0 9.1-15.7 89 14.2 10.9-18.2 32 3.4 2.1- 5.5
Northwest 1,379 856 59.0 55.6-62.3 180 14.2 12.0-16.7 148 11.9 9.8-14.4 144 11.6 9.6-14.0 51 3.3 2.4- 4.6
Charlotte 1,483 864 52.3 48.6-55.9 186 14.0 11.8-16.6 178 14.6 12.2-17.4 196 14.8 12.6-17.5 59 4.3 3.0- 6.1
Greensboro 1,047 613 55.6 51.6-59.7 128 15.4 12.5-18.8 113 11.4 9.1-14.3 146 13.8 11.4-16.6 47 3.7 2.6- 5.3
Southern Regional 1,192 831 59.4 54.8-63.9 133 15.5 12.4-19.1 107 12.7 9.8-16.3 85 8.3 6.2-11.0 36 4.1 2.6- 6.4
Southeast 527 254 51.2 45.2-57.1 65 13.4 9.9-17.9 60 11.2 8.0-15.5 94 15.8 12.1-20.4 54 8.4 5.8-12.2
Wake 1,292 701 48.9 45.3-52.4 175 14.9 12.5-17.8 159 14.6 12.2-17.3 211 18.5 15.9-21.4 46 3.1 2.2- 4.4
Area L & Eastern 908 598 60.2 56.0-64.3 104 13.3 10.7-16.4 98 13.4 10.8-16.7 69 8.7 6.4-11.7 39 4.4 2.9- 6.5

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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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