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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 3,319 1,561 40.8 38.7-43.0 1,005 31.2 29.2-33.3 360 12.5 11.1-14.0 126 4.7 3.7- 5.8 267 10.9 9.5-12.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 121 *** *** *** 33 28.4 19.3-39.7 16 15.9 8.7-27.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 140 65 35.2 26.3-45.2 36 30.3 21.0-41.7 18 18.9 11.2-30.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 165 90 46.1 36.1-56.4 48 31.2 22.4-41.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 150 *** *** *** 52 34.8 25.7-45.2 17 11.4 6.4-19.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 166 78 45.9 36.7-55.4 59 31.9 24.2-40.7 15 10.3 5.9-17.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 261 107 36.7 30.5-43.4 90 37.9 31.3-45.0 27 11.1 7.4-16.2 *** *** *** 27 10.0 6.8-14.5
New Hanover 177 74 30.2 22.2-39.6 59 29.4 20.8-39.7 22 16.1 8.8-27.6 *** *** *** 18 20.2 12.1-31.6
Union 118 59 27.4 18.5-38.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 271 125 44.0 37.4-50.9 79 30.7 24.6-37.6 30 10.9 7.5-15.6 *** *** *** 27 10.3 7.0-15.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 881 394 38.5 34.4-42.8 257 28.3 24.6-32.4 100 13.2 10.4-16.5 38 5.4 3.5- 8.4 92 14.6 11.6-18.1
Piedmont 2,076 992 41.1 38.5-43.8 646 32.7 30.2-35.4 217 12.1 10.4-14.1 78 4.6 3.5- 6.1 143 9.4 7.8-11.2
Western NC 362 175 43.3 36.9-49.9 102 29.3 23.6-35.8 43 13.0 9.2-17.9 *** *** *** 32 11.2 7.3-17.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 272 138 46.1 38.3-54.2 77 29.2 22.4-37.1 28 12.2 7.8-18.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Northwest 514 241 41.8 36.6-47.2 152 29.5 24.9-34.6 67 13.3 10.2-17.1 18 4.4 2.5- 7.6 36 11.0 7.7-15.6
Charlotte 611 279 35.6 31.1-40.5 195 36.4 31.5-41.7 61 12.3 9.2-16.2 24 4.7 2.8- 7.9 52 10.9 8.0-14.7
Greensboro 426 203 42.6 36.7-48.7 146 34.8 29.3-40.7 43 12.0 8.5-16.7 *** *** *** 23 7.5 4.7-11.9
Southern Regional 351 167 41.6 34.6-48.9 99 26.4 20.6-33.0 35 14.5 9.6-21.2 *** *** *** 31 11.1 7.1-16.9
Southeast 265 115 34.1 27.3-41.8 87 30.9 23.9-39.0 29 11.7 7.0-18.8 *** *** *** 29 20.2 13.8-28.7
Wake 581 288 44.6 39.7-49.6 164 29.5 25.0-34.4 60 11.7 8.8-15.4 28 5.5 3.5- 8.4 41 8.8 6.3-12.1
Area L & Eastern 299 130 38.4 32.0-45.2 85 28.7 23.0-35.2 37 12.9 9.1-18.0 *** *** *** 34 14.5 10.2-20.1

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*This question was 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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