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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,333 2,531 70.3 68.2-72.3 284 10.7 9.4-12.2 179 6.1 5.1- 7.3 230 8.8 7.5-10.2 109 4.1 3.3- 5.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 165 131 71.9 61.1-80.7 16 13.8 7.9-23.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 150 125 76.0 65.3-84.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 168 127 72.9 63.9-80.3 16 9.8 5.7-16.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 261 185 67.3 60.4-73.5 27 12.1 8.1-17.6 16 6.3 3.8-10.4 22 9.5 6.0-14.8 *** *** ***
New Hanover 178 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 14.5 8.0-24.9 *** *** ***
Union 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 269 180 66.1 59.4-72.3 40 15.9 11.5-21.7 22 7.1 4.5-11.1 20 7.6 4.7-11.9 *** *** ***
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 897 662 67.3 62.8-71.5 80 12.0 9.3-15.4 58 6.8 4.9- 9.4 67 9.5 6.9-13.0 30 4.4 2.8- 6.8
Piedmont 2,072 1,589 71.0 68.3-73.5 184 11.0 9.3-12.9 104 6.1 4.9- 7.6 133 7.9 6.4- 9.7 62 4.0 3.0- 5.4
Western NC 364 280 72.0 65.4-77.7 20 6.6 3.9-10.8 *** *** *** 30 12.7 8.6-18.6 17 4.3 2.4- 7.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 273 213 71.6 63.3-78.6 16 7.5 4.1-13.3 *** *** *** 24 15.0 9.6-22.7 *** *** ***
Northwest 514 405 73.6 68.4-78.3 29 6.6 4.4- 9.8 25 5.0 3.2- 7.9 31 8.1 5.4-12.0 24 6.6 4.2-10.2
Charlotte 609 465 69.6 64.4-74.3 51 10.8 7.8-14.8 28 5.9 3.9- 8.9 44 9.2 6.5-12.9 21 4.5 2.6- 7.7
Greensboro 428 335 74.0 68.2-79.1 36 8.9 6.2-12.8 23 7.8 4.8-12.4 24 6.0 3.6- 9.8 *** *** ***
Southern Regional 358 273 72.5 65.2-78.7 25 8.2 5.0-13.1 23 6.8 3.9-11.6 27 7.3 4.3-12.2 *** *** ***
Southeast 266 190 58.9 50.2-67.1 25 17.5 11.0-26.6 20 8.3 4.7-14.2 22 11.4 6.8-18.3 *** *** ***
Wake 579 422 68.4 63.5-73.0 73 14.9 11.6-19.0 30 5.7 3.8- 8.5 38 7.6 5.2-10.9 16 3.3 1.9- 5.9
Area L & Eastern 306 228 68.2 61.0-74.6 29 11.4 7.6-16.8 18 6.5 3.8-10.9 20 10.1 5.9-16.6 *** *** ***

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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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