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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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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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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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