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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina 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 2,915 2,214 70.0 67.8-72.1 296 12.7 11.2-14.3 133 5.9 4.8- 7.1 186 8.0 6.8- 9.4 86 3.5 2.7- 4.4
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 317 251 71.7 64.7-77.8 23 8.7 5.6-13.4 *** *** *** 24 12.2 7.7-18.8 12 5.9 3.1-10.9
Region 3 230 181 69.6 61.5-76.6 17 9.6 5.7-15.8 15 8.9 5.2-14.7 12 7.3 3.9-13.5 *** *** ***
Region 4 616 466 71.1 66.6-75.2 78 14.7 11.6-18.3 22 4.1 2.5- 6.4 33 6.8 4.8- 9.7 17 3.3 1.9- 5.8
Region 5 471 356 69.5 63.8-74.6 50 14.7 10.6-19.9 23 6.3 4.1- 9.7 33 7.9 5.4-11.6 *** *** ***
Region 6 217 158 67.6 59.9-74.5 28 15.4 10.4-22.4 13 7.5 4.3-12.8 11 6.3 3.4-11.4 *** *** ***
Region 7 438 327 67.9 62.0-73.3 43 11.9 8.5-16.5 30 10.1 6.8-14.7 29 7.3 4.7-11.3 *** *** ***
Region 8 373 286 71.9 65.3-77.7 35 11.5 7.8-16.6 14 3.7 2.0- 6.7 26 9.0 5.3-14.7 12 3.9 2.0- 7.6
Region 9 & 10 253 189 71.2 64.2-77.4 22 10.0 6.3-15.3 *** *** *** 18 9.7 5.9-15.5 15 5.6 3.2- 9.5
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 863 647 69.1 65.0-72.9 86 12.7 10.0-15.9 35 4.7 3.2- 6.9 61 9.1 6.8-12.1 34 4.4 3.0- 6.4
Piedmont 1,680 1,271 69.8 67.0-72.5 184 13.4 11.4-15.7 86 6.8 5.4- 8.5 102 7.3 5.8- 9.0 37 2.7 1.8- 4.0
Western NC 372 296 73.1 66.8-78.6 26 8.5 5.6-12.7 12 3.2 1.6- 6.1 23 9.7 5.9-15.3 15 5.6 3.1- 9.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 257 203 71.4 63.4-78.3 18 9.2 5.5-14.9 *** *** *** 17 10.6 5.9-18.5 12 6.9 3.6-12.7
Northwest 396 310 72.7 67.0-77.8 34 9.2 6.3-13.2 21 7.0 4.4-11.0 22 7.2 4.6-11.1 *** *** ***
Charlotte 511 387 70.2 65.2-74.7 66 15.8 12.3-20.0 17 3.6 2.1- 5.9 26 6.8 4.5-10.1 15 3.7 2.1- 6.6
Greensboro 365 278 71.4 65.0-77.0 37 13.2 8.9-19.0 17 6.2 3.7-10.1 27 8.2 5.3-12.4 *** *** ***
Southern Regional 224 164 68.8 61.0-75.6 29 14.7 9.8-21.3 11 6.4 3.5-11.5 13 7.4 3.8-13.9 *** *** ***
Southeast 272 209 71.7 64.4-78.1 25 13.0 8.2-20.0 12 5.0 2.7- 9.2 17 6.3 3.7-10.7 *** *** ***
Wake 512 382 67.1 61.7-72.1 55 13.6 10.1-18.0 34 9.6 6.6-13.6 31 7.0 4.6-10.5 *** *** ***
Area L & Eastern 378 281 69.5 63.6-74.8 32 10.1 7.0-14.5 14 3.7 2.1- 6.3 33 11.9 8.3-16.8 18 4.8 2.9- 8.0

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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