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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina 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 1,900 777 37.7 35.3-40.2 620 33.6 31.1-36.1 246 13.9 12.1-15.8 95 5.6 4.5- 7.0 162 9.3 7.8-10.9
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 183 77 37.1 29.7-45.2 56 29.7 22.5-38.2 23 14.5 9.2-22.2 *** *** *** 17 13.9 8.4-22.2
Region 3 159 75 42.3 33.5-51.5 43 29.5 21.6-38.8 20 12.5 7.6-19.7 *** *** *** 13 7.9 4.3-13.9
Region 4 377 143 36.4 31.1-42.1 135 37.9 32.4-43.7 49 13.5 9.9-18.1 21 6.3 4.0- 9.9 29 5.9 3.9- 8.8
Region 5 298 128 39.6 33.6-45.9 92 32.5 26.6-39.0 40 13.7 9.8-18.7 12 4.2 2.3- 7.5 26 10.1 6.7-14.9
Region 6 167 61 35.0 27.4-43.4 56 35.1 27.2-43.9 24 13.8 9.2-20.2 *** *** *** 17 11.3 6.4-19.1
Region 7 332 135 36.9 31.4-42.8 115 35.2 29.6-41.2 39 14.1 9.8-19.8 16 4.3 2.5- 7.1 27 9.6 6.4-14.2
Region 8 201 77 36.0 28.4-44.5 69 33.9 26.4-42.3 28 16.1 10.6-23.6 *** *** *** 20 10.0 6.2-15.9
Region 9 & 10 183 81 40.5 32.7-48.9 54 27.1 20.6-34.7 23 13.1 8.3-20.1 12 9.9 5.4-17.6 13 9.4 5.2-16.2
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 567 228 37.5 33.0-42.3 180 31.3 27.0-35.9 75 14.2 11.1-18.1 29 6.4 4.2- 9.6 55 10.5 7.9-14.0
Piedmont 1,098 450 37.9 34.7-41.2 371 35.3 32.1-38.7 138 13.6 11.3-16.2 53 5.3 3.9- 7.0 86 8.0 6.3-10.0
Western NC 235 99 37.8 31.2-44.8 69 29.1 22.8-36.3 33 15.0 10.3-21.4 13 5.9 3.2-10.8 21 12.2 7.6-18.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 150 64 37.1 29.0-46.0 42 27.4 19.7-36.8 21 15.8 9.7-24.5 *** *** *** 15 15.1 8.8-24.7
Northwest 274 122 39.3 32.9-46.1 84 33.3 27.1-40.2 33 13.1 9.0-18.7 14 6.8 3.8-11.8 21 7.5 4.6-11.9
Charlotte 298 110 36.5 30.6-42.8 108 37.8 31.7-44.2 39 13.3 9.4-18.5 17 6.5 3.9-10.6 24 6.0 3.8- 9.2
Greensboro 215 92 38.6 31.6-46.2 64 32.1 25.1-40.0 27 12.2 7.9-18.4 *** *** *** 23 12.0 7.8-17.9
Southern Regional 197 69 30.6 23.7-38.4 69 38.0 30.2-46.4 27 14.5 9.7-21.2 11 4.7 2.5- 8.7 21 12.2 7.4-19.7
Southeast 111 45 37.9 28.3-48.6 37 29.5 21.1-39.5 15 17.2 10.1-27.9 *** *** *** 11 11.0 6.0-19.4
Wake 395 167 39.7 34.6-45.1 136 34.1 29.1-39.4 49 14.4 10.5-19.4 17 3.6 2.2- 5.9 26 8.2 5.4-12.1
Area L & Eastern 260 108 37.3 30.7-44.5 80 30.5 24.2-37.5 35 14.1 9.8-20.0 16 9.0 5.2-15.1 21 9.1 5.5-14.6
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 213 89 36.3 29.5-43.7 67 32.1 25.1-39.9 28 15.3 10.2-22.3 11 4.7 2.5- 8.8 18 11.6 7.0-18.5
Region 2 222 100 39.3 32.1-46.9 64 32.9 25.7-41.0 29 13.3 8.8-19.5 11 6.3 3.2-11.9 18 8.3 4.9-13.8
Region 3 284 106 37.6 31.5-44.1 103 37.6 31.5-44.2 35 12.4 8.6-17.6 17 6.6 4.0-10.8 23 5.8 3.7- 9.1
Region 4 274 117 39.4 33.1-46.0 85 31.8 25.8-38.5 37 14.3 10.1-19.8 11 4.2 2.2- 7.8 24 10.4 6.8-15.5
Region 5 200 73 35.5 28.2-43.5 66 34.5 27.1-42.7 30 14.7 10.2-20.8 12 5.3 2.9- 9.6 19 10.0 5.9-16.4
Region 6 278 114 38.5 32.1-45.2 101 35.4 29.1-42.2 30 13.1 8.5-19.6 12 3.8 2.1- 6.8 21 9.3 5.9-14.4

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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 2019 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2019 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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