2020 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 2,504 1,081 39.5 37.3-41.9 781 32.4 30.3-34.7 323 13.6 11.9-15.3 118 5.5 4.5- 6.7 201 9.0 7.7-10.5
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 281 128 39.9 33.4-46.7 89 31.4 25.6-37.9 29 12.1 8.2-17.5 16 7.0 4.1-12.0 19 9.6 5.8-15.4
Region 3 255 109 35.9 29.6-42.7 87 35.6 28.9-43.0 28 13.7 9.1-20.0 12 6.3 3.3-11.7 19 8.5 5.2-13.7
Region 4 443 190 38.9 33.9-44.2 143 33.5 28.5-38.8 55 13.7 10.0-18.4 16 4.0 2.4- 6.7 39 9.9 7.1-13.8
Region 5 330 150 42.1 36.1-48.2 100 29.8 24.6-35.6 44 14.2 10.4-19.2 15 6.1 3.5-10.4 21 7.8 4.8-12.3
Region 6 232 98 41.5 34.1-49.4 66 27.0 20.9-34.2 33 16.5 10.9-24.2 11 4.6 2.3- 8.7 24 10.4 6.8-15.7
Region 7 382 168 42.6 37.0-48.3 132 36.0 30.6-41.7 38 9.9 7.0-13.8 25 7.2 4.6-11.0 19 4.4 2.7- 7.1
Region 8 357 151 38.4 32.6-44.6 92 26.4 21.1-32.5 60 16.9 12.8-22.1 16 4.7 2.6- 8.4 38 13.5 9.2-19.5
Region 9 & 10 224 87 33.9 26.9-41.8 72 35.2 28.0-43.1 36 16.1 10.9-23.2 *** *** *** 22 10.6 6.7-16.3
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 810 327 36.8 32.8-41.1 241 32.0 28.1-36.3 130 16.1 13.1-19.5 36 5.1 3.4- 7.7 76 9.9 7.6-12.8
Piedmont 1,336 586 40.7 37.6-43.8 426 32.6 29.8-35.7 157 12.8 10.7-15.2 64 5.4 4.1- 7.0 103 8.5 6.9-10.5
Western NC 358 168 38.8 33.0-45.0 114 32.9 27.4-39.0 36 12.7 8.9-17.8 18 6.8 4.0-11.6 22 8.8 5.5-13.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 241 110 39.5 32.6-46.9 75 30.6 24.4-37.5 27 14.6 9.8-21.1 14 6.7 3.8-11.6 15 8.7 5.0-14.7
Northwest 369 165 38.9 33.2-44.9 119 31.4 26.0-37.4 39 13.2 9.3-18.5 17 6.1 3.5-10.4 29 10.4 7.0-15.2
Charlotte 372 153 37.2 31.8-42.9 127 35.9 30.5-41.7 46 13.2 9.4-18.2 13 4.1 2.3- 7.2 33 9.7 6.7-13.7
Greensboro 217 88 37.1 29.9-44.9 70 31.2 24.7-38.5 30 14.4 9.7-20.7 12 7.9 4.3-14.0 17 9.4 5.5-15.7
Southern Regional 286 120 40.9 34.0-48.2 76 25.6 19.9-32.3 45 17.2 11.7-24.6 14 5.0 2.8- 8.8 31 11.3 7.6-16.4
Southeast 219 97 44.5 36.9-52.4 61 25.3 19.4-32.4 35 17.4 12.2-24.4 *** *** *** 16 7.9 4.5-13.3
Wake 477 224 45.0 40.0-50.1 152 33.0 28.4-38.1 48 11.0 8.1-14.8 24 5.6 3.6- 8.6 29 5.3 3.6- 7.9
Area L & Eastern 323 124 33.8 27.8-40.5 101 35.5 29.3-42.4 53 14.8 10.7-20.1 14 5.0 2.6- 9.5 31 10.8 7.2-15.8
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 281 128 39.2 32.7-46.2 89 31.6 25.6-38.3 29 12.2 8.2-17.7 16 7.2 4.1-12.2 19 9.8 6.0-15.7
Region 2 373 155 36.3 30.8-42.2 127 34.1 28.7-39.9 45 13.3 9.7-18.0 16 5.6 3.2- 9.6 30 10.7 7.2-15.6
Region 3 446 191 39.0 34.0-44.1 145 33.4 28.6-38.6 55 13.5 10.0-18.0 16 4.1 2.5- 6.8 39 10.0 7.2-13.7
Region 4 578 265 43.4 38.9-48.1 186 33.0 28.8-37.5 63 11.7 9.0-15.1 35 7.1 4.9-10.2 29 4.7 3.2- 6.9
Region 5 516 225 42.4 37.4-47.6 138 25.7 21.5-30.5 78 16.7 12.9-21.4 25 5.0 3.2- 7.7 50 10.1 7.4-13.6
Region 6 310 117 32.8 26.8-39.3 96 35.1 28.8-41.9 53 15.6 11.5-21.0 *** *** *** 34 12.8 8.9-18.2

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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 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 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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