2020 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 2,524 1,847 70.6 68.4-72.8 228 9.8 8.5-11.3 151 6.6 5.5- 8.0 203 8.7 7.4-10.1 95 4.3 3.4- 5.4
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 281 206 67.5 60.5-73.7 31 12.6 8.6-18.1 13 4.2 2.3- 7.4 20 9.7 6.1-15.1 11 6.1 3.3-10.9
Region 3 259 206 73.9 66.7-80.0 20 9.9 6.0-15.8 14 7.2 4.1-12.4 14 6.5 3.7-11.1 *** *** ***
Region 4 443 320 70.8 65.7-75.5 40 8.7 6.2-12.0 29 7.8 5.2-11.5 33 7.5 5.2-10.7 21 5.2 3.3- 8.1
Region 5 331 254 74.1 68.1-79.4 29 9.6 6.4-14.2 14 5.0 2.7- 9.2 25 8.4 5.4-12.6 *** *** ***
Region 6 237 169 70.0 62.5-76.6 18 8.9 5.4-14.4 21 8.2 4.8-13.6 17 6.8 4.0-11.5 12 6.1 3.3-11.0
Region 7 385 292 74.1 68.7-78.8 36 9.5 6.6-13.6 22 6.4 4.1-10.1 27 7.5 5.0-11.1 *** *** ***
Region 8 361 241 62.1 55.6-68.2 34 11.8 7.9-17.1 22 7.2 4.5-11.3 44 12.9 9.3-17.7 20 6.0 3.2-11.1
Region 9 & 10 227 159 65.3 57.1-72.7 20 9.1 5.5-14.7 16 6.9 4.0-11.6 23 13.9 8.6-21.6 *** *** ***
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 822 577 68.1 63.9-72.0 69 9.3 7.1-12.0 57 7.0 5.1- 9.6 83 10.9 8.4-14.0 36 4.7 3.1- 7.1
Piedmont 1,341 1,002 72.0 69.1-74.8 120 9.5 7.8-11.6 76 6.7 5.2- 8.6 96 7.7 6.2- 9.5 47 4.0 2.9- 5.5
Western NC 361 268 67.2 60.9-73.0 39 13.0 9.1-18.1 18 5.2 3.1- 8.7 24 9.5 6.2-14.2 12 5.2 2.9- 9.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 242 177 67.2 59.6-73.9 27 12.4 8.3-18.1 11 4.1 2.1- 7.7 17 9.5 5.6-15.6 *** *** ***
Northwest 374 284 69.0 62.8-74.6 35 12.1 8.4-17.1 21 7.2 4.5-11.4 23 7.1 4.6-10.9 11 4.5 2.4- 8.2
Charlotte 371 273 72.4 66.8-77.3 29 7.7 5.2-11.2 24 7.5 4.7-11.6 29 7.9 5.4-11.5 16 4.6 2.7- 7.7
Greensboro 219 166 70.5 62.6-77.4 15 8.8 5.0-15.0 14 7.2 3.8-13.1 17 9.8 5.8-16.0 *** *** ***
Southern Regional 291 207 70.7 63.8-76.7 23 8.3 5.2-12.7 21 7.7 4.6-12.8 24 7.6 4.7-12.0 16 5.7 3.2- 9.9
Southeast 224 157 66.6 58.7-73.7 19 11.0 6.6-18.0 14 6.7 3.7-11.9 26 12.6 8.4-18.5 *** *** ***
Wake 479 359 74.5 69.8-78.7 51 10.5 7.7-14.2 24 5.2 3.4- 8.0 32 7.0 4.8-10.0 13 2.7 1.5- 5.0
Area L & Eastern 324 224 65.8 59.0-72.1 29 9.3 6.2-13.9 22 6.9 4.2-11.3 35 12.7 8.6-18.4 14 5.2 2.7- 9.7
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 281 206 67.1 60.1-73.5 31 12.8 8.7-18.4 13 4.1 2.3- 7.4 20 9.7 6.1-15.3 11 6.2 3.4-11.1
Region 2 378 294 71.3 65.3-76.7 30 9.3 6.3-13.7 19 6.8 4.1-11.1 25 8.7 5.7-13.0 *** *** ***
Region 3 447 322 70.7 65.7-75.3 40 8.7 6.3-11.9 29 7.7 5.1-11.3 35 7.8 5.5-11.0 21 5.1 3.3- 7.9
Region 4 580 446 75.5 71.2-79.3 52 9.7 7.2-13.0 31 5.9 4.0- 8.6 39 6.8 4.8- 9.5 12 2.1 1.1- 4.0
Region 5 526 366 67.8 62.8-72.4 45 9.7 7.0-13.4 38 7.6 5.2-10.9 51 9.9 7.2-13.3 26 5.0 3.2- 7.7
Region 6 312 213 64.2 57.4-70.5 30 10.8 7.2-15.7 21 6.4 3.9-10.1 33 13.0 8.7-18.9 15 5.7 3.1-10.2

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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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