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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,479 6,712 54.3 53.1-55.5 1,294 12.7 11.9-13.5 1,490 15.0 14.1-15.9 1,476 14.1 13.3-14.9 507 4.0 3.6- 4.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 384 201 49.5 43.1-55.9 38 11.0 7.4-16.1 51 17.2 12.6-23.2 67 16.0 11.9-21.1 27 6.3 4.0- 9.8
Cumberland 439 264 55.2 49.4-60.9 54 14.4 10.7-19.2 60 14.7 11.0-19.4 40 10.5 7.4-14.9 21 5.1 2.9- 8.9
Durham 437 214 49.0 43.0-55.1 58 13.7 10.1-18.2 77 20.7 16.0-26.3 69 13.8 10.4-18.2 *** *** ***
Forsyth 412 235 55.2 48.7-61.5 45 11.0 7.9-15.2 66 19.4 14.0-26.3 47 10.7 7.5-15.0 19 3.7 2.2- 6.1
Gaston 354 229 64.3 57.2-70.9 38 10.8 7.3-15.8 41 12.2 8.4-17.3 39 11.6 7.6-17.5 *** *** ***
Guilford 493 263 50.9 45.4-56.5 57 12.3 9.3-16.2 73 16.5 12.7-21.0 78 16.7 12.9-21.2 22 3.6 2.2- 5.8
Mecklenburg 660 321 47.9 43.3-52.6 95 16.1 12.8-20.1 99 16.4 13.1-20.3 111 15.2 12.4-18.5 34 4.4 3.0- 6.3
New Hanover 382 173 42.9 36.0-50.2 46 12.4 8.4-18.0 63 20.4 15.0-27.2 67 18.1 12.9-24.8 33 6.1 3.9- 9.3
Union 374 204 55.0 47.4-62.3 48 11.8 7.8-17.4 58 17.6 12.7-23.9 53 12.5 8.9-17.3 *** *** ***
Wake 666 317 43.2 38.7-47.8 89 15.1 11.9-19.1 103 17.3 13.8-21.4 122 20.1 16.6-24.1 35 4.3 2.9- 6.2
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,788 2,302 54.7 52.6-56.8 420 13.4 12.0-15.0 466 14.0 12.6-15.6 434 13.5 12.0-15.0 166 4.4 3.6- 5.4
Piedmont 6,133 3,467 53.0 51.3-54.6 733 13.1 12.0-14.3 843 16.0 14.7-17.3 827 14.4 13.3-15.5 263 3.6 3.1- 4.2
Western NC 1,558 943 59.1 55.9-62.2 141 9.7 7.9-11.7 181 12.7 10.7-15.0 215 14.0 11.9-16.3 78 4.6 3.5- 6.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,066 643 58.0 53.9-61.9 100 10.6 8.4-13.4 112 11.8 9.5-14.6 155 15.1 12.5-18.1 56 4.5 3.3- 6.3
Northwest 1,852 1,117 57.4 54.5-60.3 192 11.1 9.4-13.2 244 15.6 13.4-18.0 228 12.4 10.7-14.3 71 3.5 2.6- 4.6
Charlotte 1,869 1,040 52.7 49.6-55.8 235 13.9 11.8-16.3 256 15.6 13.4-18.0 261 13.9 12.0-16.0 77 3.9 3.0- 5.0
Greensboro 1,299 756 54.6 51.1-58.1 146 11.5 9.5-13.8 173 16.0 13.4-18.9 165 14.6 12.2-17.3 59 3.4 2.5- 4.6
Southern Regional 1,513 1,010 59.0 55.6-62.4 151 12.8 10.6-15.5 170 13.4 11.2-15.9 121 10.2 8.2-12.6 61 4.6 3.3- 6.4
Southeast 716 389 53.7 48.7-58.6 70 11.0 8.1-14.7 104 15.4 12.1-19.3 104 14.5 11.3-18.4 49 5.4 3.8- 7.8
Wake 1,604 843 48.9 45.7-52.2 202 14.1 11.9-16.7 243 16.7 14.3-19.3 243 16.6 14.4-19.2 73 3.6 2.7- 4.8
Area L 383 226 55.1 48.7-61.2 42 13.8 9.9-18.9 47 13.1 9.5-17.8 53 14.7 10.8-19.7 15 3.4 1.9- 6.0
Eastern 1,177 688 53.0 49.4-56.5 156 14.5 12.1-17.2 141 13.8 11.5-16.5 146 14.3 11.9-17.0 46 4.5 3.2- 6.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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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