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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks 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%)
TOTAL 2,859 2,158 70.2 68.0-72.3 223 9.2 7.9-10.7 159 6.2 5.2- 7.4 202 8.9 7.6-10.4 117 5.5 4.4- 6.7
GENDER
Male 1,305 819 58.8 55.5-61.9 133 11.6 9.6-14.0 107 8.3 6.7-10.2 146 12.5 10.4-15.0 100 8.8 7.0-11.0
Female 1,554 1,339 84.9 82.7-86.9 90 6.1 4.9- 7.7 52 3.5 2.6- 4.7 56 4.3 3.2- 5.8 17 1.2 0.6- 2.1
RACE
White 2,354 1,781 69.8 67.5-72.1 191 9.9 8.4-11.6 128 6.0 4.9- 7.3 152 8.4 7.0- 9.9 102 5.9 4.7- 7.4
African American 418 313 71.2 65.4-76.3 27 8.0 5.1-12.3 26 7.7 5.0-11.6 40 9.4 6.5-13.4 12 3.8 2.0- 7.1
Other 65 49 77.0 60.9-87.8 4 2.9 0.9- 9.2 4 3.4 1.1-10.2 6 13.9 5.2-32.2 2 2.8 0.6-12.9
HISPANIC
Yes 55 38 70.4 54.7-82.4 6 10.6 4.4-23.2 6 11.2 4.7-24.3 4 3.5 1.2-10.2 1 4.3 0.6-24.6
No 2,791 2,112 70.3 68.1-72.4 217 9.2 7.9-10.7 153 6.0 5.0- 7.2 195 9.0 7.7-10.5 114 5.4 4.4- 6.7
AGE
18-24 200 103 46.7 38.9-54.6 23 13.3 8.5-20.2 18 7.8 4.6-12.8 34 18.2 12.7-25.5 22 14.0 9.2-20.9
25-34 500 337 62.9 57.8-67.6 57 12.3 9.3-16.0 39 8.6 6.0-12.1 39 9.9 7.1-13.5 28 6.4 4.3- 9.6
35-44 612 427 69.0 64.6-73.0 70 11.6 9.0-14.9 38 6.4 4.5- 8.9 57 9.5 7.3-12.4 20 3.6 2.2- 5.8
45-54 640 492 75.7 71.7-79.4 48 8.3 6.1-11.3 32 5.9 3.9- 8.7 38 5.8 4.0- 8.2 30 4.3 2.9- 6.3
55-64 447 375 81.9 77.4-85.7 21 5.3 3.4- 8.4 19 4.6 2.8- 7.2 22 5.8 3.6- 9.1 10 2.4 1.3- 4.6
65+ 439 408 92.8 89.7-95.0 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9 13 2.5 1.4- 4.4 8 1.9 0.9- 3.9 7 2.1 1.0- 4.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 195 134 66.0 57.5-73.5 12 6.2 3.3-11.6 11 7.4 3.9-13.4 23 12.6 7.8-19.7 15 7.8 4.3-13.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 721 507 64.0 59.4-68.4 60 11.0 8.2-14.6 44 6.6 4.8- 9.1 67 10.8 8.0-14.3 43 7.6 5.4-10.6
Some Post-H.S. 794 589 67.7 63.4-71.8 65 9.5 7.1-12.5 45 6.9 4.9- 9.7 54 8.6 6.4-11.4 41 7.4 5.1-10.5
College Graduate 1,145 925 77.9 74.9-80.7 86 8.5 6.7-10.6 59 5.0 3.8- 6.7 57 6.8 5.1- 9.0 18 1.8 1.0- 3.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 231 162 65.2 56.7-72.7 15 9.7 5.3-17.3 18 8.0 4.6-13.5 23 10.4 6.5-16.5 13 6.7 3.5-12.2
$15,000- $24,999 379 276 69.1 62.9-74.6 25 7.8 4.7-12.8 19 5.7 3.5- 9.4 36 10.0 6.9-14.2 23 7.4 4.6-11.6
$25,000- $34,999 328 235 65.4 58.6-71.7 29 10.3 6.6-15.8 20 6.9 4.2-11.2 32 13.1 8.9-18.8 12 4.2 2.2- 8.0
$35,000- $49,999 466 335 65.8 60.2-70.9 39 9.8 7.0-13.5 28 6.8 4.4-10.3 37 10.5 7.4-14.8 27 7.2 4.5-11.2
$50,000+ 1,182 926 74.2 71.0-77.1 99 9.4 7.6-11.5 65 5.7 4.4- 7.5 58 6.2 4.7- 8.2 34 4.5 3.0- 6.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 155 123 71.5 61.1-80.0 11 8.6 4.2-16.7 6 4.4 1.9-10.1 11 10.3 5.3-19.1 4 5.2 1.7-14.7
Appalachia II 301 233 70.8 63.8-77.0 19 9.4 5.7-15.2 19 6.8 4.0-11.1 22 8.7 5.5-13.4 8 4.3 1.8- 9.7
Appalachia III 200 157 73.1 64.0-80.6 8 8.2 3.5-18.3 11 5.7 2.9-10.6 13 6.4 3.5-11.5 11 6.6 3.4-12.5
Catawba 191 146 71.6 63.4-78.6 24 15.1 9.9-22.2 8 5.3 2.5-10.9 6 4.2 1.8- 9.3 7 3.8 1.5- 9.2
Edisto Savannah 213 161 72.3 64.2-79.2 15 7.5 4.3-12.8 13 7.6 3.8-14.7 16 8.8 5.1-14.9 8 3.8 1.7- 8.6
Low Country 181 144 72.8 63.7-80.3 14 11.5 6.3-20.2 12 7.9 4.2-14.4 9 5.4 2.7-10.4 2 2.4 0.5-10.0
Palmetto 498 371 70.4 65.2-75.2 49 10.7 7.7-14.7 23 6.1 3.8- 9.6 37 7.7 5.4-10.9 18 5.0 2.9- 8.3
Pee Dee 148 117 73.5 63.0-81.9 16 12.5 7.0-21.2 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 5 3.0 1.2- 7.7 9 9.4 4.2-19.5
Trident 431 299 64.3 58.4-69.7 37 9.1 6.4-12.7 31 6.2 4.1- 9.1 36 13.0 8.8-18.7 28 7.5 5.0-11.2
Upper Savannah 127 96 70.3 59.4-79.2 6 5.2 2.2-11.8 8 6.9 3.3-13.8 11 11.5 5.8-21.4 6 6.1 2.2-16.0
Waccamaw 270 204 70.6 63.4-76.8 17 6.2 3.7-10.1 19 7.3 4.4-11.7 20 9.6 5.9-15.2 10 6.4 3.1-12.7
Wateree 128 96 68.1 56.7-77.6 6 4.0 1.7- 9.1 7 7.7 3.3-17.1 13 16.4 9.1-28.0 6 3.8 1.6- 8.5

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

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

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