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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking Among Men*

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,211 2,039 91.9 90.4-93.2 172 8.1 6.8- 9.6
GENDER
Male 2,211 2,039 91.9 90.4-93.2 172 8.1 6.8- 9.6
RACE
White 1,789 1,639 90.5 88.7-92.1 150 9.5 7.9-11.3
African American 335 318 95.2 91.9-97.2 17 4.8 2.8- 8.1
Other 67 65 96.8 88.0-99.2 2 3.2 0.8-12.0
HISPANIC
Yes 54 52 97.5 89.6-99.4 2 2.5 0.6-10.4
No 2,141 1,974 91.8 90.2-93.1 167 8.2 6.9- 9.8
AGE
18-24 144 120 83.9 76.4-89.4 24 16.1 10.6-23.6
25-34 337 302 90.3 86.5-93.2 35 9.7 6.8-13.5
35-44 434 400 93.0 89.9-95.1 34 7.0 4.9-10.1
45-54 484 445 93.1 90.2-95.1 39 6.9 4.9- 9.8
55-64 354 334 95.0 92.2-96.8 20 5.0 3.2- 7.8
65+ 444 426 96.5 94.3-97.8 18 3.5 2.2- 5.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 246 222 91.2 86.1-94.5 24 8.8 5.5-13.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 645 592 92.1 89.3-94.2 53 7.9 5.8-10.7
Some Post-H.S. 575 519 89.4 85.8-92.2 56 10.6 7.8-14.2
College Graduate 740 702 94.4 92.1-96.1 38 5.6 3.9- 7.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 191 176 92.1 85.7-95.8 15 7.9 4.2-14.3
$15,000- $24,999 316 289 92.7 88.9-95.3 27 7.3 4.7-11.1
$25,000- $34,999 264 243 92.5 88.0-95.4 21 7.5 4.6-12.0
$35,000- $49,999 396 356 89.8 85.3-93.0 40 10.2 7.0-14.7
$50,000+ 847 787 91.4 88.7-93.5 60 8.6 6.5-11.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 136 128 93.2 84.8-97.1 8 6.8 2.9-15.2
Appalachia II 261 249 93.7 87.7-96.9 12 6.3 3.1-12.3
Appalachia III 188 173 93.7 89.2-96.4 15 6.3 3.6-10.8
Catawba 140 129 91.7 84.7-95.7 11 8.3 4.3-15.3
Edisto Savannah 160 144 90.7 84.2-94.7 16 9.3 5.3-15.8
Low Country 118 109 93.4 86.5-96.9 9 6.6 3.1-13.5
Palmetto 338 313 92.1 88.0-94.9 25 7.9 5.1-12.0
Pee Dee 144 135 93.8 86.5-97.3 9 6.2 2.7-13.5
Trident 283 253 89.9 85.2-93.1 30 10.1 6.9-14.8
Upper Savannah 100 94 91.7 81.1-96.6 6 8.3 3.4-18.9
Waccamaw 207 190 90.5 84.0-94.5 17 9.5 5.5-16.0
Wateree 113 102 89.3 79.0-94.9 11 10.7 5.1-21.0

* Data in this table was derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Not at risk =MALE respondents who reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day.
At risk =MALE respondents who reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day.

#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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