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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking Among Women*

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,668 3,511 96.0 95.2-96.7 157 4.0 3.3- 4.8
GENDER
Female 3,668 3,511 96.0 95.2-96.7 157 4.0 3.3- 4.8
RACE
White 2,795 2,660 95.0 94.0-95.9 135 5.0 4.1- 6.0
African American 756 739 98.2 97.0-98.9 17 1.8 1.1- 3.0
Other 89 85 97.9 94.1-99.3 4 2.1 0.7- 5.9
HISPANIC
Yes 93 91 98.8 95.2-99.7 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8
No 3,539 3,384 95.8 95.0-96.5 155 4.2 3.5- 5.0
AGE
18-24 235 222 93.8 89.1-96.5 13 6.2 3.5-10.9
25-34 605 581 95.8 93.6-97.3 24 4.2 2.7- 6.4
35-44 687 655 95.9 94.1-97.2 32 4.1 2.8- 5.9
45-54 699 666 96.3 94.6-97.4 33 3.7 2.6- 5.4
55-64 641 618 97.1 95.6-98.1 23 2.9 1.9- 4.4
65+ 759 727 96.4 94.8-97.5 32 3.6 2.5- 5.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 466 452 96.6 93.7-98.2 14 3.4 1.8- 6.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,160 1,127 97.6 96.6-98.4 33 2.4 1.6- 3.4
Some Post-H.S. 948 897 94.4 92.3-96.0 51 5.6 4.0- 7.7
College Graduate 1,089 1,030 95.1 93.5-96.3 59 4.9 3.7- 6.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 515 496 95.2 91.8-97.2 19 4.8 2.8- 8.2
$15,000- $24,999 676 649 96.2 94.2-97.6 27 3.8 2.4- 5.8
$25,000- $34,999 469 451 96.4 93.8-97.9 18 3.6 2.1- 6.2
$35,000- $49,999 478 461 97.1 95.1-98.3 17 2.9 1.7- 4.9
$50,000+ 998 937 94.6 92.9-95.9 61 5.4 4.1- 7.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 233 230 98.0 93.8-99.4 3 2.0 0.6- 6.2
Appalachia II 430 415 97.0 94.3-98.4 15 3.0 1.6- 5.7
Appalachia III 288 281 97.2 93.0-98.9 7 2.8 1.1- 7.0
Catawba 246 238 97.2 94.4-98.7 8 2.8 1.3- 5.6
Edisto Savannah 289 278 96.4 93.2-98.1 11 3.6 1.9- 6.8
Low Country 169 152 90.5 83.9-94.6 17 9.5 5.4-16.1
Palmetto 547 524 96.5 94.6-97.8 23 3.5 2.2- 5.4
Pee Dee 276 270 98.0 95.1-99.2 6 2.0 0.8- 4.9
Trident 459 425 92.1 88.4-94.7 34 7.9 5.3-11.6
Upper Savannah 189 182 97.1 92.9-98.8 7 2.9 1.2- 7.1
Waccamaw 306 287 94.0 90.3-96.4 19 6.0 3.6- 9.7
Wateree 194 188 97.6 94.6-99.0 6 2.4 1.0- 5.4

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