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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking Among Men*

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,697 2,505 92.4 91.0-93.6 192 7.6 6.4- 9.0
RACE
White 2,172 2,012 92.0 90.4-93.4 160 8.0 6.6- 9.6
African American 421 397 93.4 89.6-95.9 24 6.6 4.1-10.4
Other 81 75 91.9 81.1-96.7 6 8.1 3.3-18.9
HISPANIC
Yes 47 42 87.7 69.9-95.6 5 12.3 4.4-30.1
No 2,630 2,444 92.5 91.1-93.7 186 7.5 6.3- 8.9
AGE
18-24 161 143 90.3 84.0-94.3 18 9.7 5.7-16.0
25-34 363 326 88.9 84.4-92.2 37 11.1 7.8-15.6
35-44 472 431 91.4 88.1-93.8 41 8.6 6.2-11.9
45-54 562 522 93.3 90.0-95.5 40 6.7 4.5-10.0
55-64 548 521 96.5 94.7-97.6 27 3.5 2.4- 5.3
65+ 579 552 95.9 94.0-97.3 27 4.1 2.7- 6.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 282 260 91.2 85.6-94.8 22 8.8 5.2-14.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 795 739 91.5 88.5-93.8 56 8.5 6.2-11.5
Some Post-H.S. 632 582 92.0 88.6-94.5 50 8.0 5.5-11.4
College Graduate 983 922 94.4 92.5-95.8 61 5.6 4.2- 7.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 216 204 94.7 88.9-97.5 12 5.3 2.5-11.1
$15,000- $24,999 377 350 90.9 85.5-94.4 27 9.1 5.6-14.5
$25,000- $34,999 346 311 91.9 88.2-94.5 35 8.1 5.5-11.8
$35,000- $49,999 476 444 92.5 88.6-95.1 32 7.5 4.9-11.4
$50,000+ 1,021 952 92.6 90.2-94.4 69 7.4 5.6- 9.8
Health District**
Appalachia I 164 154 95.8 92.0-97.9 10 4.2 2.1- 8.0
Appalachia II 326 298 90.5 85.5-93.9 28 9.5 6.1-14.5
Appalachia III 212 201 95.1 90.8-97.4 11 4.9 2.6- 9.2
Catawba 172 167 96.1 89.4-98.6 5 3.9 1.4-10.6
Edisto Savannah 220 211 95.0 89.0-97.8 9 5.0 2.2-11.0
Low Country 142 124 85.1 75.2-91.5 18 14.9 8.5-24.8
Palmetto 417 393 94.7 91.1-96.9 24 5.3 3.1- 8.9
Pee Dee 175 163 93.6 88.2-96.6 12 6.4 3.4-11.8
Trident 326 297 89.0 83.0-93.0 29 11.0 7.0-17.0
Upper Savannah 140 129 88.7 78.5-94.4 11 11.3 5.6-21.5
Waccamaw 233 208 91.0 85.7-94.4 25 9.0 5.6-14.3
Wateree 143 136 93.9 85.4-97.6 7 6.1 2.4-14.6
Region***
Region I 304 283 92.3 87.0-95.5 21 7.7 4.5-13.0
Region II 538 499 92.4 89.1-94.7 39 7.6 5.3-10.9
Region III 589 560 95.1 92.3-97.0 29 4.9 3.0- 7.7
Region IV 318 299 93.7 89.5-96.3 19 6.3 3.7-10.5
Region V 220 211 95.0 89.0-97.8 9 5.0 2.2-11.0
Region VI 233 208 91.0 85.7-94.4 25 9.0 5.6-14.3
Region VII 326 297 89.0 83.0-93.0 29 11.0 7.0-17.0
Region VIII 142 124 85.1 75.2-91.5 18 14.9 8.5-24.8

*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

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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