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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12-ounce beer, a 4-ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor. On days when you drank, during the past 30 days, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total #
Respondents
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,623 1,521 37.6 35.7-39.5 1,165 30.7 28.9-32.5 446 13.9 12.5-15.5 187 6.5 5.5- 7.7 304 11.3 10.0-12.9
GENDER
Male 1,760 562 29.4 26.9-32.0 577 30.5 28.0-33.2 264 16.1 13.9-18.5 134 8.8 7.3-10.7 223 15.2 13.1-17.5
Female 1,863 959 48.2 45.5-50.9 588 30.8 28.4-33.4 182 11.1 9.5-13.0 53 3.5 2.5- 4.9 81 6.3 4.9- 8.2
RACE
White 2,967 1,245 37.8 35.8-39.8 955 30.7 28.9-32.7 370 13.9 12.4-15.6 157 6.6 5.6- 7.9 240 10.9 9.5-12.6
African American 547 227 37.6 32.7-42.8 175 30.6 25.8-35.8 65 13.8 10.2-18.5 27 6.2 4.1- 9.3 53 11.8 8.6-15.9
Other 92 39 33.5 23.3-45.5 31 31.2 21.1-43.4 8 10.4 4.9-20.8 3 6.5 1.3-27.4 11 18.4 9.4-33.0
HISPANIC
Yes 47 21 36.0 22.2-52.6 10 16.7 8.3-30.9 5 15.8 6.6-33.4 6 13.2 5.7-27.6 5 18.3 6.6-41.6
No 3,562 1,492 37.6 35.7-39.5 1,149 30.9 29.1-32.8 441 13.9 12.4-15.5 181 6.4 5.4- 7.6 299 11.2 9.8-12.7
AGE
18-24 196 52 25.3 19.2-32.6 49 25.3 18.9-33.1 36 18.8 13.1-26.2 21 10.7 6.7-16.6 38 19.9 14.4-26.9
25-34 526 153 28.8 24.7-33.3 181 31.0 26.9-35.4 79 16.2 12.7-20.3 38 7.4 5.2-10.3 75 16.6 13.1-20.8
35-44 729 238 31.9 28.3-35.8 243 32.8 29.1-36.7 120 15.9 13.2-19.0 45 6.6 4.8- 9.0 83 12.8 10.2-15.9
45-54 813 332 38.8 35.1-42.6 266 32.2 28.7-36.0 103 13.1 10.7-16.0 51 7.5 5.5-10.1 61 8.4 6.2-11.1
55-64 689 350 51.7 47.6-55.8 221 30.2 26.7-34.0 64 10.1 7.8-13.0 20 3.3 2.1- 5.2 34 4.7 3.3- 6.8
65+ 634 375 59.2 55.0-63.3 195 30.8 27.1-34.8 41 6.5 4.7- 9.0 12 2.0 1.1- 3.5 11 1.5 0.8- 2.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 216 64 26.0 19.4-33.8 63 29.0 20.5-39.2 32 15.1 10.1-21.9 17 7.3 4.3-12.0 40 22.7 15.9-31.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 930 378 36.2 32.5-40.1 270 26.1 22.9-29.6 117 14.7 11.6-18.5 52 7.4 5.3-10.3 113 15.6 12.7-19.0
Some Post-H.S. 985 431 37.7 34.2-41.4 279 28.1 24.8-31.7 136 14.9 12.3-17.9 57 7.6 5.7-10.1 82 11.7 9.1-14.8
College Graduate 1,489 645 40.6 37.8-43.5 553 36.6 33.9-39.4 161 12.3 10.4-14.6 61 4.8 3.7- 6.3 69 5.6 4.2- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 234 91 33.3 25.5-42.1 69 28.0 19.6-38.3 28 16.8 9.4-28.3 16 8.3 4.6-14.5 30 13.7 8.3-21.6
$15,000- $24,999 448 170 34.0 28.8-39.6 141 28.7 23.8-34.2 55 15.0 11.0-20.2 20 4.3 2.6- 7.1 62 17.9 13.6-23.2
$25,000- $34,999 395 169 38.8 33.0-45.0 102 24.6 19.7-30.2 54 14.6 10.9-19.4 27 8.9 5.7-13.6 43 13.0 9.2-18.2
$35,000- $49,999 568 237 37.8 33.2-42.7 193 31.8 27.4-36.5 69 13.2 10.1-17.1 28 7.3 4.5-11.6 41 9.9 7.1-13.6
$50,000+ 1,643 670 36.5 33.9-39.1 571 33.9 31.4-36.6 219 14.3 12.4-16.5 79 6.4 5.0- 8.1 104 8.9 7.1-11.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 208 75 32.6 25.7-40.3 68 27.0 21.1-33.8 24 15.0 9.6-22.6 15 10.4 5.8-17.8 26 15.1 10.0-22.3
Appalachia II 391 175 40.5 34.9-46.3 111 27.7 22.7-33.4 57 15.6 11.6-20.5 18 5.9 3.4-10.3 30 10.3 6.9-15.2
Appalachia III 232 97 40.6 33.5-48.1 72 26.8 21.1-33.4 30 15.9 10.8-22.7 12 6.4 3.4-11.9 21 10.3 6.5-16.0
Catawba 232 97 36.8 30.1-44.2 76 33.3 26.7-40.7 24 12.6 8.0-19.3 15 6.0 3.4-10.2 20 11.3 7.1-17.4
Edisto Savannah 232 100 40.8 32.8-49.3 75 27.6 21.3-34.8 29 16.7 9.1-28.4 7 2.8 1.2- 6.4 21 12.2 7.4-19.4
Low Country 272 121 40.0 32.9-47.5 97 35.9 28.1-44.5 31 11.7 7.8-17.2 10 5.0 2.4- 9.9 13 7.5 4.0-13.6
Palmetto 580 249 36.5 31.9-41.3 191 32.2 27.8-37.0 66 12.5 9.4-16.5 30 6.7 4.4- 9.9 44 12.1 8.4-17.3
Pee Dee 228 84 36.6 29.0-45.0 76 30.7 23.9-38.5 28 11.9 7.6-18.1 13 9.5 5.3-16.4 27 11.3 7.4-16.9
Trident 555 233 36.4 31.8-41.3 189 34.1 29.5-39.2 69 13.7 10.5-17.7 22 5.8 3.3- 9.8 42 10.0 7.0-14.1
Upper Savannah 166 74 39.7 31.4-48.7 44 23.3 17.0-31.1 13 6.5 3.5-11.6 15 11.4 6.4-19.5 20 19.0 11.8-29.2
Waccamaw 332 138 37.6 31.6-43.9 112 32.7 27.0-39.0 40 14.8 10.6-20.3 19 6.7 4.2-10.8 23 8.2 5.1-12.9
Wateree 155 63 33.6 25.4-42.9 40 26.6 18.8-36.1 31 22.4 15.1-31.8 8 4.4 2.2- 8.7 13 13.0 7.0-23.0
Region***
Region I 374 149 35.8 30.4-41.6 112 25.3 20.9-30.3 37 11.1 7.7-15.8 30 10.8 7.2-16.0 46 16.9 12.3-22.7
Region II 623 272 40.5 36.1-45.1 183 27.4 23.5-31.7 87 15.7 12.4-19.5 30 6.1 4.0- 9.3 51 10.3 7.6-13.9
Region III 812 346 36.6 32.8-40.6 267 32.6 28.8-36.5 90 12.5 9.8-15.8 45 6.5 4.6- 8.9 64 11.9 8.8-15.8
Region IV 383 147 35.5 29.7-41.7 116 29.1 23.8-35.0 59 16.0 11.9-21.2 21 7.5 4.6-11.9 40 12.0 8.4-16.9
Region V 232 100 40.8 32.8-49.3 75 27.6 21.3-34.8 29 16.7 9.1-28.4 7 2.8 1.2- 6.4 21 12.2 7.4-19.4
Region VI 332 138 37.6 31.6-43.9 112 32.7 27.0-39.0 40 14.8 10.6-20.3 19 6.7 4.2-10.8 23 8.2 5.1-12.9
Region VII 555 233 36.4 31.8-41.3 189 34.1 29.5-39.2 69 13.7 10.5-17.7 22 5.8 3.3- 9.8 42 10.0 7.0-14.1
Region VIII 272 121 40.0 32.9-47.5 97 35.9 28.1-44.5 31 11.7 7.8-17.2 10 5.0 2.4- 9.9 13 7.5 4.0-13.6

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported that they had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage during the past 30 days.

#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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