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BRFSS Survey Results 2006 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

Risk factor for heavy drinking (Note: Heavy drinking is defined as having greater than 2 drinks per day for men, and 1 drink per day for women)*

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  Total #
Respondents
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,785 8,390 95.3 94.5-95.9 395 4.7 4.1- 5.5
GENDER
Male 3,355 3,167 94.0 92.7-95.1 188 6.0 4.9- 7.3
Female 5,430 5,223 96.4 95.7-97.0 207 3.6 3.0- 4.3
RACE
White 6,676 6,331 94.6 93.8-95.3 345 5.4 4.7- 6.2
African American 1,792 1,754 97.4 95.9-98.4 38 2.6 1.6- 4.1
Other 236 225 92.7 85.0-96.6 11 7.3 3.4-15.0
HISPANIC
Yes 178 173 95.5 86.9-98.6 5 4.5 1.4-13.1
No 8,439 8,054 95.2 94.5-95.9 385 4.8 4.1- 5.5
AGE
18-24 324 303 91.2 86.1-94.6 21 8.8 5.4-13.9
25-34 934 888 94.7 92.6-96.3 46 5.3 3.7- 7.4
35-44 1,409 1,336 95.1 93.6-96.3 73 4.9 3.7- 6.4
45-54 1,769 1,669 95.2 93.9-96.2 100 4.8 3.8- 6.1
55-64 1,838 1,758 96.2 95.2-97.1 80 3.8 2.9- 4.8
65+ 2,429 2,357 97.6 96.9-98.2 72 2.4 1.8- 3.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,281 1,244 95.9 93.6-97.3 37 4.1 2.7- 6.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,698 2,593 94.9 93.3-96.2 105 5.1 3.8- 6.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,165 2,063 95.4 94.0-96.4 102 4.6 3.6- 6.0
College Graduate 2,616 2,466 95.2 94.1-96.1 150 4.8 3.9- 5.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,046 1,022 97.7 96.1-98.7 24 2.3 1.3- 3.9
$15,000- $24,999 1,323 1,282 95.4 92.5-97.2 41 4.6 2.8- 7.5
$25,000- $34,999 995 952 95.2 92.6-97.0 43 4.8 3.0- 7.4
$35,000- $49,999 1,234 1,169 95.2 93.5-96.6 65 4.8 3.4- 6.5
$50,000+ 2,955 2,772 94.3 93.1-95.3 183 5.7 4.7- 6.9
Health District**
Appalachia I 695 664 94.0 89.2-96.8 31 6.0 3.2-10.8
Appalachia II 642 618 97.0 95.2-98.1 24 3.0 1.9- 4.8
Appalachia III 490 478 97.3 94.5-98.6 12 2.7 1.4- 5.5
Catawba 371 359 96.3 93.1-98.0 12 3.7 2.0- 6.9
Edisto Savannah 1,030 989 96.2 94.4-97.4 41 3.8 2.6- 5.6
Low Country 916 866 93.9 91.1-95.8 50 6.1 4.2- 8.9
Palmetto 835 795 93.7 90.7-95.8 40 6.3 4.2- 9.3
Pee Dee 729 708 97.3 95.7-98.4 21 2.7 1.6- 4.3
Trident 1,011 942 93.1 90.6-94.9 69 6.9 5.1- 9.4
Upper Savannah 567 546 95.8 91.3-98.0 21 4.2 2.0- 8.7
Waccamaw 924 863 92.4 89.7-94.4 61 7.6 5.6-10.3
Wateree 475 464 98.2 96.5-99.1 11 1.8 0.9- 3.5
Region***
Region I 1,262 1,210 94.8 91.8-96.8 52 5.2 3.2- 8.2
Region II 1,132 1,096 97.1 95.7-98.1 36 2.9 1.9- 4.3
Region III 1,206 1,154 94.5 92.3-96.1 52 5.5 3.9- 7.7
Region IV 1,204 1,172 97.7 96.6-98.5 32 2.3 1.5- 3.4
Region V 1,030 989 96.2 94.4-97.4 41 3.8 2.6- 5.6
Region VI 924 863 92.4 89.7-94.4 61 7.6 5.6-10.3
Region VII 1,011 942 93.1 90.6-94.9 69 6.9 5.1- 9.4
Region VIII 916 866 93.9 91.1-95.8 50 6.1 4.2- 8.9

*Data in this table was derived from the Alcohol Consumption questions.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. 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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