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BRFSS Survey Results 2006 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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  Total #
Respondents
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,815 37 0.8 0.5- 1.2 1,081 30.0 28.1-32.1 1,047 29.0 27.0-31.0 1,217 31.8 29.8-33.8 433 8.4 7.4- 9.5
GENDER
Male 1,807 13 0.7 0.3- 1.4 376 22.4 19.8-25.2 469 28.9 26.2-31.9 682 37.3 34.4-40.4 267 10.6 9.1-12.5
Female 2,008 24 1.0 0.6- 1.5 705 40.2 37.3-43.0 578 29.0 26.5-31.7 535 24.5 22.2-26.9 166 5.4 4.5- 6.5
RACE
White 3,229 27 0.7 0.5- 1.1 857 27.9 25.9-30.0 891 29.6 27.5-31.7 1,066 33.0 30.9-35.2 388 8.7 7.7- 9.9
African American 471 10 1.4 0.5- 3.5 187 39.0 33.3-45.1 112 24.9 19.9-30.5 128 27.4 22.3-33.3 34 7.3 4.6-11.2
Other 101 0 0.0 . - . 31 30.2 20.0-43.0 40 34.4 23.8-46.8 20 28.2 16.8-43.2 10 7.2 3.2-15.2
HISPANIC
Yes 78 2 0.9 0.2- 4.6 18 23.4 13.7-36.9 32 45.8 32.1-60.1 22 25.3 14.9-39.6 4 4.6 1.5-13.4
No 3,713 34 0.8 0.5- 1.2 1,056 30.3 28.3-32.4 1,008 28.3 26.4-30.3 1,188 32.1 30.0-34.1 427 8.5 7.5- 9.7
AGE
18-24 166 0 0.0 . - . 64 33.7 25.8-42.7 46 27.8 20.5-36.6 53 36.2 27.8-45.5 3 2.3 0.7- 7.4
25-34 498 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8 182 32.7 28.2-37.6 157 33.4 28.6-38.5 140 29.3 24.7-34.3 16 4.1 2.4- 7.2
35-44 723 4 0.4 0.1- 1.0 222 31.0 26.9-35.4 234 31.5 27.6-35.8 224 30.3 26.4-34.5 39 6.8 4.8- 9.7
45-54 832 10 1.1 0.5- 2.2 236 30.1 26.3-34.2 220 26.2 22.7-30.0 290 35.2 31.3-39.3 76 7.4 5.6- 9.6
55-64 786 4 0.7 0.3- 1.9 200 26.7 23.2-30.5 199 25.5 22.0-29.3 266 32.5 28.8-36.4 117 14.7 12.0-17.9
65+ 780 16 2.8 1.3- 5.9 168 22.5 19.1-26.3 186 25.3 21.8-29.2 231 28.2 24.7-32.0 179 21.2 18.0-24.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 260 3 1.8 0.4- 7.4 78 27.3 20.9-34.8 68 33.1 25.4-41.9 72 27.0 20.2-35.1 39 10.8 7.1-16.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 938 12 1.0 0.5- 1.9 286 32.1 28.2-36.3 274 28.1 24.5-32.2 267 29.7 25.6-34.0 99 9.1 7.0-11.8
Some Post-H.S. 999 16 1.2 0.7- 2.0 293 31.3 27.5-35.4 281 29.3 25.6-33.4 305 31.3 27.4-35.5 104 6.9 5.4- 8.7
College Graduate 1,611 5 0.2 0.1- 0.6 420 28.2 25.3-31.3 424 28.5 25.7-31.6 572 34.7 31.7-37.8 190 8.4 6.8-10.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 218 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6 75 41.4 32.5-50.8 58 26.8 19.6-35.6 57 23.3 16.7-31.4 23 7.1 4.1-12.1
$15,000- $24,999 381 7 1.3 0.5- 3.4 127 33.4 26.8-40.6 105 28.9 22.8-35.8 102 27.5 21.1-35.1 40 8.9 5.5-14.2
$25,000- $34,999 397 9 2.4 1.0- 5.8 118 28.7 23.0-35.3 106 26.5 20.8-33.2 119 34.5 27.8-41.9 45 7.8 5.3-11.4
$35,000- $49,999 592 5 0.8 0.3- 2.1 170 30.6 25.7-35.9 171 32.4 27.4-37.8 183 29.3 24.7-34.3 63 7.0 5.2- 9.5
$50,000+ 1,857 10 0.4 0.2- 0.8 481 27.7 25.1-30.4 505 28.6 26.0-31.4 661 34.8 32.1-37.7 200 8.5 7.0-10.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 255 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8 68 29.0 21.9-37.4 75 32.6 25.3-40.8 77 29.0 21.4-37.9 32 8.5 5.8-12.4
Appalachia II 295 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 84 30.4 24.5-37.0 87 30.6 24.9-37.0 88 27.5 22.1-33.6 35 11.3 7.4-16.9
Appalachia III 170 0 0.0 . - . 55 30.8 23.1-39.7 58 35.0 26.6-44.5 40 26.6 19.0-35.9 17 7.6 4.4-12.8
Catawba 146 3 1.5 0.5- 4.8 44 31.8 23.3-41.6 39 27.2 19.4-36.7 47 32.9 24.5-42.6 13 6.5 3.6-11.5
Edisto Savannah 388 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0 122 35.5 29.4-42.1 115 29.6 24.1-35.8 110 25.3 20.4-31.0 38 9.3 6.1-14.0
Low Country 501 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1 134 32.2 27.0-38.0 123 24.5 19.7-29.9 163 31.9 26.8-37.5 78 10.7 8.1-14.1
Palmetto 411 4 0.5 0.2- 1.5 122 30.6 25.2-36.5 112 28.4 23.3-34.1 142 35.2 29.6-41.1 31 5.3 3.6- 7.8
Pee Dee 231 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 75 33.6 26.4-41.7 74 31.8 24.8-39.7 60 26.2 19.1-34.7 21 8.1 4.7-13.5
Trident 554 8 1.4 0.5- 3.8 140 26.9 22.3-32.0 142 27.1 22.5-32.3 201 36.3 31.2-41.7 63 8.4 6.1-11.4
Upper Savannah 194 4 1.5 0.5- 4.5 60 34.2 25.5-44.1 41 23.2 15.3-33.6 69 35.0 25.9-45.3 20 6.1 3.6-10.3
Waccamaw 464 4 0.9 0.3- 2.8 111 23.0 18.8-27.7 119 29.6 24.6-35.2 160 34.1 29.1-39.6 70 12.3 9.2-16.4
Wateree 173 2 1.8 0.4- 7.7 52 28.5 21.1-37.2 52 27.1 19.7-36.0 53 34.5 26.1-44.1 14 8.1 4.0-15.8
Region***
Region I 449 7 1.1 0.5- 2.5 128 31.3 25.6-37.5 116 28.6 23.0-34.8 146 31.6 25.6-38.2 52 7.5 5.5-10.2
Region II 465 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 139 30.5 25.7-35.8 145 32.4 27.5-37.8 128 27.1 22.5-32.2 52 9.8 7.0-13.5
Region III 557 7 0.8 0.4- 1.8 166 30.9 26.3-35.9 151 28.1 23.7-32.9 189 34.6 29.8-39.6 44 5.6 4.1- 7.8
Region IV 404 3 0.9 0.2- 3.5 127 31.3 26.0-37.2 126 29.7 24.5-35.5 113 30.0 24.4-36.2 35 8.1 5.3-12.3
Region V 388 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0 122 35.5 29.4-42.1 115 29.6 24.1-35.8 110 25.3 20.4-31.0 38 9.3 6.1-14.0
Region VI 464 4 0.9 0.3- 2.8 111 23.0 18.8-27.7 119 29.6 24.6-35.2 160 34.1 29.1-39.6 70 12.3 9.2-16.4
Region VII 554 8 1.4 0.5- 3.8 140 26.9 22.3-32.0 142 27.1 22.5-32.3 201 36.3 31.2-41.7 63 8.4 6.1-11.4
Region VIII 501 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1 134 32.2 27.0-38.0 123 24.5 19.7-29.9 163 31.9 26.8-37.5 78 10.7 8.1-14.1

* 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 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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