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BRFSS Survey Results 2006 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 3,775 1,682 38.5 36.5-40.6 1,180 31.5 29.5-33.5 452 13.1 11.7-14.7 190 6.3 5.2- 7.5 271 10.6 9.2-12.3
GENDER
Male 1,788 602 29.6 26.9-32.4 575 31.8 29.0-34.7 275 15.4 13.3-17.8 128 8.1 6.4-10.1 208 15.2 12.9-17.7
Female 1,987 1,080 50.3 47.4-53.2 605 31.1 28.4-33.8 177 10.0 8.4-12.0 62 3.9 2.9- 5.4 63 4.7 3.4- 6.4
RACE
White 3,206 1,422 38.3 36.2-40.5 1,031 32.5 30.4-34.7 371 12.8 11.3-14.4 161 6.2 5.2- 7.5 221 10.1 8.6-11.8
African American 459 209 39.6 33.9-45.7 126 30.7 25.1-37.0 65 13.5 9.9-18.2 21 6.4 3.5-11.4 38 9.7 6.7-13.8
Other 95 39 34.3 23.4-47.1 22 18.3 10.4-30.0 14 17.4 9.2-30.6 8 6.8 2.8-15.3 12 23.3 12.9-38.4
HISPANIC
Yes 75 31 36.1 23.8-50.7 20 19.6 11.1-32.3 11 21.8 11.7-36.9 5 6.8 2.4-18.3 8 15.6 7.1-30.7
No 3,676 1,641 38.6 36.6-40.7 1,153 31.8 29.8-33.9 435 12.8 11.3-14.3 184 6.3 5.2- 7.6 263 10.5 9.1-12.2
AGE
18-24 162 40 21.6 15.0-30.2 54 29.4 21.9-38.3 21 14.8 9.3-22.9 12 8.3 4.5-14.7 35 25.8 18.4-35.0
25-34 493 157 31.3 26.7-36.3 143 29.9 25.3-34.9 80 16.1 12.6-20.4 39 8.8 6.1-12.7 74 13.9 10.8-17.7
35-44 715 227 30.5 26.7-34.7 258 36.5 32.2-41.0 116 15.2 12.4-18.5 50 7.2 5.2-10.0 64 10.5 8.0-13.8
45-54 823 332 41.3 37.2-45.6 285 33.9 30.0-38.0 101 12.1 9.6-15.2 49 5.5 3.9- 7.6 56 7.2 5.2- 9.8
55-64 776 415 53.7 49.5-57.9 233 28.6 25.0-32.5 81 10.1 7.9-12.7 24 3.3 2.1- 5.1 23 4.3 2.6- 7.2
65+ 774 494 64.2 60.1-68.1 199 25.8 22.3-29.6 49 6.0 4.4- 8.2 15 2.0 1.1- 3.4 17 2.1 1.2- 3.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 265 95 29.3 22.8-36.9 66 21.2 15.6-28.0 34 12.2 7.9-18.4 27 9.7 5.9-15.5 43 27.6 20.2-36.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 920 368 34.5 30.6-38.7 267 27.5 23.8-31.6 136 15.5 12.5-19.1 51 7.1 4.8-10.3 98 15.4 12.1-19.4
Some Post-H.S. 972 426 36.5 32.7-40.5 318 34.9 30.8-39.3 110 11.8 9.1-15.0 54 7.4 5.2-10.3 64 9.4 7.0-12.5
College Graduate 1,611 788 44.3 41.1-47.5 528 34.1 31.1-37.3 171 12.5 10.5-14.9 58 4.4 3.2- 5.9 66 4.7 3.6- 6.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 216 90 35.6 27.7-44.3 62 33.2 24.7-43.0 33 16.3 10.7-24.2 12 5.3 2.5-10.5 19 9.6 5.5-16.3
$15,000- $24,999 367 168 37.4 30.7-44.7 83 24.6 18.2-32.2 51 13.4 9.2-19.0 24 8.1 4.4-14.5 41 16.6 11.4-23.6
$25,000- $34,999 389 157 32.1 26.3-38.6 103 24.7 19.1-31.3 58 19.5 13.9-26.7 25 6.2 3.6-10.3 46 17.5 12.3-24.3
$35,000- $49,999 585 247 36.8 31.7-42.1 184 29.9 25.4-34.8 68 11.3 8.4-14.9 38 10.2 7.0-14.7 48 11.9 8.7-16.2
$50,000+ 1,840 804 39.6 36.8-42.5 654 36.2 33.3-39.1 205 11.8 10.0-13.9 85 5.5 4.2- 7.1 92 6.9 5.4- 8.8
Health District**
Appalachia I 250 102 32.9 26.2-40.4 83 31.6 24.6-39.6 29 10.8 7.1-16.1 12 11.6 5.0-24.8 24 13.1 8.4-19.8
Appalachia II 292 144 43.3 37.0-49.8 100 38.8 32.3-45.6 26 8.5 5.4-13.1 12 6.0 3.3-10.7 10 3.4 1.7- 6.8
Appalachia III 172 83 43.8 35.0-53.0 55 33.0 24.5-42.7 14 9.5 5.0-17.3 5 4.1 1.6-10.0 15 9.6 5.3-16.7
Catawba 145 63 35.8 27.3-45.4 40 23.1 16.5-31.3 23 23.8 15.9-34.2 9 7.9 3.7-15.8 10 9.4 4.7-17.7
Edisto Savannah 389 173 37.6 31.8-43.6 122 32.9 27.1-39.3 56 16.6 11.9-22.6 18 5.2 2.9- 9.3 20 7.8 4.7-12.6
Low Country 500 259 45.8 40.2-51.5 156 28.0 23.4-33.1 42 11.4 8.1-15.8 16 3.7 2.2- 6.4 27 11.1 7.2-16.8
Palmetto 404 183 40.5 34.8-46.4 126 30.9 25.7-36.7 44 10.8 7.7-14.9 16 5.5 3.2- 9.4 35 12.3 8.2-18.0
Pee Dee 227 88 31.3 24.7-38.8 66 31.4 23.9-40.1 34 13.5 9.3-19.0 16 7.0 4.1-11.8 23 16.8 10.7-25.2
Trident 542 214 32.6 27.9-37.7 189 33.9 29.0-39.1 65 13.9 10.2-18.6 34 7.4 4.9-11.1 40 12.2 8.5-17.1
Upper Savannah 189 88 40.7 31.4-50.7 54 30.9 21.9-41.7 24 13.0 7.9-20.6 8 3.8 1.8- 7.8 15 11.6 5.5-22.9
Waccamaw 463 195 36.2 31.1-41.6 132 27.8 23.3-32.9 67 15.4 11.4-20.4 32 8.0 5.4-11.7 37 12.6 8.8-17.7
Wateree 171 74 41.5 32.6-51.0 49 27.2 19.7-36.2 26 18.1 11.6-27.3 11 5.0 2.6- 9.3 11 8.2 4.4-15.0
Region***
Region I 439 190 36.2 30.6-42.3 137 31.3 25.6-37.7 53 11.7 8.5-16.0 20 8.3 4.1-16.1 39 12.4 8.4-18.1
Region II 464 227 43.5 38.3-48.9 155 36.3 31.1-42.0 40 8.9 6.1-12.8 17 5.2 3.1- 8.5 25 6.0 3.8- 9.4
Region III 549 246 39.2 34.4-44.2 166 28.7 24.4-33.5 67 14.4 11.0-18.6 25 6.2 4.0- 9.5 45 11.5 8.1-16.0
Region IV 398 162 35.9 30.3-41.9 115 29.5 24.0-35.7 60 15.6 11.6-20.6 27 6.1 4.0- 9.2 34 12.9 8.9-18.3
Region V 389 173 37.6 31.8-43.6 122 32.9 27.1-39.3 56 16.6 11.9-22.6 18 5.2 2.9- 9.3 20 7.8 4.7-12.6
Region VI 463 195 36.2 31.1-41.6 132 27.8 23.3-32.9 67 15.4 11.4-20.4 32 8.0 5.4-11.7 37 12.6 8.8-17.7
Region VII 542 214 32.6 27.9-37.7 189 33.9 29.0-39.1 65 13.9 10.2-18.6 34 7.4 4.9-11.1 40 12.2 8.5-17.1
Region VIII 500 259 45.8 40.2-51.5 156 28.0 23.4-33.1 42 11.4 8.1-15.8 16 3.7 2.2- 6.4 27 11.1 7.2-16.8

* 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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