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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

At risk for binge drinking
(Note: Binge drinking is defined for males as having 5 or more drinks
and for women as having 4 or more drinks on 1 occasion)*

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  Total #
Respondents
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,984 9,101 87.7 86.4-88.9 883 12.3 11.1-13.6
GENDER
Male 3,602 3,088 82.7 80.4-84.7 514 17.3 15.3-19.6
Female 6,382 6,013 92.3 91.0-93.5 369 7.7 6.5- 9.0
RACE
White 6,562 5,899 86.8 85.2-88.1 663 13.2 11.9-14.8
African American 2,639 2,472 90.1 87.4-92.3 167 9.9 7.7-12.6
Other 475 430 85.9 78.5-91.1 45 14.1 8.9-21.5
HISPANIC
Yes 174 159 85.8 69.4-94.1 15 14.2 5.9-30.6
No 9,556 8,693 87.6 86.3-88.8 863 12.4 11.2-13.7
AGE
18-24 315 251 79.8 72.7-85.5 64 20.2 14.5-27.3
25-34 837 687 81.9 77.8-85.3 150 18.1 14.7-22.2
35-44 1,351 1,151 84.2 81.1-86.9 200 15.8 13.1-18.9
45-54 1,984 1,751 88.4 86.3-90.3 233 11.6 9.7-13.7
55-64 2,244 2,093 92.8 91.2-94.2 151 7.2 5.8- 8.8
65+ 3,253 3,168 97.3 96.3-98.0 85 2.7 2.0- 3.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,349 1,276 88.2 82.9-91.9 73 11.8 8.1-17.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,348 3,082 89.6 87.4-91.4 266 10.4 8.6-12.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,415 2,175 86.6 83.9-88.9 240 13.4 11.1-16.1
College Graduate 2,852 2,549 86.5 84.3-88.5 303 13.5 11.5-15.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,209 1,146 93.6 90.7-95.7 63 6.4 4.3- 9.3
$15,000- $24,999 1,633 1,517 85.8 81.1-89.6 116 14.2 10.4-18.9
$25,000- $34,999 1,078 990 88.0 83.9-91.3 88 12.0 8.7-16.1
$35,000- $49,999 1,288 1,149 88.1 84.9-90.8 139 11.9 9.2-15.1
$50,000+ 3,245 2,840 85.9 83.9-87.6 405 14.1 12.4-16.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 418 381 87.6 82.3-91.5 37 12.4 8.5-17.7
Appalachia II 671 621 90.0 85.8-93.1 50 10.0 6.9-14.2
Appalachia III 552 502 87.8 82.5-91.7 50 12.2 8.3-17.5
Catawba 251 229 91.0 86.1-94.2 22 9.0 5.8-13.9
Edisto Savannah 1,220 1,141 89.6 86.3-92.3 79 10.4 7.7-13.7
Low Country 1,193 1,052 85.2 81.8-88.1 141 14.8 11.9-18.2
Palmetto 1,055 950 85.3 80.2-89.3 105 14.7 10.7-19.8
Pee Dee 665 623 88.4 83.4-92.0 42 11.6 8.0-16.6
Trident 1,171 1,036 84.2 80.2-87.6 135 15.8 12.4-19.8
Upper Savannah 906 838 88.7 83.7-92.3 68 11.3 7.7-16.3
Waccamaw 1,227 1,112 87.2 83.8-89.9 115 12.8 10.1-16.2
Wateree 551 517 92.2 88.5-94.8 34 7.8 5.2-11.5
Region***
Region I 1,324 1,219 88.1 84.6-90.9 105 11.9 9.1-15.4
Region II 1,223 1,123 89.1 85.9-91.6 100 10.9 8.4-14.1
Region III 1,306 1,179 87.2 83.4-90.2 127 12.8 9.8-16.6
Region IV 1,216 1,140 89.9 86.6-92.4 76 10.1 7.6-13.4
Region V 1,220 1,141 89.6 86.3-92.3 79 10.4 7.7-13.7
Region VI 1,227 1,112 87.2 83.8-89.9 115 12.8 10.1-16.2
Region VII 1,171 1,036 84.2 80.2-87.6 135 15.8 12.4-19.8
Region VIII 1,193 1,052 85.2 81.8-88.1 141 14.8 11.9-18.2

*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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