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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

At risk for heavy alcohol consumption
(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 9,893 9,478 95.3 94.5-96.1 415 4.7 3.9- 5.5
GENDER
Male 3,573 3,398 94.7 93.2-95.8 175 5.3 4.2- 6.8
Female 6,320 6,080 95.9 95.0-96.7 240 4.1 3.3- 5.0
RACE
White 6,493 6,159 94.8 93.9-95.6 334 5.2 4.4- 6.1
African American 2,624 2,565 96.9 94.8-98.1 59 3.1 1.9- 5.2
Other 477 457 94.1 88.4-97.1 20 5.9 2.9-11.6
HISPANIC
Yes 177 175 99.8 99.0-99.9 2 0.2 0.1- 1.0
No 9,470 9,058 95.1 94.3-95.9 412 4.9 4.1- 5.7
AGE
18-24 305 286 94.7 91.0-97.0 19 5.3 3.0- 9.0
25-34 836 795 94.0 90.8-96.1 41 6.0 3.9- 9.2
35-44 1,346 1,285 95.3 93.0-96.9 61 4.7 3.1- 7.0
45-54 1,982 1,876 95.0 93.6-96.2 106 5.0 3.8- 6.4
55-64 2,220 2,125 95.9 94.6-96.9 95 4.1 3.1- 5.4
65+ 3,204 3,111 97.1 96.2-97.8 93 2.9 2.2- 3.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,345 1,318 95.3 91.5-97.4 27 4.7 2.6- 8.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,321 3,193 96.3 95.2-97.2 128 3.7 2.8- 4.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,398 2,279 94.1 91.8-95.8 119 5.9 4.2- 8.2
College Graduate 2,812 2,671 95.5 94.2-96.5 141 4.5 3.5- 5.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,203 1,175 97.7 96.2-98.6 28 2.3 1.4- 3.8
$15,000- $24,999 1,616 1,569 95.2 92.2-97.1 47 4.8 2.9- 7.8
$25,000- $34,999 1,079 1,042 96.1 93.9-97.6 37 3.9 2.4- 6.1
$35,000- $49,999 1,283 1,213 94.9 92.5-96.5 70 5.1 3.5- 7.5
$50,000+ 3,217 3,016 94.9 93.8-95.8 201 5.1 4.2- 6.2
Health District**
Appalachia I 414 398 95.8 92.2-97.8 16 4.2 2.2- 7.8
Appalachia II 665 639 96.1 93.8-97.6 26 3.9 2.4- 6.2
Appalachia III 546 526 95.0 90.0-97.6 20 5.0 2.4-10.0
Catawba 249 241 96.8 93.0-98.6 8 3.2 1.4- 7.0
Edisto Savannah 1,212 1,177 96.5 94.5-97.8 35 3.5 2.2- 5.5
Low Country 1,181 1,108 92.9 89.9-95.0 73 7.1 5.0-10.1
Palmetto 1,055 1,013 95.9 92.4-97.8 42 4.1 2.2- 7.6
Pee Dee 662 647 95.4 91.4-97.6 15 4.6 2.4- 8.6
Trident 1,151 1,086 94.4 92.2-96.0 65 5.6 4.0- 7.8
Upper Savannah 901 873 95.1 90.1-97.7 28 4.9 2.3- 9.9
Waccamaw 1,206 1,138 94.7 92.8-96.1 68 5.3 3.9- 7.2
Wateree 547 532 96.4 93.5-98.1 15 3.6 1.9- 6.5
Region***
Region I 1,315 1,271 95.5 92.8-97.2 44 4.5 2.8- 7.2
Region II 1,211 1,165 95.6 93.4-97.1 46 4.4 2.9- 6.6
Region III 1,304 1,254 96.2 93.8-97.7 50 3.8 2.3- 6.2
Region IV 1,209 1,179 95.8 93.3-97.4 30 4.2 2.6- 6.7
Region V 1,212 1,177 96.5 94.5-97.8 35 3.5 2.2- 5.5
Region VI 1,206 1,138 94.7 92.8-96.1 68 5.3 3.9- 7.2
Region VII 1,151 1,086 94.4 92.2-96.0 65 5.6 4.0- 7.8
Region VIII 1,181 1,108 92.9 89.9-95.0 73 7.1 5.0-10.1

*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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