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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

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 3,768 1,727 39.1 36.6-41.6 1,151 31.8 29.4-34.4 452 12.8 11.2-14.7 177 5.7 4.5- 7.1 261 10.5 8.7-12.7
GENDER
Male 1,730 612 29.9 26.8-33.2 555 33.4 29.7-37.2 256 14.4 12.1-17.1 115 7.0 5.2- 9.4 192 15.3 12.4-18.7
Female 2,038 1,115 50.7 47.2-54.3 596 29.9 26.8-33.2 196 10.9 8.7-13.5 62 3.9 2.7- 5.6 69 4.6 3.0- 6.9
RACE
White 2,918 1,350 40.2 37.5-43.0 920 32.0 29.3-34.7 348 13.3 11.4-15.4 124 5.2 4.0- 6.8 176 9.3 7.4-11.6
African American 645 297 39.4 33.1-46.0 171 27.7 22.0-34.3 79 11.8 8.1-17.0 36 7.6 4.3-13.1 62 13.5 8.7-20.3
Other 162 57 27.5 19.0-37.9 45 39.5 27.5-53.0 24 12.0 6.9-20.2 17 5.6 2.7-11.2 19 15.4 8.2-26.9
HISPANIC
Yes 61 22 31.2 17.0-50.0 19 40.7 21.5-63.3 9 14.9 6.2-31.6 7 5.1 2.1-11.9 4 8.2 2.5-23.4
No 3,676 1,685 39.3 36.8-41.8 1,124 31.5 29.1-34.1 442 12.8 11.1-14.7 170 5.7 4.5- 7.2 255 10.7 8.8-12.9
AGE
18-24 115 36 23.7 14.7-35.9 24 21.1 11.4-35.5 13 10.8 5.3-20.6 12 11.9 5.6-23.5 30 32.5 21.2-46.3
25-34 413 144 30.7 25.1-36.9 124 31.9 25.7-38.7 65 15.4 11.0-21.0 26 7.1 4.3-11.5 54 15.0 10.5-20.9
35-44 641 232 37.2 31.9-42.8 206 31.1 26.0-36.7 100 13.8 10.7-17.6 40 6.2 4.1- 9.3 63 11.7 8.2-16.6
45-54 838 343 39.8 35.0-44.7 267 35.6 30.8-40.7 119 14.2 11.2-17.9 49 4.7 3.1- 7.1 60 5.6 4.0- 7.9
55-64 832 402 45.6 40.6-50.6 272 35.4 30.7-40.5 89 11.6 8.8-15.2 28 3.0 1.8- 5.0 41 4.4 2.9- 6.4
65+ 929 570 60.5 56.1-64.7 258 29.5 25.5-33.7 66 6.7 4.9- 9.0 22 2.5 1.4- 4.4 13 0.9 0.5- 1.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 223 88 22.5 15.9-30.9 49 24.6 14.2-39.3 36 12.8 7.6-20.8 16 10.7 5.6-19.3 34 29.4 18.5-43.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 982 422 38.1 33.3-43.3 270 27.3 22.8-32.3 125 11.9 9.3-15.1 64 7.9 5.3-11.8 101 14.7 10.9-19.7
Some Post-H.S. 995 434 36.6 32.0-41.4 308 33.1 28.4-38.2 132 13.7 10.7-17.4 46 6.4 4.0-10.1 75 10.2 6.9-14.8
College Graduate 1,566 782 44.1 40.2-48.0 523 34.9 31.1-38.9 159 12.9 10.2-16.2 51 2.9 2.0- 4.2 51 5.2 3.6- 7.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 219 84 32.3 23.5-42.5 67 34.9 25.3-46.0 28 12.2 7.0-20.6 12 7.6 2.8-18.9 28 12.9 7.5-21.4
$15,000- $24,999 404 171 30.5 23.8-38.1 114 29.6 21.3-39.4 48 13.8 9.0-20.5 31 8.0 4.7-13.3 40 18.1 10.9-28.6
$25,000- $34,999 351 172 38.6 30.7-47.1 83 24.6 17.0-34.1 45 14.6 9.7-21.5 27 8.7 4.9-14.8 24 13.6 7.6-22.9
$35,000- $49,999 534 244 37.9 31.5-44.8 149 30.1 23.8-37.3 73 14.7 10.7-19.9 21 4.3 2.5- 7.5 47 12.9 8.6-19.0
$50,000+ 1,874 846 41.0 37.7-44.5 636 35.1 31.8-38.6 223 12.7 10.4-15.4 71 3.9 2.8- 5.4 98 7.3 5.6- 9.4
Health District**
Appalachia I 145 70 42.8 33.3-52.9 39 23.3 16.2-32.2 18 13.7 8.1-22.3 9 6.5 3.0-13.6 9 13.7 6.8-25.6
Appalachia II 251 110 36.5 28.6-45.1 96 43.7 34.8-53.0 21 7.0 4.0-12.1 12 4.8 2.4- 9.5 12 8.0 4.1-14.9
Appalachia III 197 82 35.6 26.5-45.9 64 31.7 22.8-42.3 22 11.0 6.3-18.5 14 7.7 3.8-14.9 15 14.0 7.2-25.7
Catawba 86 37 33.1 22.9-45.1 29 39.6 27.4-53.3 10 14.3 6.6-28.4 4 5.7 1.8-16.5 6 7.3 3.1-16.0
Edisto Savannah 388 190 40.9 34.7-47.4 114 29.6 23.9-36.1 36 9.4 6.2-14.1 12 4.6 2.2- 9.5 36 15.5 10.3-22.6
Low Country 579 271 42.1 36.6-47.8 175 30.0 25.1-35.5 59 10.3 7.5-14.0 28 5.8 3.6- 9.1 46 11.8 7.9-17.3
Palmetto 433 191 39.2 32.1-46.8 132 32.6 25.5-40.6 62 14.2 9.6-20.6 25 6.8 3.6-12.5 23 7.2 3.3-14.8
Pee Dee 163 81 40.1 30.4-50.6 42 21.1 14.0-30.6 24 19.2 11.8-29.7 3 1.7 0.5- 5.8 13 17.9 9.6-31.0
Trident 537 241 39.0 33.2-45.2 175 31.3 26.1-37.1 68 14.6 10.6-19.6 20 3.8 1.9- 7.5 33 11.2 6.7-18.3
Upper Savannah 304 143 45.4 36.7-54.4 89 23.8 17.4-31.5 31 7.2 4.5-11.2 12 4.6 2.2- 9.3 29 19.1 11.2-30.6
Waccamaw 492 211 40.3 34.2-46.7 153 31.0 25.6-37.0 69 14.9 11.0-19.9 31 8.1 5.1-12.6 28 5.8 3.6- 9.1
Wateree 167 88 42.3 32.2-53.2 37 26.1 17.6-36.9 26 21.4 13.3-32.5 6 2.2 0.9- 5.5 10 8.0 3.8-15.8
Region***
Region I 449 213 44.0 37.4-50.8 128 23.5 18.5-29.3 49 10.7 7.2-15.5 21 5.6 3.2- 9.6 38 16.2 10.6-24.0
Region II 448 192 36.1 30.0-42.7 160 39.2 32.5-46.4 43 8.5 5.7-12.5 26 5.9 3.6- 9.5 27 10.2 6.4-16.0
Region III 519 228 37.7 31.7-44.1 161 34.3 28.1-41.2 72 14.2 10.0-19.8 29 6.5 3.8-11.1 29 7.2 3.9-12.9
Region IV 330 169 41.0 33.8-48.6 79 23.2 17.5-30.1 50 20.1 14.4-27.5 9 1.9 0.9- 4.1 23 13.7 8.2-22.0
Region V 388 190 40.9 34.7-47.4 114 29.6 23.9-36.1 36 9.4 6.2-14.1 12 4.6 2.2- 9.5 36 15.5 10.3-22.6
Region VI 492 211 40.3 34.2-46.7 153 31.0 25.6-37.0 69 14.9 11.0-19.9 31 8.1 5.1-12.6 28 5.8 3.6- 9.1
Region VII 537 241 39.0 33.2-45.2 175 31.3 26.1-37.1 68 14.6 10.6-19.6 20 3.8 1.9- 7.5 33 11.2 6.7-18.3
Region VIII 579 271 42.1 36.6-47.8 175 30.0 25.1-35.5 59 10.3 7.5-14.0 28 5.8 3.6- 9.1 46 11.8 7.9-17.3

*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.
*One drink is equivalent to a 12-ounce beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.

#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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