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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days
did you have 5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women on an occasion?

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  Total #
Respondents
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,769 2,887 70.6 68.0-73.1 293 10.1 8.4-11.9 203 6.4 5.2- 7.8 268 9.4 7.7-11.4 118 3.6 2.7- 4.6
GENDER
Male 1,721 1,208 64.6 60.8-68.3 147 10.4 8.2-13.3 100 6.6 5.0- 8.7 174 12.8 10.2-16.0 92 5.5 4.1- 7.3
Female 2,048 1,679 78.2 74.9-81.2 146 9.6 7.5-12.1 103 6.0 4.4- 8.1 94 5.1 3.5- 7.3 26 1.1 0.6- 1.9
RACE
White 2,923 2,261 71.4 68.6-74.1 228 10.1 8.4-12.2 157 6.7 5.3- 8.4 199 8.5 6.8-10.5 78 3.3 2.3- 4.5
African American 643 476 68.2 61.2-74.6 52 9.4 6.2-14.0 39 6.7 4.0-10.9 52 12.9 8.2-19.9 24 2.7 1.6- 4.5
Other 158 113 67.5 54.2-78.4 12 11.6 4.6-26.3 6 2.7 0.9- 7.6 14 10.0 4.2-21.8 13 8.2 4.1-16.0
HISPANIC
Yes 58 43 69.5 44.5-86.6 3 15.0 2.9-51.2 5 6.5 2.1-18.8 6 8.7 2.8-23.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0
No 3,678 2,816 70.6 68.0-73.1 289 9.9 8.4-11.7 198 6.4 5.2- 7.9 259 9.4 7.7-11.5 116 3.7 2.8- 4.8
AGE
18-24 123 59 41.9 30.1-54.8 18 18.9 10.0-32.9 12 9.4 4.4-19.0 17 15.6 7.7-28.8 17 14.2 8.1-23.7
25-34 409 259 63.1 56.3-69.5 56 12.6 8.9-17.6 36 8.9 5.7-13.5 43 13.0 8.7-19.0 15 2.4 1.2- 4.6
35-44 635 436 67.3 61.7-72.4 73 12.0 8.8-16.1 49 7.2 5.0-10.1 60 11.1 7.7-15.8 17 2.5 1.2- 5.1
45-54 825 592 74.2 69.8-78.2 82 8.7 6.4-11.7 52 5.7 3.9- 8.3 65 7.7 5.4-10.8 34 3.7 2.4- 5.8
55-64 835 684 81.9 78.0-85.3 42 6.1 4.1- 9.0 31 3.6 2.3- 5.8 56 5.8 4.0- 8.3 22 2.6 1.6- 4.2
65+ 942 857 90.8 87.7-93.2 22 2.9 1.5- 5.4 23 2.5 1.4- 4.5 27 2.6 1.6- 4.3 13 1.2 0.6- 2.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 212 139 51.3 38.7-63.7 14 13.4 5.1-30.8 19 10.2 5.2-18.9 25 17.9 9.5-31.1 15 7.3 3.6-14.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 983 717 67.5 62.1-72.5 73 7.1 4.8-10.4 56 8.0 5.4-11.7 92 12.4 8.7-17.3 45 5.0 3.4- 7.3
Some Post-H.S. 992 753 69.4 64.1-74.2 80 12.7 9.3-17.0 54 5.6 3.9- 8.0 68 8.5 5.6-12.7 37 3.9 2.3- 6.5
College Graduate 1,578 1,275 76.4 72.8-79.7 126 9.6 7.6-12.0 73 5.2 3.6- 7.4 83 6.9 5.1- 9.4 21 1.8 1.0- 3.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 220 157 72.2 61.8-80.6 15 8.4 3.5-19.1 11 4.4 2.1- 8.9 21 8.8 4.4-16.8 16 6.2 3.3-11.3
$15,000- $24,999 404 288 52.7 43.3-62.0 36 17.1 10.0-27.7 32 11.5 6.7-19.2 31 14.1 7.5-24.9 17 4.5 2.2- 8.9
$25,000- $34,999 344 257 66.4 57.3-74.4 29 12.6 7.4-20.7 19 9.9 5.2-18.2 30 9.2 5.3-15.4 9 1.8 0.8- 4.0
$35,000- $49,999 531 392 67.8 60.8-74.2 42 10.7 6.7-16.6 37 9.1 6.0-13.7 43 7.7 4.6-12.9 17 4.6 2.5- 8.4
$50,000+ 1,879 1,474 75.5 72.4-78.4 148 8.6 6.8-10.7 89 4.9 3.6- 6.7 122 8.4 6.6-10.6 46 2.6 1.7- 3.9
Health District**
Appalachia I 147 110 66.0 55.1-75.4 13 9.8 5.3-17.4 5 5.3 1.9-13.5 11 13.1 6.7-23.9 8 5.8 2.3-13.8
Appalachia II 248 198 77.1 68.6-83.9 20 11.9 6.9-19.7 19 7.9 4.2-14.3 7 2.0 0.7- 5.4 4 1.1 0.4- 3.3
Appalachia III 194 145 67.7 56.6-77.1 17 12.0 6.7-20.6 8 6.1 2.8-12.6 19 11.2 5.1-22.8 5 3.0 1.2- 7.6
Catawba 87 65 72.2 59.9-81.9 9 11.8 6.0-22.0 3 3.1 0.9- 9.6 9 10.0 5.0-19.1 1 2.9 0.4-17.7
Edisto Savannah 386 307 69.9 62.3-76.5 29 10.4 6.7-15.8 16 7.2 3.6-14.0 23 9.2 5.3-15.6 11 3.3 1.5- 7.1
Low Country 582 441 71.8 66.2-76.9 51 9.7 6.9-13.5 30 4.7 2.9- 7.4 41 7.2 5.0-10.2 19 6.6 3.5-12.2
Palmetto 428 323 69.9 61.3-77.4 34 10.6 6.1-18.0 29 6.4 3.4-11.8 32 11.6 6.6-19.7 10 1.4 0.6- 3.3
Pee Dee 162 120 61.6 50.0-72.0 13 9.9 5.2-18.0 12 9.5 4.6-18.9 10 10.6 4.7-22.0 7 8.4 3.5-19.0
Trident 546 411 69.2 62.5-75.1 43 9.8 6.3-15.1 28 6.7 4.3-10.3 51 11.9 7.8-17.8 13 2.4 1.1- 5.3
Upper Savannah 300 232 69.2 58.9-78.0 16 4.2 2.2- 8.0 22 8.0 4.4-14.3 17 9.5 4.3-19.5 13 9.0 3.8-19.9
Waccamaw 498 383 72.5 66.2-78.0 33 7.6 4.9-11.7 25 6.2 3.8- 9.9 37 9.4 5.9-14.5 20 4.3 2.2- 8.1
Wateree 167 133 76.8 67.1-84.3 13 9.6 5.0-17.5 6 2.8 1.1- 6.7 9 5.6 2.5-12.3 6 5.3 2.1-12.8
Region***
Region I 447 342 67.5 60.0-74.2 29 7.2 4.5-11.5 27 6.6 3.8-11.1 28 11.4 6.9-18.3 21 7.3 3.9-13.3
Region II 442 343 73.6 66.9-79.3 37 11.9 8.0-17.4 27 7.2 4.4-11.6 26 5.5 2.8-10.4 9 1.8 0.9- 3.7
Region III 515 388 70.5 63.4-76.7 43 10.9 7.0-16.7 32 5.6 3.2- 9.8 41 11.2 7.0-17.4 11 1.8 0.7- 4.4
Region IV 329 253 67.9 59.8-75.1 26 9.8 6.2-15.1 18 6.7 3.6-12.4 19 8.5 4.5-15.4 13 7.1 3.6-13.5
Region V 386 307 69.9 62.3-76.5 29 10.4 6.7-15.8 16 7.2 3.6-14.0 23 9.2 5.3-15.6 11 3.3 1.5- 7.1
Region VI 498 383 72.5 66.2-78.0 33 7.6 4.9-11.7 25 6.2 3.8- 9.9 37 9.4 5.9-14.5 20 4.3 2.2- 8.1
Region VII 546 411 69.2 62.5-75.1 43 9.8 6.3-15.1 28 6.7 4.3-10.3 51 11.9 7.8-17.8 13 2.4 1.1- 5.3
Region VIII 582 441 71.8 66.2-76.9 51 9.7 6.9-13.5 30 4.7 2.9- 7.4 41 7.2 5.0-10.2 19 6.6 3.5-12.2

*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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