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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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

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  Total
Respond.#
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 1,456 1,107 73.6 70.8-76.2 117 8.6 7.1-10.3 73 5.9 4.4- 7.8 93 7.0 5.6- 8.6 66 5.0 3.9- 6.5
GENDER
Male 719 473 65.4 61.4-69.2 72 10.2 8.0-12.9 50 7.2 5.3- 9.6 71 10.1 7.9-12.9 53 7.2 5.4- 9.5
Female 737 634 84.6 80.7-87.8 45 6.4 4.7- 8.7 23 4.2 2.1- 8.0 22 2.7 1.7- 4.3 13 2.1 1.2- 3.8
RACE
White 1,175 895 74.2 71.2-76.9 97 9.0 7.3-11.0 58 5.1 3.9- 6.7 74 6.6 5.2- 8.4 51 5.1 3.8- 6.9
African American 225 173 73.4 65.2-80.2 16 6.8 4.0-11.4 13 8.5 4.0-17.3 12 6.9 3.9-12.1 11 4.4 2.3- 8.1
Other Minorities 46 30 60.3 43.2-75.2 4 10.0 3.7-24.5 2 9.8 2.2-34.0 7 15.1 6.7-30.4 3 4.8 1.4-15.0
HISPANIC
Yes 25 18 66.0 40.7-84.6 3 15.5 4.3-43.0 2 12.0 2.3-43.6 2 6.5 1.3-26.6 0 0.0 . - .
No 1,426 1,084 73.7 70.9-76.3 114 8.4 6.9-10.1 71 5.7 4.3- 7.6 91 7.0 5.6- 8.7 66 5.2 4.0- 6.7
AGE
18-24 161 77 52.1 42.8-61.2 27 15.2 10.3-21.9 16 11.8 6.2-21.2 19 10.0 6.2-15.6 22 11.0 6.9-17.0
25-34 314 217 66.7 60.3-72.6 42 13.3 9.6-17.9 15 5.5 2.9-10.2 29 10.7 7.2-15.7 11 3.8 1.9- 7.3
35-44 347 271 75.6 70.1-80.3 21 6.5 4.1-10.1 18 5.5 3.3- 8.9 16 5.2 3.1- 8.7 21 7.3 4.7-11.2
45-54 285 230 78.0 71.6-83.2 18 7.2 4.1-12.2 16 6.2 3.7-10.1 16 6.8 4.0-11.3 5 1.9 0.8- 4.7
55-64 169 147 87.3 81.1-91.7 5 3.4 1.4- 8.1 3 1.4 0.4- 4.6 11 6.3 3.4-11.4 3 1.5 0.5- 4.8
65+ 163 152 94.3 89.6-96.9 3 1.6 0.5- 4.9 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9 2 0.7 0.2- 3.0 4 1.9 0.7- 5.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 103 68 60.2 47.2-71.9 9 10.3 4.9-20.4 7 11.0 3.6-29.1 9 8.4 4.2-16.1 10 10.0 5.0-19.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 343 237 66.5 60.5-71.9 30 9.1 6.3-13.1 28 9.5 6.3-14.0 32 10.0 6.9-14.1 16 5.0 2.9- 8.3
Some Post-H.S. 459 350 74.5 69.6-78.8 37 8.3 5.9-11.6 15 3.5 2.0- 5.9 29 6.8 4.6-10.0 28 6.9 4.6-10.1
College Graduate 549 450 81.5 77.6-84.8 41 7.9 5.7-10.9 23 4.1 2.6- 6.2 23 4.5 2.9- 7.0 12 2.0 1.1- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 80 52 55.4 39.6-70.2 10 14.8 7.6-26.8 6 17.9 6.0-42.5 7 6.9 3.1-14.9 5 5.0 1.9-12.4
$15,000- 24,999 197 133 67.7 59.3-75.0 18 9.7 5.9-15.5 11 5.8 3.1-10.9 22 10.6 6.6-16.5 13 6.3 3.5-11.0
$25,000- 34,999 206 154 70.4 62.4-77.3 15 8.5 4.8-14.9 13 6.7 3.7-11.8 12 7.8 4.3-13.8 12 6.6 3.5-12.0
$35,000- 49,999 277 208 74.3 68.2-79.6 23 8.8 5.7-13.4 16 5.2 3.0- 8.7 18 7.5 4.7-11.9 12 4.2 2.3- 7.5
$50,000+ 545 443 79.1 75.0-82.7 45 8.4 6.2-11.3 21 4.4 2.8- 6.9 24 5.1 3.3- 7.8 12 2.9 1.6- 5.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 81 61 71.7 59.6-81.3 7 11.0 5.3-21.6 3 3.2 1.0-10.3 4 6.2 2.2-16.5 6 7.8 3.4-16.7
Appalachia II 196 155 77.7 70.6-83.5 21 11.7 7.5-17.8 6 3.4 1.5- 7.5 6 2.6 1.1- 6.0 8 4.6 2.3- 9.0
Appalachia III 80 60 70.7 58.4-80.5 7 9.9 4.7-19.6 4 5.1 1.7-14.1 6 8.6 3.7-18.8 3 5.7 1.8-16.5
Catawba 85 66 76.8 63.9-86.1 4 3.2 1.1- 8.9 5 6.4 2.4-15.8 5 7.0 2.6-17.1 5 6.7 2.5-16.8
Edisto 28 24 86.3 66.2-95.3 1 1.9 0.3-12.8 1 4.2 0.6-24.8 2 7.6 1.7-28.4 0 0.0 . - .
Low Country 86 71 77.8 64.6-87.0 4 9.0 2.9-24.5 2 3.1 0.8-11.4 4 4.3 1.5-11.7 5 5.9 2.3-14.1
Palmetto 270 209 75.9 69.3-81.4 24 8.6 5.6-13.1 13 5.9 3.0-11.3 17 6.2 3.8-10.2 7 3.3 1.4- 7.6
Pee Dee 70 54 74.4 61.1-84.4 6 10.3 4.4-22.3 3 3.6 1.1-10.9 6 10.7 4.6-22.8 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9
Savannah 66 47 71.4 58.2-81.8 8 11.7 5.6-22.8 3 4.5 1.2-15.1 4 7.4 2.7-18.8 4 5.0 1.8-13.2
Trident 206 151 69.3 60.2-77.1 14 6.8 3.9-11.5 13 9.2 4.0-20.1 12 7.6 4.1-13.8 16 7.1 4.2-11.8
Upper Savannah 61 45 70.9 56.2-82.2 5 8.7 3.4-20.5 4 4.3 1.4-12.3 4 8.1 2.9-20.7 3 8.0 2.5-23.0
Waccamaw 127 92 69.5 59.6-77.8 8 6.4 3.0-13.0 9 9.3 4.8-17.2 14 10.7 6.0-18.4 4 4.2 1.4-11.9
Wateree 73 55 71.5 58.0-81.9 4 6.6 2.4-16.8 5 8.2 3.2-19.9 6 8.6 3.7-19.0 3 5.1 1.5-15.9

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
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

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