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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

On the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total
Respond.#
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 1,915 793 37.9 35.2-40.7 612 32.1 29.4-34.9 260 14.4 12.4-16.6 101 5.8 4.5- 7.4 149 9.8 7.9-12.1
GENDER
Male 893 284 30.2 26.6-34.1 279 30.5 26.8-34.4 148 16.3 13.4-19.6 68 8.0 5.9-10.7 114 15.1 11.9-18.9
Female 1,022 509 47.0 43.0-51.0 333 34.0 30.1-38.1 112 12.2 9.6-15.4 33 3.3 2.1- 5.1 35 3.7 2.2- 6.1
RACE
White 1,560 642 38.7 35.8-41.7 509 32.6 29.6-35.6 209 13.9 11.8-16.2 76 5.1 3.8- 6.9 124 9.7 7.8-12.1
African American 296 125 36.7 29.8-44.2 92 34.0 27.0-41.8 40 13.9 9.1-20.8 23 8.4 5.2-13.1 16 7.0 3.4-13.9
Other Minorities 44 18 26.6 14.3-44.1 8 16.4 7.0-33.7 7 23.5 9.9-46.2 2 7.9 2.0-26.8 9 25.6 9.5-53.0
HISPANIC
Yes 35 9 18.7 8.0-38.1 15 27.0 13.1-47.5 4 14.2 4.2-38.1 1 4.3 0.6-25.2 6 35.8 15.9-62.3
No 1,865 776 38.6 35.8-41.4 593 32.3 29.6-35.2 255 14.5 12.5-16.8 100 5.9 4.6- 7.6 141 8.7 7.0-10.7
AGE
18-24 170 40 20.8 14.7-28.6 46 29.5 21.2-39.4 41 24.6 17.4-33.5 13 5.5 2.4-12.3 30 19.6 12.9-28.6
25-34 367 109 30.3 24.4-36.9 111 28.1 22.7-34.1 65 17.9 13.1-24.0 33 8.5 5.4-13.1 49 15.3 10.1-22.5
35-44 451 149 31.4 26.2-37.0 159 36.2 30.6-42.3 83 17.4 13.6-22.1 23 7.0 4.4-11.0 37 8.0 5.4-11.5
45-54 377 185 45.5 39.3-51.9 124 35.7 29.7-42.2 35 8.5 5.6-12.7 16 5.0 2.8- 8.6 17 5.4 2.8-10.2
55-64 274 133 46.1 39.1-53.3 100 35.6 29.1-42.6 20 8.2 4.8-13.7 10 3.7 1.8- 7.6 11 6.4 2.7-14.2
65+ 264 169 65.3 58.2-71.7 71 27.6 21.7-34.3 13 3.0 1.4- 6.1 6 2.9 1.1- 7.7 5 1.2 0.4- 3.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 41 19.9 13.3-28.8 55 30.7 21.7-41.4 27 12.7 7.5-20.7 10 6.7 3.3-13.2 32 30.0 19.6-42.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 498 195 35.2 30.0-40.7 142 28.6 23.2-34.7 77 17.7 13.5-23.0 29 5.7 3.6- 8.9 55 12.8 9.0-17.9
Some Post-H.S. 523 212 38.1 33.0-43.4 174 33.3 28.3-38.7 76 15.7 11.7-20.7 28 6.3 3.8-10.3 33 6.6 4.3-10.1
College Graduate 726 344 45.1 40.8-49.6 241 34.2 30.1-38.5 80 11.3 8.8-14.6 32 5.0 3.2- 7.6 29 4.4 2.9- 6.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 165 56 25.6 18.5-34.4 48 32.3 23.4-42.7 21 10.2 5.4-18.4 17 15.9 8.8-27.1 23 16.0 8.7-27.3
$15,000- 24,999 271 104 33.2 26.4-40.8 79 25.6 19.5-32.7 44 16.4 11.5-23.0 19 8.1 4.6-13.9 25 16.7 9.8-27.0
$25,000- 34,999 249 96 34.1 26.7-42.4 78 31.9 24.5-40.3 36 20.3 13.4-29.4 12 3.5 1.5- 8.2 27 10.2 6.4-15.9
$35,000- 49,999 327 126 38.4 31.9-45.3 101 32.5 25.7-40.1 61 17.1 12.6-22.8 14 4.5 2.2- 8.9 25 7.6 4.7-12.0
$50,000+ 713 306 40.7 36.3-45.1 258 36.6 32.3-41.2 79 10.8 8.3-14.0 32 5.0 3.3- 7.4 38 6.9 4.6-10.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 80 33 37.1 26.4-49.3 23 31.6 21.4-44.1 11 17.7 9.6-30.3 5 5.4 2.2-12.9 8 8.1 3.9-16.1
Appalachia II 157 64 38.9 30.7-47.7 58 34.5 27.0-42.9 20 15.1 9.2-23.7 4 3.1 1.2- 7.9 11 8.5 4.6-15.1
Appalachia III 110 43 39.8 30.1-50.3 36 28.0 19.9-37.7 18 20.7 12.4-32.6 5 3.2 1.3- 7.6 8 8.4 3.9-17.0
Catawba 99 45 42.8 31.8-54.6 32 30.4 20.8-42.1 9 8.8 4.4-16.9 7 8.6 3.9-18.1 6 9.3 3.5-22.7
Edisto 32 12 34.8 18.7-55.3 16 51.4 32.0-70.4 3 9.2 2.8-26.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.6 0.7-26.5
Low Country 102 46 40.3 30.2-51.3 33 35.0 24.7-46.8 11 9.8 5.1-18.1 3 3.6 1.1-11.3 9 11.4 5.3-22.5
Palmetto 235 94 33.2 27.0-40.1 71 28.8 22.7-35.9 39 20.9 14.9-28.4 15 7.6 4.2-13.6 16 9.4 5.3-16.0
Pee Dee 478 198 40.4 34.3-46.9 136 28.7 23.1-35.1 75 16.3 11.5-22.5 27 5.0 3.3- 7.6 42 9.5 6.4-13.9
Savannah 75 35 44.7 32.5-57.7 23 26.9 17.6-38.7 7 10.2 4.6-21.2 4 5.6 2.0-14.5 6 12.7 5.0-28.5
Trident 220 80 32.1 25.6-39.4 82 37.0 29.7-45.0 31 15.7 10.7-22.4 12 7.0 3.7-12.8 15 8.2 4.7-13.9
Upper Savannah 101 42 40.9 28.8-54.2 26 26.0 16.3-38.8 23 19.2 11.4-30.5 4 3.2 0.6-14.7 6 10.7 3.6-28.0
Waccamaw 137 60 41.4 31.4-52.2 43 28.9 19.1-41.1 7 5.0 2.2-10.9 11 8.8 4.2-17.2 16 16.0 7.5-30.8
Wateree 67 30 41.5 28.3-56.2 26 40.7 26.8-56.3 4 5.3 1.7-15.7 3 7.0 2.1-20.9 4 5.3 1.9-13.9

* 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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