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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 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 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 1,913 1,432 72.6 69.7-75.3 161 8.3 6.9-10.1 114 6.9 5.5- 8.5 124 6.6 5.2- 8.3 82 5.6 4.1- 7.7
GENDER
Male 888 576 63.6 59.3-67.6 82 9.7 7.5-12.4 82 9.3 7.2-11.9 85 8.9 6.8-11.6 63 8.6 6.0-12.1
Female 1,025 856 83.0 79.6-85.9 79 6.8 5.1- 9.0 32 4.1 2.6- 6.3 39 4.0 2.6- 6.1 19 2.2 1.2- 4.0
RACE
White 1,560 1,162 71.9 68.8-74.7 136 8.9 7.2-10.8 93 6.9 5.5- 8.8 98 7.0 5.4- 9.1 71 5.3 3.9- 7.0
African American 293 228 76.7 69.3-82.8 20 7.2 4.1-12.3 17 6.1 3.1-11.6 21 5.5 3.2- 9.4 7 4.5 1.8-10.8
Other Minorities 44 28 66.5 42.6-84.2 5 4.8 1.5-13.9 3 6.5 1.8-21.6 4 4.0 1.4-11.1 4 18.2 4.5-50.9
HISPANIC
Yes 34 21 58.7 34.0-79.6 3 7.3 1.7-26.3 5 5.6 1.8-16.0 2 8.3 1.8-30.7 3 20.1 4.8-55.4
No 1,863 1,401 73.2 70.5-75.8 157 8.4 6.9-10.1 108 6.9 5.5- 8.7 120 6.5 5.2- 8.2 77 4.9 3.7- 6.6
AGE
18-24 172 101 58.1 48.6-67.0 18 9.3 5.3-15.8 18 11.7 7.2-18.6 19 9.8 5.6-16.5 16 11.1 6.1-19.3
25-34 368 247 68.2 61.0-74.5 46 10.8 7.4-15.3 27 6.4 3.9-10.2 28 5.9 3.6- 9.4 20 8.9 4.6-16.5
35-44 449 309 69.4 63.8-74.5 49 9.5 6.6-13.5 34 8.3 5.6-12.3 34 8.5 5.8-12.3 23 4.3 2.6- 7.0
45-54 377 293 75.6 69.5-80.8 28 8.7 5.8-13.0 20 6.6 3.7-11.5 21 5.4 3.2- 9.1 15 3.6 2.0- 6.7
55-64 270 233 83.7 76.5-89.0 11 4.1 2.1- 7.7 7 3.0 1.3- 6.7 14 6.7 3.0-14.3 5 2.5 0.9- 6.3
65+ 265 240 90.6 85.5-94.0 8 4.4 2.1- 8.8 7 2.6 1.2- 5.6 8 2.0 0.7- 5.4 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 163 102 57.2 45.3-68.2 12 5.0 2.3-10.6 17 10.8 5.9-19.1 18 12.1 6.2-22.3 14 14.9 6.6-30.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 498 354 68.8 63.0-74.1 39 8.2 5.6-11.8 35 7.7 5.0-11.8 41 7.8 5.2-11.4 29 7.5 4.7-11.7
Some Post-H.S. 520 406 77.3 72.2-81.7 43 8.2 5.6-12.0 30 6.0 3.9- 9.1 30 6.2 3.9- 9.6 11 2.3 1.0- 5.0
College Graduate 730 568 75.8 71.8-79.5 67 9.6 7.2-12.6 32 5.8 3.9- 8.4 35 4.5 3.1- 6.7 28 4.3 2.8- 6.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 162 114 63.6 51.8-74.0 9 6.5 2.6-15.3 12 8.8 4.2-17.5 16 10.0 5.5-17.6 11 11.0 4.4-24.9
$15,000- 24,999 275 190 59.8 50.9-68.0 30 11.1 7.0-17.2 18 10.0 5.5-17.3 21 9.7 5.6-16.2 16 9.5 4.2-20.3
$25,000- 34,999 248 181 75.6 68.4-81.6 23 6.9 4.0-11.5 15 6.1 3.4-10.8 18 6.5 3.8-10.8 11 4.9 2.4- 9.8
$35,000- 49,999 325 238 74.9 68.5-80.3 25 7.7 4.8-12.2 29 7.7 4.9-11.9 22 6.0 3.6- 9.8 11 3.7 1.8- 7.8
$50,000+ 716 556 75.8 71.4-79.6 63 8.9 6.7-11.9 33 5.8 4.0- 8.4 38 5.0 3.1- 7.9 26 4.5 2.8- 7.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 81 58 69.8 57.5-79.8 7 10.7 4.8-22.3 6 9.2 4.0-19.8 8 8.3 4.0-16.4 2 2.0 0.5- 7.8
Appalachia II 159 121 75.2 66.9-82.0 13 7.5 4.0-13.6 7 5.2 2.4-10.9 10 6.9 3.5-13.1 8 5.2 2.6-10.4
Appalachia III 106 83 78.6 68.9-85.9 8 6.8 3.3-13.5 8 6.7 3.2-13.7 4 4.1 1.5-10.6 3 3.8 1.1-12.4
Catawba 100 81 78.4 66.2-87.1 6 5.9 2.4-13.5 4 3.6 1.2-10.5 4 6.9 2.0-21.1 5 5.3 2.0-12.9
Edisto 30 23 77.4 57.2-89.8 2 7.4 1.7-27.0 3 8.0 2.4-23.5 2 7.3 1.6-27.4 0 0.0 . - .
Low Country 101 75 71.0 59.1-80.5 9 7.7 3.8-14.9 9 10.6 5.1-20.7 5 6.7 2.3-17.8 3 4.1 1.2-13.4
Palmetto 234 176 73.4 66.1-79.6 18 7.7 4.6-12.6 11 4.4 2.3- 8.4 18 8.2 5.0-13.2 11 6.2 3.0-12.6
Pee Dee 478 352 70.3 64.1-75.9 40 9.2 6.2-13.5 28 8.0 4.8-13.2 35 7.1 4.6-10.8 23 5.3 3.2- 8.7
Savannah 73 58 76.3 61.8-86.5 5 5.5 2.1-13.7 4 9.5 2.9-27.1 2 2.3 0.5- 9.9 4 6.5 2.4-16.3
Trident 221 164 69.5 61.7-76.4 22 11.3 7.1-17.6 14 7.7 4.4-12.9 14 6.9 3.7-12.3 7 4.6 2.0-10.3
Upper Savannah 102 76 69.5 54.6-81.1 9 4.7 1.6-13.4 10 18.2 9.1-33.2 6 7.3 2.1-22.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3
Waccamaw 139 92 63.4 50.9-74.3 15 11.4 6.3-19.8 9 5.7 2.6-12.0 10 4.9 2.4- 9.5 13 14.6 6.5-29.8
Wateree 68 57 78.5 62.3-88.9 5 6.7 2.7-15.6 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 3 6.0 1.8-18.4 2 7.5 1.6-29.0

* 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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