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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 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 2,852 1,258 39.6 37.6-41.8 887 30.9 28.9-32.9 363 13.9 12.4-15.6 136 5.5 4.5- 6.6 208 10.1 8.7-11.7
GENDER
Male 1,301 437 30.7 27.9-33.7 409 30.9 28.0-34.0 214 16.9 14.6-19.5 83 6.8 5.3- 8.6 158 14.7 12.4-17.3
Female 1,551 821 51.0 48.1-53.8 478 30.8 28.3-33.5 149 10.2 8.5-12.1 53 3.7 2.8- 5.1 50 4.3 3.1- 5.8
RACE
White 2,348 1,069 41.1 38.9-43.4 701 28.8 26.8-30.9 291 13.6 12.0-15.4 112 5.7 4.6- 7.0 175 10.8 9.1-12.7
African American 418 155 34.5 29.3-40.0 154 36.7 31.3-42.4 61 15.1 11.3-19.9 20 5.3 3.1- 8.8 28 8.5 5.7-12.6
Other 66 24 36.8 24.0-51.6 26 40.8 27.2-56.0 10 15.9 8.2-28.8 2 0.5 0.1- 2.4 4 6.0 2.0-16.3
HISPANIC
Yes 54 23 44.4 28.9-61.2 17 29.5 17.6-45.1 12 21.8 12.0-36.4 1 3.1 0.4-18.8 1 1.1 0.2- 7.6
No 2,785 1,230 39.5 37.5-41.6 866 30.9 28.9-33.0 350 13.7 12.2-15.4 135 5.6 4.6- 6.7 204 10.3 8.8-12.0
AGE
18-24 197 41 20.4 14.6-27.8 62 27.7 21.2-35.3 31 17.0 11.8-24.0 18 8.9 5.4-14.4 45 25.9 19.4-33.7
25-34 499 150 27.6 23.5-32.1 173 33.5 29.0-38.3 83 17.9 14.2-22.3 35 7.4 5.2-10.4 58 13.6 10.4-17.6
35-44 612 238 37.0 32.8-41.4 194 32.7 28.4-37.4 96 15.3 12.4-18.7 32 5.4 3.6- 7.9 52 9.6 7.2-12.7
45-54 640 280 43.5 39.2-47.9 218 33.8 29.8-38.0 75 12.4 9.5-16.0 32 5.2 3.5- 7.7 35 5.1 3.5- 7.3
55-64 447 264 56.1 50.8-61.3 119 27.3 22.9-32.3 42 10.5 7.6-14.2 10 2.4 1.2- 4.7 12 3.7 2.0- 6.9
65+ 435 273 63.2 58.3-68.0 115 26.0 21.9-30.6 36 8.2 5.8-11.4 8 2.0 0.9- 4.2 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 193 54 26.6 20.0-34.5 57 28.2 21.2-36.4 28 15.1 9.9-22.3 22 10.9 6.7-17.3 32 19.2 13.5-26.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 723 281 35.2 31.2-39.4 229 31.0 27.0-35.2 92 13.9 10.9-17.4 45 6.2 4.5- 8.5 76 13.8 10.7-17.5
Some Post-H.S. 787 335 37.8 34.0-41.7 235 28.5 24.9-32.4 114 15.8 12.9-19.2 40 6.8 4.8- 9.5 63 11.2 8.4-14.6
College Graduate 1,145 586 47.7 44.4-51.1 365 33.2 30.1-36.5 129 12.3 10.2-14.8 29 2.6 1.7- 3.9 36 4.2 2.8- 6.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 235 74 28.6 21.8-36.4 76 30.1 23.6-37.7 38 17.7 12.1-25.2 18 7.2 3.9-12.6 29 16.4 10.9-24.0
$15,000- $24,999 378 151 38.2 32.3-44.4 110 26.2 21.3-31.7 50 13.9 10.2-18.7 21 5.7 3.5- 9.2 46 16.0 11.6-21.6
$25,000- $34,999 327 129 34.0 28.3-40.2 103 29.0 23.7-35.0 39 13.3 9.0-19.1 17 6.8 4.0-11.6 39 16.9 12.2-23.0
$35,000- $49,999 466 202 37.2 32.3-42.3 130 29.5 24.6-35.0 67 16.3 12.5-20.9 31 6.9 4.7-10.0 36 10.1 6.9-14.5
$50,000+ 1,176 550 43.7 40.6-46.9 393 33.8 30.8-36.8 147 12.8 10.8-15.1 38 3.9 2.7- 5.6 48 5.9 4.2- 8.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 153 75 45.7 36.3-55.4 52 32.7 24.7-41.7 12 5.6 2.9-10.6 4 3.2 1.2- 8.4 10 12.8 6.6-23.4
Appalachia II 300 122 36.1 29.9-42.8 108 35.5 29.3-42.2 42 14.7 10.6-20.1 7 3.0 1.3- 6.8 21 10.7 6.6-17.1
Appalachia III 202 88 38.5 31.0-46.5 53 27.5 20.5-35.8 35 18.0 12.5-25.3 8 3.5 1.7- 7.4 18 12.5 7.1-21.2
Catawba 192 94 45.7 37.7-53.8 48 25.3 18.9-33.0 25 12.1 8.1-17.8 11 6.7 3.4-12.8 14 10.2 5.8-17.2
Edisto Savannah 211 91 38.6 31.4-46.4 59 27.2 20.9-34.6 32 17.1 11.5-24.7 7 3.2 1.3- 7.3 22 13.9 8.8-21.2
Low Country 178 85 43.3 35.4-51.6 56 29.1 22.5-36.8 21 13.3 8.0-21.3 8 5.6 2.6-11.9 8 8.7 4.3-16.8
Palmetto 493 214 38.7 33.8-43.8 173 36.2 31.2-41.5 64 14.2 10.7-18.6 15 3.5 2.0- 6.1 27 7.4 4.8-11.3
Pee Dee 152 65 36.5 28.3-45.6 49 33.7 25.1-43.6 11 9.9 4.9-18.9 9 4.0 2.0- 8.0 18 15.9 9.5-25.3
Trident 430 184 38.1 33.1-43.4 125 28.9 23.9-34.5 58 16.0 12.1-20.8 29 7.1 4.7-10.5 34 9.9 6.9-14.0
Upper Savannah 125 56 43.1 33.5-53.3 36 27.3 19.3-37.1 10 8.6 4.4-16.4 15 13.6 7.5-23.5 8 7.3 3.5-14.6
Waccamaw 273 126 42.7 36.3-49.4 79 26.2 21.0-32.2 38 15.2 10.9-20.8 15 8.0 4.5-13.8 15 7.8 4.3-13.9
Wateree 127 55 37.5 28.0-48.0 40 31.1 21.8-42.3 13 13.8 7.2-24.8 7 9.7 4.3-20.2 12 8.0 4.4-14.1

* 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 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

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