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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,888 5,191 85.6 84.3-86.7 697 14.4 13.3-15.7
GENDER
Male 2,216 1,734 76.4 74.2-78.5 482 23.6 21.5-25.8
Female 3,672 3,457 93.9 92.9-94.7 215 6.1 5.3- 7.1
RACE
White 4,590 4,020 84.2 82.7-85.5 570 15.8 14.5-17.3
African American 1,092 988 89.1 86.5-91.3 104 10.9 8.7-13.5
Other 156 140 90.0 81.3-94.9 16 10.0 5.1-18.7
HISPANIC
Yes 148 131 88.0 80.3-93.0 17 12.0 7.0-19.7
No 5,688 5,013 85.4 84.2-86.6 675 14.6 13.4-15.8
AGE
18-24 382 286 72.5 67.0-77.5 96 27.5 22.5-33.0
25-34 944 781 80.0 76.8-82.9 163 20.0 17.1-23.2
35-44 1,122 938 83.4 80.8-85.7 184 16.6 14.3-19.2
45-54 1,184 1,037 87.4 85.0-89.4 147 12.6 10.6-15.0
55-64 994 923 91.9 89.6-93.7 71 8.1 6.3-10.4
65+ 1,207 1,176 97.6 96.5-98.3 31 2.4 1.7- 3.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 714 654 89.4 86.0-92.0 60 10.6 8.0-14.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,805 1,592 85.3 83.0-87.4 213 14.7 12.6-17.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,529 1,326 83.3 80.6-85.6 203 16.7 14.4-19.4
College Graduate 1,830 1,610 86.1 84.1-88.0 220 13.9 12.0-15.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 703 635 87.3 83.4-90.4 68 12.7 9.6-16.6
$15,000- $24,999 994 891 88.0 85.1-90.3 103 12.0 9.7-14.9
$25,000- $34,999 733 642 85.1 81.4-88.2 91 14.9 11.8-18.6
$35,000- $49,999 874 743 81.7 78.2-84.7 131 18.3 15.3-21.8
$50,000+ 1,852 1,597 83.7 81.5-85.6 255 16.3 14.4-18.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 371 339 87.3 81.7-91.4 32 12.7 8.6-18.3
Appalachia II 692 624 87.3 83.7-90.2 68 12.7 9.8-16.3
Appalachia III 475 432 88.2 83.4-91.7 43 11.8 8.3-16.6
Catawba 385 340 86.3 81.6-89.9 45 13.7 10.1-18.4
Edisto Savannah 451 400 87.1 82.5-90.6 51 12.9 9.4-17.5
Low Country 289 253 85.3 79.2-89.8 36 14.7 10.2-20.8
Palmetto 890 765 83.4 80.1-86.3 125 16.6 13.7-19.9
Pee Dee 418 387 90.3 85.5-93.6 31 9.7 6.4-14.5
Trident 743 611 78.9 74.8-82.5 132 21.1 17.5-25.2
Upper Savannah 291 260 86.6 80.6-91.0 31 13.4 9.0-19.4
Waccamaw 510 444 85.1 80.8-88.6 66 14.9 11.4-19.2
Wateree 308 276 86.0 79.9-90.5 32 14.0 9.5-20.1

* Data in this table was derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Not at risk = Respondents who reported they did not drink in the past 30 days and who did not have five or more drinks on an occasion.
At risk = Respondents who reported th ey did drink in the past 30 days and had five or more drinks on one or more occasions in the past 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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