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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,879 5,550 94.1 93.2-94.8 329 5.9 5.2- 6.8
GENDER
Male 2,211 2,039 91.9 90.4-93.2 172 8.1 6.8- 9.6
Female 3,668 3,511 96.0 95.2-96.7 157 4.0 3.3- 4.8
RACE
White 4,584 4,299 92.9 91.8-93.8 285 7.1 6.2- 8.2
African American 1,091 1,057 96.9 95.4-97.9 34 3.1 2.1- 4.6
Other 156 150 97.3 92.6-99.0 6 2.7 1.0- 7.4
HISPANIC
Yes 147 143 98.1 94.3-99.4 4 1.9 0.6- 5.7
No 5,680 5,358 93.9 93.1-94.7 322 6.1 5.3- 6.9
AGE
18-24 379 342 88.7 84.4-92.0 37 11.3 8.0-15.6
25-34 942 883 93.1 91.0-94.8 59 6.9 5.2- 9.0
35-44 1,121 1,055 94.5 92.8-95.8 66 5.5 4.2- 7.2
45-54 1,183 1,111 94.7 93.2-95.9 72 5.3 4.1- 6.8
55-64 995 952 96.1 94.6-97.2 43 3.9 2.8- 5.4
65+ 1,203 1,153 96.4 95.2-97.3 50 3.6 2.7- 4.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 712 674 94.2 91.6-96.0 38 5.8 4.0- 8.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,805 1,719 95.1 93.7-96.2 86 4.9 3.8- 6.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,523 1,416 92.0 90.0-93.6 107 8.0 6.4-10.0
College Graduate 1,829 1,732 94.8 93.4-95.8 97 5.2 4.2- 6.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 706 672 94.0 91.0-96.0 34 6.0 4.0- 9.0
$15,000- $24,999 992 938 94.7 92.8-96.2 54 5.3 3.8- 7.2
$25,000- $34,999 733 694 94.6 92.2-96.2 39 5.4 3.8- 7.8
$35,000- $49,999 874 817 93.0 90.3-94.9 57 7.0 5.1- 9.7
$50,000+ 1,845 1,724 92.8 91.2-94.1 121 7.2 5.9- 8.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 369 358 95.7 91.4-97.9 11 4.3 2.1- 8.6
Appalachia II 691 664 95.4 92.4-97.3 27 4.6 2.7- 7.6
Appalachia III 476 454 95.5 92.7-97.2 22 4.5 2.8- 7.3
Catawba 386 367 94.8 91.5-96.9 19 5.2 3.1- 8.5
Edisto Savannah 449 422 93.9 90.6-96.0 27 6.1 4.0- 9.4
Low Country 287 261 92.0 87.6-94.9 26 8.0 5.1-12.4
Palmetto 885 837 94.4 92.3-96.0 48 5.6 4.0- 7.7
Pee Dee 420 405 96.1 92.7-97.9 15 3.9 2.1- 7.3
Trident 742 678 91.0 88.2-93.2 64 9.0 6.8-11.8
Upper Savannah 289 276 94.7 89.8-97.3 13 5.3 2.7-10.2
Waccamaw 513 477 92.3 88.7-94.8 36 7.7 5.2-11.3
Wateree 307 290 93.7 88.6-96.6 17 6.3 3.4-11.4

* Data in this table was derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Not at risk = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
At risk = Respondents reported hav ing MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

#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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