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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking Among Women*

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,370 4,177 95.5 94.8-96.2 193 4.5 3.8- 5.2
RACE
White 3,256 3,090 94.7 93.7-95.5 166 5.3 4.5- 6.3
African American 976 952 97.5 96.0-98.4 24 2.5 1.6- 4.0
Other 99 96 94.7 83.5-98.5 3 5.3 1.5-16.5
HISPANIC
Yes 80 77 96.2 87.7-98.9 3 3.8 1.1-12.3
No 4,228 4,040 95.5 94.7-96.2 188 4.5 3.8- 5.3
AGE
18-24 253 239 95.0 91.5-97.1 14 5.0 2.9- 8.5
25-34 683 654 95.8 93.9-97.1 29 4.2 2.9- 6.1
35-44 772 731 94.5 92.2-96.1 41 5.5 3.9- 7.8
45-54 868 822 95.2 93.4-96.5 46 4.8 3.5- 6.6
55-64 762 729 95.6 93.7-97.0 33 4.4 3.0- 6.3
65+ 976 947 96.8 95.3-97.9 29 3.2 2.1- 4.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 528 516 96.7 93.7-98.3 12 3.3 1.7- 6.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,402 1,359 96.5 95.2-97.5 43 3.5 2.5- 4.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,157 1,101 95.3 93.7-96.5 56 4.7 3.5- 6.3
College Graduate 1,272 1,190 94.0 92.3-95.3 82 6.0 4.7- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 616 601 97.0 94.4-98.3 15 3.0 1.7- 5.6
$15,000- $24,999 783 763 97.5 96.0-98.5 20 2.5 1.5- 4.0
$25,000- $34,999 507 486 95.7 92.9-97.4 21 4.3 2.6- 7.1
$35,000- $49,999 615 572 92.3 89.5-94.5 43 7.7 5.5-10.5
$50,000+ 1,178 1,106 94.3 92.7-95.6 72 5.7 4.4- 7.3
Health District**
Appalachia I 267 262 97.8 94.7-99.1 5 2.2 0.9- 5.3
Appalachia II 522 497 94.9 92.0-96.8 25 5.1 3.2- 8.0
Appalachia III 336 331 98.7 96.7-99.5 5 1.3 0.5- 3.3
Catawba 313 304 98.1 96.1-99.1 9 1.9 0.9- 3.9
Edisto Savannah 320 302 94.6 91.1-96.8 18 5.4 3.2- 8.9
Low Country 220 195 89.4 84.1-93.1 25 10.6 6.9-15.9
Palmetto 647 620 95.2 92.4-97.0 27 4.8 3.0- 7.6
Pee Dee 346 338 97.9 95.4-99.0 8 2.1 1.0- 4.6
Trident 566 535 94.0 91.2-95.9 31 6.0 4.1- 8.8
Upper Savannah 197 192 97.0 92.9-98.8 5 3.0 1.2- 7.1
Waccamaw 354 329 92.7 88.9-95.3 25 7.3 4.7-11.1
Wateree 237 229 97.1 94.1-98.6 8 2.9 1.4- 5.9
Region***
Region I 464 454 97.5 95.3-98.7 10 2.5 1.3- 4.7
Region II 858 828 96.4 94.6-97.7 30 3.6 2.3- 5.4
Region III 960 924 96.2 94.3-97.5 36 3.8 2.5- 5.7
Region IV 583 567 97.5 95.9-98.6 16 2.5 1.4- 4.1
Region V 320 302 94.6 91.1-96.8 18 5.4 3.2- 8.9
Region VI 354 329 92.7 88.9-95.3 25 7.3 4.7-11.1
Region VII 566 535 94.0 91.2-95.9 31 6.0 4.1- 8.8
Region VIII 220 195 89.4 84.1-93.1 25 10.6 6.9-15.9

*Data in this table was derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Not at risk =FEMALE respondents who reported having LESS than or equal to 1 drinks/day.
At risk =FEMALE respondents who reported having MORE than 1 drinks/day.

#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

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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