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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking (defined as having 5 or more drinks on 1 occasion)*

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,039 6,294 86.5 85.3-87.6 745 13.5 12.4-14.7
GENDER
Male 2,684 2,180 78.0 75.9-80.0 504 22.0 20.0-24.1
Female 4,355 4,114 94.1 93.3-94.9 241 5.9 5.1- 6.7
RACE
White 5,408 4,816 85.9 84.7-87.1 592 14.1 12.9-15.3
African American 1,391 1,260 88.2 85.6-90.3 131 11.8 9.7-14.4
Other 179 161 85.7 77.3-91.3 18 14.3 8.7-22.7
HISPANIC
Yes 128 114 87.5 77.6-93.4 14 12.5 6.6-22.4
No 6,832 6,106 86.4 85.2-87.5 726 13.6 12.5-14.8
AGE
18-24 414 321 78.4 73.4-82.6 93 21.6 17.4-26.6
25-34 1,042 859 78.2 74.8-81.3 183 21.8 18.7-25.2
35-44 1,240 1,051 83.3 80.7-85.5 189 16.7 14.5-19.3
45-54 1,425 1,259 87.9 85.6-89.8 166 12.1 10.2-14.4
55-64 1,305 1,232 94.6 93.1-95.7 73 5.4 4.3- 6.9
65+ 1,545 1,507 97.6 96.5-98.3 38 2.4 1.7- 3.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 801 729 86.6 82.7-89.7 72 13.4 10.3-17.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,186 1,963 85.8 83.6-87.8 223 14.2 12.2-16.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,787 1,584 86.6 84.3-88.6 203 13.4 11.4-15.7
College Graduate 2,251 2,005 87.1 85.2-88.8 246 12.9 11.2-14.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 831 767 89.6 86.2-92.3 64 10.4 7.7-13.8
$15,000- $24,999 1,156 1,055 87.5 84.2-90.3 101 12.5 9.7-15.8
$25,000- $34,999 849 738 84.3 80.7-87.3 111 15.7 12.7-19.3
$35,000- $49,999 1,083 953 85.8 82.9-88.2 130 14.2 11.8-17.1
$50,000+ 2,196 1,910 84.0 81.9-85.9 286 16.0 14.1-18.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 429 399 90.5 85.6-93.8 30 9.5 6.2-14.4
Appalachia II 845 754 86.3 83.0-89.1 91 13.7 10.9-17.0
Appalachia III 547 497 89.2 85.6-92.0 50 10.8 8.0-14.4
Catawba 487 430 85.1 80.2-88.9 57 14.9 11.1-19.8
Edisto Savannah 533 481 87.5 83.1-90.9 52 12.5 9.1-16.9
Low Country 360 316 85.3 79.7-89.6 44 14.7 10.4-20.3
Palmetto 1,061 939 84.9 81.5-87.8 122 15.1 12.2-18.5
Pee Dee 521 470 88.0 84.1-91.1 51 12.0 8.9-15.9
Trident 884 770 81.9 78.0-85.2 114 18.1 14.8-22.0
Upper Savannah 335 308 87.1 79.7-92.1 27 12.9 7.9-20.3
Waccamaw 586 518 87.9 84.4-90.7 68 12.1 9.3-15.6
Wateree 380 348 90.2 84.7-93.9 32 9.8 6.1-15.3
Region***
Region I 764 707 89.0 84.9-92.1 57 11.0 7.9-15.1
Region II 1,392 1,251 87.5 85.1-89.6 141 12.5 10.4-14.9
Region III 1,548 1,369 84.9 82.2-87.3 179 15.1 12.7-17.8
Region IV 901 818 89.0 85.9-91.4 83 11.0 8.6-14.1
Region V 533 481 87.5 83.1-90.9 52 12.5 9.1-16.9
Region VI 586 518 87.9 84.4-90.7 68 12.1 9.3-15.6
Region VII 884 770 81.9 78.0-85.2 114 18.1 14.8-22.0
Region VIII 360 316 85.3 79.7-89.6 44 14.7 10.4-20.3

* 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

*** 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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