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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

Risk factor for heavy drinking (Note: Heavy drinking is defined as having greater than 2 drinks per day for men, and 1 drink per day for women)*

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  Total #
Respondents
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,291 7,910 95.1 94.4-95.7 381 4.9 4.3- 5.6
GENDER
Male 3,243 3,063 93.9 92.6-95.0 180 6.1 5.0- 7.4
Female 5,048 4,847 96.2 95.5-96.8 201 3.8 3.2- 4.5
RACE
White 6,254 5,914 94.2 93.3-94.9 340 5.8 5.1- 6.7
African American 1,783 1,748 97.2 95.4-98.3 35 2.8 1.7- 4.6
Other 196 190 96.4 90.9-98.6 6 3.6 1.4- 9.1
HISPANIC
Yes 115 111 95.3 84.8-98.7 4 4.7 1.3-15.2
No 8,036 7,659 95.0 94.3-95.7 377 5.0 4.3- 5.7
AGE
18-24 395 370 92.3 88.2-95.1 25 7.7 4.9-11.8
25-34 1,010 967 95.6 93.8-96.9 43 4.4 3.1- 6.2
35-44 1,464 1,384 94.7 93.4-95.8 80 5.3 4.2- 6.6
45-54 1,658 1,570 94.7 93.3-95.9 88 5.3 4.1- 6.7
55-64 1,619 1,549 95.9 94.7-96.8 70 4.1 3.2- 5.3
65+ 2,074 2,002 97.0 96.2-97.7 72 3.0 2.3- 3.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,128 1,096 96.2 94.2-97.5 32 3.8 2.5- 5.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,634 2,533 95.9 94.5-97.0 101 4.1 3.0- 5.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,075 1,968 94.6 93.2-95.7 107 5.4 4.3- 6.8
College Graduate 2,432 2,291 94.1 92.8-95.3 141 5.9 4.7- 7.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,010 985 96.2 92.2-98.2 25 3.8 1.8- 7.8
$15,000- $24,999 1,320 1,265 95.4 93.6-96.7 55 4.6 3.3- 6.4
$25,000- $34,999 965 913 94.7 92.7-96.1 52 5.3 3.9- 7.3
$35,000- $49,999 1,220 1,168 96.2 94.7-97.2 52 3.8 2.8- 5.3
$50,000+ 2,670 2,510 93.6 92.2-94.7 160 6.4 5.3- 7.8
Health District**
Appalachia I 523 497 95.3 92.6-97.0 26 4.7 3.0- 7.4
Appalachia II 931 898 95.9 93.8-97.3 33 4.1 2.7- 6.2
Appalachia III 690 670 97.2 95.3-98.3 20 2.8 1.7- 4.7
Catawba 535 515 96.5 94.2-97.9 20 3.5 2.1- 5.8
Edisto Savannah 622 601 95.2 89.6-97.8 21 4.8 2.2-10.4
Low Country 435 393 92.3 88.9-94.8 42 7.7 5.2-11.1
Palmetto 1,257 1,193 94.2 91.9-95.8 64 5.8 4.2- 8.1
Pee Dee 688 670 97.9 96.5-98.8 18 2.1 1.2- 3.5
Trident 978 926 94.5 92.4-96.1 52 5.5 3.9- 7.6
Upper Savannah 459 442 94.9 90.7-97.3 17 5.1 2.7- 9.3
Waccamaw 657 614 93.5 91.0-95.4 43 6.5 4.6- 9.0
Wateree 403 384 93.2 88.3-96.2 19 6.8 3.8-11.7
Region***
Region I 982 939 95.1 92.8-96.7 43 4.9 3.3- 7.2
Region II 1,621 1,568 96.4 95.1-97.4 53 3.6 2.6- 4.9
Region III 1,792 1,708 94.9 93.2-96.2 84 5.1 3.8- 6.8
Region IV 1,091 1,054 96.2 94.2-97.5 37 3.8 2.5- 5.8
Region V 622 601 95.2 89.6-97.8 21 4.8 2.2-10.4
Region VI 657 614 93.5 91.0-95.4 43 6.5 4.6- 9.0
Region VII 978 926 94.5 92.4-96.1 52 5.5 3.9- 7.6
Region VIII 435 393 92.3 88.9-94.8 42 7.7 5.2-11.1

*Data in this table was derived from the Alcohol Consumption questions.

#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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