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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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  Total #
Respondents
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,698 51 1.4 1.0- 1.9 1,124 31.5 29.6-33.4 1,072 29.4 27.7-31.3 1,071 28.9 27.1-30.7 380 8.9 7.8-10.1
GENDER
Male 1,797 24 1.2 0.8- 1.9 434 25.8 23.3-28.5 487 28.2 25.7-30.8 617 33.5 30.9-36.2 235 11.3 9.5-13.3
Female 1,901 27 1.5 1.0- 2.4 690 38.8 36.2-41.5 585 31.0 28.6-33.5 454 22.8 20.7-25.1 145 5.8 4.9- 6.9
RACE
White 3,026 32 1.0 0.7- 1.4 869 29.5 27.6-31.4 871 29.7 27.8-31.7 915 29.8 27.9-31.8 339 10.0 8.9-11.3
African American 559 15 1.8 1.0- 3.2 220 38.9 33.8-44.2 166 28.4 24.1-33.2 127 25.1 20.8-29.9 31 5.8 3.3- 9.9
Other 91 1 1.3 0.2- 8.6 31 30.0 20.2-42.1 26 27.5 17.1-41.1 26 36.2 24.2-50.2 7 5.0 2.1-11.4
HISPANIC
Yes 51 2 4.7 0.9-21.1 17 28.6 17.0-43.9 16 36.6 21.9-54.2 14 28.2 15.7-45.3 2 2.0 0.5- 7.8
No 3,628 47 1.2 0.8- 1.6 1,102 31.6 29.7-33.6 1,050 29.2 27.4-31.0 1,054 28.9 27.2-30.8 375 9.1 7.9-10.3
AGE
18-24 198 2 0.9 0.2- 3.9 77 39.0 31.5-47.0 62 27.7 21.5-34.9 47 25.4 19.2-32.9 10 7.1 3.3-14.5
25-34 542 7 1.6 0.8- 3.6 198 35.2 30.9-39.7 178 31.9 27.7-36.5 150 29.1 24.9-33.8 9 2.1 1.1- 4.3
35-44 742 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0 243 31.3 27.8-35.1 251 34.6 30.8-38.6 204 27.8 24.4-31.4 39 5.5 4.0- 7.6
45-54 819 8 0.9 0.4- 1.9 235 28.1 24.8-31.7 249 29.9 26.5-33.5 262 32.0 28.5-35.8 65 9.1 6.9-11.9
55-64 698 10 1.6 0.8- 3.1 207 29.8 26.2-33.8 178 25.6 22.2-29.3 203 28.8 25.3-32.5 100 14.2 11.6-17.3
65+ 661 19 2.9 1.8- 4.7 149 22.7 19.4-26.4 141 20.9 17.7-24.5 201 30.8 27.1-34.8 151 22.7 19.4-26.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 233 10 3.0 1.4- 6.1 78 35.2 26.7-44.7 61 26.5 20.0-34.3 53 23.7 17.3-31.6 31 11.6 7.7-17.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 958 17 1.9 1.1- 3.2 326 33.4 29.8-37.3 278 30.1 26.5-33.9 240 25.7 22.4-29.5 97 8.9 6.6-11.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,001 11 0.9 0.4- 1.7 341 34.2 30.7-38.0 278 29.2 25.8-32.8 273 27.4 24.1-31.0 98 8.3 6.5-10.5
College Graduate 1,503 13 1.0 0.5- 1.9 377 26.9 24.4-29.7 455 29.7 27.1-32.3 504 33.5 30.8-36.3 154 8.9 7.3-10.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 246 6 3.1 1.2- 7.9 99 40.2 31.2-50.0 66 25.6 18.8-33.9 56 21.6 15.6-29.1 19 9.4 3.8-21.5
$15,000- $24,999 455 10 1.4 0.7- 2.7 159 32.0 27.0-37.5 128 30.4 25.1-36.2 110 27.9 22.8-33.7 48 8.3 5.8-11.6
$25,000- $34,999 406 10 3.2 1.5- 6.5 143 35.9 30.2-42.0 110 28.6 23.3-34.6 109 24.7 20.0-30.1 34 7.6 5.1-11.2
$35,000- $49,999 582 5 0.7 0.3- 1.6 199 36.9 32.2-41.8 164 28.0 23.9-32.6 147 24.1 20.0-28.7 67 10.3 7.9-13.5
$50,000+ 1,658 11 0.8 0.4- 1.4 417 26.2 23.8-28.8 514 30.9 28.4-33.5 558 33.7 31.1-36.4 158 8.4 7.0-10.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 212 4 2.8 0.9- 8.7 66 34.6 27.3-42.7 56 27.1 20.5-34.8 60 26.1 19.9-33.4 26 9.4 6.2-14.0
Appalachia II 396 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 120 29.0 24.0-34.6 109 26.8 22.0-32.2 134 35.6 30.1-41.6 30 7.8 5.1-11.7
Appalachia III 239 3 0.7 0.2- 2.5 83 31.5 25.0-38.8 71 36.5 29.3-44.5 53 20.4 15.3-26.7 29 10.8 7.1-15.9
Catawba 238 5 2.2 0.9- 5.4 77 36.0 29.2-43.4 77 32.4 25.9-39.6 66 25.5 19.6-32.4 13 4.0 2.1- 7.3
Edisto Savannah 238 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 81 34.7 27.2-42.9 84 35.9 28.2-44.5 54 19.3 14.1-25.8 18 9.5 3.8-21.8
Low Country 275 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 72 33.2 25.2-42.2 67 22.7 17.4-28.9 89 32.2 25.6-39.5 46 11.7 8.5-16.0
Palmetto 598 13 2.2 1.1- 4.0 170 27.7 23.5-32.3 178 29.1 24.8-33.8 184 34.1 29.4-39.2 53 6.9 5.0- 9.5
Pee Dee 237 6 2.5 0.8- 7.2 85 38.3 30.7-46.5 70 31.9 24.9-39.8 56 22.2 16.4-29.5 20 5.1 3.1- 8.3
Trident 564 8 1.2 0.6- 2.5 147 28.2 23.7-33.1 167 28.9 24.6-33.5 173 29.8 25.4-34.7 69 11.9 9.0-15.6
Upper Savannah 168 0 0.0 . - . 59 33.4 25.6-42.1 49 30.5 22.7-39.6 45 26.8 19.7-35.3 15 9.4 4.6-18.1
Waccamaw 334 3 1.0 0.3- 4.1 95 28.8 23.3-35.0 91 27.4 22.0-33.5 103 31.8 26.0-38.1 42 11.0 8.0-14.9
Wateree 160 4 1.6 0.6- 4.6 57 34.1 25.7-43.7 44 27.9 20.4-36.9 42 28.1 20.0-37.9 13 8.2 4.1-16.0
Region***
Region I 380 4 1.5 0.5- 4.9 125 34.1 28.6-40.0 105 28.6 23.4-34.4 105 26.4 21.6-31.8 41 9.4 6.4-13.7
Region II 635 6 0.7 0.3- 1.7 203 30.0 25.9-34.3 180 30.4 26.3-35.0 187 30.0 25.8-34.5 59 8.9 6.6-11.9
Region III 836 18 2.2 1.3- 3.6 247 30.1 26.5-34.0 255 30.1 26.4-34.0 250 31.6 27.8-35.7 66 6.0 4.5- 8.0
Region IV 397 10 2.1 0.9- 4.9 142 36.7 30.9-42.9 114 30.3 25.0-36.2 98 24.5 19.6-30.3 33 6.3 4.1- 9.6
Region V 238 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 81 34.7 27.2-42.9 84 35.9 28.2-44.5 54 19.3 14.1-25.8 18 9.5 3.8-21.8
Region VI 334 3 1.0 0.3- 4.1 95 28.8 23.3-35.0 91 27.4 22.0-33.5 103 31.8 26.0-38.1 42 11.0 8.0-14.9
Region VII 564 8 1.2 0.6- 2.5 147 28.2 23.7-33.1 167 28.9 24.6-33.5 173 29.8 25.4-34.7 69 11.9 9.0-15.6
Region VIII 275 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 72 33.2 25.2-42.2 67 22.7 17.4-28.9 89 32.2 25.6-39.5 46 11.7 8.5-16.0

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported that they had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage during the past 30 days.

#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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