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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Alcohol Consumption

On days when you drank, during the past 30 days, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total #
Respondents
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,565 1,578 37.6 35.0-40.3 1,182 32.6 30.0-35.2 386 13.0 11.2-15.2 152 5.5 4.2- 7.3 267 11.2 9.4-13.4
GENDER
Male 1,683 552 29.0 25.6-32.7 588 32.8 29.2-36.6 233 15.6 12.8-18.9 110 7.0 5.0- 9.5 200 15.6 12.7-18.9
Female 1,882 1,026 48.4 44.6-52.2 594 32.2 28.8-35.8 153 9.8 7.6-12.5 42 3.8 2.1- 6.6 67 5.8 3.9- 8.6
RACE
White 2,728 1,232 38.8 35.9-41.8 914 32.6 29.8-35.5 285 12.2 10.2-14.5 110 5.5 4.0- 7.5 187 10.9 8.8-13.4
African American 669 281 35.2 28.9-42.1 213 30.0 23.9-37.0 86 17.2 12.2-23.8 31 6.4 3.1-12.6 58 11.2 7.4-16.6
Other 146 55 32.6 22.3-45.0 51 39.6 27.7-52.8 13 10.8 5.0-21.7 6 1.8 0.6- 4.7 21 15.2 8.1-26.7
HISPANIC
Yes 49 21 29.8 15.8-49.0 14 33.5 16.5-56.3 9 25.1 11.0-47.4 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 4 10.9 2.1-41.1
No 3,501 1,553 37.9 35.3-40.6 1,165 32.6 30.0-35.2 375 12.8 10.9-14.9 146 5.5 4.1- 7.4 262 11.2 9.4-13.4
AGE
18-24 114 23 19.1 11.0-31.0 30 23.4 14.8-35.0 22 19.4 11.3-31.4 12 12.8 6.1-25.0 27 25.2 16.0-37.4
25-34 297 90 29.6 23.0-37.3 106 34.8 27.8-42.5 44 12.4 8.4-18.0 16 7.1 3.7-13.4 41 16.1 10.9-23.1
35-44 541 203 37.3 31.6-43.4 173 30.8 25.5-36.7 73 15.9 11.5-21.5 29 5.6 3.2- 9.4 63 10.5 7.5-14.5
45-54 773 303 36.9 32.2-41.9 256 35.3 30.3-40.5 100 13.8 10.8-17.4 46 4.5 3.0- 6.6 68 9.6 6.8-13.4
55-64 881 409 46.2 41.3-51.1 319 37.5 32.8-42.3 83 8.3 6.2-11.1 29 2.7 1.6- 4.4 41 5.4 3.3- 8.7
65+ 959 550 57.2 52.5-61.7 298 30.0 26.0-34.3 64 7.5 4.8-11.6 20 2.1 1.1- 3.8 27 3.3 2.0- 5.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 210 67 28.1 19.1-39.2 67 27.0 18.0-38.5 27 18.7 10.7-30.4 11 6.5 2.2-17.5 38 19.7 12.4-29.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 829 336 33.3 27.9-39.2 251 28.6 23.7-34.1 102 12.6 9.1-17.2 52 8.8 5.5-14.0 88 16.7 12.2-22.3
Some Post-H.S. 974 401 35.6 31.0-40.6 331 34.4 29.7-39.3 115 14.2 10.7-18.5 43 4.6 2.6- 8.0 84 11.3 7.9-15.8
College Graduate 1,547 771 43.4 39.5-47.5 531 34.5 30.6-38.6 142 11.6 8.9-14.8 46 4.1 2.5- 6.6 57 6.4 4.5- 9.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 213 81 34.1 22.0-48.6 63 25.7 17.0-36.8 29 13.5 7.6-22.8 13 6.7 2.4-17.8 27 20.0 10.8-34.2
$15,000- $24,999 388 149 30.1 23.6-37.5 127 32.9 25.4-41.3 56 15.6 9.9-23.7 21 8.0 4.3-14.4 35 13.4 7.5-23.0
$25,000- $34,999 355 153 30.0 23.4-37.6 103 27.5 20.1-36.3 49 19.1 12.5-27.9 16 7.9 3.0-19.1 34 15.6 9.5-24.4
$35,000- $49,999 487 226 38.6 31.4-46.4 155 31.9 24.9-39.7 44 12.5 7.7-19.6 20 5.0 2.1-11.5 42 12.1 7.5-18.9
$50,000+ 1,726 758 40.2 36.6-43.9 623 34.7 31.2-38.3 177 12.1 9.7-15.0 65 4.3 2.8- 6.5 103 8.8 6.7-11.4
REGION**
Region I 415 194 41.8 34.7-49.4 137 33.4 26.3-41.3 34 11.4 6.9-18.1 16 3.5 1.7- 7.1 34 9.9 6.1-15.8
Region II 438 195 36.7 30.5-43.4 139 32.2 26.0-39.1 49 14.8 10.0-21.2 26 8.6 5.1-14.0 29 7.7 4.8-12.2
Region III 522 233 40.6 34.1-47.4 170 30.1 24.4-36.4 58 12.7 8.5-18.4 23 4.7 2.3- 9.4 38 11.9 7.5-18.3
Region IV 313 124 32.8 25.8-40.8 98 27.4 21.2-34.5 35 12.3 8.2-18.1 20 9.2 4.5-17.8 36 18.3 12.1-26.8
Region V 372 151 32.2 26.3-38.7 133 38.9 31.6-46.6 43 13.2 8.6-19.6 16 3.9 2.0- 7.4 29 11.9 7.2-19.0
Region VI 474 212 36.1 30.0-42.7 159 32.9 26.9-39.6 58 13.4 9.7-18.2 14 3.1 1.7- 5.6 31 14.5 8.3-24.0
Region VII 490 221 38.2 31.8-45.0 167 35.8 29.3-42.9 46 11.8 7.7-17.8 18 4.9 2.0-11.7 38 9.2 5.8-14.5
Region VIII 541 248 36.5 31.2-42.0 179 33.1 27.8-38.9 63 15.3 11.2-20.5 19 3.2 1.8- 5.6 32 12.0 7.6-18.4

*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.
*One drink is equivalent to a 12-ounce beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.

** 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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