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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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

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  Total
Respond.#
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 1,456 621 39.3 36.6-42.2 458 30.7 28.0-33.7 173 13.2 11.1-15.6 78 6.8 5.3- 8.6 126 10.0 8.3-12.0
GENDER
Male 718 239 31.5 27.9-35.4 217 29.7 25.8-33.8 107 15.4 12.6-18.8 57 9.4 7.0-12.4 98 14.1 11.4-17.2
Female 738 382 49.8 45.6-54.1 241 32.2 28.3-36.3 66 10.2 7.4-13.8 21 3.3 2.1- 5.2 28 4.5 3.0- 6.7
RACE
White 1,175 501 39.4 36.4-42.6 368 31.2 28.1-34.5 143 12.6 10.5-15.0 66 7.2 5.5- 9.4 97 9.6 7.8-11.7
African American 225 92 37.0 30.0-44.7 77 31.8 25.0-39.5 27 17.3 11.1-25.9 11 6.0 3.2-11.0 18 7.9 4.8-12.6
Other Minorities 46 22 44.7 29.8-60.8 10 16.7 8.5-30.0 3 6.4 1.9-19.4 1 2.8 0.4-17.4 10 29.4 15.7-48.1
HISPANIC
Yes 25 12 39.5 20.8-61.8 6 15.9 6.4-34.3 3 16.6 4.7-44.4 2 12.5 2.4-44.8 2 15.6 3.8-46.4
No 1,426 606 39.3 36.5-42.2 450 31.1 28.3-34.1 170 13.1 11.0-15.5 76 6.6 5.2- 8.5 124 9.9 8.2-11.8
AGE
18-24 163 31 18.9 13.0-26.7 44 29.6 21.3-39.6 23 16.2 9.9-25.3 23 13.9 9.1-20.8 42 21.3 15.4-28.6
25-34 312 99 29.0 23.7-34.9 99 30.2 24.5-36.6 59 18.5 14.1-23.8 21 8.3 5.1-13.2 34 14.1 9.7-19.9
35-44 344 129 34.9 29.6-40.6 126 35.0 29.5-40.8 44 14.7 10.7-19.7 19 6.5 4.1-10.3 26 8.9 6.0-13.1
45-54 289 148 47.3 40.5-54.2 93 31.0 25.0-37.7 27 12.5 8.0-19.1 8 4.5 1.8-10.8 13 4.6 2.6- 8.1
55-64 167 100 62.3 54.3-69.6 52 29.8 23.1-37.5 8 4.2 1.9- 8.7 3 1.5 0.4- 4.7 4 2.3 0.8- 6.1
65+ 164 105 64.1 55.7-71.7 42 26.4 19.6-34.6 8 3.9 1.9- 7.9 3 2.2 0.7- 7.2 6 3.4 1.5- 7.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 104 32 24.7 16.7-35.0 29 24.5 16.2-35.2 15 20.3 10.5-35.7 8 10.2 4.7-20.7 20 20.2 12.7-30.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 349 122 31.9 26.7-37.5 102 26.9 22.0-32.6 63 20.1 15.5-25.7 20 8.3 5.1-13.2 42 12.8 9.3-17.4
Some Post-H.S. 453 183 37.3 32.3-42.6 148 34.0 28.6-39.8 50 10.7 8.0-14.1 33 8.2 5.8-11.7 39 9.8 7.0-13.6
College Graduate 548 283 50.8 46.2-55.5 179 32.7 28.4-37.2 44 7.9 5.7-10.7 17 3.4 2.1- 5.5 25 5.2 3.5- 7.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 80 31 30.0 19.7-42.7 23 25.7 15.5-39.7 10 20.0 8.0-41.7 4 6.0 2.0-16.6 12 18.3 9.4-32.7
$15,000- 24,999 196 59 26.2 19.5-34.3 62 34.6 25.6-44.7 33 16.7 11.4-23.8 13 7.6 4.2-13.3 29 14.9 10.1-21.6
$25,000- 34,999 206 66 27.9 21.8-35.1 71 30.9 23.9-38.9 32 17.7 12.1-25.0 16 12.0 6.9-20.0 21 11.5 7.2-17.9
$35,000- 49,999 277 117 41.2 35.0-47.7 85 30.7 24.9-37.3 39 14.1 10.2-19.2 13 4.8 2.7- 8.6 23 9.1 6.0-13.6
$50,000+ 544 269 47.5 42.9-52.1 180 31.8 27.7-36.2 49 10.4 7.6-14.1 25 5.5 3.7- 8.1 21 4.8 3.1- 7.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 80 35 44.3 32.7-56.5 23 24.2 15.8-35.2 9 10.6 5.4-19.7 2 5.0 1.2-18.7 11 16.0 8.8-27.3
Appalachia II 196 103 49.0 40.9-57.1 47 23.1 16.7-30.9 21 14.0 8.5-22.2 9 5.0 2.5- 9.8 16 9.0 5.5-14.5
Appalachia III 82 28 30.3 21.1-41.3 31 35.9 25.7-47.7 14 20.8 12.4-32.8 3 5.4 1.7-15.8 6 7.6 3.2-17.1
Catawba 86 32 31.3 20.7-44.4 30 41.8 26.9-58.3 11 10.3 5.3-19.0 3 4.3 1.2-14.5 10 12.3 6.2-22.8
Edisto 29 9 24.3 11.2-45.0 10 27.0 13.1-47.5 4 18.8 6.5-43.3 4 23.8 7.6-54.3 2 6.1 1.3-24.5
Low Country 85 46 50.3 38.6-62.1 20 23.3 14.7-34.8 10 16.7 8.4-30.6 5 5.2 2.0-12.7 4 4.4 1.6-12.0
Palmetto 271 118 41.9 35.5-48.6 97 35.3 28.9-42.2 30 10.1 6.9-14.6 9 4.7 2.4- 9.1 17 7.9 4.5-13.6
Pee Dee 72 38 50.2 37.3-63.0 14 20.1 11.3-33.2 8 12.2 5.7-24.1 5 6.4 2.6-15.0 7 11.2 4.9-23.4
Savannah 65 26 37.5 25.6-51.2 23 36.8 24.8-50.7 5 8.0 3.2-18.6 5 9.0 3.6-20.7 6 8.7 3.8-18.7
Trident 203 76 31.1 24.5-38.7 74 37.1 29.4-45.4 25 15.7 9.2-25.5 12 6.8 3.6-12.2 16 9.4 5.6-15.3
Upper Savannah 62 24 35.8 24.0-49.5 16 19.7 11.6-31.6 10 21.7 11.2-37.8 4 7.2 2.6-18.2 8 15.6 7.8-29.0
Waccamaw 127 52 38.5 29.8-48.1 36 26.2 18.5-35.8 18 13.6 8.3-21.7 7 7.1 3.3-14.7 14 14.5 8.3-24.0
Wateree 71 26 39.4 26.9-53.5 27 33.2 22.1-46.7 6 7.6 3.3-16.6 6 9.6 3.9-21.7 6 10.2 4.5-21.5

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last 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 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
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

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