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2001 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

ALCOHOL USE

Alcohol Use During the 3 Months Before Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1629 1015 62.3 59.2-65.3 614 37.7 34.7-40.8
Age
< 20 years 221 176 80.3 72.3-86.5 45 19.7 13.5-27.7
20-24 years 427 262 62.7 56.5-68.5 165 37.3 31.5-43.5
25-34 years 800 483 59.5 55.1-63.8 317 40.5 36.2-44.9
35+ years 181 94 50.5 41.0-60.0 87 49.5 40.0-59.0
Race
White 1115 653 58.3 54.7-61.9 462 41.7 38.1-45.3
Black 456 320 72.7 66.2-78.3 136 27.3 21.7-33.8
Other 58 42 75.1 58.6-86.5 16 24.9 13.5-41.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 174 154 88.0 80.7-92.8 20 12.0 7.2-19.3
No 1453 860 58.4 55.1-61.7 593 41.6 38.3-44.9
Education
< High School 354 286 80.5 74.3-85.5 68 19.5 14.5-25.7
High School 506 329 66.4 60.8-71.7 177 33.6 28.3-39.2
> High School 764 396 50.8 46.3-55.2 368 49.2 44.8-53.7
Marital Status
Married 1037 614 58.2 54.4-61.9 423 41.8 38.1-45.6
Other 592 401 70.3 65.0-75.2 191 29.7 24.8-35.0
Income
15,999 or less 492 355 72.5 66.6-77.6 137 27.5 22.4-33.4
16,000-24,999 180 108 59.5 49.8-68.5 72 40.5 31.5-50.2
25,000-39,999 244 156 67.3 59.4-74.4 88 32.7 25.6-40.6
40,000 or more 552 253 44.5 39.5-49.7 299 55.5 50.3-60.5
WIC recipient
No 850 452 51.5 47.2-55.7 398 48.5 44.3-52.8
Yes 772 558 73.8 69.5-77.7 214 26.2 22.3-30.5
Medicaid recipient
No 813 428 51.2 46.9-55.5 385 48.8 44.5-53.1
Yes 816 587 74.1 69.8-78.0 229 25.9 22.0-30.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 315 205 65.7 60.8-70.4 110 34.3 29.6-39.2
1500 - 2499 grams 483 309 65.3 61.0-69.3 174 34.7 30.7-39.0
2500+ grams 831 501 62.1 58.7-65.3 330 37.9 34.7-41.3

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 33a. During the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many alcoholic drinks did you have in an average week?

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

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