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2001 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SMOKING

Number of Cigarettes Smoked 3 months Before Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
None 1 to 9 per day 10 to 19 per day 20 or more per day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1626 1233 78.7 76.0-81.2 88 5.6 4.3- 7.2 103 5.3 4.0- 6.9 202 10.4 8.7-12.5
Age
< 20 years 220 151 67.6 58.9-75.3 18 10.6 6.2-17.4 17 5.7 2.8-11.3 34 16.0 10.6-23.6
20-24 years 423 303 74.5 68.6-79.5 27 6.8 4.2-10.9 38 6.9 4.3-10.8 55 11.8 8.4-16.4
25-34 years 798 628 82.1 78.5-85.2 35 4.0 2.6- 6.1 41 4.9 3.3- 7.1 94 9.1 6.9-11.8
35+ years 185 151 87.9 80.8-92.7 8 3.2 1.2- 8.6 7 2.7 0.9- 8.1 19 6.1 3.1-11.7
Race
White 1110 808 76.7 73.4-79.6 50 4.5 3.2- 6.3 78 6.0 4.5- 8.0 174 12.9 10.6-15.5
Black 459 379 84.1 78.6-88.4 35 8.1 5.1-12.6 21 3.3 1.6- 6.6 24 4.6 2.5- 8.3
Other 57 46 83.7 66.6-93.0 3 10.3 3.4-27.5 4 4.6 0.8-21.8 4 1.4 0.5- 3.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 174 169 98.7 94.2-99.7 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6 3 1.1 0.2- 6.1 0 0.0 . - .
No 1450 1063 75.7 72.7-78.4 85 6.4 4.9- 8.3 100 5.9 4.5- 7.7 202 12.0 10.0-14.4
Education
< High School 350 238 72.1 65.4-78.0 19 6.3 3.6-10.8 38 8.0 5.0-12.7 55 13.6 9.4-19.2
High School 503 338 70.8 65.4-75.8 35 7.3 4.8-11.0 40 7.0 4.6-10.5 90 14.8 11.3-19.2
> High School 768 652 86.5 83.2-89.2 34 4.3 2.8- 6.5 25 2.9 1.8- 4.8 57 6.4 4.6- 8.8
Marital Status
Married 1036 833 83.6 80.6-86.1 48 4.4 3.1- 6.2 50 4.5 3.2- 6.4 105 7.5 5.8- 9.7
Other 590 400 69.4 64.0-74.3 40 7.9 5.3-11.6 53 6.7 4.4-10.0 97 16.0 12.4-20.5
Income
15,999 or less 489 331 72.3 66.6-77.4 33 7.6 4.9-11.8 40 6.4 4.0-10.0 85 13.7 10.1-18.2
16,000-24,999 178 115 64.9 55.3-73.4 13 9.6 5.2-17.0 19 9.1 5.0-16.2 31 16.4 10.5-24.7
25,000-39,999 245 183 77.0 69.6-83.1 13 3.7 1.7- 8.1 12 3.5 1.5- 7.8 37 15.8 10.8-22.6
40,000 or more 554 477 87.2 83.5-90.2 24 4.3 2.7- 6.8 21 4.4 2.7- 7.1 32 4.0 2.5- 6.4
WIC recipient
No 848 693 85.2 82.0-87.9 38 3.7 2.4- 5.5 44 4.7 3.2- 6.8 73 6.5 4.7- 8.8
Yes 771 534 71.5 67.1-75.5 50 7.7 5.5-10.7 59 6.0 4.1- 8.6 128 14.8 11.8-18.4
Medicaid recipient
No 815 689 85.2 82.0-88.0 36 4.7 3.2- 6.9 36 4.5 3.0- 6.6 54 5.6 4.0- 7.9
Yes 811 544 71.7 67.4-75.7 52 6.5 4.5- 9.3 67 6.1 4.3- 8.7 148 15.6 12.6-19.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 310 225 70.8 65.9-75.3 15 5.0 3.2- 7.9 30 10.2 7.5-13.9 40 13.9 10.6-18.0
1500 - 2499 grams 483 346 70.1 65.8-74.0 28 6.1 4.2- 8.6 30 6.4 4.6- 9.0 79 17.4 14.3-21.1
2500+ grams 833 662 79.4 76.5-82.1 45 5.6 4.2- 7.4 43 5.1 3.8- 6.8 83 9.9 8.0-12.1

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 29. In the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many cigarettes or packs of cigarettes did you smoke on an average day? (A pack has 20 cigarettes.)

#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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