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2002 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 1519 956 63.0 59.9-65.9 563 37.0 34.1-40.1
Age
< 20 years 191 159 85.4 77.6-90.8 32 14.6 9.2-22.4
20-24 years 394 263 66.8 60.7-72.3 131 33.2 27.7-39.3
25-34 years 745 441 58.9 54.6-63.2 304 41.1 36.8-45.4
35+ years 189 93 51.0 42.3-59.6 96 49.0 40.4-57.7
Race
White 1043 604 57.8 54.2-61.4 439 42.2 38.6-45.8
Black 401 291 75.5 69.3-80.7 110 24.5 19.3-30.7
Other 75 61 82.1 69.2-90.4 14 17.9 9.6-30.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 162 137 85.0 77.2-90.4 25 15.0 9.6-22.8
No 1357 819 60.1 56.9-63.3 538 39.9 36.7-43.1
Education
< High School 343 288 84.8 79.5-88.9 55 15.2 11.1-20.5
High School 424 289 68.7 62.7-74.1 135 31.3 25.9-37.3
> High School 749 377 49.4 45.0-53.7 372 50.6 46.3-55.0
Marital Status
Married 968 563 57.7 53.9-61.4 405 42.3 38.6-46.1
Other 551 393 74.0 69.0-78.5 158 26.0 21.5-31.0
Income
15,999 or less 449 330 77.8 72.5-82.3 119 22.2 17.7-27.5
16,000-24,999 169 118 69.5 60.0-77.6 51 30.5 22.4-40.0
25,000-39,999 201 133 65.7 57.1-73.4 68 34.3 26.6-42.9
40,000 or more 546 243 43.4 38.6-48.4 303 56.6 51.6-61.4
WIC recipient
No 825 446 53.6 49.4-57.7 379 46.4 42.3-50.6
Yes 681 501 74.8 70.5-78.7 180 25.2 21.3-29.5
Medicaid recipient
No 748 383 51.1 46.8-55.4 365 48.9 44.6-53.2
Yes 771 573 76.2 72.1-79.8 198 23.8 20.2-27.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 684 441 66.6 63.1-69.9 243 33.4 30.1-36.9
2500+ grams 835 515 62.7 59.3-65.9 320 37.3 34.1-40.7

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 32a. 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.

This page was generated on 20JUL04

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