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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

ALCOHOL USE

During the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many alcoholic drinks did you have in an average week?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
None LT 1 per wk 1 to 3 drinks per wk 4 or more drinks per wk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 765 207 26.5 22.8-30.6 316 41.0 36.8-45.4 153 21.4 18.0-25.3 89 11.0 8.5-14.0
Age
< 20 years 61 21 27.3 14.8-44.8 24 41.2 25.6-58.9 11 23.3 11.6-41.3 5 8.2 2.4-24.1
20-24 years 195 54 29.2 21.8-38.0 79 40.3 31.9-49.3 40 19.9 13.7-28.0 22 10.6 6.3-17.3
25-34 years 404 106 25.6 20.8-31.1 174 42.6 37.0-48.5 80 20.3 16.0-25.4 44 11.5 8.2-15.8
35+ years 105 26 24.8 15.9-36.5 39 35.4 24.9-47.5 22 28.6 18.9-40.7 18 11.3 5.9-20.6
Race
White 578 153 26.3 22.2-30.9 238 40.7 36.0-45.5 116 21.8 18.1-26.1 71 11.2 8.5-14.6
Black 165 48 25.7 17.6-35.9 67 42.2 32.0-53.1 33 21.9 14.1-32.3 17 10.2 5.2-19.0
Other 22 6 41.4 17.7-69.8 11 45.7 21.0-72.7 4 3.5 1.2-10.0 1 9.4 1.3-44.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 32 19 60.2 40.3-77.3 9 23.1 10.5-43.3 3 12.7 4.2-32.9 1 3.9 0.6-23.2
No 733 188 24.6 20.9-28.7 307 42.1 37.7-46.6 150 21.9 18.4-25.9 88 11.4 8.8-14.6
Education
< High School 107 30 27.3 17.6-39.7 40 35.9 24.8-48.8 25 26.4 16.8-39.0 12 10.4 4.9-20.9
High School 201 62 31.6 24.1-40.2 73 36.4 28.5-45.1 41 22.6 16.2-30.7 25 9.4 5.5-15.5
> High School 457 115 23.9 19.5-29.0 203 44.4 39.0-50.0 87 19.7 15.7-24.5 52 11.9 8.7-16.0
Marital Status
Married 521 137 26.1 21.8-30.9 231 43.5 38.5-48.6 95 19.0 15.3-23.4 58 11.4 8.5-15.1
Other 244 70 27.7 20.9-35.8 85 35.2 27.6-43.6 58 27.2 20.4-35.3 31 9.9 6.0-16.0
Income
15,999 or less 171 50 29.9 21.8-39.5 56 32.8 24.4-42.5 41 24.8 17.4-34.1 24 12.5 7.3-20.4
16,000-24,999 90 28 33.5 22.6-46.6 37 39.1 27.5-52.1 15 17.7 9.8-29.7 10 9.7 4.4-20.1
25,000-39,999 115 30 24.9 16.3-36.2 56 44.9 33.8-56.6 17 18.0 10.6-28.9 12 12.2 6.4-22.0
40,000 or more 345 82 21.9 17.2-27.5 148 44.1 38.0-50.4 75 23.4 18.5-29.2 40 10.6 7.3-15.1
WIC recipient
No 469 119 24.3 19.9-29.3 200 42.4 37.1-47.9 94 21.7 17.5-26.6 56 11.6 8.5-15.6
Yes 295 87 30.1 23.8-37.2 116 38.9 32.1-46.3 59 21.0 15.6-27.6 33 10.0 6.4-15.3
Medicaid recipient
No 446 113 25.1 20.6-30.2 194 43.2 37.8-48.7 87 20.0 16.0-24.8 52 11.7 8.6-15.7
Yes 319 94 28.8 22.6-35.7 122 37.7 31.0-45.0 66 23.6 18.0-30.4 37 9.9 6.3-15.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 329 94 29.2 24.6-34.3 136 40.9 35.8-46.2 58 17.7 14.0-22.1 41 12.2 9.2-16.1
2500+ grams 436 113 26.3 22.4-30.7 180 41.1 36.5-45.8 95 21.7 18.1-25.9 48 10.9 8.3-14.2

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

#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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