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2003 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 1439 881 60.6 57.4-63.7 558 39.4 36.3-42.6
Age
< 20 years 152 112 71.7 60.9-80.5 40 28.3 19.5-39.1
20-24 years 390 249 65.2 58.9-70.9 141 34.8 29.1-41.1
25-34 years 715 417 56.9 52.4-61.2 298 43.1 38.8-47.6
35+ years 182 103 56.3 47.0-65.2 79 43.7 34.8-53.0
Race
White 981 556 56.2 52.4-59.9 425 43.8 40.1-47.6
Black 396 279 70.4 63.7-76.3 117 29.6 23.7-36.3
Other 62 46 83.7 69.8-92.0 16 16.3 8.0-30.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 143 130 90.7 83.5-95.0 13 9.3 5.0-16.5
No 1293 748 56.1 52.7-59.5 545 43.9 40.5-47.3
Education
< High School 305 228 76.9 70.3-82.4 77 23.1 17.6-29.7
High School 429 290 65.8 59.8-71.3 139 34.2 28.7-40.2
> High School 703 361 49.8 45.3-54.3 342 50.2 45.7-54.7
Marital Status
Married 907 523 56.8 52.9-60.7 384 43.2 39.3-47.1
Other 532 358 67.5 62.0-72.6 174 32.5 27.4-38.0
Income
15,999 or less 386 265 68.4 62.0-74.1 121 31.6 25.9-38.0
16,000-24,999 192 130 67.8 59.0-75.5 62 32.2 24.5-41.0
25,000-39,999 207 122 59.3 50.6-67.4 85 40.7 32.6-49.4
40,000 or more 493 230 44.3 39.1-49.6 263 55.7 50.4-60.9
WIC recipient
No 745 395 51.8 47.4-56.1 350 48.2 43.9-52.6
Yes 686 478 69.6 65.0-73.9 208 30.4 26.1-35.0
Medicaid recipient
No 691 358 49.6 45.1-54.1 333 50.4 45.9-54.9
Yes 748 523 70.9 66.5-75.0 225 29.1 25.0-33.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 657 422 65.5 61.9-68.9 235 34.5 31.1-38.1
2500+ grams 782 459 60.2 56.7-63.6 323 39.8 36.4-43.3

*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 22MAR05

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