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2005 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 1006 573 56.8 52.9-60.6 433 43.2 39.4-47.1
Age
< 20 years 95 71 81.0 69.3-89.0 24 19.0 11.0-30.7
20-24 years 250 153 59.6 51.5-67.2 97 40.4 32.8-48.5
25-34 years 507 273 52.3 46.9-57.5 234 47.7 42.5-53.1
35+ years 154 76 51.0 41.1-60.8 78 49.0 39.2-58.9
Race
White 722 373 53.6 49.1-57.9 349 46.4 42.1-50.9
Black 244 171 67.6 58.8-75.3 73 32.4 24.7-41.2
Other 40 29 63.6 43.1-80.1 11 36.4 19.9-56.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 130 107 84.6 75.9-90.6 23 15.4 9.4-24.1
No 876 466 51.3 47.1-55.5 410 48.7 44.5-52.9
Education
< High School 199 151 76.5 68.5-83.0 48 23.5 17.0-31.5
High School 289 190 65.4 57.7-72.3 99 34.6 27.7-42.3
> High School 516 232 44.0 38.9-49.3 284 56.0 50.7-61.1
Marital Status
Married 639 350 52.9 48.2-57.6 289 47.1 42.4-51.8
Other 367 223 63.5 56.8-69.8 144 36.5 30.2-43.2
Income
14,999 or less 293 193 67.7 60.3-74.2 100 32.3 25.8-39.7
15,000-24,999 154 92 62.0 51.6-71.4 62 38.0 28.6-48.4
25,000-49,999 177 103 56.6 47.7-65.1 74 43.4 34.9-52.3
50,000 or more 290 119 36.7 30.4-43.6 171 63.3 56.4-69.6
WIC recipient
No 546 270 48.9 43.8-54.0 276 51.1 46.0-56.2
Yes 452 297 66.2 60.3-71.6 155 33.8 28.4-39.7
Medicaid recipient
No 466 218 44.8 39.5-50.3 248 55.2 49.7-60.5
Yes 540 355 67.2 61.9-72.2 185 32.8 27.8-38.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 454 270 61.1 56.6-65.4 184 38.9 34.6-43.4
2500+ grams 552 303 56.4 52.2-60.5 249 43.6 39.5-47.8

*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?

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#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 25JUN07

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