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2006 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 1334 711 56.1 52.7-59.5 623 43.9 40.5-47.3
Age
< 20 years 131 91 74.0 63.7-82.2 40 26.0 17.8-36.3
20-24 years 295 163 56.4 49.2-63.4 132 43.6 36.6-50.8
25-34 years 686 351 54.6 49.9-59.3 335 45.4 40.7-50.1
35+ years 222 106 45.4 36.9-54.1 116 54.6 45.9-63.1
Race
White 972 480 52.2 48.2-56.1 492 47.8 43.9-51.8
Black 284 178 65.8 58.2-72.7 106 34.2 27.3-41.8
Other 78 53 65.8 50.9-78.1 25 34.2 21.9-49.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 179 142 83.4 76.5-88.6 37 16.6 11.4-23.5
No 1155 569 50.7 47.1-54.4 586 49.3 45.6-52.9
Education
< High School 216 164 84.1 77.2-89.1 52 15.9 10.9-22.8
High School 399 241 58.6 52.2-64.7 158 41.4 35.3-47.8
> High School 717 305 43.2 38.8-47.8 412 56.8 52.2-61.2
Marital Status
Married 875 444 50.9 46.8-55.0 431 49.1 45.0-53.2
Other 459 267 63.7 57.9-69.2 192 36.3 30.8-42.1
Income
14,999 or less 354 232 68.2 61.6-74.1 122 31.8 25.9-38.4
15,000-24,999 173 90 56.0 46.3-65.2 83 44.0 34.8-53.7
25,000-49,999 258 138 55.7 48.0-63.0 120 44.3 37.0-52.0
50,000 or more 438 169 37.2 31.9-42.9 269 62.8 57.1-68.1
WIC recipient
No 750 345 48.4 43.9-52.9 405 51.6 47.1-56.1
Yes 574 362 65.2 60.1-70.0 212 34.8 30.0-39.9
Medicaid recipient
No 669 283 43.1 38.5-47.7 386 56.9 52.3-61.5
Yes 665 428 67.3 62.5-71.7 237 32.7 28.3-37.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 586 316 56.0 51.8-60.1 270 44.0 39.9-48.2
2500+ grams 748 395 56.1 52.5-59.8 353 43.9 40.2-47.5

*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?

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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 01MAY08

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