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2007 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 less than 1 per week 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 920 202 19.4 16.4-22.8 379 42.1 38.2-46.2 197 22.1 18.9-25.6 142 16.4 13.6-19.6
Age
< 20 years 78 30 34.5 22.2-49.3 28 38.0 25.1-52.8 12 16.3 8.1-30.0 8 11.2 4.7-24.6
20-24 years 198 42 17.8 12.2-25.3 92 49.0 40.5-57.6 40 20.0 14.0-27.9 24 13.1 8.3-20.2
25-34 years 505 104 17.6 13.8-22.2 209 41.7 36.4-47.1 114 24.0 19.7-29.0 78 16.7 13.0-21.1
35+ years 139 26 19.6 12.7-29.0 50 35.1 26.2-45.2 31 21.8 14.6-31.1 32 23.5 15.9-33.3
Race
White 687 145 17.1 13.9-20.8 280 42.5 38.1-47.1 148 22.1 18.6-26.1 114 18.3 15.0-22.1
Black 209 49 26.3 18.8-35.3 89 40.8 32.0-50.2 46 22.5 15.7-31.3 25 10.4 6.0-17.6
Other 24 8 32.9 15.1-57.5 10 41.1 21.2-64.3 3 17.5 5.7-42.8 3 8.5 1.6-35.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 68 21 27.1 16.7-40.7 31 42.4 29.8-56.1 10 19.1 10.4-32.5 6 11.4 5.2-23.2
No 851 181 18.6 15.5-22.1 348 42.2 38.1-46.4 186 22.2 18.9-25.9 136 17.0 14.0-20.4
Education
< High School 120 36 26.4 17.5-37.6 56 51.5 40.2-62.8 17 13.4 7.4-23.2 11 8.7 4.0-17.8
High School 217 58 23.3 16.9-31.1 87 43.4 35.2-51.8 39 18.8 13.1-26.4 33 14.6 9.6-21.6
> High School 579 106 16.0 12.6-20.0 235 39.6 34.8-44.6 141 25.5 21.3-30.1 97 19.0 15.3-23.3
Marital Status
Married 608 133 18.1 14.7-22.0 249 43.2 38.5-48.0 131 22.0 18.3-26.3 95 16.7 13.4-20.5
Other 312 69 21.9 16.4-28.5 130 40.1 33.2-47.5 66 22.1 16.6-28.8 47 15.9 11.2-22.1
Income
14,999 or less 205 52 24.8 17.8-33.5 88 43.7 35.1-52.8 37 18.1 12.1-26.1 28 13.3 8.3-20.7
15,000-24,999 126 22 13.4 7.6-22.7 60 50.1 39.2-61.1 22 19.2 11.8-29.6 22 17.3 10.4-27.4
25,000-49,999 163 39 22.0 15.2-30.9 63 37.0 28.5-46.4 35 24.5 17.3-33.5 26 16.5 10.6-24.7
50,000 or more 384 78 17.3 13.2-22.3 146 38.3 32.6-44.3 98 25.2 20.3-30.8 62 19.2 14.8-24.5
WIC recipient
No 589 114 17.3 13.8-21.4 231 38.9 34.2-43.9 137 23.6 19.6-28.0 107 20.2 16.5-24.6
Yes 326 87 23.0 17.7-29.3 144 46.9 40.0-53.9 60 19.9 14.9-26.2 35 10.2 6.7-15.2
Medicaid recipient
No 519 104 17.1 13.5-21.4 201 38.3 33.4-43.5 126 25.9 21.5-30.7 88 18.8 15.0-23.2
Yes 401 98 22.3 17.5-28.0 178 46.9 40.7-53.2 71 17.4 13.1-22.7 54 13.5 9.7-18.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 407 109 26.9 22.9-31.3 162 40.2 35.6-44.9 81 19.4 15.9-23.4 55 13.5 10.5-17.1
2500+ grams 513 93 18.8 15.6-22.5 217 42.3 38.1-46.7 116 22.3 18.9-26.1 87 16.6 13.7-20.1

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 33a and asked only of mothers who reported drinking alcohol in the past 2 years.

#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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