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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

ALCOHOL USE

During the last 3 months of your pregnancy, 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 800 699 86.2 83.3-88.7 75 10.5 8.3-13.1 21 2.8 1.8- 4.5 5 0.5 0.2- 1.4
Age
< 20 years 63 57 88.1 75.0-94.8 6 11.9 5.2-25.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
20-24 years 181 163 89.2 82.7-93.4 12 6.7 3.6-12.2 5 3.5 1.4- 8.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4
25-34 years 421 365 85.7 81.6-89.1 42 11.0 8.1-14.8 12 2.9 1.6- 5.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.7
35+ years 135 114 82.4 74.1-88.4 15 13.4 8.2-21.1 4 3.1 1.1- 8.7 2 1.1 0.2- 5.6
Race
White 608 522 85.1 81.7-87.9 62 10.9 8.4-13.9 19 3.4 2.1- 5.5 5 0.6 0.2- 1.7
Black 160 147 89.8 82.4-94.2 12 10.1 5.6-17.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 0 0.0 . - .
Other 32 30 91.2 71.1-97.8 1 4.8 0.7-27.1 1 3.9 0.6-23.0 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 67 54 80.4 67.5-89.1 9 15.3 7.7-28.0 3 2.7 0.6-10.8 1 1.6 0.2-10.7
No 732 644 86.7 83.7-89.3 66 10.0 7.8-12.7 18 2.9 1.8- 4.6 4 0.4 0.1- 1.2
Education
< High School 101 87 88.5 79.5-93.9 9 8.0 3.7-16.4 4 3.2 0.9-10.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7
High School 207 186 87.4 80.9-91.9 16 10.4 6.3-16.6 4 2.1 0.7- 5.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
> High School 489 423 85.0 81.2-88.2 50 11.1 8.4-14.6 13 3.1 1.8- 5.3 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3
Marital Status
Married 520 452 85.5 81.8-88.5 50 11.0 8.3-14.3 14 2.8 1.6- 4.8 4 0.7 0.3- 2.1
Other 280 247 87.4 82.1-91.2 25 9.5 6.2-14.4 7 3.0 1.4- 6.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7
Income
14,999 or less 179 156 86.2 79.0-91.2 20 13.5 8.5-20.6 2 0.3 0.1- 1.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
15,000-24,999 94 88 94.3 85.7-97.8 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 4 5.2 1.8-14.1 0 0.0 . - .
25,000-49,999 158 139 85.5 78.1-90.7 13 10.3 6.0-17.2 4 3.3 1.2- 8.4 2 0.9 0.2- 4.4
50,000 or more 332 279 82.2 77.3-86.3 40 13.3 9.8-17.8 11 3.8 2.1- 6.8 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9
WIC recipient
No 490 419 84.1 80.2-87.4 52 12.1 9.2-15.7 15 3.2 1.9- 5.4 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9
Yes 306 276 89.1 84.3-92.5 23 8.2 5.3-12.5 6 2.4 1.0- 5.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5
Medicaid recipient
No 442 381 84.5 80.4-87.9 45 11.7 8.8-15.4 13 3.2 1.8- 5.6 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1
Yes 358 318 88.1 83.7-91.5 30 9.1 6.1-13.2 8 2.5 1.1- 5.2 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 238 219 91.8 87.6-94.7 13 5.6 3.3- 9.3 4 1.7 0.7- 4.4 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5
2500+ grams 562 480 85.8 82.6-88.4 62 10.8 8.5-13.7 17 2.9 1.8- 4.7 3 0.5 0.2- 1.4

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 34a 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.

This page was generated on 20MAY10

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