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2008 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 1360 733 52.6 49.5-55.6 627 47.4 44.4-50.5
Age
< 20 years 148 105 70.2 60.9-78.1 43 29.8 21.9-39.1
20-24 years 322 174 52.8 46.5-59.1 148 47.2 40.9-53.5
25-34 years 682 355 50.3 46.1-54.5 327 49.7 45.5-53.9
35+ years 208 99 46.6 39.2-54.2 109 53.4 45.8-60.8
Race
White 964 475 49.1 45.6-52.7 489 50.9 47.3-54.4
Black 329 211 61.7 55.2-67.9 118 38.3 32.1-44.8
Other 67 47 64.6 50.3-76.7 20 35.4 23.3-49.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 189 140 74.5 67.0-80.8 49 25.5 19.2-33.0
No 1170 593 48.5 45.2-51.7 577 51.5 48.3-54.8
Education
< High School 265 195 71.2 64.5-77.1 70 28.8 22.9-35.5
High School 378 220 56.1 50.2-61.9 158 43.9 38.1-49.8
> High School 713 317 42.3 38.3-46.4 396 57.7 53.6-61.7
Marital Status
Married 824 411 48.4 44.6-52.2 413 51.6 47.8-55.4
Other 536 322 58.6 53.7-63.4 214 41.4 36.6-46.3
Income
14,999 or less 375 242 62.7 56.7-68.3 133 37.3 31.7-43.3
15,000-24,999 173 105 60.4 51.8-68.3 68 39.6 31.7-48.2
25,000-49,999 265 147 53.0 46.3-59.6 118 47.0 40.4-53.7
50,000 or more 438 157 34.3 29.6-39.3 281 65.7 60.7-70.4
WIC recipient
No 733 337 44.4 40.4-48.4 396 55.6 51.6-59.6
Yes 619 389 61.3 56.8-65.6 230 38.7 34.4-43.2
Medicaid recipient
No 634 273 42.6 38.4-47.0 361 57.4 53.0-61.6
Yes 726 460 60.8 56.6-64.9 266 39.2 35.1-43.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 447 273 61.8 57.3-66.1 174 38.2 33.9-42.7
2500+ grams 913 460 51.7 48.5-55.0 453 48.3 45.0-51.5

*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?

#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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