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2009 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 730 125 16.9 14.0-20.4 300 41.3 37.2-45.5 177 24.3 20.9-28.2 128 17.4 14.5-20.8
Age
< 20 years 51 11 26.6 14.5-43.8 21 36.9 23.0-53.3 9 17.2 7.9-33.5 10 19.3 9.5-35.4
20-24 years 171 29 18.8 12.8-26.9 69 41.4 33.0-50.4 49 27.2 20.1-35.7 24 12.6 8.0-19.3
25-34 years 398 61 13.9 10.5-18.3 167 42.2 36.7-47.8 95 24.3 19.7-29.5 75 19.6 15.5-24.4
35+ years 110 24 19.4 12.1-29.5 43 40.1 30.2-50.9 24 23.4 15.6-33.5 19 17.1 10.5-26.5
Race
White 561 91 15.0 12.0-18.7 226 40.9 36.4-45.6 136 24.2 20.4-28.5 108 19.8 16.3-23.8
Black 146 32 24.3 16.6-34.2 63 41.3 31.8-51.4 35 25.5 17.7-35.4 16 8.8 4.6-16.3
Other 23 2 11.4 2.9-36.0 11 51.0 28.7-72.9 6 17.6 6.1-41.2 4 20.0 7.0-45.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 44 11 21.6 11.3-37.3 16 37.6 23.3-54.5 15 34.2 20.4-51.4 2 6.5 1.6-22.7
No 686 114 16.6 13.5-20.2 284 41.6 37.4-45.9 162 23.5 20.0-27.5 126 18.3 15.2-21.9
Education
< High School 83 18 22.6 13.4-35.5 35 39.8 27.6-53.4 18 21.3 12.3-34.3 12 16.3 8.5-29.1
High School 177 33 20.3 14.1-28.3 70 39.1 31.2-47.8 47 26.1 19.3-34.3 27 14.4 9.5-21.3
> High School 469 74 14.3 11.1-18.3 195 42.6 37.6-47.7 111 24.1 19.9-28.9 89 19.0 15.4-23.3
Marital Status
Married 473 78 14.6 11.4-18.5 199 44.3 39.3-49.3 112 22.7 18.7-27.2 84 18.5 14.9-22.7
Other 257 47 20.6 15.2-27.3 101 36.6 29.9-44.0 65 26.9 20.9-34.0 44 15.8 11.3-21.7
Income
14,999 or less 105 17 15.6 8.7-26.3 39 43.5 32.1-55.6 29 23.4 14.9-34.8 20 17.5 10.2-28.5
15,000-24,999 151 29 20.0 13.6-28.5 70 43.8 35.1-53.0 35 24.4 17.3-33.3 17 11.7 7.1-18.8
25,000-49,999 156 25 17.5 11.4-25.8 69 41.8 33.1-50.9 33 22.0 15.3-30.6 29 18.8 12.7-26.8
50,000 or more 289 46 13.1 9.4-17.9 113 40.5 34.4-47.0 73 26.1 20.7-32.2 57 20.3 15.6-26.0
WIC recipient
No 448 79 15.3 11.9-19.5 172 38.9 33.9-44.1 112 25.4 21.1-30.3 85 20.4 16.5-25.0
Yes 282 46 19.3 14.2-25.6 128 44.8 38.0-51.8 65 22.7 17.4-29.1 43 13.2 9.3-18.4
Medicaid recipient
No 417 63 13.7 10.4-17.8 171 42.0 36.8-47.4 106 24.9 20.5-29.9 77 19.3 15.4-23.9
Yes 313 62 20.8 15.8-26.8 129 40.4 34.1-47.1 71 23.6 18.4-29.8 51 15.2 11.1-20.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 247 47 18.7 14.3-24.0 98 40.4 34.5-46.7 63 25.8 20.7-31.6 39 15.1 11.2-20.1
2500+ grams 483 78 16.8 13.6-20.6 202 41.4 37.0-45.9 114 24.2 20.5-28.4 89 17.6 14.5-21.3

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 31a and asked only of mothers who reported drinking alcohol in the past 2 years.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 28JUL11

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