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2009 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 730 644 87.7 84.8-90.1 66 9.3 7.2-11.9 16 2.4 1.4- 4.1 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9
Age
< 20 years 51 48 92.8 76.9-98.0 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 1 3.4 0.5-20.3 1 3.4 0.5-20.3
20-24 years 172 166 97.4 93.3-99.0 3 1.6 0.4- 5.4 3 1.0 0.2- 4.7 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 years 397 340 84.2 79.7-87.8 47 13.1 9.8-17.2 8 2.4 1.2- 4.9 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9
35+ years 110 90 79.9 70.2-87.1 15 14.3 8.4-23.3 4 4.7 1.8-11.7 1 1.2 0.2- 7.8
Race
White 562 490 85.8 82.3-88.8 55 10.6 8.1-13.7 15 3.2 1.9- 5.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6
Black 146 137 96.2 91.1-98.4 7 2.4 0.9- 5.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.4 0.2- 7.8
Other 22 17 71.5 45.5-88.3 4 27.3 10.8-53.7 1 1.2 0.2- 8.4 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 44 39 87.4 71.6-95.0 3 6.1 1.7-19.4 2 6.5 1.6-22.7 0 0.0 . - .
No 686 605 87.7 84.7-90.2 63 9.5 7.4-12.2 14 2.1 1.2- 3.7 4 0.7 0.2- 2.0
Education
< High School 82 75 94.0 83.9-97.9 4 1.3 0.5- 3.3 2 2.5 0.4-13.3 1 2.3 0.3-14.2
High School 180 172 95.2 90.1-97.8 4 3.1 1.2- 7.8 3 1.6 0.4- 5.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
> High School 467 396 83.0 78.8-86.4 58 13.7 10.6-17.6 11 2.8 1.5- 5.1 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
Marital Status
Married 472 403 83.5 79.4-86.9 54 13.1 10.1-16.9 12 2.8 1.6- 5.1 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0
Other 258 241 94.2 90.0-96.7 12 3.3 1.6- 6.5 4 1.8 0.6- 5.3 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8
Income
14,999 or less 106 100 95.7 88.0-98.5 3 0.8 0.3- 2.5 3 3.5 0.9-12.1 0 0.0 . - .
15,000-24,999 150 138 91.6 85.1-95.5 7 5.4 2.5-11.2 4 1.8 0.5- 5.9 1 1.2 0.2- 7.8
25,000-49,999 157 137 88.0 81.2-92.5 17 10.4 6.2-16.9 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 2 0.9 0.2- 4.5
50,000 or more 288 240 80.4 74.8-85.1 39 15.5 11.4-20.7 8 3.7 1.8- 7.2 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0
WIC recipient
No 448 379 82.5 78.2-86.1 55 13.5 10.4-17.4 13 3.7 2.1- 6.5 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9
Yes 282 265 95.3 91.6-97.4 11 3.1 1.5- 6.3 3 0.5 0.1- 2.3 3 1.1 0.3- 4.2
Medicaid recipient
No 416 353 82.8 78.3-86.5 51 13.5 10.3-17.6 11 3.4 1.8- 6.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0
Yes 314 291 93.5 89.7-96.0 15 4.2 2.3- 7.5 5 1.3 0.5- 3.5 3 1.0 0.3- 3.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 244 227 92.8 88.8-95.5 13 5.6 3.2- 9.4 3 1.2 0.4- 3.6 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
2500+ grams 486 417 87.2 84.1-89.8 53 9.6 7.4-12.4 13 2.5 1.5- 4.4 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 32a 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.

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