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2009 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 1156 551 49.2 45.9-52.6 605 50.8 47.4-54.1
Age
< 20 years 120 80 68.5 57.9-77.5 40 31.5 22.5-42.1
20-24 years 264 122 49.2 42.1-56.2 142 50.8 43.8-57.9
25-34 years 593 256 44.1 39.5-48.7 337 55.9 51.3-60.5
35+ years 179 93 51.9 43.5-60.2 86 48.1 39.8-56.5
Race
White 835 365 45.6 41.8-49.5 470 54.4 50.5-58.2
Black 268 154 57.4 49.8-64.7 114 42.6 35.3-50.2
Other 53 32 65.5 49.9-78.3 21 34.5 21.7-50.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 146 113 77.7 69.3-84.3 33 22.3 15.7-30.7
No 1010 438 43.9 40.4-47.6 572 56.1 52.4-59.6
Education
< High School 197 132 70.2 62.1-77.3 65 29.8 22.7-37.9
High School 317 173 55.6 49.2-61.9 144 44.4 38.1-50.8
> High School 638 243 37.2 33.0-41.6 395 62.8 58.4-67.0
Marital Status
Married 711 316 44.8 40.7-49.0 395 55.2 51.0-59.3
Other 445 235 55.2 49.7-60.7 210 44.8 39.3-50.3
Income
14,999 or less 210 122 60.8 52.5-68.5 88 39.2 31.5-47.5
15,000-24,999 272 150 57.0 50.2-63.5 122 43.0 36.5-49.8
25,000-49,999 234 103 45.6 38.2-53.2 131 54.4 46.8-61.8
50,000 or more 378 135 33.5 28.5-39.0 243 66.5 61.0-71.5
WIC recipient
No 615 246 38.5 34.2-42.9 369 61.5 57.1-65.8
Yes 539 303 59.7 54.7-64.5 236 40.3 35.5-45.3
Medicaid recipient
No 576 222 38.0 33.6-42.6 354 62.0 57.4-66.4
Yes 580 329 58.9 54.1-63.6 251 41.1 36.4-45.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 396 196 50.5 45.6-55.4 200 49.5 44.6-54.4
2500+ grams 760 355 49.1 45.5-52.8 405 50.9 47.2-54.5

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 31a. During the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many alcoholic drinks did you have in an average week?

~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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