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2011 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 949 440 46.1 42.4-49.8 509 53.9 50.2-57.6
Age
< 20 years 70 50 73.7 59.9-84.0 20 26.3 16.0-40.1
20-24 years 237 113 45.6 38.3-53.1 124 54.4 46.9-61.7
25-34 years 500 210 41.6 36.7-46.5 290 58.4 53.5-63.3
35+ years 142 67 47.2 37.7-56.9 75 52.8 43.1-62.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 521 179 35.0 30.5-39.9 342 65.0 60.1-69.5
Non-Hispanic Black 245 136 54.2 46.5-61.8 109 45.8 38.2-53.5
Non-Hispanic Other 54 35 57.1 40.9-71.9 19 42.9 28.1-59.1
Latina 121 87 72.6 63.1-80.4 34 27.4 19.6-36.9
Education
< High School 169 128 74.7 66.1-81.7 41 25.3 18.3-33.9
High School 192 90 43.9 35.9-52.2 102 56.1 47.8-64.1
> High School 587 221 37.2 32.9-41.8 366 62.8 58.2-67.1
Marital Status
Married 559 232 41.4 36.8-46.1 327 58.6 53.9-63.2
Other 389 207 52.8 46.8-58.6 182 47.2 41.4-53.2
WIC recipient
No 463 174 36.6 31.7-41.7 289 63.4 58.3-68.3
Yes 484 264 54.7 49.5-59.9 220 45.3 40.1-50.5
Medicaid recipient
No 403 146 35.7 30.5-41.2 257 64.3 58.8-69.5
Yes 546 294 53.5 48.6-58.4 252 46.5 41.6-51.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 325 164 52.2 46.7-57.6 161 47.8 42.4-53.3
2500+ grams 624 276 45.5 41.6-49.5 348 54.5 50.5-58.4

*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 2011.The overall weighted response rate was 54%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#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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