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2011 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

ALCOHOL USE

Overall percentage of all moms that engaged in binge drinking (4 or more drinks in one sitting) prior to pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
YES NO
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 955 197 21.2 18.3-24.4 758 78.8 75.6-81.7
Age
< 20 years 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 237 59 25.4 19.5-32.4 178 74.6 67.6-80.5
25-34 years 504 107 21.6 17.7-25.9 397 78.4 74.1-82.3
35+ years 144 22 14.9 9.2-23.1 122 85.1 76.9-90.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 526 140 26.8 22.7-31.3 386 73.2 68.7-77.3
Non-Hispanic Black 245 38 16.6 11.6-23.3 207 83.4 76.7-88.4
Non-Hispanic Other 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 121 13 11.0 6.2-19.0 108 89.0 81.0-93.8
Education
< High School 169 22 13.3 8.2-20.8 147 86.7 79.2-91.8
High School 192 45 24.2 17.8-32.0 147 75.8 68.0-82.2
> High School 593 130 22.8 19.1-26.9 463 77.2 73.1-80.9
Marital Status
Married 563 105 19.0 15.6-23.0 458 81.0 77.0-84.4
Other 391 92 24.5 19.8-29.9 299 75.5 70.1-80.2
WIC recipient
No 469 97 22.1 18.1-26.7 372 77.9 73.3-81.9
Yes 484 100 20.4 16.5-25.0 384 79.6 75.0-83.5
Medicaid recipient
No 407 81 20.9 16.8-25.8 326 79.1 74.2-83.2
Yes 548 116 21.4 17.6-25.7 432 78.6 74.3-82.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 325 61 18.6 14.7-23.1 264 81.4 76.9-85.3
2500+ grams 630 136 21.4 18.4-24.9 494 78.6 75.1-81.6

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

~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.

This page was generated on 02OCT13

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