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2012 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 609 302 51.0 46.4-55.6 307 49.0 44.4-53.6
Age
< 20 years 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 140 78 58.4 48.5-67.7 62 41.6 32.3-51.5
25-34 years 340 138 41.5 35.6-47.5 202 58.5 52.5-64.4
35+ years 83 46 51.8 39.4-64.0 37 48.2 36.0-60.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 349 133 39.6 34.0-45.6 216 60.4 54.4-66.0
Non-Hispanic Black 139 81 60.2 49.8-69.8 58 39.8 30.2-50.2
Non-Hispanic Other 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 82 60 70.7 58.5-80.6 22 29.3 19.4-41.5
Education
< High School 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 116 66 54.8 44.0-65.1 50 45.2 34.9-56.0
> High School 403 159 40.6 35.3-46.2 244 59.4 53.8-64.7
Marital Status
Married 369 171 47.4 41.8-53.1 198 52.6 46.9-58.2
Other 240 131 55.9 48.2-63.2 109 44.1 36.8-51.8
WIC recipient
No 286 105 38.2 32.2-44.7 181 61.8 55.3-67.8
Yes 320 196 61.9 55.4-68.0 124 38.1 32.0-44.6
Medicaid recipient
No 318 140 44.8 38.8-51.0 178 55.2 49.0-61.2
Yes 291 162 57.5 50.6-64.0 129 42.5 36.0-49.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 197 103 55.6 48.5-62.4 94 44.4 37.6-51.5
2500+ grams 412 199 50.6 45.7-55.6 213 49.4 44.4-54.3

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

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

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

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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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