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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

ALCOHOL USE

Alcohol Use During the Last 3 Months of Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 890 802 90.0 87.5-92.0 88 10.0 8.0-12.5
Age
< 20 years 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 159 *** *** *** *** *** ***
25-34 years 522 464 87.6 84.0-90.6 58 12.4 9.4-16.0
35+ years 166 145 88.8 82.4-93.1 21 11.2 6.9-17.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 482 429 88.2 84.6-91.1 53 11.8 8.9-15.4
Non-Hispanic Black 208 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 122 108 88.8 80.8-93.7 14 11.2 6.3-19.2
Education
< High School 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 167 *** *** *** *** *** ***
> High School 598 528 87.7 84.5-90.4 70 12.3 9.6-15.5
Marital Status
Married 588 523 88.4 85.2-91.0 65 11.6 9.0-14.8
Other 302 279 92.6 88.0-95.5 23 7.4 4.5-12.0
WIC recipient
No 538 476 87.6 84.0-90.4 62 12.4 9.6-16.0
Yes 339 316 93.2 89.2-95.8 23 6.8 4.2-10.8
Medicaid recipient
No 548 481 87.2 83.7-90.0 67 12.8 10.0-16.3
Yes 342 321 93.8 89.8-96.3 21 6.2 3.7-10.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 322 301 93.6 90.3-95.8 21 6.4 4.2- 9.7
2500+ grams 568 501 89.6 86.9-91.8 67 10.4 8.2-13.1

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

The overall weighted response rate in 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

*** 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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