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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SMOKING

Preconception Smoking*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 887 710 80.0 76.5-83.1 177 20.0 16.9-23.5
Age
< 20 years 43 26 65.3 46.3-80.4 17 34.7 19.6-53.7
20-24 years 158 123 80.6 71.9-87.0 35 19.4 13.0-28.1
25-34 years 522 414 78.5 73.8-82.6 108 21.5 17.4-26.2
35+ years 164 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 481 380 77.0 71.8-81.4 101 23.0 18.6-28.2
Non-Hispanic Black 208 159 78.6 70.3-85.0 49 21.4 15.0-29.7
Non-Hispanic Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 117 82 75.1 64.1-83.6 35 24.9 16.4-35.9
High School 167 113 69.5 60.3-77.4 54 30.5 22.6-39.7
> High School 597 511 84.9 81.1-88.1 86 15.1 11.9-18.9
Marital Status
Married 588 507 83.1 78.8-86.6 81 16.9 13.4-21.2
Other 299 203 74.7 68.2-80.3 96 25.3 19.7-31.8
WIC recipient
No 535 462 86.1 82.2-89.3 73 13.9 10.7-17.8
Yes 340 240 73.0 66.8-78.5 100 27.0 21.5-33.2
Medicaid recipient
No 548 491 89.1 85.6-91.8 57 10.9 8.2-14.4
Yes 339 219 67.4 60.8-73.4 120 32.6 26.6-39.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 320 242 72.9 67.7-77.6 78 27.1 22.4-32.3
2500+ grams 567 468 80.7 76.8-84.0 99 19.3 16.0-23.2

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 36: In the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many cigarettes did you smoke on an average day?

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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