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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

ALCOHOL USE

Among mothers who reported drinking alcohol prior to pregnancy, percentage of moms that changed their alcohol use during pregnancy1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
Drinker who Quit Continued Drinking
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 497 414 83.5 79.4-86.9 83 16.5 13.1-20.6
Age
< 25 years 82 69 89.1 79.5-94.5 13 10.9 5.5-20.5
25-34 years 308 258 82.7 77.1-87.2 50 17.3 12.8-22.9
35+ years 107 87 80.4 70.9-87.4 20 19.6 12.6-29.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 339 292 85.4 80.9-89.0 47 14.6 11.0-19.1
Non-Hispanic Black 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 80 69 87.9 74.0-94.9 *** *** ***
> High School 389 325 83.2 78.7-87.0 64 16.8 13.0-21.3
Marital Status
Married 359 298 81.8 77.0-85.8 61 18.2 14.2-23.0
Other 138 116 87.5 78.3-93.1 22 12.5 6.9-21.7
Medicaid recipient
No 314 258 81.3 76.0-85.6 56 18.7 14.4-24.0
Yes 183 156 86.9 79.5-91.9 27 13.1 8.1-20.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 148 123 82.6 75.4-88.0 25 17.4 12.0-24.6
2500+ grams 349 291 83.6 79.1-87.2 58 16.4 12.8-20.9

1Asked only of mothers who reported drinking alcohol 3 months before pregnancy.
2Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards.
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.
The overall weighted response rate in 2018 was 53%.

This page was generated on 10OCT19

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