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2006 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

Preconception Health Indicators Women 18-44

During the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many alcoholic drinks did you have in an average week?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
None less than 1 per week 1 to 3 drinks per wk 4 or more drinks per wk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 791 179 22.4 18.8-26.3 340 39.8 35.6-44.2 151 21.0 17.6-24.9 121 16.8 13.8-20.4
Age
18-19 years 37 7 19.9 8.1-41.4 12 32.7 17.4-52.8 8 19.7 8.8-38.3 10 27.7 13.0-49.5
20-24 years 170 38 20.0 13.4-28.8 70 38.2 29.5-47.7 36 24.8 17.3-34.2 26 17.0 11.1-25.0
25-34 years 434 99 24.5 19.6-30.1 192 41.2 35.5-47.1 82 20.0 15.6-25.2 61 14.3 10.7-18.9
35-44 years 150 35 19.2 12.4-28.5 66 39.9 30.5-50.1 25 19.5 12.7-28.8 24 21.4 13.9-31.5
Race
White 618 134 21.0 17.3-25.4 275 43.1 38.3-48.0 110 18.3 14.9-22.3 99 17.6 14.1-21.6
Black 139 36 26.5 17.7-37.6 51 29.0 20.1-39.9 36 31.0 21.6-42.3 16 13.5 7.4-23.3
Other 34 9 26.6 11.7-49.9 14 32.1 16.4-53.2 5 22.1 8.4-46.6 6 19.2 6.8-43.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 59 22 46.0 31.3-61.4 25 33.4 21.2-48.4 8 15.3 7.5-28.8 4 5.2 1.5-16.3
No 732 157 20.0 16.5-24.0 315 40.4 36.0-45.0 143 21.6 18.0-25.7 117 18.0 14.7-21.8
Education
< High School 60 15 38.4 22.6-57.2 16 14.7 7.2-27.7 12 28.4 15.1-46.9 17 18.5 8.6-35.3
High School 218 63 26.1 19.4-34.2 90 37.0 29.2-45.5 38 20.0 14.0-27.8 27 16.9 11.2-24.6
> High School 512 101 18.5 14.7-23.1 233 44.2 39.0-49.5 101 20.6 16.6-25.3 77 16.7 13.1-21.0
Marital Status
Married 550 121 20.4 16.5-24.9 254 44.7 39.7-49.9 101 20.2 16.4-24.7 74 14.7 11.4-18.6
Other 241 58 26.1 19.4-34.2 86 30.5 23.4-38.5 50 22.5 16.3-30.1 47 20.9 15.0-28.5
Income
14,999 or less 161 42 28.9 20.5-39.1 61 32.6 24.0-42.5 32 21.5 14.2-31.2 26 17.0 10.7-25.9
15,000-24,999 105 23 19.0 10.9-31.1 40 36.7 25.4-49.7 23 26.5 16.7-39.4 19 17.8 10.2-29.2
25,000-49,999 161 43 27.4 19.8-36.7 73 41.6 32.5-51.3 29 18.2 11.9-26.7 16 12.8 7.3-21.7
50,000 or more 325 58 15.1 11.0-20.5 150 46.0 39.6-52.6 61 20.3 15.6-26.1 56 18.5 14.0-24.1
WIC recipient
No 505 105 20.0 15.8-24.9 230 41.7 36.5-47.1 90 20.9 16.7-25.7 80 17.5 13.7-22.0
Yes 280 74 26.5 20.4-33.7 106 36.6 29.7-44.0 60 20.7 15.3-27.4 40 16.2 11.3-22.6
Medicaid recipient
No 478 94 17.4 13.6-22.0 213 42.6 37.3-48.1 91 21.6 17.3-26.5 80 18.4 14.5-23.1
Yes 313 85 28.9 22.7-36.0 127 36.1 29.6-43.2 60 20.3 15.1-26.7 41 14.7 10.2-20.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 347 86 23.8 19.6-28.6 160 44.5 39.2-49.8 57 17.5 13.6-22.3 44 14.2 10.6-18.7
2500+ grams 444 93 22.2 18.4-26.6 180 39.4 34.9-44.1 94 21.3 17.6-25.5 77 17.1 13.8-21.0

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 33a and asked only of mothers who reported drinking alcohol in the past 2 years.

#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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