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2008 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 times did you drink 5 or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
None 1 time 2 or more times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 781 589 73.1 69.4-76.5 73 10.6 8.4-13.4 119 16.3 13.5-19.4
Age
18-19 years 47 35 79.3 63.8-89.3 3 4.5 1.0-17.8 9 16.2 7.6-31.2
20-24 years 181 121 64.3 55.8-71.9 17 10.2 6.1-16.7 43 25.5 18.8-33.6
25-34 years 422 321 72.8 67.8-77.3 46 13.1 9.8-17.3 55 14.1 10.8-18.2
35-44 years 131 112 84.5 76.3-90.2 7 5.3 2.4-11.5 12 10.2 5.7-17.6
Race
White 593 438 71.9 67.7-75.8 58 10.4 8.0-13.5 97 17.6 14.4-21.4
Black 156 126 78.3 69.5-85.2 11 10.2 5.5-18.0 19 11.5 6.8-18.7
Other 32 25 71.0 50.7-85.3 4 16.4 6.3-36.4 3 12.7 4.2-32.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 66 44 62.9 49.0-75.0 11 19.3 10.6-32.7 11 17.7 9.5-30.7
No 714 544 74.1 70.3-77.6 62 9.8 7.6-12.6 108 16.1 13.3-19.4
Education
< High School 87 52 55.9 44.0-67.1 16 21.0 12.8-32.3 19 23.2 14.6-34.6
High School 206 152 74.1 66.6-80.5 14 6.9 3.7-12.3 40 19.0 13.6-25.9
> High School 485 383 76.6 72.2-80.6 42 9.8 7.2-13.1 60 13.6 10.6-17.4
Marital Status
Married 517 415 77.6 73.3-81.4 48 10.9 8.2-14.4 54 11.5 8.8-15.0
Other 264 174 64.9 58.1-71.2 25 10.2 6.7-15.4 65 24.8 19.4-31.3
Income
14,999 or less 167 115 68.4 59.7-76.0 18 13.0 7.9-20.5 34 18.7 12.8-26.3
15,000-24,999 94 63 62.8 50.9-73.3 11 11.7 6.0-21.4 20 25.5 16.6-37.1
25,000-49,999 156 124 77.2 68.9-83.7 10 7.9 4.2-14.5 22 14.9 9.7-22.3
50,000 or more 329 263 78.0 72.7-82.6 28 9.4 6.4-13.5 38 12.6 9.1-17.1
WIC recipient
No 487 376 75.2 70.6-79.2 45 10.4 7.7-13.9 66 14.4 11.3-18.3
Yes 290 209 69.6 63.1-75.3 28 11.2 7.6-16.2 53 19.2 14.6-25.0
Medicaid recipient
No 437 350 78.7 74.1-82.6 37 9.3 6.7-12.8 50 12.1 9.1-15.9
Yes 344 239 66.5 60.5-72.0 36 12.3 8.7-17.0 69 21.2 16.7-26.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 229 183 78.5 72.6-83.4 15 6.9 4.2-11.1 31 14.5 10.5-19.8
2500+ grams 552 406 72.7 68.7-76.3 58 10.9 8.5-13.9 88 16.4 13.5-19.8

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 33b 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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