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2009 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 4 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 584 332 57.0 52.3-61.6 88 15.1 12.0-18.7 164 27.9 24.0-32.3
Age
18-19 years 29 13 41.5 22.5-63.5 4 13.7 4.0-37.5 12 44.8 24.8-66.6
20-24 years 140 75 58.5 48.7-67.6 20 13.7 8.3-21.8 45 27.8 20.2-37.1
25-34 years 332 191 55.8 49.7-61.8 51 16.5 12.4-21.6 90 27.7 22.6-33.5
35-44 years 83 53 65.1 53.0-75.5 13 12.1 6.2-22.2 17 22.8 14.3-34.4
Race
White 455 254 53.8 48.7-58.9 72 16.2 12.7-20.5 129 29.9 25.4-34.9
Black 108 71 74.3 63.1-83.0 12 7.7 3.6-15.9 25 18.0 10.8-28.5
Other 21 7 31.4 13.5-57.2 4 30.5 12.2-58.1 10 38.1 18.1-63.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 29 15 45.5 26.7-65.6 6 25.4 11.4-47.6 8 29.1 14.2-50.4
No 555 317 57.7 53.0-62.4 82 14.4 11.4-18.1 156 27.9 23.8-32.3
Education
< High School 53 28 58.0 40.9-73.4 11 20.2 9.8-37.3 14 21.7 10.9-38.5
High School 144 76 50.9 41.5-60.3 21 16.6 10.7-24.9 47 32.5 24.3-41.8
> High School 386 228 59.5 53.9-64.8 56 13.6 10.3-17.9 102 26.9 22.2-32.1
Marital Status
Married 386 224 56.8 51.2-62.2 60 15.7 12.0-20.2 102 27.5 22.8-32.8
Other 198 108 57.3 48.9-65.3 28 14.0 9.1-20.8 62 28.7 21.8-36.7
Income
14,999 or less 137 74 59.4 49.3-68.7 22 16.8 10.4-25.8 41 23.9 16.6-33.1
15,000-24,999 68 40 59.2 45.6-71.6 13 15.9 8.6-27.5 15 24.9 15.0-38.3
25,000-49,999 128 75 58.6 48.5-68.1 16 10.7 5.9-18.6 37 30.7 22.2-40.7
50,000 or more 234 136 55.3 48.1-62.2 34 15.0 10.7-20.8 64 29.7 23.6-36.6
WIC recipient
No 361 208 54.7 48.9-60.4 51 14.9 11.2-19.5 102 30.4 25.3-36.0
Yes 223 124 60.6 52.8-68.0 37 15.3 10.4-21.8 62 24.1 18.2-31.2
Medicaid recipient
No 345 204 56.6 50.6-62.3 46 13.8 10.3-18.4 95 29.6 24.4-35.3
Yes 239 128 57.6 50.1-64.8 42 16.7 11.8-23.1 69 25.7 19.8-32.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 192 109 55.9 48.8-62.8 29 15.0 10.6-20.8 54 29.1 23.1-36.0
2500+ grams 392 223 57.1 52.1-62.0 59 15.1 11.8-19.0 110 27.8 23.6-32.5

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 31a and asked only of mothers who reported drinking alcohol in the past 2 years.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009. The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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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