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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

Preconception Health Indicators Women 18-44

Smoked 3 months Before Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1122 801 71.3 68.1-74.3 321 28.7 25.7-31.9
Age
18-19 years 87 55 64.3 51.5-75.3 32 35.7 24.7-48.5
20-24 years 265 158 61.7 54.7-68.3 107 38.3 31.7-45.3
25-34 years 594 443 74.3 70.0-78.2 151 25.7 21.8-30.0
35-44 years 176 145 82.1 74.4-87.8 31 17.9 12.2-25.6
Race
White 821 590 70.2 66.4-73.6 231 29.8 26.4-33.6
Black 250 174 74.3 67.0-80.4 76 25.7 19.6-33.0
Other 51 37 75.8 60.1-86.7 14 24.2 13.3-39.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 142 129 89.8 82.5-94.3 13 10.2 5.7-17.5
No 980 672 68.0 64.4-71.3 308 32.0 28.7-35.6
Education
< High School 168 96 58.7 49.6-67.4 72 41.3 32.6-50.4
High School 313 192 63.8 57.5-69.7 121 36.2 30.3-42.5
> High School 637 512 79.8 76.0-83.2 125 20.2 16.8-24.0
Marital Status
Married 708 560 77.9 74.2-81.2 148 22.1 18.8-25.8
Other 414 241 61.7 56.0-67.1 173 38.3 32.9-44.0
Income
14,999 or less 313 170 59.8 53.3-66.0 143 40.2 34.0-46.7
15,000-24,999 149 105 68.7 59.5-76.6 44 31.3 23.4-40.5
25,000-49,999 229 160 70.0 62.7-76.5 69 30.0 23.5-37.3
50,000 or more 375 323 84.3 79.5-88.1 52 15.7 11.9-20.5
WIC recipient
No 612 483 77.3 73.2-81.0 129 22.7 19.0-26.8
Yes 508 316 64.9 59.9-69.6 192 35.1 30.4-40.1
Medicaid recipient
No 570 466 80.8 76.8-84.2 104 19.2 15.8-23.2
Yes 552 335 62.9 58.0-67.5 217 37.1 32.5-42.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 376 254 65.0 60.0-69.7 122 35.0 30.3-40.0
2500+ grams 746 547 71.9 68.4-75.1 199 28.1 24.9-31.6

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 26: In the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many cigarettes or packs of cigarettes did you smoke on an average day? (A pack has 20 cigarettes.)

~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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