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Number of Drinks During the 3 Month Before Pregnancy*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  None Less than 1 per week 1 or more drinks per week
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 839 530 62.7 58.1-67.0 174 20.1 16.7-24.0 135 17.2 14.0-20.9
Age
< 20 years 126 102 81.9 70.5-89.5 12 6.1 2.3-15.3 12 12 6.0-22.6
20-24 years 217 129 58.2 48.8-67.1 52 23.8 16.8-32.6 36 18 11.8-26.4
25-34 years 400 244 60 53.4-66.1 93 23.7 18.7-29.6 63 16.3 12.1-21.7
35+ years 96 55 55 41.9-67.4 17 18.2 10.0-30.9 24 26.8 17.1-39.5
Mother's Race
White 563 324 57.9 52.4-63.2 132 22.9 18.6-27.8 107 19.2 15.3-23.8
African American 251 188 72.4 63.7-79.7 36 14.4 9.3-21.7 27 13.2 8.1-20.9
Other Minorities 25 18 78.6 51.4-92.7 6 12.1 3.6-33.8 1 9.3 1.3-44.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 18 14 83.5 46.1-96.8 4 16.5 3.2-53.9 0 0 -
No 821 516 62.3 57.7-66.7 170 20.2 16.8-24.1 135 17.5 14.2-21.3
Education
< High School 162 121 74 62.7-82.8 22 11.5 6.0-21.0 19 14.5 8.1-24.7
High School 288 192 66.3 58.1-73.5 51 19.1 13.5-26.4 45 14.6 9.7-21.4
> High School 389 217 54.9 48.6-61.1 101 24.8 19.8-30.6 71 20.3 15.7-25.8
Marital Status
Married 562 345 61 55.6-66.1 129 23.5 19.2-28.4 88 15.5 12.1-19.7
Other 277 185 66.2 57.6-73.8 45 13.3 8.5-20.2 47 20.5 14.3-28.5
Income
15,999 or less 259 173 67.2 58.2-75.1 42 14.6 9.4-22.0 44 18.2 12.1-26.4
16,000-24,999 129 82 67.8 54.6-78.6 32 23.1 14.0-35.9 15 9.1 3.9-19.8
25,000-39,999 138 97 66.7 56.0-75.9 24 19.9 12.7-29.9 17 13.4 7.6-22.4
40,000 or more 261 139 53.1 45.5-60.4 71 26 19.9-33.0 51 21 15.6-27.6
WIC recipient
No 465 279 59.9 53.9-65.5 105 23.1 18.5-28.5 81 17.1 13.1-21.9
Yes 370 250 66.1 59.0-72.6 68 16.9 12.2-22.9 52 17 12.2-23.2
Medicaid recipient
No 433 255 56.5 50.5-62.3 104 25.4 20.5-31.0 74 18.1 14.0-23.1
Yes 406 275 69.8 62.8-76.0 70 14.2 9.9-19.8 61 16.1 11.4-22.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 169 109 64.6 57.0-71.6 42 25.1 19.0-32.3 18 10.3 6.5-15.9
1500-2499 grams 261 173 67.9 62.0-73.4 44 15.8 11.9-20.7 44 16.2 12.2-21.3
2500+ grams 407 247 62.3 57.4-67.0 87 20.3 16.7-24.6 73 17.4 13.9-21.4

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 25a. During the 3 months before you
got pregnant, how many alcoholic drinks did you have in an average week?

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.