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Number of Drinks During the Last 3 Months of Pregnancy*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  None < 1 per week 1 or more per week
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 843 809 95.7 93.5-97.2 24 3.3 2.0- 5.3 10 1.0 0.4- 2.5
Age
< 20 years 128 128 100 - 0 0.0 - 0 0.0 -
20-24 years 220 217 98.2 93.5-99.5 3 1.8 0.5- 6.5 0 0.0 -
25-34 years 399 376 95.0 91.3-97.2 14 3.1 1.6- 6.1 9 1.9 0.7- 5.1
35+ years 96 88 85.4 73.1-92.7 7 12.9 6.1-25.1 1 1.6 0.2-10.8
Mother's Race
White 567 542 95.4 92.6-97.1 19 4.0 2.4- 6.7 6 0.6 0.2- 2.0
African American 251 242 95.9 90.3-98.4 5 1.9 0.5- 6.3 4 2.2 0.6- 7.8
Other Minorities 25 25 100 - 0 0.0 - 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 18 18 100 - 0 0.0 - 0 0.0 -
No 825 791 95.6 93.4-97.1 24 3.4 2.1- 5.4 10 1.0 0.4- 2.6
Education
< High School 166 163 98.2 90.8-99.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 2 1.7 0.3- 9.7
High School 288 282 97.8 93.7-99.2 3 1.4 0.4- 5.4 3 0.8 0.2- 4.3
> High School 389 364 93.0 89.0-95.6 20 6.1 3.7-10.0 5 0.8 0.2- 3.0
Marital Status
Married 563 536 94.5 91.5-96.5 22 4.9 3.0- 7.8 5 0.6 0.2- 2.1
Other 280 273 98.0 93.6-99.4 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6 5 1.9 0.5- 6.4
Income
15,999 or less 261 254 98.0 94.1-99.4 4 1.7 0.5- 6.0 3 0.2 0.1- 0.8
16,000-24,999 130 130 100 - 0 0.0 - 0 0.0 -
25,000-39,999 139 136 96.8 90.6-99.0 2 1.9 0.5- 7.4 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3
40,000 or more 260 238 91.3 86.0-94.8 17 7.5 4.3-12.6 5 1.2 0.3- 4.2
WIC recipient
No 464 436 93.5 89.9-95.9 21 5.7 3.5- 9.2 7 0.8 0.3- 2.6
Yes 375 370 98.2 94.8-99.4 2 0.5 0.1- 3.3 3 1.3 0.3- 4.7
Medicaid recipient
No 434 410 94.0 90.5-96.3 19 5.2 3.1- 8.6 5 0.7 0.2- 2.6
Yes 409 399 97.6 94.2-99.0 5 1.1 0.3- 3.8 5 1.3 0.4- 4.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 167 161 96.8 92.9-98.6 3 1.8 0.6- 5.6 3 1.4 0.4- 4.4
1500-2499 grams 265 257 96.9 93.8-98.5 5 1.8 0.7- 4.4 3 1.3 0.4- 4.0
2500+ grams 409 389 95.6 93.2-97.2 16 3.4 2.1- 5.6 4 1.0 0.4- 2.7

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 26a. During the last 3 months of your
pregnancy, 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.