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Binge Drinking During the 3 Months Before Pregnancy*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 813 726 89.0 85.6-91.6 87 11.0 8.4-14.4
Age
< 20 years 126 118 94.8 86.3-98.1 8 5.2 1.9-13.7
20-24 years 209 179 81.3 72.6-87.8 30 18.7 12.2-27.4
25-34 years 382 339 89.8 84.9-93.2 43 10.2 6.8-15.1
35+ years 96 90 94.7 85.7-98.2 6 5.3 1.8-14.3
Mother's Race
White 544 477 87.8 83.6-91.1 67 12.2 8.9-16.4
African American 244 226 91.2 84.3-95.2 18 8.8 4.8-15.7
Other Minorities 25 23 94.4 72.4-99.1 2 5.6 0.9-27.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 18 17 98.9 91.6-99.9 1 1.1 0.1- 8.4
No 795 709 88.8 85.4-91.5 86 11.2 8.5-14.6
Education
< High School 163 148 88.1 78.5-93.7 15 11.9 6.3-21.5
High School 273 238 88.7 82.1-93.1 35 11.3 6.9-17.9
> High School 377 340 89.6 85.0-92.9 37 10.4 7.1-15.0
Marital Status
Married 542 493 90.8 87.0-93.5 49 9.2 6.5-13.0
Other 271 233 85.4 78.1-90.6 38 14.6 9.4-21.9
Income
15,999 or less 245 214 86.5 78.8-91.6 31 13.5 8.4-21.2
16,000-24,999 125 108 87.4 76.0-93.9 17 12.6 6.1-24.0
25,000-39,999 136 123 89.5 80.7-94.6 13 10.5 5.4-19.3
40,000 or more 256 234 91.4 86.1-94.8 22 8.6 5.2-13.9
WIC recipient
No 452 412 91.5 87.4-94.4 40 8.5 5.6-12.6
Yes 357 311 86.4 80.5-90.6 46 13.6 9.4-19.5
Medicaid recipient
No 421 383 89.8 85.5-93.0 38 10.2 7.0-14.5
Yes 392 343 88.0 82.4-92.0 49 12.0 8.0-17.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 163 148 90.5 84.7-94.3 15 9.5 5.7-15.3
1500-2499 grams 257 228 89.5 85.1-92.7 29 10.5 7.3-14.9
2500+ grams 391 348 88.9 85.3-91.8 43 11.1 8.2-14.7

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 25b. During the 3 months before you
got pregnant, how many times did you drink 5 or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting?

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