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Binge Drinking During the Last 3 Months of 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 837 835 99.6 97.8-99.9 2 0.4 0.1- 2.2
Age
< 20 years 128 128 100 - 0 0.0 -
20-24 years 218 218 100 - 0 0.0 -
25-34 years 395 393 99.2 95.2-99.9 2 0.8 0.1- 4.8
35+ years 96 96 100 - 0 0.0 -
Mother's Race
White 563 562 100 99.7- 100 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3
African American 249 248 98.8 92.0-99.8 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0
Other Minorities 25 25 100 - 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 18 18 100 - 0 0.0 -
No 819 817 99.6 97.8-99.9 2 0.4 0.1- 2.2
Education
< High School 166 164 98.3 90.3-99.7 2 1.7 0.3- 9.7
High School 285 285 100 - 0 0.0 -
> High School 386 386 100 - 0 0.0 -
Marital Status
Married 559 559 100 - 0 0.0 -
Other 278 276 98.9 93.7-99.8 2 1.1 0.2- 6.3
Income
15,999 or less 259 258 99.9 99.4- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
16,000-24,999 129 129 100 - 0 0.0 -
25,000-39,999 137 137 100 - 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 259 259 100 - 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 459 459 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 374 372 99.2 95.4-99.9 2 0.8 0.1- 4.6
Medicaid recipient
No 432 432 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 405 403 99.2 95.4-99.9 2 0.8 0.1- 4.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 166 166 100 - 0 0.0 -
1500-2499 grams 264 263 99.6 97.1-99.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
2500+ grams 405 404 99.6 97.5-99.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5

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