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Number of Drinks During the 3 Month Before Pregnancy*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  None < 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 1759 1101 61.7 58.7-64.6 376 22.9 20.5-25.6 282 15.4 13.3-17.7
Age
< 20 years 270 218 79 71.5-84.9 29 11.6 7.3-18.0 23 9.4 5.6-15.4
20-24 years 483 297 58.5 52.5-64.2 113 26.4 21.5-32.0 73 15.1 11.3-19.9
25-34 years 802 482 61 56.7-65.1 193 25.2 21.6-29.1 127 13.8 11.1-17.1
35+ years 204 104 48.9 39.7-58.2 41 18.6 12.4-27.0 59 32.4 24.3-41.7
Mother's Race
White 1156 644 55.6 52.0-59.2 297 26.5 23.5-29.8 215 17.9 15.3-20.8
African American 535 406 77.4 72.0-82.1 73 12.9 9.4-17.5 56 9.6 6.6-13.9
Other Minorities 68 51 77.7 61.9-88.2 6 17.2 8.0-33.2 11 5.1 1.5-15.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 78 64 88.1 77.9-94.0 9 8.7 4.0-17.6 5 3.2 0.7-13.0
No 1680 1036 59.6 56.5-62.6 367 24 21.5-26.8 277 16.3 14.2-18.8
Education
< High School 362 280 79.4 73.3-84.4 38 11.3 7.6-16.4 44 9.4 6.1-14.1
High School 594 384 61.1 55.8-66.2 120 22.7 18.6-27.5 90 16.1 12.6-20.5
> High School 802 436 53.6 49.2-58.0 218 28.6 24.8-32.8 148 17.8 14.6-21.4
Marital Status
Married 1146 683 58.4 54.8-62.0 277 25.8 22.8-29.1 186 15.8 13.3-18.6
Other 613 418 68.5 63.1-73.5 99 16.8 13.0-21.5 96 14.6 11.1-19.1
Income
15,999 or less 534 383 69.6 63.9-74.6 70 15.2 11.5-19.9 81 15.2 11.5-19.9
16,000-24,999 274 172 63.2 55.6-70.3 60 22.1 16.4-29.0 42 14.7 9.9-21.1
25,000-39,999 279 175 62 54.5-69.0 70 26.3 20.2-33.4 34 11.7 7.7-17.4
40,000 or more 526 259 49 43.7-54.3 158 31.8 27.0-36.9 109 19.2 15.4-23.7
WIC recipient
No 946 512 53 48.9-57.0 260 29.3 25.7-33.1 174 17.7 14.8-21.1
Yes 795 578 72.1 67.8-76.1 113 15.5 12.4-19.1 104 12.4 9.7-15.8
Medicaid recipient
No 891 487 54.1 50.0-58.2 243 28.7 25.1-32.5 161 17.2 14.4-20.5
Yes 868 614 70.3 66.0-74.3 133 16.4 13.3-20.0 121 13.3 10.5-16.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 315 207 67 61.5-72.1 67 20.4 16.2-25.2 41 12.6 9.4-16.8
1500-2499 grams 550 355 65.6 61.5-69.5 92 16.1 13.2-19.4 103 18.3 15.2-21.8
2500+ grams 891 537 61.3 58.1-64.5 216 23.4 20.8-26.3 138 15.3 13.0-17.8

*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.