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Number of Drinks During the Last 3 Months of Pregnancy*

1998 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 1760 1703 96.7 95.4-97.6 44 2.7 1.9- 3.9 13 0.6 0.3- 1.3
Age
< 20 years 276 274 99.1 94.8-99.8 2 0.9 0.2- 5.2 0 0.0 -
20-24 years 484 476 98.9 96.7-99.6 7 1.1 0.3- 3.3 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3
25-34 years 801 771 96.1 94.0-97.5 23 3.4 2.1- 5.3 7 0.5 0.2- 1.7
35+ years 199 182 89.7 82.3-94.2 12 7.0 3.5-13.4 5 3.4 1.1- 9.4
Mother's Race
White 1159 1114 95.9 94.2-97.1 39 3.7 2.6- 5.3 6 0.4 0.2- 1.2
African American 532 522 98.6 96.2-99.5 3 0.2 0.0- 0.5 7 1.2 0.4- 3.8
Other Minorities 69 67 99.5 97.9-99.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 80 78 98.5 91.9-99.7 2 1.5 0.3- 8.1 0 0.0 -
No 1679 1624 96.5 95.2-97.5 42 2.8 2.0- 4.1 13 0.7 0.3- 1.4
Education
< High School 368 358 98.0 94.9-99.2 5 1.3 0.4- 4.2 5 0.7 0.2- 3.3
High School 595 581 97.6 95.3-98.8 11 1.7 0.8- 3.8 3 0.7 0.2- 2.6
> High School 796 763 95.3 93.1-96.9 28 4.2 2.7- 6.4 5 0.5 0.1- 1.6
Marital Status
Married 1148 1110 96.3 94.7-97.5 32 3.2 2.2- 4.8 6 0.5 0.2- 1.3
Other 612 593 97.4 94.9-98.7 12 1.7 0.7- 4.0 7 0.9 0.3- 2.8
Income
15,999 or less 538 523 97.7 95.2-98.9 9 1.4 0.5- 3.5 6 1.0 0.3- 3.1
16,000-24,999 272 270 99.4 96.1-99.9 2 0.6 0.1- 3.9 0 0.0 -
25,000-39,999 280 275 98.1 94.6-99.4 5 1.9 0.6- 5.4 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 524 495 93.9 90.8-96.0 24 5.4 3.4- 8.4 5 0.7 0.2- 2.3
WIC recipient
No 938 900 95.9 93.9-97.2 31 3.7 2.5- 5.6 7 0.4 0.1- 1.3
Yes 804 786 97.7 95.8-98.8 12 1.4 0.6- 3.1 6 0.8 0.3- 2.3
Medicaid recipient
No 888 850 95.4 93.4-96.9 32 4.1 2.8- 6.1 6 0.4 0.1- 1.3
Yes 872 853 98.0 96.3-99.0 12 1.1 0.5- 2.6 7 0.8 0.3- 2.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 313 306 97.6 95.1-98.9 5 1.6 0.6- 3.7 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2
1500-2499 grams 551 532 96.6 94.7-97.9 13 2.3 1.3- 4.0 6 1.1 0.5- 2.4
2500+ grams 893 862 96.6 95.3-97.6 26 2.8 1.9- 4.1 5 0.6 0.2- 1.4

*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.