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Binge Drinking During the 3 Months Before Pregnancy*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1687 1523 89.7 87.7-91.5 164 10.3 8.5-12.3
Age
< 20 years 258 242 92.7 86.8-96.1 16 7.3 3.9-13.2
20-24 years 464 402 84.8 79.9-88.7 62 15.2 11.3-20.1
25-34 years 769 702 91.6 88.8-93.7 67 8.4 6.3-11.2
35+ years 196 177 90.0 82.6-94.4 19 10.0 5.6-17.4
Mother's Race
White 1109 977 87.2 84.5-89.5 132 12.8 10.5-15.5
African American 515 487 96.7 94.0-98.2 28 3.3 1.8- 6.0
Other Minorities 63 59 93.3 78.4-98.2 4 6.7 1.8-21.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 80 76 96.0 86.0-98.9 4 4.0 1.1-14.0
No 1606 1446 89.2 87.0-91.0 160 10.8 9.0-13.0
Education
< High School 347 314 91.2 86.3-94.4 33 8.8 5.6-13.7
High School 567 512 89.0 85.0-92.0 55 11.0 8.0-15.0
> High School 772 696 89.5 86.4-92.0 76 10.5 8.0-13.6
Marital Status
Married 1110 1007 90.0 87.5-92.0 103 10.0 8.0-12.5
Other 577 516 89.1 85.0-92.3 61 10.9 7.7-15.0
Income
15,999 or less 508 459 89.6 85.3-92.7 49 10.4 7.3-14.7
16,000-24,999 253 222 86.0 79.3-90.7 31 14.0 9.3-20.7
25,000-39,999 275 248 89.5 83.9-93.3 27 10.5 6.7-16.1
40,000 or more 509 461 89.8 86.0-92.6 48 10.2 7.4-14.0
WIC recipient
No 909 816 88.6 85.6-91.0 93 11.4 9.0-14.4
Yes 761 692 91.1 88.1-93.5 69 8.9 6.5-11.9
Medicaid recipient
No 857 778 90.0 87.1-92.2 79 10.0 7.8-12.9
Yes 830 745 89.4 86.2-92.0 85 10.6 8.0-13.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 307 287 93.6 90.1-95.8 20 6.4 4.2- 9.9
1500-2499 grams 524 468 89.0 85.9-91.5 56 11.0 8.5-14.1
2500+ grams 853 765 89.7 87.4-91.6 88 10.3 8.4-12.6

*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.