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Alcohol Use 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 1759 1101 61.7 58.7-64.6 658 38.3 35.4-41.3
Age
< 20 years 270 218 79.0 71.5-84.9 52 21.0 15.1-28.5
20-24 years 483 297 58.5 52.5-64.2 186 41.5 35.8-47.5
25-34 years 802 482 61.0 56.7-65.1 320 39.0 34.9-43.3
35+ years 204 104 48.9 39.7-58.2 100 51.1 41.8-60.3
Mother's Race
White 1156 644 55.6 52.0-59.2 512 44.4 40.8-48.0
African American 535 406 77.4 72.0-82.1 129 22.6 17.9-28.0
Other Minorities 68 51 77.7 61.9-88.2 17 22.3 11.8-38.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 78 64 88.1 77.9-94.0 14 11.9 6.0-22.1
No 1680 1036 59.6 56.5-62.6 644 40.4 37.4-43.5
Education
< High School 362 280 79.4 73.3-84.4 82 20.6 15.6-26.7
High School 594 384 61.1 55.8-66.2 210 38.9 33.8-44.2
> High School 802 436 53.6 49.2-58.0 366 46.4 42.0-50.8
Marital Status
Married 1146 683 58.4 54.8-62.0 463 41.6 38.0-45.2
Other 613 418 68.5 63.1-73.5 195 31.5 26.5-36.9
Income
15,999 or less 534 383 69.6 63.9-74.6 151 30.4 25.4-36.1
16,000-24,999 274 172 63.2 55.6-70.3 102 36.8 29.7-44.4
25,000-39,999 279 175 62.0 54.5-69.0 104 38.0 31.0-45.5
40,000 or more 526 259 49.0 43.7-54.3 267 51.0 45.7-56.3
WIC recipient
No 946 512 53.0 48.9-57.0 434 47.0 43.0-51.1
Yes 795 578 72.1 67.8-76.1 217 27.9 23.9-32.2
Medicaid recipient
No 891 487 54.1 50.0-58.2 404 45.9 41.8-50.0
Yes 868 614 70.3 66.0-74.3 254 29.7 25.7-34.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 315 207 67.0 61.5-72.1 108 33.0 27.9-38.5
1500-2499 grams 550 355 65.6 61.5-69.5 195 34.4 30.5-38.5
2500+ grams 891 537 61.3 58.1-64.5 354 38.7 35.5-41.9

*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.