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Prevalence of Infants Exposed to Smoke*

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 1617 1441 88.8 86.6-90.6 176 11.2 9.4-13.4
Age
< 20 years 245 206 82.8 75.4-88.3 39 17.2 11.7-24.6
20-24 years 453 391 86.1 81.4-89.7 62 13.9 10.3-18.6
25-34 years 736 682 91.9 89.1-94.0 54 8.1 6.0-10.9
35+ years 183 162 89.7 82.3-94.2 21 10.3 5.8-17.7
Mother's Race
White 1076 939 87.8 85.2-90.0 137 12.2 10.0-14.8
African American 476 445 92.8 88.8-95.4 31 7.2 4.6-11.2
Other Minorities 65 57 82.6 66.9-91.8 8 17.4 8.2-33.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 82 81 99.8 98.7- 100 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
No 1534 1360 88.0 85.7-89.9 174 12.0 10.1-14.3
Education
< High School 333 271 80.4 74.3-85.4 62 19.6 14.6-25.7
High School 541 467 85.3 81.0-88.7 74 14.7 11.3-19.0
> High School 741 701 95.1 92.8-96.7 40 4.9 3.3- 7.2
Marital Status
Married 1066 961 90.4 88.0-92.4 105 9.6 7.6-12.0
Other 551 480 85.3 80.8-88.9 71 14.7 11.1-19.2
Income
15,999 or less 482 395 80.2 75.0-84.5 87 19.8 15.5-25.0
16,000-24,999 255 221 86.0 79.7-90.5 34 14.0 9.5-20.3
25,000-39,999 263 241 93.2 88.5-96.1 22 6.8 3.9-11.5
40,000 or more 487 461 93.9 90.6-96.1 26 6.1 3.9- 9.4
WIC recipient
No 864 794 92.1 89.6-94.1 70 7.9 5.9-10.4
Yes 737 631 84.5 80.8-87.6 106 15.5 12.4-19.2
Medicaid recipient
No 832 773 93.1 90.7-95.0 59 6.9 5.0- 9.3
Yes 785 668 83.8 80.0-86.9 117 16.2 13.1-20.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 197 186 94.8 90.7-97.1 11 5.2 2.9- 9.3
1500-2499 grams 534 465 86.9 83.7-89.6 69 13.1 10.4-16.3
2500+ grams 885 789 88.8 86.5-90.8 96 11.2 9.2-13.5

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 44. About how many hours a day, on
average, is your new baby in the same room with someone who is smoking?

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.