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Smoked 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 1748 1231 72.6 69.8-75.2 517 27.4 24.8-30.2
Age
< 20 years 266 172 61.0 52.6-68.8 94 39.0 31.2-47.4
20-24 years 484 302 65.0 59.2-70.4 182 35.0 29.6-40.8
25-34 years 797 608 79.3 75.6-82.6 189 20.7 17.4-24.4
35+ years 201 149 77.7 69.0-84.5 52 22.3 15.5-31.0
Mother's Race
White 1154 758 67.8 64.3-71.1 396 32.2 28.9-35.7
African American 526 420 85.8 81.3-89.4 106 14.2 10.6-18.7
Other Minorities 68 53 80.7 65.1-90.3 15 19.3 9.7-34.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 89 81 95.3 87.9-98.3 8 4.7 1.7-12.1
No 1658 1150 70.8 67.8-73.6 508 29.2 26.4-32.2
Education
< High School 367 209 64.9 58.1-71.2 158 35.1 28.8-41.9
High School 583 368 62.3 57.0-67.3 215 37.7 32.7-43.0
> High School 796 652 83.7 80.2-86.7 144 16.3 13.3-19.8
Marital Status
Married 1145 838 75.3 72.0-78.3 307 24.7 21.7-28.0
Other 603 393 67.0 61.5-72.0 210 33.0 28.0-38.5
Income
15,999 or less 528 318 62.5 56.7-67.9 210 37.5 32.1-43.3
16,000-24,999 277 177 69.5 62.0-76.0 100 30.5 24.0-38.0
25,000-39,999 277 198 72.6 65.4-78.8 79 27.4 21.2-34.6
40,000 or more 526 435 82.7 78.2-86.4 91 17.3 13.6-21.8
WIC recipient
No 937 712 77.6 74.0-80.9 225 22.4 19.1-26.0
Yes 793 502 66.4 61.9-70.6 291 33.6 29.4-38.1
Medicaid recipient
No 886 695 79.2 75.7-82.4 191 20.8 17.6-24.3
Yes 862 536 65.1 60.7-69.3 326 34.9 30.7-39.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 311 224 71.7 66.3-76.6 87 28.3 23.4-33.7
1500-2499 grams 546 351 63.5 59.3-67.6 195 36.5 32.4-40.7
2500+ grams 888 654 73.2 70.2-76.1 234 26.8 23.9-29.8

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 22. In the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many cigarettes or
packs of cigarettes did you smoke on an average day? (A pack has 20 cigarettes)

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