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Smoked During the Last 3 months of 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 1773 1449 84.3 82.0-86.4 324 15.7 13.6-18.0
Age
< 20 years 271 211 75.4 67.7-81.8 60 24.6 18.2-32.3
20-24 years 493 389 83.3 78.5-87.1 104 16.7 12.9-21.5
25-34 years 806 683 87.3 84.1-89.9 123 12.7 10.1-15.9
35+ years 203 166 85.8 78.0-91.2 37 14.2 8.8-22.0
Mother's Race
White 1169 921 81.9 78.9-84.5 248 18.1 15.5-21.1
African American 536 470 91.1 87.2-93.9 66 8.9 6.1-12.8
Other Minorities 68 58 87.5 72.9-94.8 10 12.5 5.2-27.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 89 85 98.4 93.1-99.6 4 1.6 0.4- 6.9
No 1683 1364 83.2 80.8-85.5 319 16.8 14.5-19.2
Education
< High School 374 253 74.0 67.8-79.4 121 26.0 20.6-32.2
High School 594 462 78.1 73.4-82.2 132 21.9 17.8-26.6
> High School 803 732 93.8 91.4-95.6 71 6.2 4.4- 8.6
Marital Status
Married 1157 986 87.1 84.4-89.3 171 12.9 10.7-15.6
Other 616 463 78.6 73.8-82.8 153 21.4 17.2-26.2
Income
15,999 or less 541 378 74.8 69.6-79.4 163 25.2 20.6-30.4
16,000-24,999 278 221 82.4 75.9-87.4 57 17.6 12.6-24.1
25,000-39,999 280 237 86.1 80.1-90.5 43 13.9 9.5-19.9
40,000 or more 528 490 93.2 89.9-95.5 38 6.8 4.5-10.1
WIC recipient
No 947 818 88.6 85.7-90.9 129 11.4 9.1-14.3
Yes 808 614 79.3 75.3-82.7 194 20.7 17.3-24.7
Medicaid recipient
No 894 799 90.1 87.3-92.3 95 9.9 7.7-12.7
Yes 879 650 77.9 73.9-81.3 229 22.1 18.7-26.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 319 263 81.5 76.6-85.5 56 18.5 14.5-23.4
1500-2499 grams 549 411 73.8 69.8-77.5 138 26.2 22.5-30.2
2500+ grams 902 772 85.1 82.5-87.3 130 14.9 12.7-17.5

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 23. In the last 3 months of your
garettes 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.