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Number of Drinks During the 3 Month Before Pregnancy*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  None Less than 1 per week 1 or more drinks per week
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1745 1115 64 61.0-66.8 343 20.3 17.9-22.8 287 15.8 13.7-18.1
Age
< 20 years 263 211 81.1 73.6-86.8 28 11.4 7.0-18.0 24 7.5 4.2-13.3
20-24 years 458 300 64.7 58.8-70.2 102 24.1 19.3-29.6 56 11.2 8.0-15.6
25-34 years 828 487 59.1 54.7-63.3 184 22.2 18.8-26.1 157 18.7 15.6-22.3
35+ years 196 117 61 51.9-69.4 29 14.1 8.9-21.5 50 24.9 18.0-33.5
Mother's Race
White 1172 686 59.4 55.8-62.8 274 23.1 20.2-26.3 212 17.5 15.0-20.4
African American 508 375 76.1 70.3-81.1 63 12.9 9.1-17.9 70 11 7.7-15.5
Other Minorities 65 54 79.5 62.6-89.9 6 9.7 3.4-24.7 5 10.9 3.8-27.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 105 89 89.5 80.7-94.6 11 8.8 4.2-17.6 5 1.7 0.4- 6.4
No 1640 1026 61.7 58.5-64.7 332 21.3 18.8-24.0 282 17 14.8-19.5
Education
< High School 395 308 77.5 71.4-82.6 49 13.8 9.7-19.2 38 8.8 5.7-13.3
High School 580 399 68.6 63.2-73.6 103 18.7 14.7-23.5 78 12.7 9.4-16.9
> High School 769 408 53.9 49.5-58.2 190 24.7 21.1-28.6 171 21.4 18.1-25.2
Marital Status
Married 1149 697 62.1 58.5-65.6 259 21.9 19.0-25.1 193 16 13.5-18.8
Other 596 418 68.2 62.7-73.2 84 16.6 12.8-21.3 94 15.2 11.6-19.7
Income
15,999 or less 502 335 63.7 57.7-69.3 86 22.2 17.5-27.6 81 14.1 10.5-18.8
16,000-24,999 273 184 67 59.2-73.9 47 17.9 12.6-24.7 42 15.2 10.4-21.7
25,000-39,999 267 184 73.4 66.1-79.5 52 17.3 12.3-23.8 31 9.3 5.8-14.7
40,000 or more 532 271 51.9 46.6-57.2 139 24 19.8-28.8 122 24 19.8-28.8
WIC recipient
No 922 544 59.3 55.2-63.3 208 21.8 18.6-25.4 170 18.9 15.9-22.3
Yes 812 565 69.2 64.7-73.2 135 18.9 15.5-22.8 112 12 9.4-15.2
Medicaid recipient
No 871 491 57 52.9-61.1 210 23.3 20.0-26.9 170 19.7 16.6-23.2
Yes 874 624 71.7 67.4-75.6 133 16.9 13.8-20.7 117 11.4 8.8-14.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 325 218 68.5 63.2-73.3 58 16.7 13.1-21.1 49 14.8 11.3-19.2
1500-2499 grams 536 343 65 60.8-68.9 100 17.9 14.9-21.3 93 17.1 14.1-20.6
2500+ grams 879 551 63.8 60.6-66.9 184 20.5 18.0-23.3 144 15.7 13.5-18.2

*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.