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Number of Drinks During the Last 3 Months of Pregnancy*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  None < 1 per weeks 1 or more per week
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1751 1684 96.8 95.5-97.7 48 2.4 1.7- 3.6 19 0.8 0.4- 1.5
Age
< 20 years 268 262 99.0 95.5-99.8 5 0.9 0.2- 4.6 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2
20-24 years 457 450 98.5 95.9-99.5 3 0.9 0.2- 3.2 4 0.6 0.1- 3.1
25-34 years 828 792 96.5 94.5-97.7 30 3.1 1.9- 5.0 6 0.5 0.1- 1.5
35+ years 198 180 91.0 84.3-95.0 10 5.5 2.6-11.3 8 3.5 1.3- 9.0
Mother's Race
White 1176 1127 96.4 94.9-97.5 37 2.9 1.9- 4.4 12 0.7 0.3- 1.6
African American 510 493 97.9 95.4-99.1 10 0.8 0.2- 2.6 7 1.3 0.4- 3.8
Other Minorities 65 64 96.6 79.6-99.5 1 3.4 0.5-20.4 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 105 102 98.1 90.2-99.6 2 1.8 0.3-10.2 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
No 1646 1582 96.7 95.4-97.6 46 2.5 1.7- 3.7 18 0.8 0.4- 1.7
Education
< High School 405 391 97.1 93.6-98.7 7 1.6 0.5- 4.6 7 1.4 0.4- 4.3
High School 578 561 97.8 95.5-98.9 11 1.7 0.7- 4.0 6 0.5 0.1- 1.8
> High School 767 731 96.0 93.9-97.3 30 3.4 2.1- 5.3 6 0.7 0.2- 1.9
Marital Status
Married 1151 1105 96.6 95.1-97.7 38 2.9 1.9- 4.4 8 0.5 0.2- 1.2
Other 600 579 97.2 94.5-98.6 10 1.3 0.5- 3.6 11 1.5 0.6- 3.7
Income
15,999 or less 505 486 97.3 94.5-98.7 9 1.6 0.6- 4.1 10 1.2 0.4- 3.3
16,000-24,999 273 265 97.6 93.3-99.2 7 1.5 0.4- 5.0 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1
25,000-39,999 268 265 98.6 95.0-99.6 3 1.4 0.4- 5.0 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 533 502 94.7 91.9-96.6 25 4.3 2.6- 6.9 6 1.0 0.4- 2.7
WIC recipient
No 920 880 96.3 94.4-97.5 30 3.0 1.9- 4.7 10 0.8 0.3- 1.9
Yes 819 797 97.8 95.9-98.8 14 1.6 0.8- 3.3 8 0.6 0.2- 1.9
Medicaid recipient
No 870 833 96.2 94.3-97.5 31 3.2 2.0- 5.0 6 0.6 0.2- 1.6
Yes 881 851 97.4 95.5-98.5 17 1.6 0.8- 3.2 13 1.0 0.4- 2.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 322 307 95.3 92.2-97.2 10 2.9 1.5- 5.3 5 1.9 0.8- 4.6
1500-2499 grams 542 518 95.5 93.4-97.0 16 2.8 1.7- 4.6 8 1.6 0.8- 3.3
2500+ grams 882 854 96.9 95.5-97.9 22 2.4 1.6- 3.6 6 0.7 0.3- 1.6

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 26a. During the last 3 months of your
pregnancy, 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.