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Binge Drinking During the 3 Months Before Pregnancy*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1689 1513 90.6 88.7-92.3 176 9.4 7.7-11.3
Age
< 20 years 258 234 91.2 85.2-94.9 24 8.8 5.1-14.8
20-24 years 442 390 90.8 86.6-93.7 52 9.2 6.3-13.4
25-34 years 802 717 89.7 86.7-92.1 85 10.3 7.9-13.3
35+ years 187 172 93.6 87.5-96.8 15 6.4 3.2-12.5
Mother's Race
White 1131 996 89.0 86.5-91.1 135 11.0 8.9-13.5
African American 494 457 95.3 92.3-97.2 37 4.7 2.8- 7.7
Other Minorities 64 60 92.3 76.2-97.8 4 7.7 2.2-23.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 107 101 97.1 90.9-99.1 6 2.9 0.9- 9.1
No 1582 1412 90.0 87.9-91.8 170 10.0 8.2-12.1
Education
< High School 389 356 92.5 88.1-95.3 33 7.5 4.7-11.9
High School 556 481 88.0 83.8-91.2 75 12.0 8.8-16.2
> High School 743 675 91.4 88.5-93.5 68 8.6 6.5-11.5
Marital Status
Married 1119 1008 91.2 88.9-93.1 111 8.8 6.9-11.1
Other 570 505 89.3 85.2-92.3 65 10.7 7.7-14.8
Income
15,999 or less 481 415 87.5 82.9-91.0 66 12.5 9.0-17.1
16,000-24,999 260 234 90.3 84.4-94.1 26 9.7 5.9-15.6
25,000-39,999 260 239 93.2 88.1-96.2 21 6.8 3.8-11.9
40,000 or more 519 465 90.2 86.6-93.0 54 9.8 7.0-13.4
WIC recipient
No 891 806 91.2 88.6-93.3 85 8.8 6.7-11.4
Yes 788 697 89.8 86.7-92.3 91 10.2 7.7-13.3
Medicaid recipient
No 843 762 91.0 88.3-93.2 81 9.0 6.8-11.7
Yes 846 751 90.2 87.1-92.5 95 9.8 7.5-12.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 308 275 90.1 86.4-92.9 33 9.9 7.1-13.6
1500-2499 grams 524 461 87.4 84.2-90.1 63 12.6 9.9-15.8
2500+ grams 852 773 90.9 88.7-92.6 79 9.1 7.4-11.3

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 25b. During the 3 months before you
got pregnant, how many times did you drink 5 or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting?

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