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Alcohol Use 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 1745 1115 64.0 61.0-66.8 630 36.0 33.2-39.0
Age
< 20 years 263 211 81.1 73.6-86.8 52 18.9 13.2-26.4
20-24 years 458 300 64.7 58.8-70.2 158 35.3 29.8-41.2
25-34 years 828 487 59.1 54.7-63.3 341 40.9 36.7-45.3
35+ years 196 117 61.0 51.9-69.4 79 39.0 30.6-48.1
Mother's Race
White 1172 686 59.4 55.8-62.8 486 40.6 37.2-44.2
African American 508 375 76.1 70.3-81.1 133 23.9 18.9-29.7
Other Minorities 65 54 79.5 62.6-89.9 11 20.5 10.1-37.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 105 89 89.5 80.7-94.6 16 10.5 5.4-19.3
No 1640 1026 61.7 58.5-64.7 614 38.3 35.3-41.5
Education
< High School 395 308 77.5 71.4-82.6 87 22.5 17.4-28.6
High School 580 399 68.6 63.2-73.6 181 31.4 26.4-36.8
> High School 769 408 53.9 49.5-58.2 361 46.1 41.8-50.5
Marital Status
Married 1149 697 62.1 58.5-65.6 452 37.9 34.4-41.5
Other 596 418 68.2 62.7-73.2 178 31.8 26.8-37.3
Income
15,999 or less 502 335 63.7 57.7-69.3 167 36.3 30.7-42.3
16,000-24,999 273 184 67.0 59.2-73.9 89 33.0 26.1-40.8
25,000-39,999 267 184 73.4 66.1-79.5 83 26.6 20.5-33.9
40,000 or more 532 271 51.9 46.6-57.2 261 48.1 42.8-53.4
WIC recipient
No 922 544 59.3 55.2-63.3 378 40.7 36.7-44.8
Yes 812 565 69.2 64.7-73.2 247 30.8 26.8-35.3
Medicaid recipient
No 871 491 57.0 52.9-61.1 380 43.0 38.9-47.1
Yes 874 624 71.7 67.4-75.6 250 28.3 24.4-32.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 325 218 68.5 63.2-73.3 107 31.5 26.7-36.8
1500-2499 grams 536 343 65.0 60.8-68.9 193 35.0 31.1-39.2
2500+ grams 879 551 63.8 60.6-66.9 328 36.2 33.1-39.4

*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.