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Prevalence of Infants Exposed to Smoke*

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 1626 1483 90.6 88.5-92.3 143 9.4 7.7-11.5
Age
< 20 years 238 215 90.4 83.9-94.4 23 9.6 5.6-16.1
20-24 years 420 359 83.1 78.0-87.3 61 16.9 12.7-22.0
25-34 years 783 732 93.6 91.0-95.5 51 6.4 4.5- 9.0
35+ years 185 177 95.7 89.5-98.3 8 4.3 1.7-10.5
Mother's Race
White 1114 1007 89.6 87.1-91.6 107 10.4 8.4-12.9
African American 456 424 93.5 89.4-96.1 32 6.5 3.9-10.6
Other Minorities 56 52 92.5 77.4-97.8 4 7.5 2.2-22.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 101 100 98.6 90.7-99.8 1 1.4 0.2- 9.3
No 1525 1383 89.9 87.7-91.7 142 10.1 8.3-12.3
Education
< High School 366 322 86.8 81.4-90.8 44 13.2 9.2-18.6
High School 530 457 85.6 81.1-89.1 73 14.4 10.9-18.9
> High School 729 703 95.8 93.6-97.3 26 4.2 2.7- 6.4
Marital Status
Married 1089 1017 93.1 90.9-94.8 72 6.9 5.2- 9.1
Other 537 466 84.9 80.2-88.6 71 15.1 11.4-19.8
Income
15,999 or less 466 388 83.2 78.1-87.3 78 16.8 12.7-21.9
16,000-24,999 252 225 86.5 79.9-91.2 27 13.5 8.8-20.1
25,000-39,999 248 231 90.4 84.6-94.2 17 9.6 5.8-15.4
40,000 or more 502 490 97.6 95.2-98.8 12 2.4 1.2- 4.8
WIC recipient
No 852 809 94.8 92.6-96.4 43 5.2 3.6- 7.4
Yes 759 660 85.6 82.0-88.6 99 14.4 11.4-18.0
Medicaid recipient
No 820 786 95.1 92.8-96.7 34 4.9 3.3- 7.2
Yes 806 697 85.4 81.8-88.4 109 14.6 11.6-18.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 225 213 94.8 90.9-97.0 12 5.2 3.0- 9.1
1500-2499 grams 532 480 89.7 86.7-92.1 52 10.3 7.9-13.3
2500+ grams 866 788 90.6 88.4-92.4 78 9.4 7.6-11.6

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 44. About how many hours a day, on
average, is your new baby in the same room with someone who is smoking?

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