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Smoked 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 1732 1245 74.9 72.1-77.4 487 25.1 22.6-27.9
Age
< 20 years 261 177 69.5 61.3-76.7 84 30.5 23.3-38.7
20-24 years 445 290 66.1 60.2-71.7 155 33.9 28.3-39.8
25-34 years 827 632 79.9 76.2-83.2 195 20.1 16.8-23.8
35+ years 199 146 80.7 72.6-86.8 53 19.3 13.2-27.4
Mother's Race
White 1162 784 72.1 68.8-75.3 378 27.9 24.7-31.2
African American 507 410 82.4 77.1-86.7 97 17.6 13.3-22.9
Other Minorities 63 51 81.2 64.6-91.1 12 18.8 8.9-35.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 111 99 92.7 84.9-96.6 12 7.3 3.4-15.1
No 1621 1146 73.2 70.3-76.0 475 26.8 24.0-29.7
Education
< High School 390 240 67.4 60.8-73.3 150 32.6 26.7-39.2
High School 570 360 66.7 61.2-71.7 210 33.3 28.3-38.8
> High School 771 644 84.1 80.6-87.0 127 15.9 13.0-19.4
Marital Status
Married 1142 857 77.6 74.3-80.5 285 22.4 19.5-25.7
Other 590 388 68.8 63.3-73.7 202 31.2 26.3-36.7
Income
15,999 or less 497 299 63.4 57.4-69.0 198 36.6 31.0-42.6
16,000-24,999 269 171 64.3 56.3-71.5 98 35.7 28.5-43.7
25,000-39,999 263 193 76.8 69.7-82.7 70 23.2 17.3-30.3
40,000 or more 532 449 86.0 81.9-89.3 83 14.0 10.7-18.1
WIC recipient
No 920 716 80.6 77.1-83.7 204 19.4 16.3-22.9
Yes 800 518 68.1 63.6-72.2 282 31.9 27.8-36.4
Medicaid recipient
No 866 702 82.3 78.9-85.3 164 17.7 14.7-21.1
Yes 866 543 66.5 62.1-70.6 323 33.5 29.4-37.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 317 217 69.4 64.0-74.3 100 30.6 25.7-36.0
1500-2499 grams 535 356 65.0 60.7-69.0 179 35.0 31.0-39.3
2500+ grams 875 668 75.6 72.6-78.4 207 24.4 21.6-27.4

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 22. In the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many cigarettes or
packs of cigarettes did you smoke on an average day? (A pack has 20 cigarettes)

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