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Smoked During the Last 3 months of 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 1760 1458 86.3 84.1-88.3 302 13.7 11.7-15.9
Age
< 20 years 269 227 85.8 79.0-90.6 42 14.2 9.4-21.0
20-24 years 458 359 79.7 74.3-84.1 99 20.3 15.9-25.7
25-34 years 834 713 90.0 87.2-92.3 121 10.0 7.7-12.8
35+ years 199 159 87.0 79.9-91.9 40 13.0 8.1-20.1
Mother's Race
White 1183 949 84.8 82.0-87.2 234 15.2 12.8-18.0
African American 512 454 90.7 86.5-93.7 58 9.3 6.3-13.5
Other Minorities 65 55 88.0 73.1-95.2 10 12.0 4.8-26.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 111 106 97.0 90.2-99.1 5 3.0 0.9- 9.8
No 1649 1352 85.3 82.9-87.4 297 14.7 12.6-17.1
Education
< High School 404 290 79.5 73.8-84.3 114 20.5 15.7-26.2
High School 580 452 81.2 76.5-85.1 128 18.8 14.9-23.5
> High School 775 715 93.3 90.7-95.1 60 6.7 4.9- 9.3
Marital Status
Married 1155 993 88.9 86.4-91.0 162 11.1 9.0-13.6
Other 605 465 80.5 75.8-84.5 140 19.5 15.5-24.2
Income
15,999 or less 509 372 78.0 72.7-82.5 137 22.0 17.5-27.3
16,000-24,999 275 217 78.2 71.0-84.0 58 21.8 16.0-29.0
25,000-39,999 268 228 89.2 83.5-93.1 40 10.8 6.9-16.5
40,000 or more 535 494 94.1 91.0-96.2 41 5.9 3.8- 9.0
WIC recipient
No 928 801 90.5 87.9-92.6 127 9.5 7.4-12.1
Yes 820 645 81.4 77.6-84.7 175 18.6 15.3-22.4
Medicaid recipient
No 876 794 92.6 90.2-94.5 82 7.4 5.5- 9.8
Yes 884 664 79.3 75.4-82.7 220 20.7 17.3-24.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 324 259 81.0 76.4-84.9 65 19.0 15.1-23.6
1500-2499 grams 545 418 75.3 71.3-78.8 127 24.7 21.2-28.7
2500+ grams 886 777 87.2 84.7-89.3 109 12.8 10.7-15.3

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 23. In the last 3 months of your
garettes 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.