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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

ALCOHOL USE

During the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many alcoholic drinks did you have in an average week?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
None LT 1 per wk 1 to 3 drinks per wk 4 or more drinks per wk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 956 251 25.0 21.6-28.8 432 46.2 42.1-50.4 180 18.8 15.8-22.2 93 10.0 7.8-12.8
Age
< 20 years 85 27 32.0 20.2-46.6 41 54.7 40.4-68.2 12 10.7 4.6-23.2 5 2.6 0.6-11.5
20-24 years 239 75 30.6 23.5-38.7 106 44.8 36.8-53.1 30 11.7 7.4-18.1 28 12.9 8.3-19.7
25-34 years 516 126 23.1 18.6-28.2 240 48.4 42.8-54.0 108 20.1 16.0-24.9 42 8.5 5.8-12.2
35+ years 116 23 15.8 9.0-26.3 45 31.9 22.1-43.7 30 35.7 25.0-48.1 18 16.6 9.6-27.1
Race
White 712 185 24.8 21.0-29.0 327 46.0 41.5-50.6 140 19.8 16.5-23.7 60 9.3 7.0-12.4
Black 216 63 27.5 19.2-37.7 86 44.6 34.6-55.0 37 15.8 9.5-25.1 30 12.1 6.9-20.4
Other 28 3 15.7 4.2-44.1 19 64.2 37.5-84.3 3 3.0 0.9- 9.3 3 17.1 4.5-47.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 37 15 45.7 26.9-65.8 15 35.9 19.3-56.8 7 18.4 7.4-39.1 0 0.0 . - .
No 919 236 24.0 20.6-27.9 417 46.7 42.5-51.0 173 18.8 15.7-22.3 93 10.5 8.1-13.4
Education
< High School 137 39 33.9 24.0-45.6 61 46.7 35.6-58.2 21 13.5 7.4-23.3 16 5.8 2.4-13.4
High School 305 89 30.2 23.8-37.5 127 41.2 34.0-48.7 57 17.5 12.5-24.0 32 11.1 7.2-16.9
> High School 513 123 19.7 15.7-24.4 244 48.9 43.4-54.4 101 20.9 16.8-25.8 45 10.5 7.6-14.4
Marital Status
Married 644 174 25.5 21.5-30.0 307 49.0 44.1-53.8 114 17.2 13.9-21.1 49 8.3 6.0-11.5
Other 312 77 23.9 17.8-31.2 125 39.5 32.1-47.4 66 22.7 16.7-30.0 44 14.0 9.4-20.3
Income
15,999 or less 240 64 27.4 20.3-36.0 95 41.9 33.6-50.7 41 16.3 10.8-23.8 40 14.4 9.3-21.5
16,000-24,999 112 37 34.4 24.2-46.3 47 37.2 26.7-49.2 19 19.1 11.4-30.2 9 9.2 4.3-18.6
25,000-39,999 126 40 31.3 21.9-42.7 61 47.1 36.2-58.4 15 13.6 7.4-23.5 10 7.9 3.6-16.8
40,000 or more 418 97 20.5 16.0-25.9 206 50.4 44.4-56.5 85 20.4 16.0-25.7 30 8.6 5.8-12.7
WIC recipient
No 581 142 22.4 18.3-27.1 273 48.4 43.2-53.6 115 20.1 16.3-24.5 51 9.2 6.6-12.6
Yes 373 109 29.5 23.7-36.2 158 42.6 36.0-49.5 64 16.5 12.0-22.3 42 11.4 7.7-16.5
Medicaid recipient
No 546 136 23.0 18.8-27.8 254 46.6 41.4-51.9 111 21.2 17.2-25.8 45 9.2 6.5-12.7
Yes 410 115 28.0 22.4-34.5 178 45.6 39.0-52.3 69 15.1 10.9-20.6 48 11.2 7.7-16.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 185 64 34.2 28.3-40.6 64 34.8 28.8-41.3 36 19.7 15.0-25.4 21 11.3 7.8-16.2
1500 - 2499 grams 290 70 24.5 20.0-29.6 146 50.2 44.7-55.8 51 17.0 13.2-21.5 23 8.3 5.7-12.1
2500+ grams 481 117 24.9 21.2-29.0 222 46.2 41.7-50.6 93 18.9 15.6-22.6 49 10.1 7.7-13.1

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 33a.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

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