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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

ALCOHOL USE

Alcohol Use During the 3 Months Before Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1792 1087 60.4 57.3-63.3 705 39.6 36.7-42.7
Age
< 20 years 228 170 74.2 65.8-81.1 58 25.8 18.9-34.2
20-24 years 480 316 64.8 59.0-70.3 164 35.2 29.7-41.0
25-34 years 878 488 55.5 51.2-59.8 390 44.5 40.2-48.8
35+ years 206 113 54.4 45.3-63.1 93 45.6 36.9-54.7
Race
White 1190 663 55.9 52.3-59.4 527 44.1 40.6-47.7
Black 544 391 73.9 68.0-79.0 153 26.1 21.0-32.0
Other 58 33 62.4 44.4-77.6 25 37.6 22.4-55.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 144 122 87.5 79.4-92.7 22 12.5 7.3-20.6
No 1647 964 57.1 53.9-60.3 683 42.9 39.7-46.1
Education
< High School 388 290 78.0 72.1-83.0 98 22.0 17.0-27.9
High School 594 378 64.1 58.8-69.1 216 35.9 30.9-41.2
> High School 809 419 48.1 43.7-52.6 390 51.9 47.4-56.3
Marital Status
Married 1142 672 57.7 54.0-61.3 470 42.3 38.7-46.0
Other 650 415 65.5 60.3-70.4 235 34.5 29.6-39.7
Income
15,999 or less 525 349 67.9 62.2-73.1 176 32.1 26.9-37.8
16,000-24,999 246 171 68.6 60.6-75.7 75 31.4 24.3-39.4
25,000-39,999 256 170 67.0 59.1-74.0 86 33.0 26.0-40.9
40,000 or more 604 283 43.8 38.8-48.9 321 56.2 51.1-61.2
WIC recipient
No 960 521 51.5 47.4-55.6 439 48.5 44.4-52.6
Yes 827 563 70.0 65.7-74.0 264 30.0 26.0-34.3
Medicaid recipient
No 878 468 51.2 47.0-55.4 410 48.8 44.6-53.0
Yes 914 619 69.6 65.4-73.5 295 30.4 26.5-34.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 353 232 65.8 61.2-70.2 121 34.2 29.8-38.8
1500 - 2499 grams 559 339 61.7 57.7-65.5 220 38.3 34.5-42.3
2500+ grams 880 516 60.2 56.9-63.4 364 39.8 36.6-43.1

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 33a. During the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many alcoholic drinks did you have in an average week?

#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.

This page was generated on 24NOV03

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