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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SMOKING

Number of Cigarettes Smoked 3 months Before Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
None 1 to 9 per day 10 to 19 per day 20 or more per day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1783 1312 75.6 72.9-78.1 97 5.1 3.9- 6.6 139 7.2 5.7- 8.9 235 12.1 10.3-14.3
Age
< 20 years 220 138 62.3 53.4-70.5 21 11.2 6.7-18.3 26 10.6 6.3-17.2 35 15.9 10.4-23.5
20-24 years 468 315 67.2 61.3-72.6 36 6.3 4.0- 9.8 42 9.3 6.4-13.5 75 17.2 13.1-22.3
25-34 years 887 696 81.9 78.4-85.0 37 3.7 2.4- 5.7 54 5.3 3.7- 7.6 100 9.0 6.9-11.8
35+ years 208 163 83.1 75.4-88.7 3 1.0 0.2- 5.0 17 6.4 3.2-12.2 25 9.5 5.4-16.2
Race
White 1191 831 71.8 68.4-74.9 56 5.3 3.9- 7.3 90 7.1 5.5- 9.2 214 15.7 13.3-18.5
Black 534 437 88.4 83.9-91.7 34 3.3 1.8- 6.0 48 7.7 5.0-11.9 15 0.6 0.3- 1.0
Other 58 44 68.8 50.2-82.8 7 12.6 4.6-30.1 1 3.5 0.5-21.1 6 15.1 6.0-33.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 146 139 94.2 87.1-97.5 4 3.6 1.2-10.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 2.2 0.6- 8.1
No 1636 1172 73.3 70.4-76.1 93 5.3 4.0- 6.9 139 8.0 6.4-10.0 232 13.4 11.3-15.7
Education
< High School 372 238 67.4 60.7-73.4 32 6.6 4.0-10.8 35 8.7 5.6-13.3 67 17.4 12.8-23.1
High School 594 376 66.6 61.4-71.5 30 5.0 3.1- 8.0 65 9.3 6.6-12.9 123 19.1 15.2-23.6
> High School 815 697 86.1 82.7-88.9 35 4.3 2.8- 6.5 38 4.9 3.3- 7.3 45 4.6 3.1- 6.9
Marital Status
Married 1149 908 80.5 77.3-83.3 37 3.4 2.3- 5.0 67 5.7 4.2- 7.7 137 10.5 8.4-13.0
Other 634 404 65.8 60.4-70.7 60 8.5 5.9-12.1 72 10.2 7.4-13.9 98 15.6 12.0-19.9
Income
15,999 or less 518 336 67.5 61.8-72.8 40 7.7 5.1-11.4 58 9.6 6.6-13.6 84 15.3 11.5-19.9
16,000-24,999 243 155 64.5 56.3-72.0 12 3.3 1.4- 7.6 22 7.4 4.2-12.9 54 24.7 18.3-32.5
25,000-39,999 260 190 76.3 68.9-82.3 8 1.9 0.6- 5.9 21 9.0 5.4-14.7 41 12.8 8.4-19.0
40,000 or more 607 513 86.8 82.9-89.9 27 5.1 3.2- 8.0 29 4.1 2.5- 6.7 38 4.0 2.4- 6.5
WIC recipient
No 964 774 83.4 80.1-86.3 42 4.5 3.0- 6.6 57 5.3 3.7- 7.5 91 6.9 5.1- 9.3
Yes 814 533 66.9 62.5-71.1 55 5.8 4.0- 8.3 82 9.3 7.0-12.3 144 18.0 14.7-21.7
Medicaid recipient
No 887 741 85.4 82.1-88.2 33 3.8 2.5- 5.8 41 4.3 2.8- 6.4 72 6.5 4.7- 8.9
Yes 896 571 65.6 61.2-69.7 64 6.4 4.5- 8.9 98 10.2 7.8-13.2 163 17.9 14.8-21.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 352 258 73.1 68.7-77.1 24 6.9 4.8- 9.7 29 8.4 6.1-11.5 41 11.6 8.9-15.0
1500 - 2499 grams 559 387 68.8 64.9-72.4 30 5.6 4.0- 7.8 50 9.3 7.2-12.0 92 16.3 13.5-19.5
2500+ grams 872 667 76.1 73.1-78.8 43 5.0 3.7- 6.7 60 7.0 5.5- 8.9 102 11.9 9.9-14.2

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 29. 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.)

#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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