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2001 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 861 247 27.5 23.8-31.5 372 44.1 39.9-48.4 168 19.1 16.0-22.7 74 9.3 7.1-12.0
Age
< 20 years 80 35 47.8 33.8-62.1 27 35.6 23.1-50.3 13 13.5 6.3-26.6 5 3.1 0.6-13.9
20-24 years 234 69 27.0 20.2-35.1 106 46.8 38.5-55.4 45 19.3 13.4-26.9 14 6.9 3.6-12.6
25-34 years 440 123 26.6 21.7-32.1 200 46.4 40.6-52.2 77 16.9 13.0-21.7 40 10.1 7.1-14.2
35+ years 107 20 15.2 8.3-26.1 39 35.4 24.7-47.9 33 33.4 22.9-46.0 15 15.9 8.9-27.0
Race
White 651 189 26.5 22.5-30.9 271 44.0 39.3-48.8 128 18.4 15.0-22.3 63 11.2 8.5-14.5
Black 186 50 32.1 23.1-42.7 91 44.5 34.3-55.2 36 21.2 13.7-31.3 9 2.2 0.6- 7.4
Other 24 8 25.1 8.8-53.9 10 44.3 20.6-70.8 4 29.7 10.7-59.9 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 48 28 45.2 27.8-63.9 14 41.6 24.6-60.8 3 7.9 2.0-26.4 3 5.2 0.9-24.4
No 812 219 26.5 22.8-30.6 358 44.3 39.9-48.7 164 19.7 16.5-23.5 71 9.5 7.3-12.4
Education
< High School 117 49 37.2 26.0-49.8 39 43.5 31.6-56.3 18 12.7 6.4-23.5 11 6.7 2.6-15.9
High School 255 78 31.6 24.5-39.6 113 42.1 34.2-50.3 47 19.2 13.6-26.6 17 7.1 3.9-12.6
> High School 488 120 23.4 19.1-28.4 220 45.4 40.0-50.9 102 20.2 16.2-25.0 46 10.9 8.0-14.8
Marital Status
Married 597 174 26.9 22.7-31.5 270 46.2 41.3-51.2 103 17.0 13.6-21.0 50 9.9 7.4-13.3
Other 264 73 29.1 21.9-37.6 102 38.6 30.6-47.3 65 24.8 18.1-32.8 24 7.5 4.2-13.1
Income
15,999 or less 212 75 34.2 26.0-43.6 75 41.2 32.3-50.8 43 18.6 12.3-27.1 19 5.9 2.9-11.8
16,000-24,999 96 24 25.8 16.1-38.7 47 48.3 35.6-61.1 19 18.2 10.3-30.0 6 7.8 3.1-18.0
25,000-39,999 138 50 37.0 27.2-48.0 55 37.1 27.3-48.1 25 18.7 11.5-29.0 8 7.2 3.2-15.5
40,000 or more 379 80 19.8 15.4-25.2 180 46.4 40.4-52.5 79 21.2 16.7-26.6 40 12.6 9.1-17.2
WIC recipient
No 531 133 23.2 19.0-27.9 246 46.3 41.0-51.6 101 18.8 15.0-23.3 51 11.8 8.8-15.6
Yes 328 114 35.0 28.4-42.3 124 40.1 33.1-47.5 67 19.8 14.6-26.2 23 5.1 2.7- 9.2
Medicaid recipient
No 526 141 25.2 20.9-30.0 237 45.4 40.2-50.6 99 18.2 14.5-22.6 49 11.2 8.3-15.0
Yes 335 106 31.7 25.2-39.1 135 41.8 34.6-49.3 69 20.8 15.4-27.5 25 5.7 3.2-10.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 164 54 33.1 26.8-40.1 73 44.2 37.3-51.3 26 15.7 11.2-21.5 11 7.1 4.1-11.8
1500 - 2499 grams 243 69 29.1 23.8-35.1 100 40.2 34.3-46.3 56 22.9 18.2-28.5 18 7.8 5.0-12.0
2500+ grams 454 124 27.3 23.4-31.6 199 44.3 39.8-49.0 86 18.9 15.6-22.8 45 9.4 7.1-12.4

*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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