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2002 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 763 200 26.2 22.5-30.3 334 42.1 37.9-46.5 159 23.0 19.5-26.9 70 8.7 6.5-11.5
Age
< 20 years 56 24 43.1 26.6-61.2 16 24.8 12.7-42.8 9 18.3 8.0-36.7 7 13.8 5.1-32.3
20-24 years 187 56 31.1 23.5-40.0 79 40.0 31.7-49.0 35 19.5 13.4-27.7 17 9.3 5.3-15.9
25-34 years 402 98 23.8 19.1-29.2 192 45.9 40.1-51.9 76 21.8 17.2-27.1 36 8.6 5.8-12.5
35+ years 118 22 20.4 12.8-30.8 47 38.6 28.6-49.7 39 34.8 25.1-45.9 10 6.2 2.6-13.8
Race
White 578 139 24.2 20.2-28.6 259 43.3 38.5-48.1 117 22.9 19.0-27.2 63 9.7 7.2-13.0
Black 161 51 32.3 22.8-43.5 65 36.8 27.0-47.7 39 27.0 18.3-37.9 6 3.9 1.2-11.9
Other 24 10 46.0 24.6-69.1 10 39.7 19.9-63.6 3 7.7 1.4-32.5 1 6.6 0.9-34.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 41 16 41.0 24.7-59.6 18 35.7 20.7-54.1 7 23.3 11.1-42.3 0 0.0 . - .
No 722 184 25.3 21.6-29.4 316 42.5 38.1-47.0 152 23.0 19.4-27.0 70 9.2 6.9-12.2
Education
< High School 95 40 45.0 33.1-57.5 31 24.8 15.9-36.5 14 15.8 8.6-27.2 10 14.4 7.5-25.8
High School 190 55 28.9 21.2-38.0 78 39.6 31.0-49.0 41 23.8 16.7-32.6 16 7.7 4.0-14.2
> High School 477 105 21.4 17.3-26.2 224 46.4 41.1-51.9 104 24.3 19.9-29.3 44 7.9 5.4-11.3
Marital Status
Married 530 125 22.8 18.9-27.4 256 46.8 41.8-51.9 105 22.6 18.6-27.2 44 7.7 5.4-10.9
Other 233 75 35.8 27.9-44.5 78 28.8 21.7-37.0 54 24.1 17.5-32.2 26 11.4 6.9-18.1
Income
15,999 or less 171 52 35.5 26.4-45.7 62 31.8 23.3-41.7 38 18.6 12.2-27.5 19 14.1 8.3-22.9
16,000-24,999 84 33 43.3 30.9-56.5 35 37.8 26.1-51.0 14 18.6 10.4-31.2 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3
25,000-39,999 99 31 29.3 19.4-41.7 42 42.6 31.0-55.1 17 20.2 11.9-32.1 9 7.9 3.3-17.6
40,000 or more 380 77 19.1 14.9-24.2 180 46.5 40.7-52.5 86 25.9 21.0-31.5 37 8.5 5.7-12.4
WIC recipient
No 494 115 22.0 17.9-26.7 230 46.2 40.9-51.5 106 24.2 19.8-29.1 43 7.7 5.3-11.0
Yes 263 83 34.8 27.8-42.4 102 34.5 27.6-42.0 51 20.0 14.5-26.8 27 10.8 6.9-16.6
Medicaid recipient
No 467 102 21.4 17.3-26.1 226 47.6 42.2-53.0 99 23.7 19.4-28.7 40 7.3 5.0-10.6
Yes 296 98 35.3 28.5-42.8 108 31.8 25.4-39.1 60 21.7 16.1-28.4 30 11.2 7.3-17.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 333 90 28.0 23.4-33.0 152 45.1 39.9-50.3 58 17.8 14.1-22.2 33 9.2 6.7-12.5
2500+ grams 430 110 26.1 22.1-30.5 182 41.9 37.3-46.6 101 23.4 19.7-27.6 37 8.6 6.3-11.7

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 32a.

#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 20JUL04

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