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2004 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 1541 842 52.4 49.3-55.5 699 47.6 44.5-50.7
Age
< 20 years 160 109 67.6 57.3-76.4 51 32.4 23.6-42.7
20-24 years 400 215 50.6 44.5-56.8 185 49.4 43.2-55.5
25-34 years 790 417 51.4 47.1-55.7 373 48.6 44.3-52.9
35+ years 191 101 46.9 38.3-55.7 90 53.1 44.3-61.7
Race
White 1061 518 47.5 43.9-51.2 543 52.5 48.8-56.1
Black 415 274 63.8 57.1-70.0 141 36.2 30.0-42.9
Other 65 50 78.7 64.3-88.3 15 21.3 11.7-35.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 169 133 77.5 69.3-84.1 36 22.5 15.9-30.7
No 1372 709 48.1 44.8-51.4 663 51.9 48.6-55.2
Education
< High School 311 207 64.4 57.4-70.9 104 35.6 29.1-42.6
High School 439 263 56.4 50.4-62.2 176 43.6 37.8-49.6
> High School 788 370 44.3 40.1-48.5 418 55.7 51.5-59.9
Marital Status
Married 951 494 48.3 44.5-52.2 457 51.7 47.8-55.5
Other 590 348 58.8 53.4-63.9 242 41.2 36.1-46.6
Income
14,999 or less 450 287 61.0 54.9-66.7 163 39.0 33.3-45.1
15,000-24,999 242 137 56.5 48.5-64.2 105 43.5 35.8-51.5
25,000-49,999 317 170 49.0 42.4-55.6 147 51.0 44.4-57.6
50,000 or more 416 165 38.5 33.1-44.3 251 61.5 55.7-66.9
WIC recipient
No 784 365 44.4 40.2-48.7 419 55.6 51.3-59.8
Yes 747 472 60.6 56.0-65.0 275 39.4 35.0-44.0
Medicaid recipient
No 714 331 44.1 39.8-48.6 383 55.9 51.4-60.2
Yes 827 511 59.3 54.9-63.5 316 40.7 36.5-45.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 692 414 61.0 57.4-64.4 278 39.0 35.6-42.6
2500+ grams 849 428 51.7 48.3-55.0 421 48.3 45.0-51.7

*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 02OCT06

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