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2005 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 550 117 21.0 17.0-25.6 221 38.7 33.8-43.9 128 24.3 20.1-29.0 84 15.9 12.5-20.2
Age
< 20 years 33 9 36.5 17.8-60.5 12 19.2 7.9-39.8 4 20.7 7.3-46.5 8 23.5 9.2-48.0
20-24 years 135 38 27.0 18.6-37.5 47 36.4 26.7-47.3 36 26.9 18.5-37.4 14 9.7 4.8-18.5
25-34 years 286 52 16.5 11.8-22.4 121 41.7 35.0-48.7 65 23.9 18.5-30.4 48 17.9 13.1-24.0
35+ years 96 18 21.4 12.7-33.8 41 39.4 28.0-52.1 23 22.6 13.9-34.6 14 16.6 9.2-28.1
Race
White 438 89 19.9 15.7-24.9 185 40.1 34.7-45.9 99 24.2 19.6-29.4 65 15.8 12.0-20.5
Black 95 22 24.8 14.9-38.5 31 31.1 20.1-44.7 28 30.3 19.3-44.2 14 13.8 6.8-26.0
Other 17 6 29.3 10.6-59.2 5 41.4 18.2-69.2 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 5 28.5 10.1-58.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 34 11 31.4 15.5-53.2 16 42.4 23.9-63.3 3 9.7 2.5-30.6 4 16.5 5.7-39.5
No 516 106 20.3 16.2-25.0 205 38.5 33.4-43.8 125 25.4 21.0-30.3 80 15.9 12.3-20.2
Education
< High School 62 14 27.4 15.9-42.9 24 39.8 26.2-55.2 15 25.3 14.3-40.6 9 7.6 2.8-18.7
High School 139 40 28.4 19.5-39.4 58 42.9 32.4-54.1 23 14.3 8.3-23.6 18 14.3 7.9-24.6
> High School 347 63 17.3 12.9-22.7 139 37.5 31.6-43.8 90 27.8 22.5-33.9 55 17.4 13.0-22.8
Marital Status
Married 367 78 18.6 14.3-23.8 158 41.8 35.9-47.9 86 25.8 20.8-31.5 45 13.9 10.1-18.7
Other 183 39 26.0 18.3-35.5 63 32.5 24.2-42.2 42 21.3 14.4-30.3 39 20.2 13.5-29.0
Income
14,999 or less 132 32 28.6 19.6-39.8 44 33.9 24.3-45.0 26 16.6 9.9-26.5 30 20.9 13.2-31.5
15,000-24,999 84 22 27.8 16.9-42.0 39 42.8 29.8-56.8 14 20.6 11.2-34.9 9 8.8 3.4-20.8
25,000-49,999 91 17 14.7 8.0-25.6 39 45.5 33.6-58.0 21 22.0 13.4-34.0 14 17.7 10.2-29.0
50,000 or more 210 39 15.7 10.7-22.4 84 35.4 28.1-43.3 58 32.2 25.1-40.1 29 16.7 11.4-23.9
WIC recipient
No 343 67 17.2 12.9-22.6 140 38.7 32.7-45.1 84 27.0 21.7-33.1 52 17.0 12.7-22.5
Yes 203 48 26.8 19.6-35.4 80 39.0 30.8-47.9 43 20.0 13.8-28.0 32 14.2 9.0-21.7
Medicaid recipient
No 310 62 16.8 12.3-22.4 129 39.8 33.5-46.5 77 27.9 22.3-34.3 42 15.6 11.2-21.2
Yes 240 55 26.5 19.9-34.4 92 37.4 29.9-45.5 51 19.7 14.0-27.0 42 16.4 11.2-23.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 238 54 22.2 17.5-27.8 99 41.1 35.1-47.3 50 21.0 16.3-26.5 35 15.7 11.6-21.1
2500+ grams 312 63 20.9 16.7-25.9 122 38.6 33.3-44.1 78 24.6 20.1-29.7 49 16.0 12.2-20.5

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 33a.

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#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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