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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 times did you drink 5 or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
None 1 time 2 or more times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 551 421 77.0 72.3-81.2 47 9.0 6.4-12.5 83 14.0 10.7-18.1
Age
< 20 years 33 22 63.9 40.3-82.3 5 14.0 4.4-36.6 6 22.1 8.3-47.2
20-24 years 134 90 67.5 56.6-76.8 14 10.5 5.4-19.5 30 21.9 14.2-32.2
25-34 years 288 231 81.5 75.4-86.4 20 7.8 4.8-12.6 37 10.7 7.1-15.9
35+ years 96 78 81.6 69.5-89.6 8 8.6 3.5-19.4 10 9.9 4.5-20.3
Race
White 439 338 78.6 73.5-83.0 36 7.4 4.9-11.0 65 14.0 10.4-18.6
Black 95 71 70.4 56.5-81.3 10 16.6 8.4-30.0 14 13.0 6.4-24.9
Other 17 12 71.5 41.3-89.9 1 9.9 1.4-45.9 4 18.6 5.2-49.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 34 25 77.6 55.9-90.5 4 6.9 1.5-26.9 5 15.5 5.4-37.2
No 517 396 77.0 72.1-81.2 43 9.1 6.4-12.8 78 13.9 10.5-18.1
Education
< High School 62 41 68.0 52.6-80.3 7 9.0 3.4-21.9 14 22.9 12.6-38.0
High School 139 107 72.6 61.4-81.5 14 16.7 9.7-27.3 18 10.7 5.5-19.7
> High School 348 273 81.4 76.0-85.9 26 6.3 3.9-10.2 49 12.2 8.6-17.1
Marital Status
Married 369 301 82.6 77.5-86.8 28 7.0 4.5-10.8 40 10.4 7.2-14.8
Other 182 120 65.6 55.8-74.2 19 12.9 7.6-21.2 43 21.5 14.6-30.5
Income
14,999 or less 132 93 69.5 58.2-78.9 11 14.0 7.6-24.3 28 16.5 9.8-26.4
15,000-24,999 83 56 75.3 61.6-85.3 11 7.8 3.3-17.4 16 16.9 8.6-30.4
25,000-49,999 93 74 76.9 64.7-85.8 4 5.2 1.7-14.6 15 17.9 10.2-29.7
50,000 or more 210 175 83.7 76.8-88.8 15 6.8 3.7-12.0 20 9.5 5.7-15.6
WIC recipient
No 344 272 79.0 73.2-83.8 29 8.8 5.7-13.2 43 12.2 8.5-17.1
Yes 202 147 73.7 65.1-80.8 16 9.1 5.0-16.0 39 17.2 11.4-25.0
Medicaid recipient
No 312 250 81.0 75.2-85.8 23 6.2 3.7-10.1 39 12.8 8.9-18.1
Yes 239 171 71.8 63.8-78.7 24 12.6 7.9-19.3 44 15.6 10.5-22.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 238 175 72.9 66.9-78.1 20 8.6 5.6-12.9 43 18.5 14.1-24.0
2500+ grams 313 246 77.4 72.2-81.8 27 9.0 6.2-12.8 40 13.7 10.2-18.1

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

~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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