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2006 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 807 184 22.8 19.2-26.8 345 39.5 35.4-43.9 155 21.1 17.7-24.9 123 16.6 13.6-20.2
Age
< 20 years 52 12 26.3 13.2-45.5 17 30.9 17.4-48.8 11 20.4 9.9-37.6 12 22.4 10.8-40.8
20-24 years 170 38 20.0 13.4-28.8 70 38.2 29.5-47.7 36 24.8 17.3-34.2 26 17.0 11.1-25.0
25-34 years 434 99 24.5 19.6-30.1 192 41.2 35.5-47.1 82 20.0 15.6-25.2 61 14.3 10.7-18.9
35+ years 151 35 19.1 12.4-28.4 66 39.9 30.5-50.0 26 19.6 12.8-28.8 24 21.4 13.8-31.5
Race
White 627 135 20.8 17.1-25.1 280 43.2 38.4-48.0 113 18.7 15.2-22.7 99 17.4 14.0-21.4
Black 145 39 29.2 20.1-40.3 51 27.7 19.1-38.2 37 29.7 20.6-40.8 18 13.4 7.5-22.8
Other 35 10 27.1 12.1-50.1 14 31.8 16.3-52.9 5 21.9 8.4-46.3 6 19.1 6.7-43.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 60 23 46.2 31.5-61.5 25 33.3 21.2-48.2 8 15.3 7.5-28.7 4 5.2 1.5-16.3
No 747 161 20.5 17.0-24.5 320 40.1 35.8-44.7 147 21.6 18.0-25.7 119 17.8 14.5-21.5
Education
< High School 72 20 40.1 25.2-57.1 19 16.4 8.3-29.9 14 27.2 15.1-44.1 19 16.2 7.9-30.5
High School 221 63 26.0 19.3-34.1 92 37.0 29.2-45.6 39 20.1 14.1-27.8 27 16.8 11.2-24.5
> High School 513 101 18.5 14.7-23.1 233 44.2 39.0-49.5 102 20.6 16.6-25.3 77 16.7 13.1-21.0
Marital Status
Married 552 121 20.4 16.5-24.9 255 44.7 39.7-49.9 102 20.2 16.4-24.7 74 14.7 11.4-18.6
Other 255 63 27.1 20.4-35.1 90 30.2 23.3-38.1 53 22.5 16.5-30.0 49 20.2 14.5-27.4
Income
14,999 or less 164 42 28.3 20.1-38.4 63 32.2 23.8-42.0 33 22.7 15.2-32.5 26 16.7 10.5-25.5
15,000-24,999 107 24 19.1 11.0-31.1 41 36.7 25.5-49.7 23 26.4 16.7-39.2 19 17.7 10.1-29.0
25,000-49,999 164 44 28.6 20.7-38.0 73 40.7 31.7-50.3 30 17.9 11.8-26.3 17 12.8 7.4-21.5
50,000 or more 328 59 15.2 11.0-20.5 150 45.9 39.5-52.5 63 20.4 15.6-26.2 56 18.5 14.0-24.0
WIC recipient
No 510 105 19.9 15.8-24.8 231 41.6 36.4-47.1 93 20.9 16.8-25.8 81 17.5 13.7-22.0
Yes 291 79 27.5 21.4-34.7 110 36.1 29.4-43.4 61 20.7 15.4-27.3 41 15.6 10.9-21.8
Medicaid recipient
No 480 94 17.4 13.6-22.0 213 42.6 37.2-48.1 93 21.6 17.4-26.6 80 18.4 14.5-23.1
Yes 327 90 29.6 23.5-36.6 132 35.7 29.3-42.7 62 20.3 15.2-26.7 43 14.4 10.0-20.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 359 89 24.0 19.8-28.8 164 43.5 38.4-48.8 60 17.6 13.7-22.2 46 14.9 11.2-19.5
2500+ grams 448 95 22.7 18.8-27.0 181 39.2 34.7-43.9 95 21.4 17.7-25.5 77 16.8 13.5-20.6

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

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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 01MAY08

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