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2006 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

ALCOHOL USE

During the last 3 months of your pregnancy, 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 808 725 88.4 85.4-90.9 57 7.7 5.7-10.4 23 3.5 2.2- 5.4 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3
Age
< 20 years 52 48 90.6 71.8-97.4 4 9.4 2.6-28.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
20-24 years 171 155 91.1 84.1-95.2 10 5.9 2.7-12.4 5 2.7 0.8- 8.1 1 0.3 0.0- 1.7
25-34 years 434 392 88.6 84.3-91.8 24 6.1 3.9- 9.6 17 5.0 3.0- 8.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3
35+ years 151 130 83.2 74.5-89.4 19 14.7 8.9-23.1 1 1.1 0.2- 7.5 1 1.0 0.1- 6.5
Race
White 629 569 88.1 84.6-90.9 43 8.3 6.0-11.3 15 3.2 1.9- 5.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8
Black 145 124 87.6 78.6-93.1 12 7.0 3.0-15.2 8 5.2 2.1-12.3 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9
Other 34 32 98.8 95.2-99.7 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 59 56 95.2 83.8-98.7 3 4.8 1.3-16.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 749 669 87.8 84.5-90.5 54 8.0 5.8-10.8 23 3.8 2.4- 6.0 3 0.4 0.1- 1.5
Education
< High School 71 62 86.3 70.7-94.3 5 11.2 3.9-27.9 3 1.9 0.6- 5.7 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2
High School 221 206 92.1 85.9-95.7 8 3.9 1.6- 9.1 6 3.4 1.3- 8.5 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2
> High School 515 456 86.9 83.0-90.1 44 9.1 6.5-12.5 14 3.7 2.1- 6.4 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
Marital Status
Married 554 501 88.8 85.2-91.6 39 7.8 5.5-11.0 12 2.8 1.5- 5.1 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
Other 254 224 87.8 81.5-92.1 18 7.5 4.1-13.1 11 4.6 2.3- 9.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1
Income
14,999 or less 163 146 88.9 80.7-93.9 10 7.4 3.4-15.5 6 3.4 1.3- 8.6 1 0.3 0.0- 1.7
15,000-24,999 107 96 89.9 79.5-95.3 7 7.1 2.8-16.7 4 3.0 0.7-11.9 0 0.0 . - .
25,000-49,999 164 156 95.8 89.8-98.3 6 1.9 0.6- 5.7 2 2.3 0.6- 8.9 0 0.0 . - .
50,000 or more 330 289 84.2 78.8-88.4 30 11.2 7.7-16.1 9 3.7 1.9- 7.2 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5
WIC recipient
No 511 455 87.0 82.9-90.2 40 8.5 6.0-11.9 14 4.0 2.3- 6.8 2 0.6 0.1- 2.3
Yes 291 265 90.4 85.0-94.0 16 6.6 3.7-11.7 9 2.8 1.2- 6.3 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
Medicaid recipient
No 482 428 86.8 82.6-90.1 40 8.9 6.3-12.4 12 3.8 2.1- 6.7 2 0.6 0.2- 2.4
Yes 326 297 90.6 85.5-94.0 17 6.2 3.5-10.9 11 3.1 1.5- 6.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 361 333 90.2 85.9-93.3 20 5.8 3.7- 9.0 7 3.2 1.5- 6.9 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5
2500+ grams 447 392 88.3 84.9-91.0 37 7.9 5.7-10.8 16 3.5 2.1- 5.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 34a.

~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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