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2008 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 less than 1 per week 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 797 170 19.9 17.0-23.2 341 42.4 38.6-46.3 182 23.7 20.5-27.2 104 14.0 11.5-17.0
Age
< 20 years 61 18 30.9 19.3-45.7 26 44.0 30.4-58.5 14 19.4 10.5-33.0 3 5.7 1.6-18.4
20-24 years 181 33 15.8 10.6-22.9 79 44.6 36.4-53.1 40 22.8 16.4-30.7 29 16.8 11.4-24.1
25-34 years 420 93 20.4 16.4-24.9 174 40.1 35.1-45.4 100 25.7 21.3-30.6 53 13.8 10.5-17.9
35+ years 135 26 18.5 12.3-26.9 62 46.2 37.2-55.5 28 20.3 13.9-28.7 19 14.9 9.4-22.8
Race
White 605 116 17.8 14.7-21.5 253 42.4 38.1-46.8 146 24.0 20.4-28.0 90 15.8 12.8-19.3
Black 160 42 24.5 17.5-33.2 75 43.9 35.0-53.1 32 24.9 17.6-34.1 11 6.7 3.4-12.9
Other 32 12 36.8 21.2-55.8 13 36.9 21.1-56.1 4 12.7 4.3-31.8 3 13.6 4.5-34.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 65 16 21.4 12.3-34.6 27 40.3 27.8-54.2 16 27.9 17.2-41.8 6 10.4 4.5-22.2
No 731 154 19.7 16.7-23.2 313 42.6 38.6-46.7 166 23.3 20.0-26.9 98 14.4 11.7-17.5
Education
< High School 98 28 24.7 16.4-35.4 28 30.8 21.4-42.2 31 31.2 21.8-42.5 11 13.3 7.2-23.2
High School 207 49 20.7 15.1-27.8 94 47.5 39.7-55.4 35 18.4 12.9-25.4 29 13.4 8.9-19.7
> High School 489 93 18.4 14.9-22.5 217 43.1 38.4-47.9 116 24.3 20.3-28.7 63 14.2 11.1-18.0
Marital Status
Married 518 105 18.5 15.1-22.4 235 45.1 40.4-49.9 115 22.9 19.1-27.1 63 13.6 10.6-17.2
Other 279 65 22.3 17.2-28.4 106 37.8 31.5-44.5 67 25.1 19.6-31.4 41 14.8 10.7-20.2
Income
14,999 or less 177 44 23.3 16.8-31.2 75 45.5 37.1-54.2 34 18.1 12.5-25.7 24 13.1 8.3-19.9
15,000-24,999 94 26 23.7 15.3-35.0 28 28.8 19.5-40.3 28 33.5 23.4-45.5 12 13.9 7.6-24.0
25,000-49,999 158 40 22.3 16.0-30.1 75 47.0 38.5-55.7 21 14.3 9.1-21.6 22 16.5 10.9-24.0
50,000 or more 332 51 14.1 10.6-18.7 150 44.5 38.8-50.4 89 27.7 22.8-33.3 42 13.6 10.0-18.2
WIC recipient
No 488 92 17.4 14.0-21.4 212 43.3 38.5-48.2 115 23.8 19.8-28.2 69 15.5 12.3-19.5
Yes 305 75 23.1 18.1-28.9 128 41.2 35.1-47.6 67 23.8 18.7-29.8 35 11.9 8.4-16.7
Medicaid recipient
No 441 80 17.9 14.3-22.2 203 45.2 40.2-50.3 100 22.8 18.8-27.3 58 14.2 10.9-18.1
Yes 356 90 22.2 17.7-27.5 138 39.2 33.6-45.2 82 24.7 19.9-30.3 46 13.9 10.2-18.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 237 63 26.6 21.4-32.6 102 42.4 36.3-48.7 49 20.8 16.1-26.4 23 10.2 6.9-14.8
2500+ grams 560 107 19.4 16.3-22.9 239 42.4 38.4-46.6 133 23.9 20.5-27.7 81 14.3 11.7-17.5

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 33a and asked only of mothers who reported drinking alcohol in the past 2 years.

#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 20MAY10

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