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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 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 801 603 72.9 69.3-76.3 75 10.6 8.4-13.4 123 16.4 13.7-19.6
Age
< 20 years 63 46 76.6 62.9-86.3 5 6.3 2.1-17.6 12 17.1 9.0-30.0
20-24 years 181 121 64.3 55.8-71.9 17 10.2 6.1-16.7 43 25.5 18.8-33.6
25-34 years 422 321 72.8 67.8-77.3 46 13.1 9.8-17.3 55 14.1 10.8-18.2
35+ years 135 115 83.9 75.8-89.7 7 5.2 2.3-11.2 13 10.9 6.3-18.3
Race
White 609 448 71.7 67.5-75.5 60 10.5 8.0-13.5 101 17.9 14.7-21.6
Black 160 130 78.7 70.0-85.4 11 10.0 5.4-17.7 19 11.3 6.7-18.4
Other 32 25 71.0 50.7-85.3 4 16.4 6.3-36.4 3 12.7 4.2-32.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 68 46 64.0 50.2-75.8 11 18.8 10.3-31.9 11 17.3 9.2-30.0
No 732 556 73.8 70.0-77.3 64 9.8 7.6-12.6 112 16.4 13.5-19.6
Education
< High School 102 63 58.3 47.1-68.6 18 19.9 12.4-30.3 21 21.8 14.0-32.3
High School 207 152 73.7 66.1-80.0 14 6.8 3.7-12.2 41 19.5 14.0-26.5
> High School 489 386 76.5 72.1-80.4 42 9.7 7.1-13.0 61 13.8 10.7-17.5
Marital Status
Married 520 417 77.5 73.2-81.3 48 10.8 8.1-14.3 55 11.7 8.9-15.1
Other 281 186 65.1 58.5-71.3 27 10.3 6.8-15.3 68 24.5 19.2-30.7
Income
14,999 or less 180 125 68.8 60.4-76.2 20 13.1 8.2-20.3 35 18.1 12.5-25.4
15,000-24,999 94 63 62.8 50.9-73.3 11 11.7 6.0-21.4 20 25.5 16.6-37.1
25,000-49,999 158 124 76.5 68.2-83.1 10 7.9 4.2-14.4 24 15.7 10.3-23.0
50,000 or more 332 266 78.1 72.8-82.7 28 9.4 6.4-13.4 38 12.5 9.0-17.0
WIC recipient
No 491 380 75.4 70.9-79.4 45 10.3 7.6-13.8 66 14.3 11.2-18.2
Yes 306 219 69.1 62.8-74.7 30 11.2 7.7-16.1 57 19.7 15.1-25.3
Medicaid recipient
No 442 354 78.6 74.1-82.5 37 9.2 6.6-12.6 51 12.2 9.2-16.0
Yes 359 249 66.4 60.6-71.8 38 12.3 8.8-16.9 72 21.3 16.8-26.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 238 190 78.5 72.7-83.3 16 7.1 4.4-11.3 32 14.4 10.4-19.6
2500+ grams 563 413 72.5 68.6-76.1 59 10.9 8.5-13.8 91 16.6 13.7-20.0

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