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2009 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 4 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 593 337 56.9 52.2-61.4 89 15.1 12.0-18.7 167 28.0 24.1-32.4
Age
< 20 years 38 18 44.4 27.0-63.4 5 14.3 5.1-34.2 15 41.3 24.2-60.7
20-24 years 140 75 58.5 48.7-67.6 20 13.7 8.3-21.8 45 27.8 20.2-37.1
25-34 years 332 191 55.8 49.7-61.8 51 16.5 12.4-21.6 90 27.7 22.6-33.5
35+ years 83 53 65.1 53.0-75.5 13 12.1 6.2-22.2 17 22.8 14.3-34.4
Race
White 460 257 53.8 48.7-58.9 72 16.0 12.6-20.3 131 30.1 25.6-35.1
Black 112 73 72.7 61.6-81.5 13 8.9 4.3-17.4 26 18.5 11.2-28.8
Other 21 7 31.4 13.5-57.2 4 30.5 12.2-58.1 10 38.1 18.1-63.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 31 16 45.9 27.7-65.3 6 22.8 10.1-43.7 9 31.3 16.2-51.8
No 562 321 57.6 52.9-62.3 83 14.5 11.5-18.2 158 27.8 23.8-32.3
Education
< High School 62 33 56.7 41.1-71.1 12 19.4 9.8-34.7 17 23.9 13.2-39.3
High School 144 76 50.9 41.5-60.3 21 16.6 10.7-24.9 47 32.5 24.3-41.8
> High School 386 228 59.5 53.9-64.8 56 13.6 10.3-17.9 102 26.9 22.2-32.1
Marital Status
Married 386 224 56.8 51.2-62.2 60 15.7 12.0-20.2 102 27.5 22.8-32.8
Other 207 113 57.0 48.8-64.8 29 14.1 9.3-20.8 65 28.9 22.2-36.8
Income
14,999 or less 88 40 52.6 39.9-65.1 15 18.7 10.5-31.0 33 28.7 18.8-41.2
15,000-24,999 120 76 64.2 54.0-73.2 20 14.2 8.6-22.5 24 21.6 14.4-31.0
25,000-49,999 131 77 58.4 48.4-67.9 17 11.9 6.7-20.2 37 29.7 21.4-39.5
50,000 or more 235 137 55.3 48.2-62.2 34 15.0 10.7-20.8 64 29.7 23.6-36.6
WIC recipient
No 362 208 54.4 48.6-60.1 51 14.8 11.2-19.4 103 30.8 25.6-36.4
Yes 231 129 60.6 52.9-67.9 38 15.4 10.6-21.8 64 23.9 18.1-30.9
Medicaid recipient
No 345 204 56.6 50.6-62.3 46 13.8 10.3-18.4 95 29.6 24.4-35.3
Yes 248 133 57.3 49.9-64.4 43 16.6 11.8-22.9 72 26.1 20.2-33.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 195 111 56.1 49.0-62.9 29 14.8 10.4-20.5 55 29.2 23.2-36.0
2500+ grams 398 226 57.0 51.9-61.8 60 15.1 11.8-19.0 112 28.0 23.7-32.6

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 32a and asked only of mothers who reported drinking alcohol in the past 2 years.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 28JUL11

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