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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

ALCOHOL USE

Alcohol Use During the 3 Months Before Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 966 480 48.4 44.7-52.2 486 51.6 47.8-55.3
Age
< 20 years 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 212 111 50.4 42.5-58.2 101 49.6 41.8-57.5
25-34 years 537 245 44.9 40.0-50.0 292 55.1 50.0-60.0
35+ years 168 84 48.0 39.4-56.6 84 52.0 43.4-60.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 507 193 36.9 32.2-41.9 314 63.1 58.1-67.8
Non-Hispanic Black 188 101 55.7 47.0-64.1 87 44.3 35.9-53.0
Non-Hispanic Other 59 37 53.5 38.0-68.3 22 46.5 31.7-62.0
Latina 191 140 73.2 65.1-80.0 51 26.8 20.0-34.9
Education
< High School 176 136 71.5 62.4-79.1 40 28.5 20.9-37.6
High School 189 117 63.6 55.1-71.2 72 36.4 28.8-44.9
> High School 600 226 36.1 31.7-40.7 374 63.9 59.3-68.3
Marital Status
Married 585 261 43.4 38.8-48.0 324 56.6 52.0-61.2
Other 381 219 56.3 50.1-62.3 162 43.7 37.7-49.9
WIC recipient
No 558 236 41.1 36.5-45.9 322 58.9 54.1-63.5
Yes 399 237 57.8 51.9-63.6 162 42.2 36.4-48.1
Medicaid recipient
No 591 281 46.3 41.7-51.0 310 53.7 49.0-58.3
Yes 375 199 51.5 45.4-57.5 176 48.5 42.5-54.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 339 185 56.2 50.8-61.5 154 43.8 38.5-49.2
2500+ grams 627 295 47.7 43.8-51.8 332 52.3 48.2-56.2

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question: During the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many alcoholic drinks did you have in an average week?

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#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.

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