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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

ALCOHOL USE

Alcohol Use During the last 3 Months of Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 962 896 92.6 90.4-94.3 66 7.4 5.7- 9.6
Age
< 20 years 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 211 *** *** *** *** *** ***
25-34 years 535 496 92.3 89.3-94.5 39 7.7 5.5-10.7
35+ years 167 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 505 466 92.4 89.5-94.6 39 7.6 5.4-10.5
Non-Hispanic Black 187 173 91.8 85.5-95.4 14 8.2 4.6-14.5
Non-Hispanic Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 190 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 176 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 189 *** *** *** *** *** ***
> High School 596 544 90.3 87.2-92.8 52 9.7 7.2-12.8
Marital Status
Married 582 536 92.4 89.6-94.4 46 7.6 5.6-10.4
Other 380 360 93.0 88.8-95.7 20 7.0 4.3-11.2
WIC recipient
No 556 510 91.9 88.9-94.1 46 8.1 5.9-11.1
Yes 397 377 93.4 89.6-95.9 20 6.6 4.1-10.4
Medicaid recipient
No 589 548 93.6 91.1-95.4 41 6.4 4.6- 8.9
Yes 373 348 91.3 86.9-94.3 25 8.7 5.7-13.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 337 320 94.9 91.8-96.8 17 5.1 3.2- 8.2
2500+ grams 625 576 92.4 90.0-94.3 49 7.6 5.7-10.0

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question: During the last 3 months of your pregnancy, 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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