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2015 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 890 414 46.3 42.3-50.3 476 53.7 49.7-57.7
Age
< 20 years 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 159 80 49.2 39.8-58.8 79 50.8 41.2-60.2
25-34 years 522 225 42.9 37.8-48.0 297 57.1 52.0-62.2
35+ years 166 78 45.8 37.1-54.8 88 54.2 45.2-62.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 482 169 33.1 28.3-38.3 313 66.9 61.7-71.7
Non-Hispanic Black 208 109 53.0 44.0-61.8 99 47.0 38.2-56.0
Non-Hispanic Other 62 44 71.9 57.2-83.0 18 28.1 17.0-42.8
Latina 122 86 74.1 64.1-82.0 36 25.9 18.0-35.9
Education
< High School 119 82 72.6 61.8-81.3 37 27.4 18.7-38.2
High School 167 97 57.7 48.4-66.5 70 42.3 33.5-51.6
> High School 598 232 35.9 31.5-40.6 366 64.1 59.4-68.5
Marital Status
Married 588 258 42.3 37.6-47.1 330 57.7 52.9-62.4
Other 302 156 53.2 46.1-60.2 146 46.8 39.8-53.9
WIC recipient
No 538 215 37.9 33.1-42.9 323 62.1 57.1-66.9
Yes 339 190 55.5 48.9-61.9 149 44.5 38.1-51.1
Medicaid recipient
No 548 226 40.1 35.3-45.0 322 59.9 55.0-64.7
Yes 342 188 54.9 48.2-61.4 154 45.1 38.6-51.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 322 170 53.7 48.2-59.0 152 46.3 41.0-51.8
2500+ grams 568 244 45.7 41.4-50.0 324 54.3 50.0-58.6

*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 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% 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.

This page was generated on 26OCT17

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