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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

Preconception Health Indicators Women 18-44

During the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many alcoholic drinks did you have in an average week?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
None less than 1 per week 1 to 3 drinks per wk 4 or more drinks per wk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 543 115 20.6 16.6-25.2 218 39.0 34.0-44.1 127 24.5 20.3-29.2 83 16.0 12.5-20.3
Age
18-19 years 28 8 33.2 14.7-58.9 10 19.5 7.5-42.2 3 22.1 7.5-49.9 7 25.1 9.6-51.5
20-24 years 135 38 27.0 18.6-37.5 47 36.4 26.7-47.3 36 26.9 18.5-37.4 14 9.7 4.8-18.5
25-34 years 286 52 16.5 11.8-22.4 121 41.7 35.0-48.7 65 23.9 18.5-30.4 48 17.9 13.1-24.0
35-44 years 94 17 20.1 11.6-32.5 40 39.9 28.3-52.7 23 23.1 14.2-35.1 14 16.9 9.4-28.6
Race
White 432 87 19.3 15.1-24.3 182 40.4 34.9-46.1 98 24.4 19.8-29.6 65 15.9 12.1-20.7
Black 94 22 24.9 14.9-38.6 31 31.2 20.2-44.9 28 30.4 19.4-44.3 13 13.5 6.5-25.8
Other 17 6 29.3 10.6-59.2 5 41.4 18.2-69.2 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 5 28.5 10.1-58.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 34 11 31.4 15.5-53.2 16 42.4 23.9-63.3 3 9.7 2.5-30.6 4 16.5 5.7-39.5
No 509 104 19.8 15.8-24.5 202 38.7 33.6-44.0 124 25.5 21.1-30.5 79 16.0 12.4-20.4
Education
< High School 57 13 25.8 14.5-41.6 22 40.8 26.7-56.5 14 26.0 14.6-41.7 8 7.5 2.7-19.2
High School 139 40 28.4 19.5-39.4 58 42.9 32.4-54.1 23 14.3 8.3-23.6 18 14.3 7.9-24.6
> High School 345 62 17.0 12.6-22.4 138 37.6 31.7-44.0 90 28.0 22.6-34.1 55 17.5 13.1-22.9
Marital Status
Married 365 77 18.3 14.0-23.4 157 41.9 36.1-48.1 86 25.9 20.9-31.6 45 13.9 10.2-18.7
Other 178 38 25.3 17.6-34.9 61 32.8 24.3-42.6 41 21.5 14.6-30.7 38 20.4 13.6-29.4
Income
14,999 or less 130 32 28.7 19.6-39.9 44 34.0 24.4-45.1 25 16.5 9.8-26.4 29 20.8 13.1-31.5
15,000-24,999 83 22 27.9 17.0-42.2 38 42.6 29.6-56.7 14 20.7 11.2-35.0 9 8.8 3.5-20.9
25,000-49,999 91 17 14.7 8.0-25.6 39 45.5 33.6-58.0 21 22.0 13.4-34.0 14 17.7 10.2-29.0
50,000 or more 208 38 15.1 10.2-21.8 83 35.6 28.3-43.6 58 32.4 25.3-40.4 29 16.9 11.5-24.0
WIC recipient
No 341 66 16.9 12.6-22.2 139 38.9 32.8-45.3 84 27.1 21.8-33.2 52 17.1 12.8-22.6
Yes 198 47 26.2 19.0-34.9 78 39.3 31.0-48.3 42 20.2 13.9-28.3 31 14.3 9.1-21.9
Medicaid recipient
No 308 61 16.4 12.0-22.0 128 40.0 33.6-46.7 77 28.0 22.4-34.4 42 15.6 11.3-21.3
Yes 235 54 26.0 19.4-33.9 90 37.6 30.0-45.9 50 19.8 14.0-27.3 41 16.5 11.3-23.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 233 54 22.9 18.0-28.6 96 40.6 34.6-46.9 49 20.9 16.3-26.5 34 15.6 11.4-20.9
2500+ grams 310 61 20.4 16.2-25.3 122 38.8 33.5-44.4 78 24.7 20.2-29.9 49 16.1 12.3-20.7

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 33a 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 16JUL10

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