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2008 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 778 164 19.4 16.5-22.7 335 42.9 39.1-46.8 176 23.5 20.3-27.0 103 14.2 11.7-17.2
Age
18-19 years 46 12 25.6 14.0-42.1 23 53.0 36.8-68.5 8 14.0 6.1-28.8 3 7.5 2.1-23.3
20-24 years 181 33 15.8 10.6-22.9 79 44.6 36.4-53.1 40 22.8 16.4-30.7 29 16.8 11.4-24.1
25-34 years 420 93 20.4 16.4-24.9 174 40.1 35.1-45.4 100 25.7 21.3-30.6 53 13.8 10.5-17.9
35-44 years 131 26 19.0 12.6-27.5 59 46.0 36.8-55.4 28 20.8 14.2-29.4 18 14.3 8.9-22.2
Race
White 590 111 17.3 14.2-21.0 249 42.9 38.6-47.4 141 23.7 20.2-27.7 89 16.0 13.0-19.6
Black 156 41 23.8 16.8-32.4 73 44.3 35.3-53.6 31 25.1 17.7-34.4 11 6.8 3.4-13.1
Other 32 12 36.8 21.2-55.8 13 36.9 21.1-56.1 4 12.7 4.3-31.8 3 13.6 4.5-34.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 64 15 21.1 12.0-34.3 27 40.5 27.9-54.4 16 28.0 17.3-42.0 6 10.4 4.5-22.3
No 713 149 19.2 16.2-22.7 307 43.1 39.1-47.2 160 23.1 19.8-26.7 97 14.6 11.9-17.7
Education
< High School 84 22 20.8 12.9-31.8 25 32.8 22.5-45.0 26 31.3 21.3-43.4 11 15.1 8.2-26.0
High School 206 49 20.9 15.2-28.0 94 47.8 40.0-55.7 34 17.8 12.4-24.9 29 13.5 9.0-19.8
> High School 485 93 18.5 15.0-22.6 214 43.0 38.3-47.9 116 24.4 20.5-28.8 62 14.1 11.0-17.8
Marital Status
Married 515 105 18.6 15.2-22.6 233 45.1 40.4-49.8 115 23.0 19.2-27.2 62 13.4 10.4-17.0
Other 263 59 20.9 15.9-27.0 102 39.0 32.5-45.9 61 24.4 18.9-30.9 41 15.6 11.3-21.3
Income
14,999 or less 164 38 20.7 14.5-28.7 72 47.8 39.0-56.7 30 17.4 11.7-25.2 24 14.1 9.0-21.4
15,000-24,999 94 26 23.7 15.3-35.0 28 28.8 19.5-40.3 28 33.5 23.4-45.5 12 13.9 7.6-24.0
25,000-49,999 156 40 22.5 16.2-30.3 74 47.3 38.7-56.0 21 14.4 9.2-21.8 21 15.9 10.4-23.4
50,000 or more 329 51 14.2 10.6-18.8 148 44.3 38.6-50.2 88 27.8 22.8-33.4 42 13.6 10.0-18.3
WIC recipient
No 485 92 17.5 14.1-21.5 210 43.2 38.4-48.1 114 23.8 19.9-28.2 69 15.6 12.3-19.6
Yes 289 69 21.9 17.0-27.8 124 42.6 36.2-49.2 62 23.3 18.2-29.4 34 12.2 8.5-17.2
Medicaid recipient
No 436 79 17.7 14.1-22.0 201 45.3 40.3-50.5 99 22.9 18.9-27.5 57 14.0 10.8-18.0
Yes 342 85 21.5 17.0-26.8 134 40.0 34.2-46.1 77 24.2 19.3-29.8 46 14.4 10.6-19.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 228 61 26.8 21.5-32.9 98 42.4 36.3-48.9 46 20.1 15.5-25.8 23 10.6 7.2-15.4
2500+ grams 550 103 18.8 15.8-22.4 237 42.9 38.8-47.1 130 23.8 20.4-27.5 80 14.5 11.8-17.7

*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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