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2009 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 718 123 17.1 14.0-20.6 294 41.2 37.1-45.4 176 24.6 21.1-28.4 125 17.2 14.3-20.6
Age
18-19 years 39 9 31.6 16.7-51.7 15 33.8 19.2-52.3 8 18.4 7.8-37.5 7 16.1 6.7-34.0
20-24 years 171 29 18.8 12.8-26.9 69 41.4 33.0-50.4 49 27.2 20.1-35.7 24 12.6 8.0-19.3
25-34 years 398 61 13.9 10.5-18.3 167 42.2 36.7-47.8 95 24.3 19.7-29.5 75 19.6 15.5-24.4
35-44 years 110 24 19.4 12.1-29.5 43 40.1 30.2-50.9 24 23.4 15.6-33.5 19 17.1 10.5-26.5
Race
White 554 90 15.0 11.9-18.6 223 41.3 36.7-46.0 135 24.2 20.3-28.4 106 19.6 16.2-23.6
Black 141 31 25.5 17.5-35.7 60 39.5 30.0-49.9 35 27.0 18.7-37.2 15 8.0 4.0-15.3
Other 23 2 11.4 2.9-36.0 11 51.0 28.7-72.9 6 17.6 6.1-41.2 4 20.0 7.0-45.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 41 10 21.0 10.5-37.5 16 41.9 26.3-59.4 14 34.0 19.7-51.9 1 3.1 0.4-18.8
No 677 113 16.8 13.7-20.4 278 41.1 36.9-45.5 162 23.9 20.3-27.8 124 18.2 15.1-21.8
Education
< High School 72 17 26.1 15.5-40.6 29 37.9 25.1-52.6 17 22.3 12.6-36.5 9 13.6 6.3-27.1
High School 176 32 19.7 13.6-27.7 70 39.4 31.4-48.1 47 26.3 19.5-34.5 27 14.5 9.6-21.5
> High School 469 74 14.3 11.1-18.3 195 42.6 37.6-47.7 111 24.1 19.9-28.9 89 19.0 15.4-23.3
Marital Status
Married 473 78 14.6 11.4-18.5 199 44.3 39.3-49.3 112 22.7 18.7-27.2 84 18.5 14.9-22.7
Other 245 45 21.1 15.5-28.1 95 36.1 29.3-43.6 64 27.7 21.4-35.0 41 15.1 10.6-21.0
Income
14,999 or less 165 28 18.2 12.1-26.6 67 42.5 33.8-51.8 42 24.0 17.0-32.7 28 15.2 9.9-22.8
15,000-24,999 86 17 18.6 10.8-30.0 40 47.0 35.2-59.2 21 24.0 15.0-36.0 8 10.4 4.9-20.7
25,000-49,999 153 25 18.0 11.8-26.5 66 40.1 31.5-49.3 33 22.6 15.8-31.4 29 19.3 13.1-27.5
50,000 or more 287 45 13.0 9.3-17.9 112 40.5 34.4-47.0 73 26.1 20.8-32.3 57 20.4 15.7-26.0
WIC recipient
No 447 79 15.4 12.0-19.6 172 39.0 34.1-44.2 112 25.5 21.2-30.5 84 20.0 16.1-24.5
Yes 271 44 19.5 14.3-26.1 122 44.4 37.5-51.6 64 23.1 17.6-29.6 41 13.0 9.1-18.3
Medicaid recipient
No 416 62 13.4 10.2-17.5 171 42.2 36.9-47.6 106 25.0 20.6-30.0 77 19.4 15.5-24.0
Yes 302 61 21.6 16.4-27.8 123 40.0 33.6-46.7 70 24.0 18.7-30.3 48 14.5 10.4-19.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 242 46 18.6 14.2-24.0 95 40.0 33.9-46.3 63 26.4 21.2-32.3 38 15.0 11.1-20.0
2500+ grams 476 77 16.9 13.7-20.7 199 41.3 36.9-45.9 113 24.4 20.6-28.6 87 17.4 14.3-21.0

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 31a and asked only of mothers who reported drinking alcohol in the past 2 years.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009. The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 18APR12

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