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High Blood Pressure Resulted in Hospitalization*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 251 191 86.0 78.2-91.3 60 14.0 8.7-21.8
Age
< 20 years 48 41 98.2 95.4-99.3 7 1.8 0.7- 4.6
20-24 years 81 62 85.1 70.4-93.3 19 14.9 6.7-29.6
25-34 years 101 72 77.7 60.6-88.8 29 22.3 11.2-39.4
35+ years 21 16 58.1 17.8-89.9 5 41.9 10.1-82.2
Mother's Race
White 155 120 81.4 68.9-89.6 35 18.6 10.4-31.1
African American 90 66 91.0 81.3-95.9 24 9.0 4.1-18.7
Other Minorities 6 5 98.6 87.1-99.9 1 1.4 0.1-12.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 11 11 100 - 0 0.0 -
No 240 180 85.4 77.3-91.0 60 14.6 9.0-22.7
Education
< High School 65 55 97.1 93.6-98.7 10 2.9 1.3- 6.4
High School 101 76 79.4 64.0-89.3 25 20.6 10.7-36.0
> High School 85 60 82.4 66.6-91.6 25 17.6 8.4-33.4
Marital Status
Married 153 120 85.5 74.0-92.4 33 14.5 7.6-26.0
Other 98 71 86.5 74.3-93.5 27 13.5 6.5-25.7
Income
15,999 or less 104 81 87.9 76.6-94.1 23 12.1 5.9-23.4
16,000-24,999 53 39 86.6 64.9-95.8 14 13.4 4.2-35.1
25,000-39,999 27 17 91.8 81.3-96.7 10 8.2 3.3-18.7
40,000 or more 50 40 69.0 41.5-87.5 10 31.0 12.5-58.5
WIC recipient
No 106 76 75.6 58.3-87.3 30 24.4 12.7-41.7
Yes 142 113 90.9 82.4-95.6 29 9.1 4.4-17.6
Medicaid recipient
No 96 73 79.2 62.1-89.9 23 20.8 10.1-37.9
Yes 155 118 89.4 80.8-94.4 37 10.6 5.6-19.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 86 63 72.0 61.2-80.7 23 28.0 19.3-38.8
1500-2499 grams 110 80 74.8 65.9-82.1 30 25.2 17.9-34.1
2500+ grams 55 48 89.0 78.4-94.7 7 11.0 5.3-21.6

*Survey Question:
What problems caused you to stay in the hospital? 28b. High blood pressure (prreclampsia or
toxemia)

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.