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Premature Labor 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 251 137 53.9 42.9-64.5 114 46.1 35.5-57.1
Age
< 20 years 48 27 70.4 48.0-85.9 21 29.6 14.1-52.0
20-24 years 81 36 35.3 20.9-53.0 45 64.7 47.0-79.1
25-34 years 101 59 55.9 37.9-72.5 42 44.1 27.5-62.1
35+ years 21 15 87.4 65.4-96.2 6 12.6 3.8-34.6
Mother's Race
White 155 82 55.7 41.5-69.1 73 44.3 30.9-58.5
African American 90 54 55.8 38.1-72.0 36 44.2 28.0-61.9
Other Minorities 6 1 1.4 0.1-12.9 5 98.6 87.1-99.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 11 2 6.1 1.1-28.5 9 93.9 71.5-98.9
No 240 135 56.0 44.8-66.7 105 44.0 33.3-55.2
Education
< High School 65 25 35.1 18.7-56.1 40 64.9 43.9-81.3
High School 101 62 67.2 50.3-80.5 39 32.8 19.5-49.7
> High School 85 50 56.2 37.7-73.2 35 43.8 26.8-62.3
Marital Status
Married 153 87 51.2 37.2-65.1 66 48.8 34.9-62.8
Other 98 50 56.7 40.0-71.9 48 43.3 28.1-60.0
Income
15,999 or less 104 49 37.4 23.6-53.6 55 62.6 46.4-76.4
16,000-24,999 53 32 72.6 47.5-88.6 21 27.4 11.4-52.5
25,000-39,999 27 19 81.8 49.6-95.3 8 18.2 4.7-50.4
40,000 or more 50 26 53.0 29.5-75.2 24 47.0 24.8-70.5
WIC recipient
No 106 60 58.4 40.0-74.7 46 41.6 25.3-60.0
Yes 142 76 51.9 38.4-65.2 66 48.1 34.8-61.6
Medicaid recipient
No 96 52 50.5 33.3-67.6 44 49.5 32.4-66.7
Yes 155 85 55.6 41.8-68.6 70 44.4 31.4-58.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 86 54 62.0 51.1-71.9 32 38.0 28.1-48.9
1500-2499 grams 110 52 46.7 37.4-56.3 58 53.3 43.7-62.6
2500+ grams 55 31 54.8 41.2-67.7 24 45.2 32.3-58.8

*Survey Question:
What problems caused you to stay in the hospital? 28a. Labor pains more than 3 weeks before your
baby was due (preterm or early labor)

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