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Source of Income: Assistance*

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 848 704 82.9 78.9-86.2 144 17.1 13.8-21.1
Age
< 20 years 128 96 71.3 59.2-81.0 32 28.7 19.0-40.8
20-24 years 222 170 75.4 66.4-82.6 52 24.6 17.4-33.6
25-34 years 402 346 87.8 82.5-91.7 56 12.2 8.3-17.5
35+ years 96 92 99.6 99.0-99.9 4 0.4 0.1- 1.0
Mother's Race
White 571 511 89.7 85.4-92.8 60 10.3 7.2-14.6
African American 252 173 65.0 56.0-73.2 79 35.0 26.8-44.0
Other Minorities 25 20 91.1 68.0-98.0 5 8.9 2.0-32.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 18 98.9 91.7-99.9 1 1.1 0.1- 8.3
No 829 686 82.6 78.6-86.0 143 17.4 14.0-21.4
Education
< High School 166 107 66.2 55.1-75.8 59 33.8 24.2-44.9
High School 293 231 76.7 68.9-83.0 62 23.3 17.0-31.1
> High School 389 366 95.3 91.7-97.4 23 4.7 2.6- 8.3
Marital Status
Married 566 522 94.3 90.9-96.4 44 5.7 3.6- 9.1
Other 282 182 60.6 52.1-68.5 100 39.4 31.5-47.9
Income
15,999 or less 265 166 59.7 50.6-68.1 99 40.3 31.9-49.4
16,000-24,999 132 111 88.9 78.5-94.6 21 11.1 5.4-21.5
25,000-39,999 140 136 97.2 89.3-99.3 4 2.8 0.7-10.7
40,000 or more 261 260 99.9 99.4- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
WIC recipient
No 464 443 96.7 93.6-98.3 21 3.3 1.7- 6.4
Yes 378 256 67.2 60.2-73.6 122 32.8 26.4-39.8
Medicaid recipient
No 434 426 99.2 97.4-99.7 8 0.8 0.3- 2.6
Yes 414 278 64.7 57.7-71.2 136 35.3 28.8-42.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 139 80.1 73.2-85.6 32 19.9 14.4-26.8
1500-2499 grams 265 211 76.2 70.2-81.3 54 23.8 18.7-29.8
2500+ grams 410 352 83.4 79.1-86.9 58 16.6 13.1-20.9

*Survey Question:
What were the sources of your family income during the past 12 months?
50b. Aid such as Work First welfare, public assistance, general assistance, Food Stamps or Supplemental Security Income

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