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Source of Income: Child Support or Alimony *

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 848 788 92.7 89.7-94.9 60 7.3 5.1-10.3
Age
< 20 years 128 111 83.7 72.8-90.9 17 16.3 9.1-27.2
20-24 years 222 210 91.1 83.3-95.4 12 8.9 4.6-16.7
25-34 years 402 376 96.5 93.2-98.3 26 3.5 1.7- 6.8
35+ years 96 91 95.7 86.2-98.8 5 4.3 1.2-13.8
Mother's Race
White 571 545 95.1 91.6-97.2 26 4.9 2.8- 8.4
African American 252 219 86.8 79.4-91.8 33 13.2 8.2-20.6
Other Minorities 25 24 93.5 65.1-99.1 1 6.5 0.9-34.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 18 98.9 91.7-99.9 1 1.1 0.1- 8.3
No 829 770 92.6 89.6-94.8 59 7.4 5.2-10.4
Education
< High School 166 143 81.1 70.8-88.4 23 18.9 11.6-29.2
High School 293 268 93.9 88.5-96.8 25 6.1 3.2-11.5
> High School 389 377 97.4 94.4-98.8 12 2.6 1.2- 5.6
Marital Status
Married 566 546 97.9 95.6-99.0 20 2.1 1.0- 4.4
Other 282 242 82.7 75.1-88.3 40 17.3 11.7-24.9
Income
15,999 or less 265 231 85.4 77.5-90.8 34 14.6 9.2-22.5
16,000-24,999 132 120 95.1 87.0-98.3 12 4.9 1.7-13.0
25,000-39,999 140 135 95.0 86.1-98.3 5 5.0 1.7-13.9
40,000 or more 261 256 98.0 94.5-99.3 5 2.0 0.7- 5.5
WIC recipient
No 464 449 97.1 94.0-98.6 15 2.9 1.4- 6.0
Yes 378 334 87.9 82.2-91.9 44 12.1 8.1-17.8
Medicaid recipient
No 434 424 98.6 96.5-99.5 10 1.4 0.5- 3.5
Yes 414 364 86.2 80.4-90.5 50 13.8 9.5-19.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 154 89.2 83.2-93.2 17 10.8 6.8-16.8
1500-2499 grams 265 247 92.6 88.5-95.4 18 7.4 4.6-11.5
2500+ grams 410 385 92.8 89.5-95.1 25 7.2 4.9-10.5

*Survey Question:
What were the sources of your family income during the past 12 months?
50d. Child support or alimony

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