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At Birth, Number of Nights Infants in Hospital *

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  0-2 nights 3-7 nights > 7 nights
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 836 417 70.1 65.8-74.0 207 25.8 22.0-30.1 212 4.1 3.2- 5.3
Age
< 20 years 126 61 65.7 53.8-75.9 31 30.2 20.4-42.2 34 4.1 2.0- 8.1
20-24 years 221 108 74.7 66.4-81.6 52 20.9 14.4-29.3 61 4.4 2.8- 6.9
25-34 years 393 206 70.5 64.4-75.9 100 26.0 20.7-32.1 87 3.6 2.4- 5.3
35+ years 96 42 63.8 50.7-75.1 24 30.7 20.0-43.9 30 5.5 2.5-11.9
Mother's Race
White 564 298 71.8 66.8-76.3 136 24.9 20.5-29.9 130 3.3 2.5- 4.4
African American 247 102 63.8 55.0-71.8 65 29.8 22.2-38.6 80 6.4 4.0-10.2
Other Minorities 25 17 85.2 62.0-95.3 6 13.7 4.0-37.5 2 1.1 0.2- 4.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 8 70.5 33.7-91.8 5 23.1 4.8-64.0 6 6.4 2.1-17.7
No 817 409 70.0 65.8-74.0 202 25.9 22.1-30.1 206 4.1 3.1- 5.3
Education
< High School 163 78 69.9 59.2-78.7 40 26.0 17.6-36.7 45 4.1 2.3- 7.3
High School 288 140 68.9 61.1-75.8 68 25.3 18.9-33.2 80 5.8 3.7- 8.9
> High School 385 199 71.0 65.2-76.2 99 26.1 21.0-32.0 87 2.9 2.1- 4.0
Marital Status
Married 561 298 73.5 68.7-77.8 132 23.2 19.0-28.0 131 3.3 2.5- 4.4
Other 275 119 63.2 54.8-70.8 75 31.1 23.9-39.5 81 5.7 3.6- 8.8
Income
15,999 or less 261 119 71.1 62.8-78.2 65 23.3 16.6-31.6 77 5.6 3.6- 8.6
16,000-24,999 127 58 71.3 58.4-81.4 26 24.0 14.3-37.4 43 4.7 3.1- 6.9
25,000-39,999 138 76 68.7 58.3-77.5 37 28.6 20.0-39.1 25 2.7 1.2- 5.7
40,000 or more 260 139 70.0 63.0-76.2 67 27.1 21.0-34.1 54 2.9 1.7- 4.9
WIC recipient
No 457 232 70.1 64.6-75.1 119 26.1 21.2-31.5 106 3.8 2.6- 5.6
Yes 373 183 70.2 63.5-76.2 85 25.3 19.6-32.1 105 4.5 3.1- 6.3
Medicaid recipient
No 430 234 71.3 65.8-76.2 112 25.7 20.9-31.2 84 3.0 2.0- 4.4
Yes 406 183 68.6 61.9-74.7 95 26.0 20.2-32.8 128 5.4 3.8- 7.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 163 27 15.8 11.0-22.2 5 3.6 1.5- 8.4 131 80.6 73.7-86.0
1500-2499 grams 265 94 36.5 30.7-42.6 95 35.8 30.1-41.9 76 27.7 22.6-33.5
2500+ grams 406 295 73.2 68.6-77.4 106 25.6 21.5-30.1 5 1.2 0.5- 2.9

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 38. When your baby was born, how many
nights did he or she stay in the hospital?

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