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Feelings During Pregnancy*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  One of the happiest times Happy, with few problems Moderately hard time Very hard, worst time
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 833 208 26.4 22.5-30.7 398 53.0 48.4-57.6 116 10.7 8.2-13.8 111 9.9 7.4-13.1
Age
< 20 years 127 22 14.7 8.2-24.9 78 70.5 58.6-80.1 9 5.2 1.8-13.6 18 9.7 4.5-19.6
20-24 years 221 47 22.9 15.8-31.8 107 51.5 42.2-60.7 32 12.0 7.1-19.4 35 13.7 8.5-21.5
25-34 years 392 114 32.5 26.6-39.0 168 46.9 40.4-53.5 62 12.5 8.9-17.4 48 8.1 5.1-12.5
35+ years 93 25 29.3 18.8-42.7 45 54.2 41.0-66.9 13 8.6 3.8-18.2 10 7.8 2.8-19.9
Mother's Race
White 564 154 28.7 24.0-33.9 260 52.3 46.8-57.8 84 11.1 8.2-14.8 66 7.9 5.3-11.6
African American 246 50 19.8 13.6-27.9 126 55.5 46.4-64.3 27 10.0 5.6-17.1 43 14.7 9.4-22.2
Other Minorities 23 4 33.6 12.1-65.2 12 46.3 21.0-73.6 5 8.6 2.0-30.3 2 11.5 1.7-48.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 8 59.6 24.8-86.9 6 23.8 5.2-64.1 3 2.5 0.6- 9.6 2 14.1 2.3-53.9
No 814 200 25.8 21.9-30.1 392 53.6 48.9-58.2 113 10.8 8.3-14.0 109 9.8 7.3-13.0
Education
< High School 161 37 25.8 17.0-37.1 77 56.5 45.1-67.3 18 8.5 4.0-17.4 29 9.1 4.6-17.2
High School 288 66 26.1 19.5-33.9 135 48.1 40.0-56.3 39 9.9 6.0-15.9 48 15.9 10.7-23.0
> High School 384 105 27.0 21.8-32.9 186 55.0 48.6-61.2 59 12.2 8.8-16.8 34 5.8 3.3- 9.9
Marital Status
Married 555 161 31.7 26.7-37.2 263 52.7 47.2-58.2 73 9.6 7.0-13.0 58 6.0 3.9- 9.1
Other 278 47 16.1 10.9-23.1 135 53.7 45.2-62.0 43 12.8 8.1-19.6 53 17.4 11.8-24.9
Income
15,999 or less 261 48 21.7 15.1-30.3 113 48.2 39.3-57.2 41 11.2 6.8-17.8 59 18.9 12.8-27.0
16,000-24,999 130 30 24.4 14.9-37.2 61 57.8 44.7-69.9 21 9.6 4.6-18.9 18 8.2 3.4-18.4
25,000-39,999 136 30 21.8 14.4-31.8 80 60.6 49.9-70.5 15 11.3 5.9-20.5 11 6.2 2.8-13.5
40,000 or more 257 86 33.0 26.2-40.5 122 52.9 45.3-60.4 32 9.9 6.4-15.1 17 4.3 2.0- 8.7
WIC recipient
No 456 137 30.7 25.4-36.5 214 52.9 46.8-58.8 57 10.2 7.2-14.3 48 6.2 3.8- 9.8
Yes 371 70 21.4 16.0-28.1 182 53.3 46.0-60.4 58 11.3 7.6-16.5 61 14.0 9.7-19.8
Medicaid recipient
No 429 128 30.5 25.2-36.3 210 54.0 48.0-59.9 53 9.6 6.7-13.5 38 5.9 3.6- 9.5
Yes 404 80 21.8 16.4-28.4 188 51.9 44.7-59.0 63 11.9 8.0-17.2 73 14.4 10.0-20.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 167 41 23.0 17.3-30.0 58 35.3 28.2-43.0 30 18.0 12.8-24.7 38 23.8 17.7-31.1
1500-2499 grams 263 56 21.1 16.5-26.5 124 47.7 41.6-53.9 43 15.4 11.5-20.3 40 15.8 11.8-21.0
2500+ grams 401 110 26.8 22.6-31.5 215 53.7 48.7-58.7 43 10.2 7.6-13.6 33 9.2 6.6-12.8

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 68.
How would you describe the time during your pregnancy?

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