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At Delivery, Number of Nights Mother 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 841 468 66.8 62.4-71.0 344 32.5 28.4-36.9 29 0.7 0.3- 1.4
Age
< 20 years 128 72 61.5 49.4-72.3 53 38.1 27.3-50.2 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
20-24 years 220 126 70.8 61.8-78.5 85 28.5 20.9-37.6 9 0.6 0.3- 1.3
25-34 years 397 225 67.5 61.2-73.2 160 32.1 26.4-38.4 12 0.3 0.2- 0.6
35+ years 96 45 62.7 49.6-74.2 46 34.7 23.6-47.8 5 2.6 0.5-12.2
Mother's Race
White 567 320 67.6 62.3-72.4 225 32.0 27.1-37.3 22 0.5 0.3- 0.7
African American 249 131 63.7 54.8-71.8 111 35.0 27.0-43.9 7 1.3 0.4- 4.7
Other Minorities 25 17 76.4 49.0-91.6 8 23.6 8.4-51.0 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 7 70.9 33.9-92.0 10 27.3 7.0-65.2 2 1.8 0.3- 9.7
No 822 461 66.7 62.3-70.9 334 32.6 28.4-37.1 27 0.7 0.3- 1.4
Education
< High School 165 96 68.1 57.1-77.3 64 31.4 22.2-42.4 5 0.5 0.2- 1.3
High School 288 160 66.1 58.0-73.4 121 32.8 25.6-40.9 7 1.1 0.3- 4.0
> High School 388 212 66.8 60.6-72.4 159 32.8 27.2-38.9 17 0.5 0.3- 0.8
Marital Status
Married 562 320 69.3 64.1-74.0 227 30.4 25.7-35.6 15 0.3 0.2- 0.5
Other 279 148 61.9 53.5-69.7 117 36.6 28.9-45.0 14 1.5 0.6- 3.9
Income
15,999 or less 262 139 69.2 60.6-76.7 112 30.0 22.5-38.6 11 0.8 0.4- 1.5
16,000-24,999 130 67 63.7 50.3-75.3 57 35.7 24.1-49.2 6 0.6 0.2- 1.4
25,000-39,999 138 80 63.5 52.7-73.0 55 36.4 26.8-47.1 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4
40,000 or more 261 148 67.6 60.4-74.1 105 31.4 25.0-38.6 8 1.0 0.2- 4.0
WIC recipient
No 459 252 67.4 61.6-72.6 192 31.9 26.7-37.6 15 0.8 0.3- 2.4
Yes 376 214 66.4 59.3-72.8 148 33.0 26.7-40.1 14 0.6 0.3- 1.0
Medicaid recipient
No 432 244 67.3 61.6-72.6 176 32.0 26.8-37.7 12 0.7 0.2- 2.4
Yes 409 224 66.2 59.2-72.6 168 33.1 26.7-40.1 17 0.7 0.4- 1.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 70 41.0 33.8-48.7 88 52.0 44.4-59.5 13 6.9 4.0-11.7
1500-2499 grams 264 120 46.3 40.3-52.5 129 48.2 42.1-54.4 15 5.4 3.2- 8.9
2500+ grams 405 277 68.7 63.8-73.1 127 31.1 26.7-35.9 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 37.
When you had your baby, how many nights did you 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.