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Experience of Postpartum Depression*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  Not depressed at all A little depressed Moderately depressed Very depressed
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 846 256 34.7 30.4-39.2 368 47.1 42.5-51.7 122 9.9 7.5-13.0 100 8.3 6.1-11.2
Age
< 20 years 128 34 25.6 16.6-37.3 56 53.4 41.4-65.1 23 12.1 6.2-22.3 15 9.0 4.0-18.9
20-24 years 222 52 23.2 16.4-31.9 106 54.8 45.4-63.8 33 10.7 6.2-18.0 31 11.3 6.7-18.3
25-34 years 400 139 42.9 36.6-49.5 164 40.3 34.2-46.9 53 9.9 6.7-14.6 44 6.8 4.2-10.8
35+ years 96 31 43.4 31.1-56.6 42 46.1 33.6-59.2 13 4.5 1.6-12.0 10 5.9 2.3-14.5
Mother's Race
White 569 171 33.4 28.5-38.7 253 47.1 41.6-52.6 87 11.5 8.4-15.6 58 8.0 5.5-11.5
African American 253 78 37.9 29.7-47.0 106 47.9 39.1-56.9 34 7.0 3.8-12.6 35 7.1 3.9-12.7
Other Minorities 24 7 33.5 13.3-62.3 9 41.2 18.0-69.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8 7 24.5 8.3-53.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 18 8 46.1 14.3-81.4 6 49.1 15.8-83.3 3 3.9 0.9-14.7 1 0.9 0.1- 6.8
No 828 248 34.5 30.2-39.0 362 47.1 42.5-51.7 119 10.0 7.6-13.2 99 8.4 6.2-11.3
Education
< High School 164 42 28.1 19.1-39.3 70 48.4 37.3-59.7 25 12.2 6.5-21.8 27 11.2 5.9-20.2
High School 293 78 33.7 26.5-41.8 130 46.7 38.7-54.8 40 8.4 4.9-13.9 45 11.3 7.2-17.3
> High School 389 136 38.4 32.5-44.7 168 46.8 40.6-53.1 57 10.1 6.8-14.5 28 4.7 2.8- 8.0
Marital Status
Married 563 178 36.0 30.9-41.4 250 47.5 42.1-53.0 82 9.1 6.4-12.6 53 7.5 5.0-10.9
Other 283 78 32.2 24.9-40.4 118 46.3 38.0-54.8 40 11.7 7.2-18.4 47 9.9 6.0-15.9
Income
15,999 or less 264 58 26.2 19.0-35.0 112 44.5 35.8-53.6 46 15.3 9.8-23.1 48 13.9 8.9-21.2
16,000-24,999 131 42 37.6 26.0-50.9 54 45.1 32.6-58.2 20 11.4 5.4-22.4 15 5.9 2.3-14.0
25,000-39,999 140 46 33.4 24.4-43.7 59 47.2 36.9-57.7 20 9.6 5.0-17.9 15 9.8 5.1-18.0
40,000 or more 260 90 40.2 33.0-47.8 121 50.2 42.7-57.7 31 6.4 3.8-10.7 18 3.2 1.5- 6.7
WIC recipient
No 463 157 38.5 32.8-44.4 204 48.6 42.6-54.5 63 7.5 5.1-11.0 39 5.5 3.3- 8.8
Yes 377 96 30.3 24.1-37.3 163 45.8 38.8-53.0 57 12.4 8.3-18.0 61 11.6 7.8-16.8
Medicaid recipient
No 433 157 40.1 34.4-46.1 184 45.9 40.0-51.9 59 8.7 6.0-12.6 33 5.3 3.2- 8.7
Yes 413 99 28.5 22.5-35.4 184 48.5 41.4-55.7 63 11.3 7.5-16.7 67 11.7 7.9-16.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 170 28 16.6 11.6-23.1 60 34.0 27.3-41.6 39 23.7 17.7-31.0 43 25.7 19.5-33.0
1500-2499 grams 266 79 29.4 24.2-35.3 115 43.5 37.5-49.7 46 16.3 12.4-21.3 26 10.7 7.3-15.4
2500+ grams 408 149 35.4 30.8-40.2 192 47.6 42.6-52.6 36 9.3 6.7-12.7 31 7.8 5.5-11.0

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 69. In the months after your delivery,
would you say that you were...

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