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Health of Previous Live Births*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No previous live birth Normal birthweight and term Low birthweight or preterm
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 836 430 46.0 41.4-50.6 284 44.1 39.5-48.8 122 9.9 7.6-12.9
Age
< 20 years 128 100 75.7 63.9-84.6 21 20.5 12.4-32.1 7 3.8 1.1-11.8
20-24 years 218 118 43.5 34.6-52.9 67 41.0 32.0-50.6 33 15.5 10.0-23.3
25-34 years 396 184 41.2 35.0-47.7 150 50.1 43.6-56.6 62 8.7 5.7-12.9
35+ years 94 28 23.7 14.4-36.3 46 64.8 51.8-75.9 20 11.5 5.8-21.6
Mother's Race
White 561 296 45.7 40.3-51.2 203 45.6 40.2-51.1 62 8.7 6.2-12.2
African American 252 128 49.2 40.3-58.1 70 37.8 29.4-46.9 54 13.1 8.3-20.0
Other Minorities 23 6 26.9 9.5-56.5 11 65.4 37.8-85.4 6 7.7 1.9-26.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 18 9 47.5 15.1-82.2 8 51.2 17.0-84.2 1 1.3 0.2-10.2
No 818 421 46.0 41.4-50.6 276 44.0 39.4-48.7 121 10.0 7.7-13.1
Education
< High School 161 86 50.3 39.1-61.4 42 40.5 29.9-52.1 33 9.2 4.9-16.6
High School 289 137 41.9 34.1-50.1 102 44.9 36.9-53.2 50 13.1 8.6-19.5
> High School 386 207 46.9 40.7-53.3 140 45.2 39.0-51.5 39 7.9 5.1-11.9
Marital Status
Married 554 266 40.4 35.2-45.9 212 50.8 45.3-56.3 76 8.8 6.2-12.2
Other 282 164 56.7 48.3-64.9 72 31.2 23.8-39.6 46 12.1 7.7-18.4
Income
15,999 or less 260 122 44.2 35.5-53.2 85 42.3 33.6-51.5 53 13.5 8.7-20.5
16,000-24,999 130 77 56.0 42.9-68.2 34 31.0 20.6-43.9 19 13.0 6.5-24.3
25,000-39,999 137 72 43.3 33.2-54.1 49 48.4 37.9-59.0 16 8.3 4.1-16.1
40,000 or more 258 131 44.5 37.2-52.0 102 48.8 41.3-56.3 25 6.7 4.0-11.2
WIC recipient
No 458 243 46.1 40.2-52.1 162 46.3 40.4-52.4 53 7.5 5.0-11.2
Yes 372 185 45.9 38.8-53.1 119 41.5 34.6-48.8 68 12.6 8.7-17.8
Medicaid recipient
No 429 228 45.1 39.3-51.1 158 48.0 42.1-54.0 43 6.9 4.5-10.3
Yes 407 202 47.0 39.9-54.2 126 39.7 32.9-46.9 79 13.3 9.4-18.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 170 100 53.8 46.0-61.3 29 19.1 13.5-26.2 41 27.2 20.7-34.8
1500-2499 grams 258 144 52.6 46.3-58.8 70 28.5 23.1-34.6 44 18.9 14.3-24.5
2500+ grams 406 184 45.4 40.5-50.4 185 45.6 40.6-50.6 37 9.0 6.5-12.3

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 1-3.

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