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Previous Live Birth*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 846 430 45.6 41.0-50.2 416 54.4 49.8-59.0
Age
< 20 years 128 100 75.7 63.9-84.6 28 24.3 15.4-36.1
20-24 years 220 118 42.7 33.9-52.0 102 57.3 48.0-66.1
25-34 years 403 184 40.9 34.7-47.4 219 59.1 52.6-65.3
35+ years 95 28 23.6 14.4-36.2 67 76.4 63.8-85.6
Mother's Race
White 569 296 45.1 39.7-50.6 273 54.9 49.4-60.3
African American 253 128 49.1 40.3-58.0 125 50.9 42.0-59.7
Other Minorities 24 6 26.7 9.4-56.2 18 73.3 43.8-90.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 9 38.9 12.3-74.3 10 61.1 25.7-87.7
No 827 421 45.7 41.1-50.4 406 54.3 49.6-58.9
Education
< High School 165 86 49.4 38.3-60.4 79 50.6 39.6-61.7
High School 291 137 41.6 33.9-49.8 154 58.4 50.2-66.1
> High School 390 207 46.7 40.5-53.0 183 53.3 47.0-59.5
Marital Status
Married 564 266 39.9 34.7-45.3 298 60.1 54.7-65.3
Other 282 164 56.7 48.3-64.9 118 43.3 35.1-51.7
Income
15,999 or less 263 122 43.6 35.0-52.6 141 56.4 47.4-65.0
16,000-24,999 132 77 55.1 42.2-67.3 55 44.9 32.7-57.8
25,000-39,999 139 72 42.7 32.7-53.4 67 57.3 46.6-67.3
40,000 or more 261 131 44.4 37.1-51.9 130 55.6 48.1-62.9
WIC recipient
No 462 243 45.9 40.0-51.9 219 54.1 48.1-60.0
Yes 378 185 45.3 38.3-52.5 193 54.7 47.5-61.7
Medicaid recipient
No 434 228 44.9 39.0-50.8 206 55.1 49.2-61.0
Yes 412 202 46.4 39.4-53.6 210 53.6 46.4-60.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 100 53.5 45.8-61.1 71 46.5 38.9-54.2
1500-2499 grams 264 144 51.5 45.3-57.6 120 48.5 42.4-54.7
2500+ grams 409 184 45.0 40.1-50.1 225 55.0 49.9-59.9

*Survey Question:
1. Before your new baby, did you ever have any other babies who were born alive?

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