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Previous Low Birth Weight 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 406 311 87.3 82.8-90.8 95 12.7 9.2-17.2
Age
< 20 years 28 23 92.8 72.4-98.5 5 7.2 1.5-27.6
20-24 years 100 75 80.9 69.4-88.8 25 19.1 11.2-30.6
25-34 years 212 160 88.0 81.5-92.4 52 12.0 7.6-18.5
35+ years 66 53 93.9 84.3-97.8 13 6.1 2.2-15.7
Mother's Race
White 265 220 90.6 85.6-93.9 45 9.4 6.1-14.4
African American 124 79 78.4 66.7-86.9 45 21.6 13.1-33.3
Other Minorities 17 12 90.0 65.3-97.7 5 10.0 2.3-34.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 9 8 97.5 79.4-99.7 1 2.5 0.3-20.6
No 397 303 87.2 82.6-90.7 94 12.8 9.3-17.4
Education
< High School 75 48 85.6 73.2-92.9 27 14.4 7.1-26.8
High School 152 116 85.4 76.3-91.4 36 14.6 8.6-23.7
> High School 179 147 89.6 83.1-93.8 32 10.4 6.2-16.9
Marital Status
Married 288 231 90.9 86.3-94.1 57 9.1 5.9-13.7
Other 118 80 77.9 66.2-86.5 38 22.1 13.5-33.8
Income
15,999 or less 138 96 81.5 71.0-88.8 42 18.5 11.2-29.0
16,000-24,999 53 37 75.5 55.6-88.3 16 24.5 11.7-44.4
25,000-39,999 65 55 92.6 82.0-97.2 10 7.4 2.8-18.0
40,000 or more 127 107 92.8 86.5-96.3 20 7.2 3.7-13.5
WIC recipient
No 215 176 91.7 86.4-95.1 39 8.3 4.9-13.6
Yes 187 132 82.4 74.3-88.4 55 17.6 11.6-25.7
Medicaid recipient
No 201 168 92.9 88.2-95.9 33 7.1 4.1-11.8
Yes 205 143 80.8 72.4-87.1 62 19.2 12.9-27.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 70 36 51.6 39.7-63.2 34 48.4 36.8-60.3
1500-2499 grams 114 77 66.4 57.0-74.8 37 33.6 25.2-43.0
2500+ grams 222 198 89.1 84.1-92.6 24 10.9 7.4-15.9

*Survey Question:
2. Did the baby born just before your new one weigh 5 pounds, 8 ounces or less at birth?

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