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Infant Sleeping Position*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  On Side On Back On Stomach
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 757 299 36.7 32.2-41.3 319 41.9 37.4-46.6 139 21.4 17.7-25.6
Age
< 20 years 112 59 50.5 38.2-62.7 33 24.4 15.5-36.1 20 25.1 15.8-37.5
20-24 years 204 76 36.2 27.6-45.8 90 42.3 33.3-51.9 38 21.5 14.6-30.4
25-34 years 360 133 33.8 27.8-40.3 162 46.6 40.1-53.3 65 19.6 14.7-25.6
35+ years 81 31 27.5 17.3-40.8 34 49.5 36.1-63.0 16 23.0 13.3-36.7
Mother's Race
White 515 181 33.9 28.7-39.4 249 47.5 42.0-53.1 85 18.6 14.6-23.5
African American 221 108 43.3 34.4-52.6 60 26.9 19.6-35.7 53 29.9 22.0-39.1
Other Minorities 21 10 40.9 17.8-68.9 10 48.7 23.4-74.8 1 10.3 1.5-47.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 16 5 57.7 22.9-86.2 7 38.0 11.4-74.4 4 4.3 1.3-13.8
No 741 294 36.3 31.8-41.0 312 42.0 37.4-46.8 135 21.7 18.0-26.0
Education
< High School 143 71 47.3 36.2-58.8 47 27.7 18.7-39.0 25 24.9 16.3-36.2
High School 256 100 32.0 24.7-40.2 104 46.1 37.9-54.5 52 21.9 15.7-29.8
> High School 358 128 35.0 29.1-41.4 168 45.6 39.3-52.0 62 19.4 14.7-25.1
Marital Status
Married 512 184 32.8 27.8-38.3 236 47.4 41.9-53.0 92 19.8 15.7-24.7
Other 245 115 44.4 35.9-53.2 83 31.0 23.6-39.4 47 24.6 17.8-33.1
Income
15,999 or less 240 110 43.6 34.8-52.9 82 32.1 24.3-41.1 48 24.3 17.2-33.1
16,000-24,999 114 47 43.4 30.8-56.8 48 35.1 23.8-48.3 19 21.6 12.6-34.4
25,000-39,999 128 39 30.4 21.5-41.0 61 45.4 35.0-56.1 28 24.2 16.2-34.7
40,000 or more 232 82 30.4 23.9-37.9 114 52.7 45.0-60.4 36 16.8 11.6-23.7
WIC recipient
No 411 154 35.3 29.7-41.4 189 46.4 40.3-52.5 68 18.3 13.9-23.6
Yes 340 141 38.3 31.4-45.7 129 37.0 30.2-44.2 70 24.8 18.9-31.7
Medicaid recipient
No 391 142 33.0 27.5-39.0 182 47.6 41.5-53.7 67 19.5 14.9-25.0
Yes 366 157 40.8 33.8-48.1 137 35.6 29.0-42.9 72 23.6 17.9-30.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 114 54 47.0 37.9-56.4 43 38.1 29.4-47.5 17 14.9 9.4-22.9
1500-2499 grams 246 107 44.7 38.5-51.2 101 39.1 33.1-45.5 38 16.1 11.9-21.5
2500+ grams 395 138 36.0 31.3-41.1 174 42.2 37.3-47.2 83 21.8 17.9-26.4

*Survey Question:
45. How do you put your baby down to sleep most of the time?

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