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Stressful Event: Couldn''t Pay Bills*

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 847 583 74.9 70.7-78.7 264 25.1 21.3-29.3
Age
< 20 years 128 105 87.7 77.4-93.7 23 12.3 6.3-22.6
20-24 years 222 125 59.0 49.6-67.7 97 41.0 32.3-50.4
25-34 years 401 278 78.0 72.2-82.9 123 22.0 17.1-27.8
35+ years 96 75 81.6 69.3-89.8 21 18.4 10.2-30.7
Mother's Race
White 569 399 74.0 68.9-78.6 170 26.0 21.4-31.1
African American 253 167 77.4 69.2-83.9 86 22.6 16.1-30.8
Other Minorities 25 17 73.6 45.0-90.5 8 26.4 9.5-55.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 11 45.0 15.2-78.9 8 55.0 21.1-84.8
No 828 572 75.5 71.3-79.3 256 24.5 20.7-28.7
Education
< High School 166 114 79.0 68.6-86.6 52 21.0 13.4-31.4
High School 292 179 67.1 59.0-74.3 113 32.9 25.7-41.0
> High School 389 290 78.8 73.1-83.5 99 21.2 16.5-26.9
Marital Status
Married 564 396 73.7 68.5-78.3 168 26.3 21.7-31.5
Other 283 187 77.4 69.7-83.5 96 22.6 16.5-30.3
Income
15,999 or less 263 141 62.9 54.0-71.0 122 37.1 29.0-46.0
16,000-24,999 132 68 59.7 46.7-71.4 64 40.3 28.6-53.3
25,000-39,999 140 98 73.9 63.8-82.1 42 26.1 17.9-36.2
40,000 or more 259 233 91.7 86.6-94.9 26 8.3 5.1-13.4
WIC recipient
No 462 370 84.3 79.5-88.2 92 15.7 11.8-20.5
Yes 379 210 64.6 57.6-71.0 169 35.4 29.0-42.4
Medicaid recipient
No 433 344 81.9 76.7-86.1 89 18.1 13.9-23.3
Yes 414 239 67.2 60.3-73.4 175 32.8 26.6-39.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 172 112 64.3 56.7-71.3 60 35.7 28.7-43.3
1500-2499 grams 265 155 58.3 52.1-64.2 110 41.7 35.8-47.9
2500+ grams 408 315 76.2 71.7-80.3 93 23.8 19.7-28.3

*Survey Question:
This question is about (stressful) things that may have happened during the 12 months before you
delivered your new baby. 30i. You had a lot of bills you could not pay

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