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Frequency of Stressful Events 12 Months Before Delivery*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  None 1-2 stressors 3-5 stressors 6-18 stressors
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 851 201 22.6 19.1-26.6 331 40.8 36.4-45.4 241 28.4 24.4-32.9 78 8.1 5.9-11.1
Age
< 20 years 129 24 14.0 7.8-23.7 43 32.0 21.8-44.2 42 35.8 25.1-48.2 20 18.3 10.6-29.6
20-24 years 223 28 10.3 6.1-17.0 85 42.7 33.8-52.1 82 37.9 29.4-47.4 28 9.1 5.1-15.6
25-34 years 403 110 29.4 23.8-35.7 170 42.7 36.4-49.2 96 22.8 17.7-28.9 27 5.1 2.8- 9.1
35+ years 96 39 38.9 27.2-52.1 33 42.9 30.6-56.2 21 16.3 9.1-27.4 3 1.8 0.3-10.1
Mother's Race
White 572 145 23.9 19.7-28.7 232 40.7 35.5-46.2 152 29.5 24.6-34.9 43 5.9 3.7- 9.2
African American 254 51 21.4 15.1-29.6 89 36.8 28.7-45.8 84 28.0 20.6-36.7 30 13.8 8.6-21.3
Other Minorities 25 5 7.1 1.7-26.1 10 74.1 48.4-89.7 5 11.5 2.3-41.5 5 7.2 1.7-26.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 3 2.1 0.6- 7.8 8 59.6 24.8-86.9 5 23.1 4.8-64.0 3 15.2 2.7-53.4
No 832 198 23.0 19.4-27.0 323 40.5 36.0-45.1 236 28.5 24.5-33.0 75 8.0 5.7-11.0
Education
< High School 167 25 12.1 6.5-21.3 62 36.5 26.6-47.8 61 39.9 29.5-51.3 19 11.5 6.1-20.4
High School 293 57 19.1 13.7-26.1 107 39.8 32.1-48.0 91 29.7 22.9-37.6 38 11.4 7.1-17.8
> High School 391 119 30.2 24.8-36.2 162 43.6 37.5-50.0 89 22.1 17.2-27.9 21 4.1 2.2- 7.4
Marital Status
Married 567 158 28.0 23.4-33.1 243 44.9 39.5-50.3 131 21.4 17.2-26.3 35 5.7 3.6- 8.9
Other 284 43 12.0 7.8-18.1 88 33.0 25.5-41.3 110 42.2 34.1-50.7 43 12.9 8.2-19.6
Income
15,999 or less 265 33 8.8 5.1-14.7 82 36.4 28.1-45.5 102 38.3 30.0-47.4 48 16.6 11.0-24.2
16,000-24,999 132 17 9.1 4.0-19.5 51 47.9 35.3-60.7 46 29.4 19.1-42.4 18 13.6 6.7-25.6
25,000-39,999 140 37 28.4 19.8-38.8 61 42.3 32.3-52.8 35 25.4 17.2-35.8 7 4.0 1.4-10.9
40,000 or more 261 104 37.5 30.5-45.0 122 45.9 38.6-53.5 35 16.6 11.6-23.1 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 465 151 32.0 26.7-37.8 203 45.5 39.6-51.5 92 18.7 14.5-23.9 19 3.8 2.0- 7.2
Yes 380 49 12.2 8.4-17.5 124 35.1 28.6-42.3 148 39.6 32.8-46.8 59 13.0 9.0-18.5
Medicaid recipient
No 435 144 30.6 25.4-36.3 200 47.5 41.6-53.5 75 18.4 14.1-23.6 16 3.5 1.8- 6.7
Yes 416 57 13.7 9.6-19.2 131 33.4 27.0-40.5 166 39.6 32.9-46.7 62 13.3 9.2-18.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 172 46 26.5 20.4-33.8 64 37.0 30.0-44.6 49 28.5 22.2-35.9 13 7.9 4.6-13.2
1500-2499 grams 267 53 18.6 14.4-23.7 95 35.8 30.2-41.9 82 31.4 26.0-37.4 37 14.1 10.3-19.0
2500+ grams 410 102 22.8 19.0-27.1 172 41.2 36.4-46.2 108 28.2 23.9-33.0 28 7.7 5.3-11.0

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey question 30 (a-m).

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