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On WIC During Pregnancy*

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 846 466 53.0 48.4-57.6 380 47.0 42.4-51.6
Age
< 20 years 129 28 14.1 7.8-24.3 101 85.9 75.7-92.2
20-24 years 221 78 31.2 23.5-40.1 143 68.8 59.9-76.5
25-34 years 400 278 72.2 65.8-77.9 122 27.8 22.1-34.2
35+ years 96 82 90.4 79.3-95.9 14 9.6 4.1-20.7
Mother's Race
White 570 371 63.4 57.8-68.7 199 36.6 31.3-42.2
African American 252 88 30.2 22.8-38.9 164 69.8 61.1-77.2
Other Minorities 24 7 29.9 11.5-58.2 17 70.1 41.8-88.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 5 5.3 1.6-15.8 14 94.7 84.2-98.4
No 827 461 53.9 49.2-58.6 366 46.1 41.4-50.8
Education
< High School 166 35 12.6 6.9-21.8 131 87.4 78.2-93.1
High School 293 125 41.8 34.1-49.9 168 58.2 50.1-65.9
> High School 387 306 80.6 74.9-85.3 81 19.4 14.7-25.1
Marital Status
Married 564 398 71.8 66.3-76.7 166 28.2 23.3-33.7
Other 282 68 16.4 11.3-23.1 214 83.6 76.9-88.7
Income
15,999 or less 263 56 14.8 9.7-22.1 207 85.2 77.9-90.3
16,000-24,999 132 47 32.0 21.4-44.9 85 68.0 55.1-78.6
25,000-39,999 138 96 62.3 51.2-72.2 42 37.7 27.8-48.8
40,000 or more 259 250 96.9 92.4-98.8 9 3.1 1.2- 7.6
WIC recipient
No 466 466 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 380 0 0.0 - 380 100 -
Medicaid recipient
No 432 382 88.5 83.8-92.0 50 11.5 8.0-16.2
Yes 414 84 13.6 9.6-19.0 330 86.4 81.0-90.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 90 50.3 42.7-57.9 81 49.7 42.1-57.3
1500-2499 grams 264 130 46.0 40.0-52.2 134 54.0 47.8-60.0
2500+ grams 409 245 53.6 48.5-58.5 164 46.4 41.5-51.5

*Survey Question:
17. During your pregnancy, were you on WIC?

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