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High Blood Pressure Resulted in Hospitalization*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 494 383 82.1 76.5-86.7 111 17.9 13.3-23.5
Age
< 20 years 91 70 83.2 70.5-91.1 21 16.8 8.9-29.5
20-24 years 145 118 85.0 74.0-91.9 27 15.0 8.1-26.0
25-34 years 203 154 81.2 71.8-88.0 49 18.8 12.0-28.2
35+ years 55 41 74.9 50.7-89.6 14 25.1 10.4-49.3
Mother's Race
White 287 232 86.5 79.5-91.3 55 13.5 8.7-20.5
African American 189 138 74.8 63.8-83.3 51 25.2 16.7-36.2
Other Minorities 18 13 77.3 44.9-93.4 5 22.7 6.6-55.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 22 19 86.1 47.8-97.7 3 13.9 2.3-52.2
No 471 363 81.7 75.9-86.4 108 18.3 13.6-24.1
Education
< High School 119 97 83.2 71.1-90.9 22 16.8 9.1-28.9
High School 180 130 78.0 67.6-85.8 50 22.0 14.2-32.4
> High School 195 156 85.3 76.3-91.3 39 14.7 8.7-23.7
Marital Status
Married 301 241 84.5 77.0-89.8 60 15.5 10.2-23.0
Other 193 142 79.2 69.7-86.2 51 20.8 13.8-30.3
Income
15,999 or less 177 140 81.2 70.6-88.6 37 18.8 11.4-29.4
16,000-24,999 85 63 79.8 65.0-89.4 22 20.2 10.6-35.0
25,000-39,999 87 67 85.2 71.5-93.0 20 14.8 7.0-28.5
40,000 or more 105 84 83.6 69.7-91.9 21 16.4 8.1-30.3
WIC recipient
No 219 175 84.2 75.6-90.2 44 15.8 9.8-24.4
Yes 272 206 80.8 72.9-86.8 66 19.2 13.2-27.1
Medicaid recipient
No 195 151 78.8 68.6-86.4 44 21.2 13.6-31.4
Yes 299 232 84.2 77.1-89.3 67 15.8 10.7-22.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 131 92 69.9 61.3-77.4 39 30.1 22.6-38.7
1500-2499 grams 206 161 78.8 72.6-83.8 45 21.2 16.2-27.4
2500+ grams 155 129 83.2 76.3-88.3 26 16.8 11.7-23.7

*Survey Question:
What problems caused you to stay in the hospital? 28b. High blood pressure (prreclampsia or
toxemia)

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