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Assistance, Source of Income *

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 1795 1469 83.3 80.9-85.5 326 16.7 14.5-19.1
Age
< 20 years 278 194 67.7 59.7-74.7 84 32.3 25.3-40.3
20-24 years 499 374 77.6 72.4-82.2 125 22.4 17.8-27.6
25-34 years 814 718 90.1 87.2-92.5 96 9.9 7.5-12.8
35+ years 204 183 88.9 81.2-93.7 21 11.1 6.3-18.8
Mother's Race
White 1180 1060 90.3 87.9-92.3 120 9.7 7.7-12.1
African American 545 353 63.6 57.6-69.2 192 36.4 30.8-42.4
Other Minorities 70 56 75.4 59.8-86.3 14 24.6 13.7-40.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 91 83 91.5 81.4-96.3 8 8.5 3.7-18.6
No 1703 1385 82.6 80.1-84.9 318 17.4 15.1-19.9
Education
< High School 383 245 66.8 60.2-72.9 138 33.2 27.1-39.8
High School 604 473 79.9 75.3-83.8 131 20.1 16.2-24.7
> High School 806 749 93.9 91.3-95.7 57 6.1 4.3- 8.7
Marital Status
Married 1165 1065 92.2 90.1-93.9 100 7.8 6.1- 9.9
Other 630 404 64.9 59.5-70.0 226 35.1 30.0-40.5
Income
15,999 or less 550 307 56.3 50.5-61.9 243 43.7 38.1-49.5
16,000-24,999 280 248 89.7 84.2-93.5 32 10.3 6.5-15.8
25,000-39,999 285 271 95.0 90.6-97.4 14 5.0 2.6- 9.4
40,000 or more 531 523 99.2 97.6-99.7 8 0.8 0.3- 2.4
WIC recipient
No 954 888 95.3 93.2-96.8 66 4.7 3.2- 6.8
Yes 822 563 69.0 64.6-73.0 259 31.0 27.0-35.4
Medicaid recipient
No 899 878 98.1 96.5-98.9 21 1.9 1.1- 3.5
Yes 896 591 67.0 62.7-71.1 305 33.0 28.9-37.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 321 260 78.7 73.5-83.1 61 21.3 16.9-26.5
1500-2499 grams 562 433 73.5 69.4-77.2 129 26.5 22.8-30.6
2500+ grams 909 773 84.1 81.4-86.4 136 15.9 13.6-18.6

*Survey Question:
What were the sources of your family income during the past 12 months? 50b. Aid such as Work First
welfare, public assistance, general assistance, Food Stamps or Supplemental Security Income

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