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Alimony: 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 1632 90.8 88.8-92.4 163 9.2 7.6-11.2
Age
< 20 years 278 235 83.5 76.4-88.8 43 16.5 11.2-23.6
20-24 years 499 464 92.1 88.1-94.8 35 7.9 5.2-11.9
25-34 years 814 746 92.0 89.2-94.0 68 8.0 6.0-10.8
35+ years 204 187 92.0 85.2-95.8 17 8.0 4.2-14.8
Mother's Race
White 1180 1109 93.6 91.5-95.2 71 6.4 4.8- 8.5
African American 545 457 81.7 76.5-86.0 88 18.3 14.0-23.5
Other Minorities 70 66 94.1 80.7-98.4 4 5.9 1.6-19.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 91 88 94.2 83.4-98.1 3 5.8 1.9-16.6
No 1703 1543 90.5 88.4-92.2 160 9.5 7.8-11.6
Education
< High School 383 333 87.3 82.0-91.1 50 12.7 8.9-18.0
High School 604 541 89.6 85.8-92.4 63 10.4 7.6-14.2
> High School 806 757 93.7 91.1-95.6 49 6.3 4.4- 8.9
Marital Status
Married 1165 1098 94.4 92.5-95.9 67 5.6 4.1- 7.5
Other 630 534 83.2 78.6-86.9 96 16.8 13.1-21.4
Income
15,999 or less 550 475 84.3 79.6-88.1 75 15.7 11.9-20.4
16,000-24,999 280 250 89.4 83.8-93.3 30 10.6 6.7-16.2
25,000-39,999 285 263 92.3 87.1-95.5 22 7.7 4.5-12.9
40,000 or more 531 515 97.3 94.9-98.6 16 2.7 1.4- 5.1
WIC recipient
No 954 899 94.8 92.6-96.4 55 5.2 3.6- 7.4
Yes 822 714 85.8 82.3-88.8 108 14.2 11.2-17.7
Medicaid recipient
No 899 862 96.3 94.4-97.5 37 3.7 2.5- 5.6
Yes 896 770 84.7 81.1-87.7 126 15.3 12.3-18.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 321 281 86.2 81.6-89.8 40 13.8 10.2-18.4
1500-2499 grams 562 519 91.8 89.0-93.9 43 8.2 6.1-11.0
2500+ grams 909 829 90.8 88.6-92.5 80 9.2 7.5-11.4

*Survey Question:
What were the sources of your family income during the past 12 months? 50d. Child support or
alimony

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