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Wages, 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 1794 217 10.6 8.8-12.8 1577 89.4 87.2-91.2
Age
< 20 years 278 59 22.7 16.5-30.3 219 77.3 69.7-83.5
20-24 years 498 73 12.0 8.5-16.6 425 88.0 83.4-91.5
25-34 years 814 66 6.9 4.9- 9.6 748 93.1 90.4-95.1
35+ years 204 19 7.3 3.7-14.0 185 92.7 86.0-96.3
Mother's Race
White 1180 74 6.5 4.8- 8.7 1106 93.5 91.3-95.2
African American 544 130 22.2 17.6-27.6 414 77.8 72.4-82.4
Other Minorities 70 13 15.9 7.4-31.0 57 84.1 69.0-92.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 91 20 26.0 16.0-39.2 71 74.0 60.8-84.0
No 1702 197 9.4 7.7-11.4 1505 90.6 88.6-92.3
Education
< High School 383 112 27.2 21.5-33.8 271 72.8 66.2-78.5
High School 603 71 9.4 6.7-12.9 532 90.6 87.1-93.3
> High School 806 32 2.8 1.6- 4.7 774 97.2 95.3-98.4
Marital Status
Married 1164 56 4.0 2.7- 5.9 1108 96.0 94.1-97.3
Other 630 161 24.4 20.0-29.4 469 75.6 70.6-80.0
Income
15,999 or less 550 159 25.6 20.9-30.9 391 74.4 69.1-79.1
16,000-24,999 280 8 1.6 0.5- 4.9 272 98.4 95.1-99.5
25,000-39,999 285 9 2.7 1.1- 6.5 276 97.3 93.5-98.9
40,000 or more 531 6 0.5 0.1- 2.2 525 99.5 97.8-99.9
WIC recipient
No 954 46 3.9 2.5- 6.1 908 96.1 93.9-97.5
Yes 821 168 18.7 15.3-22.6 653 81.3 77.4-84.7
Medicaid recipient
No 899 19 1.4 0.7- 2.7 880 98.6 97.3-99.3
Yes 895 198 20.9 17.4-24.9 697 79.1 75.1-82.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 321 49 17.9 13.8-22.9 272 82.1 77.1-86.2
1500-2499 grams 561 87 17.6 14.5-21.3 474 82.4 78.7-85.5
2500+ grams 909 80 10.0 8.1-12.3 829 90.0 87.7-91.9

*Survey Question:
What were the sources of your family income during the past 12 months? 50a. Money from a job or
business

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