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At Birth, Number of Nights Infants in Hospital *

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  0-2 nights 3-7 nights more than 7 nights
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1761 858 66.0 63.1-68.7 465 29.1 26.4-31.9 438 5.0 4.2- 5.9
Age
< 20 years 272 120 62.2 54.3-69.6 82 31.9 24.9-39.9 70 5.9 3.8- 9.0
20-24 years 489 240 64.6 58.9-69.9 128 30.1 24.9-35.8 121 5.3 3.8- 7.4
25-34 years 797 415 68.7 64.6-72.5 202 27.2 23.5-31.3 180 4.1 3.1- 5.4
35+ years 203 83 62.2 53.0-70.5 53 30.9 23.1-40.1 67 6.9 4.2-11.0
Mother's Race
White 1161 608 69.0 65.6-72.1 295 26.8 23.8-30.2 258 4.2 3.3- 5.3
African American 530 212 55.7 49.7-61.5 155 36.8 31.1-42.8 163 7.5 5.7- 9.9
Other Minorities 70 38 73.5 58.7-84.4 15 22.6 12.3-37.9 17 3.9 2.2- 7.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 89 46 66.5 53.6-77.3 32 32.3 21.6-45.3 11 1.2 0.6- 2.5
No 1671 811 65.9 62.9-68.7 433 28.8 26.1-31.7 427 5.3 4.5- 6.3
Education
< High School 375 175 61.3 54.5-67.7 110 32.7 26.6-39.5 90 6.0 4.1- 8.7
High School 591 282 67.9 62.9-72.5 146 26.6 22.3-31.6 163 5.5 4.1- 7.2
> High School 793 400 66.9 62.7-70.9 208 28.9 25.1-33.1 185 4.2 3.1- 5.5
Marital Status
Married 1143 595 69.4 66.0-72.5 287 26.7 23.6-30.0 261 4.0 3.2- 5.0
Other 618 263 59.0 53.5-64.2 178 34.0 29.0-39.4 177 7.0 5.3- 9.3
Income
15,999 or less 539 227 58.4 52.7-63.9 165 35.3 30.0-41.0 147 6.3 4.6- 8.6
16,000-24,999 277 144 67.0 59.6-73.6 72 28.7 22.4-36.1 61 4.2 2.6- 6.8
25,000-39,999 282 144 69.1 62.0-75.4 65 25.8 19.8-32.9 73 5.1 3.3- 7.8
40,000 or more 517 281 72.7 67.9-77.1 122 23.5 19.3-28.3 114 3.8 2.6- 5.3
WIC recipient
No 935 489 69.7 65.9-73.2 224 25.7 22.3-29.4 222 4.6 3.6- 5.9
Yes 810 360 61.3 56.8-65.6 237 33.2 29.0-37.7 213 5.5 4.3- 7.0
Medicaid recipient
No 878 478 70.7 66.9-74.2 217 25.7 22.3-29.5 183 3.6 2.7- 4.7
Yes 883 380 60.8 56.4-65.0 248 32.7 28.6-37.1 255 6.5 5.2- 8.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 296 59 19.8 15.6-24.9 6 2.1 0.9- 4.5 231 78.1 72.9-82.6
1500-2499 grams 556 168 30.6 26.8-34.6 197 35.8 31.8-40.0 191 33.6 29.7-37.7
2500+ grams 906 629 69.1 66.0-72.1 261 29.0 26.1-32.1 16 1.8 1.1- 2.9

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 38. When your baby was born, how many
nights did he or she stay in the hospital?

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