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Infant in Intensive Care Unit at Birth*

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 1767 1214 90.2 88.5-91.7 553 9.8 8.3-11.5
Age
< 20 years 270 173 86.9 81.2-91.1 97 13.1 8.9-18.8
20-24 years 488 332 88.4 84.5-91.4 156 11.6 8.6-15.5
25-34 years 805 578 91.8 89.5-93.6 227 8.2 6.4-10.5
35+ years 204 131 92.5 88.4-95.2 73 7.5 4.8-11.6
Mother's Race
White 1165 834 90.8 88.7-92.5 331 9.2 7.5-11.3
African American 534 327 87.8 84.4-90.5 207 12.2 9.5-15.6
Other Minorities 68 53 94.5 86.7-97.8 15 5.5 2.2-13.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 85 56 76.8 63.7-86.1 29 23.2 13.9-36.3
No 1681 1157 91.3 89.8-92.6 524 8.7 7.4-10.2
Education
< High School 370 245 85.8 80.6-89.8 125 14.2 10.2-19.4
High School 595 399 91.4 88.9-93.4 196 8.6 6.6-11.1
> High School 800 569 91.7 89.4-93.5 231 8.3 6.5-10.6
Marital Status
Married 1151 813 91.0 89.0-92.7 338 9.0 7.3-11.0
Other 616 401 88.6 85.3-91.2 215 11.4 8.8-14.7
Income
15,999 or less 531 354 89.4 86.0-92.1 177 10.6 7.9-14.0
16,000-24,999 279 191 87.2 81.5-91.3 88 12.8 8.7-18.5
25,000-39,999 284 191 89.8 85.3-93.0 93 10.2 7.0-14.7
40,000 or more 528 385 93.8 91.5-95.5 143 6.2 4.5- 8.5
WIC recipient
No 947 665 92.0 90.0-93.6 282 8.0 6.4-10.0
Yes 803 537 88.0 85.0-90.4 266 12.0 9.6-15.0
Medicaid recipient
No 891 651 93.2 91.4-94.6 240 6.8 5.4- 8.6
Yes 876 563 86.9 83.9-89.4 313 13.1 10.6-16.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 310 48 14.5 11.0-18.9 262 85.5 81.1-89.0
1500-2499 grams 553 317 58.2 54.0-62.4 236 41.8 37.6-46.0
2500+ grams 901 848 93.7 91.8-95.2 53 6.3 4.8- 8.2

*Survey Question:
39. When your baby was born, was he or she put in an intensive care unit?

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