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Feelings During Pregnancy*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  One of the happiest times Happy, with few problems Moderately hard time Very hard, worst time
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1759 487 30.5 27.8-33.4 724 42.5 39.5-45.6 302 15.9 13.8-18.3 246 11.0 9.2-13.0
Age
< 20 years 269 54 19.3 13.6-26.6 133 51.8 43.5-59.9 43 15.9 10.8-22.8 39 13.1 8.4-19.7
20-24 years 490 127 31.3 26.0-37.2 211 42.7 36.9-48.6 85 15.4 11.6-20.2 67 10.7 7.6-14.7
25-34 years 802 248 32.9 28.9-37.1 306 39.9 35.7-44.2 135 15.9 13.0-19.4 113 11.4 8.9-14.4
35+ years 198 58 33.6 25.3-43.2 74 41.8 32.9-51.3 39 17.7 11.6-26.0 27 6.9 3.6-12.7
Mother's Race
White 1158 349 33.5 30.1-37.0 472 41.7 38.2-45.4 200 16.2 13.7-19.0 137 8.6 6.8-10.9
African American 533 118 21.6 17.0-26.9 222 45.0 39.0-51.1 93 16.0 12.1-21.0 100 17.5 13.3-22.5
Other Minorities 68 20 31.4 19.0-47.3 30 42.4 28.1-58.1 9 11.7 4.9-25.3 9 14.5 6.5-29.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 88 36 45.1 32.5-58.3 39 41.6 29.5-54.9 8 7.6 2.9-18.4 5 5.7 2.0-15.3
No 1670 451 29.4 26.6-32.3 684 42.6 39.5-45.7 294 16.6 14.4-19.1 241 11.4 9.6-13.6
Education
< High School 366 84 27.0 21.0-33.8 159 44.7 37.9-51.8 65 16.2 11.7-22.0 58 12.1 8.3-17.2
High School 594 150 27.1 22.7-32.1 259 44.3 39.1-49.6 100 15.5 12.0-19.7 85 13.1 9.9-17.1
> High School 797 251 34.3 30.2-38.6 306 40.5 36.2-44.9 137 16.3 13.3-19.8 103 8.9 6.8-11.8
Marital Status
Married 1146 373 36.4 32.9-40.0 456 40.7 37.1-44.3 176 14.2 11.9-17.0 141 8.8 6.9-11.0
Other 613 114 18.5 14.5-23.3 268 46.5 40.9-52.0 126 19.5 15.5-24.3 105 15.6 12.0-19.9
Income
15,999 or less 540 110 21.0 16.6-26.2 236 47.1 41.4-53.0 104 19.0 14.9-23.9 90 12.9 9.6-17.1
16,000-24,999 274 72 26.9 20.7-34.2 115 44.6 37.1-52.3 44 12.8 8.5-18.9 43 15.7 10.9-22.1
25,000-39,999 279 84 31.5 25.0-38.8 112 41.4 34.2-49.0 40 15.3 10.5-21.7 43 11.8 7.8-17.4
40,000 or more 524 177 39.0 33.9-44.3 211 40.4 35.3-45.8 92 16.1 12.6-20.4 44 4.5 2.8- 7.1
WIC recipient
No 938 299 37.5 33.7-41.6 366 38.8 34.9-42.8 153 15.4 12.7-18.6 120 8.2 6.3-10.7
Yes 803 180 21.5 17.9-25.6 353 47.5 42.8-52.1 146 16.6 13.5-20.4 124 14.4 11.4-17.9
Medicaid recipient
No 885 294 37.4 33.5-41.5 357 41.1 37.1-45.2 140 14.1 11.5-17.2 94 7.4 5.6- 9.8
Yes 874 193 22.8 19.1-27.0 367 44.2 39.7-48.8 162 18.0 14.8-21.8 152 15.0 12.0-18.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 313 82 25.2 20.7-30.4 107 34.4 29.2-40.0 66 21.4 17.1-26.5 58 18.9 14.8-23.8
1500-2499 grams 551 122 21.6 18.4-25.3 236 42.9 38.7-47.1 97 18.1 15.0-21.6 96 17.4 14.4-20.9
2500+ grams 892 283 31.3 28.3-34.4 379 42.7 39.4-46.0 139 15.7 13.4-18.3 91 10.4 8.5-12.6

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 68. How would you describe the time
during your pregnancy?

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