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At Delivery, Number of Nights Mother 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 1783 985 65.7 62.8-68.5 745 33.5 30.7-36.4 53 0.8 0.5- 1.4
Age
< 20 years 276 147 60.4 52.3-68.0 118 38.2 30.7-46.3 11 1.4 0.4- 4.4
20-24 years 498 280 65.6 59.8-70.9 207 34.1 28.8-39.9 11 0.3 0.2- 0.6
25-34 years 807 460 68.6 64.5-72.5 320 30.4 26.6-34.5 27 1.0 0.5- 2.1
35+ years 202 98 60.1 50.7-68.8 100 39.6 31.0-49.0 4 0.3 0.1- 0.9
Mother's Race
White 1174 672 67.6 64.2-70.9 475 32.0 28.7-35.4 27 0.4 0.2- 0.8
African American 539 270 59.4 53.4-65.1 244 38.4 32.8-44.4 25 2.2 1.0- 4.5
Other Minorities 70 43 69.2 53.7-81.3 26 30.6 18.5-46.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 90 44 60.3 47.2-72.0 44 39.6 27.9-52.7 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
No 1692 940 66.2 63.2-69.0 701 33.0 30.2-35.9 51 0.9 0.5- 1.5
Education
< High School 381 217 63.3 56.4-69.7 154 35.3 29.0-42.2 10 1.4 0.5- 4.0
High School 598 338 68.0 62.9-72.6 237 31.2 26.6-36.2 23 0.8 0.4- 1.8
> High School 802 429 65.4 61.1-69.4 353 34.1 30.1-38.4 20 0.5 0.2- 1.2
Marital Status
Married 1156 655 68.1 64.6-71.4 472 31.4 28.1-34.8 29 0.6 0.3- 1.2
Other 627 330 60.9 55.4-66.1 273 37.8 32.7-43.3 24 1.3 0.6- 2.8
Income
15,999 or less 546 288 60.1 54.3-65.5 239 38.8 33.3-44.5 19 1.2 0.4- 3.0
16,000-24,999 277 163 69.3 62.0-75.8 107 30.3 23.8-37.6 7 0.4 0.2- 0.8
25,000-39,999 284 152 65.7 58.4-72.3 118 33.1 26.6-40.4 14 1.2 0.4- 3.4
40,000 or more 527 298 70.1 65.1-74.6 220 29.7 25.1-34.7 9 0.2 0.1- 0.5
WIC recipient
No 946 531 68.1 64.3-71.7 393 31.4 27.8-35.3 22 0.4 0.2- 1.0
Yes 819 443 62.8 58.2-67.1 345 36.0 31.7-40.5 31 1.2 0.6- 2.4
Medicaid recipient
No 891 510 68.1 64.3-71.8 363 31.3 27.7-35.2 18 0.6 0.2- 1.4
Yes 892 475 63.1 58.7-67.3 382 35.9 31.7-40.3 35 1.1 0.5- 2.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 317 108 34.2 29.0-39.7 180 56.5 50.9-62.0 29 9.3 6.5-13.1
1500-2499 grams 557 260 47.7 43.5-52.0 277 48.9 44.6-53.1 20 3.4 2.2- 5.3
2500+ grams 906 615 67.5 64.4-70.5 287 32.0 29.0-35.2 4 0.5 0.2- 1.2

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 37. When you had your baby, how many
nights did you 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.