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Heard of First Step Hotline*

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 1771 946 51.5 48.4-54.6 825 48.5 45.4-51.6
Age
< 20 years 273 100 32.7 25.6-40.8 173 67.3 59.2-74.4
20-24 years 490 221 46.3 40.5-52.3 269 53.7 47.7-59.5
25-34 years 805 486 58.3 53.9-62.5 319 41.7 37.5-46.1
35+ years 203 139 60.5 51.0-69.2 64 39.5 30.8-49.0
Mother's Race
White 1164 696 56.4 52.8-60.0 468 43.6 40.0-47.2
African American 537 211 35.0 29.5-40.9 326 65.0 59.1-70.5
Other Minorities 70 39 61.9 46.4-75.3 31 38.1 24.7-53.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 86 52 51.3 38.3-64.2 34 48.7 35.8-61.7
No 1684 894 51.6 48.4-54.7 790 48.4 45.3-51.6
Education
< High School 370 138 34.1 27.8-41.1 232 65.9 58.9-72.2
High School 599 285 46.5 41.3-51.8 314 53.5 48.2-58.7
> High School 800 521 63.2 58.9-67.4 279 36.8 32.6-41.1
Marital Status
Married 1156 693 57.8 54.2-61.4 463 42.2 38.6-45.8
Other 615 253 38.2 32.9-43.8 362 61.8 56.2-67.1
Income
15,999 or less 542 216 38.9 33.4-44.6 326 61.1 55.4-66.6
16,000-24,999 278 131 46.4 38.9-54.1 147 53.6 45.9-61.1
25,000-39,999 285 163 54.8 47.4-62.0 122 45.2 38.0-52.6
40,000 or more 523 382 68.6 63.4-73.4 141 31.4 26.6-36.6
WIC recipient
No 947 628 64.2 60.2-68.0 319 35.8 32.0-39.8
Yes 806 306 36.5 32.1-41.0 500 63.5 59.0-67.9
Medicaid recipient
No 889 597 64.9 60.9-68.7 292 35.1 31.3-39.1
Yes 882 349 36.6 32.3-41.1 533 63.4 58.9-67.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 316 181 55.2 49.5-60.8 135 44.8 39.2-50.5
1500-2499 grams 554 289 48.8 44.6-53.1 265 51.2 46.9-55.4
2500+ grams 898 473 51.6 48.3-54.9 425 48.4 45.1-51.7

*Survey Question:
Please tell us if you have heard of the following North Carolina programs. 61a. First Step
Hotline (1-800-FOR BABY)

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