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Experience of Postpartum Depression*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  Not depressed at all A little depressed Moderately depressed Very depressed
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1772 586 38.7 35.8-41.8 720 40.7 37.7-43.7 251 13.2 11.3-15.4 215 7.4 6.0- 9.1
Age
< 20 years 274 82 33.0 25.7-41.2 112 38.5 30.9-46.6 38 15.4 10.3-22.3 42 13.1 8.6-19.6
20-24 years 492 146 35.2 29.7-41.1 201 41.5 35.8-47.4 71 14.7 11.0-19.4 74 8.6 5.9-12.2
25-34 years 805 287 41.4 37.2-45.8 326 41.1 36.9-45.4 114 12.2 9.7-15.3 78 5.3 3.7- 7.5
35+ years 201 71 44.0 35.0-53.5 81 39.9 31.2-49.3 28 10.1 5.8-17.0 21 6.0 2.9-11.8
Mother's Race
White 1167 400 40.5 37.0-44.1 474 40.1 36.7-43.7 178 13.5 11.2-16.2 115 5.8 4.4- 7.7
African American 536 159 32.8 27.3-38.7 222 43.9 38.0-50.0 65 12.0 8.6-16.5 90 11.3 8.1-15.5
Other Minorities 69 27 42.6 28.4-58.2 24 31.0 18.6-46.8 8 13.9 6.1-28.5 10 12.5 5.3-27.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 89 47 65.7 52.8-76.6 30 25.7 16.2-38.3 4 5.2 1.7-14.9 8 3.4 1.0-10.5
No 1682 538 36.4 33.5-39.5 690 42.0 38.9-45.1 247 13.8 11.8-16.2 207 7.7 6.3- 9.5
Education
< High School 372 124 42.2 35.4-49.3 134 31.9 25.9-38.6 44 13.5 9.4-19.0 70 12.5 8.8-17.4
High School 599 192 35.3 30.4-40.5 254 44.5 39.3-49.8 83 13.0 9.9-16.9 70 7.2 5.0-10.3
> High School 799 269 39.6 35.4-44.0 331 42.0 37.8-46.4 124 13.2 10.6-16.5 75 5.1 3.5- 7.4
Marital Status
Married 1155 398 40.0 36.4-43.6 477 42.1 38.6-45.7 161 12.5 10.4-15.1 119 5.4 4.0- 7.2
Other 617 188 36.2 31.0-41.8 243 37.8 32.6-43.3 90 14.5 10.9-18.9 96 11.6 8.5-15.5
Income
15,999 or less 541 160 35.0 29.7-40.8 211 38.3 32.9-44.0 77 15.0 11.3-19.6 93 11.7 8.6-15.8
16,000-24,999 279 73 32.8 25.9-40.4 117 43.1 35.8-50.8 52 15.4 10.7-21.7 37 8.7 5.4-13.9
25,000-39,999 283 111 43.5 36.3-50.9 104 40.0 33.0-47.5 40 11.3 7.4-16.9 28 5.2 2.9- 9.2
40,000 or more 527 187 40.3 35.2-45.6 231 43.6 38.4-48.9 74 13.2 10.0-17.2 35 3.0 1.7- 5.2
WIC recipient
No 945 312 38.5 34.6-42.6 406 44.4 40.4-48.5 133 12.3 9.9-15.2 94 4.7 3.4- 6.7
Yes 809 267 38.7 34.2-43.4 309 36.6 32.3-41.2 113 14.0 11.1-17.5 120 10.7 8.2-13.7
Medicaid recipient
No 891 310 39.8 35.9-43.9 382 44.1 40.1-48.2 125 12.4 10.0-15.4 74 3.7 2.5- 5.4
Yes 881 276 37.6 33.2-42.1 338 36.9 32.6-41.4 126 14.0 11.1-17.4 141 11.5 9.0-14.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 312 41 13.9 10.3-18.4 126 39.6 34.2-45.2 57 18.4 14.4-23.2 88 28.2 23.4-33.6
1500-2499 grams 556 193 34.3 30.4-38.4 221 40.1 36.0-44.4 75 13.2 10.6-16.3 67 12.4 9.8-15.5
2500+ grams 901 352 39.5 36.3-42.8 372 40.8 37.6-44.0 118 13.1 11.0-15.5 59 6.7 5.2- 8.5

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 69. In the months after your delivery,
would you say that you were...

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