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Health of Previous Live Births*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No previous live birth Normal birthweight and term Low birthweight or preterm
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1756 849 43.1 40.1-46.2 654 46.6 43.6-49.7 253 10.3 8.6-12.2
Age
< 20 years 274 233 81.4 73.9-87.2 24 14.8 9.7-21.9 17 3.8 1.6- 8.5
20-24 years 488 239 45.8 39.9-51.7 176 44.2 38.4-50.2 73 10.0 7.0-14.0
25-34 years 796 309 32.9 29.0-37.0 364 56.0 51.6-60.2 123 11.1 8.7-14.2
35+ years 198 68 29.3 21.5-38.4 90 54.4 44.9-63.6 40 16.3 10.2-25.0
Mother's Race
White 1161 563 43.2 39.6-46.8 454 47.5 43.9-51.1 144 9.3 7.4-11.7
African American 531 257 43.8 37.9-49.9 170 41.7 35.8-47.9 104 14.5 10.8-19.3
Other Minorities 64 29 37.6 23.7-54.0 30 61.3 45.1-75.4 5 1.0 0.4- 2.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 86 35 33.8 22.7-47.0 37 53.5 40.4-66.1 14 12.7 6.1-24.6
No 1669 814 44.0 40.9-47.1 616 46.0 42.9-49.1 239 10.1 8.4-12.1
Education
< High School 376 199 45.6 38.8-52.6 109 39.0 32.3-46.1 68 15.4 11.0-21.1
High School 586 273 42.2 37.0-47.5 219 47.3 42.0-52.6 94 10.5 7.8-14.1
> High School 792 376 42.6 38.3-47.0 325 49.8 45.4-54.3 91 7.6 5.6-10.2
Marital Status
Married 1143 493 37.5 34.0-41.1 494 53.0 49.3-56.6 156 9.5 7.6-11.9
Other 613 356 54.9 49.3-60.4 160 33.4 28.2-38.9 97 11.7 8.7-15.7
Income
15,999 or less 538 252 41.2 35.7-47.0 185 45.4 39.7-51.3 101 13.3 9.9-17.7
16,000-24,999 275 120 39.4 32.2-47.1 118 52.0 44.3-59.6 37 8.6 5.2-14.0
25,000-39,999 274 130 42.9 35.7-50.5 113 48.4 40.9-55.9 31 8.7 5.3-13.9
40,000 or more 523 256 42.9 37.7-48.2 206 48.3 43.0-53.7 61 8.8 6.2-12.2
WIC recipient
No 937 450 43.2 39.2-47.3 364 47.9 43.9-52.0 123 8.9 6.9-11.4
Yes 801 389 42.8 38.3-47.5 284 45.1 40.5-49.8 128 12.1 9.3-15.5
Medicaid recipient
No 882 431 42.3 38.3-46.4 351 49.0 44.9-53.1 100 8.7 6.6-11.3
Yes 874 418 44.0 39.5-48.6 303 43.9 39.4-48.6 153 12.0 9.4-15.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 312 176 52.9 47.2-58.5 71 23.6 19.0-28.8 65 23.5 18.9-29.0
1500-2499 grams 551 292 51.9 47.7-56.2 151 28.1 24.4-32.2 108 19.9 16.7-23.6
2500+ grams 890 379 42.3 39.1-45.7 431 48.3 45.0-51.6 80 9.4 7.6-11.5

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 1-3.

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