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Previous Live Birth*

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 1780 849 42.5 39.6-45.6 931 57.5 54.4-60.4
Age
< 20 years 274 233 81.4 73.9-87.2 41 18.6 12.8-26.1
20-24 years 493 239 45.1 39.4-51.0 254 54.9 49.0-60.6
25-34 years 809 309 32.5 28.6-36.6 500 67.5 63.4-71.4
35+ years 204 68 28.1 20.6-37.0 136 71.9 63.0-79.4
Mother's Race
White 1172 563 42.8 39.3-46.4 609 57.2 53.6-60.7
African American 541 257 42.6 36.8-48.6 284 57.4 51.4-63.2
Other Minorities 67 29 36.5 23.0-52.6 38 63.5 47.4-77.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 88 35 32.6 21.9-45.5 53 67.4 54.5-78.1
No 1691 814 43.4 40.4-46.5 877 56.6 53.5-59.6
Education
< High School 380 199 45.0 38.3-51.9 181 55.0 48.1-61.7
High School 596 273 41.7 36.6-47.0 323 58.3 53.0-63.4
> High School 802 376 41.9 37.6-46.3 426 58.1 53.7-62.4
Marital Status
Married 1159 493 37.0 33.6-40.5 666 63.0 59.5-66.4
Other 621 356 54.2 48.6-59.6 265 45.8 40.4-51.4
Income
15,999 or less 544 252 40.7 35.3-46.5 292 59.3 53.5-64.7
16,000-24,999 279 120 38.7 31.6-46.3 159 61.3 53.7-68.4
25,000-39,999 282 130 42.0 34.9-49.5 152 58.0 50.5-65.1
40,000 or more 527 256 42.7 37.5-48.0 271 57.3 52.0-62.5
WIC recipient
No 948 450 42.9 38.9-47.0 498 57.1 53.0-61.1
Yes 814 389 41.9 37.4-46.5 425 58.1 53.5-62.6
Medicaid recipient
No 891 431 42.0 38.0-46.1 460 58.0 53.9-62.0
Yes 889 418 43.2 38.7-47.7 471 56.8 52.3-61.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 318 176 51.7 46.0-57.3 142 48.3 42.7-54.0
1500-2499 grams 557 292 51.5 47.2-55.7 265 48.5 44.3-52.8
2500+ grams 902 379 41.8 38.6-45.0 523 58.2 55.0-61.4

*Survey Question:
1. Before your new baby, did you ever have any other babies who were born alive?

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