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Previous Low Birth Weight 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 913 732 88.8 86.0-91.0 181 11.2 9.0-14.0
Age
< 20 years 41 30 91.4 77.2-97.1 11 8.6 2.9-22.8
20-24 years 251 195 86.3 79.9-90.9 56 13.7 9.1-20.1
25-34 years 489 405 89.9 86.3-92.7 84 10.1 7.3-13.7
35+ years 132 102 87.7 78.4-93.3 30 12.3 6.7-21.6
Mother's Race
White 602 505 90.3 87.1-92.8 97 9.7 7.2-12.9
African American 276 196 82.2 75.3-87.5 80 17.8 12.5-24.7
Other Minorities 35 31 98.7 96.3-99.6 4 1.3 0.4- 3.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 53 44 85.5 70.0-93.7 9 14.5 6.3-30.0
No 859 687 89.1 86.3-91.3 172 10.9 8.7-13.7
Education
< High School 180 130 79.2 70.5-85.9 50 20.8 14.1-29.5
High School 316 250 89.6 84.9-93.0 66 10.4 7.0-15.1
> High School 416 351 92.6 89.2-94.9 65 7.4 5.1-10.8
Marital Status
Married 652 547 91.5 88.6-93.7 105 8.5 6.3-11.4
Other 261 185 81.1 73.9-86.6 76 18.9 13.4-26.1
Income
15,999 or less 289 211 84.6 78.6-89.2 78 15.4 10.8-21.4
16,000-24,999 156 134 92.2 85.5-95.9 22 7.8 4.1-14.5
25,000-39,999 144 127 93.3 86.6-96.8 17 6.7 3.2-13.4
40,000 or more 268 225 91.5 87.0-94.6 43 8.5 5.4-13.0
WIC recipient
No 489 402 91.1 87.8-93.6 87 8.9 6.4-12.2
Yes 416 322 85.8 81.0-89.6 94 14.2 10.4-19.0
Medicaid recipient
No 454 389 91.9 88.5-94.4 65 8.1 5.6-11.5
Yes 459 343 85.1 80.4-88.9 116 14.9 11.1-19.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 140 88 61.3 52.7-69.4 52 38.7 30.6-47.3
1500-2499 grams 260 178 68.8 62.8-74.3 82 31.2 25.7-37.2
2500+ grams 512 465 90.3 87.3-92.7 47 9.7 7.3-12.7

*Survey Question:
2. Did the baby born just before your new one weigh 5 pounds, 8 ounces or less at birth?

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