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Stressful Event: Couldn''t Pay Bills*

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 1777 1299 73.6 70.8-76.2 478 26.4 23.8-29.2
Age
< 20 years 271 221 79.9 72.5-85.8 50 20.1 14.2-27.5
20-24 years 496 316 64.0 58.2-69.4 180 36.0 30.6-41.8
25-34 years 806 608 76.5 72.5-80.0 198 23.5 20.0-27.5
35+ years 204 154 77.5 68.7-84.3 50 22.5 15.7-31.3
Mother's Race
White 1172 869 75.2 71.9-78.2 303 24.8 21.8-28.1
African American 537 378 68.6 62.7-73.9 159 31.4 26.1-37.3
Other Minorities 68 52 75.1 59.2-86.3 16 24.9 13.7-40.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 88 62 71.8 58.8-81.9 26 28.2 18.1-41.2
No 1688 1237 73.8 71.0-76.5 451 26.2 23.5-29.0
Education
< High School 374 263 69.3 62.5-75.4 111 30.7 24.6-37.5
High School 601 399 68.0 62.9-72.7 202 32.0 27.3-37.1
> High School 800 635 79.7 75.9-83.0 165 20.3 17.0-24.1
Marital Status
Married 1160 876 77.2 74.0-80.1 284 22.8 19.9-26.0
Other 617 423 66.0 60.5-71.1 194 34.0 28.9-39.5
Income
15,999 or less 543 328 59.4 53.6-64.9 215 40.6 35.1-46.4
16,000-24,999 278 167 58.0 50.3-65.3 111 42.0 34.7-49.7
25,000-39,999 284 206 74.5 67.6-80.4 78 25.5 19.6-32.4
40,000 or more 527 480 92.4 89.0-94.7 47 7.6 5.3-11.0
WIC recipient
No 947 758 82.0 78.7-84.9 189 18.0 15.1-21.3
Yes 812 525 63.2 58.7-67.6 287 36.8 32.4-41.3
Medicaid recipient
No 895 749 84.2 81.0-87.0 146 15.8 13.0-19.0
Yes 882 550 61.7 57.2-66.1 332 38.3 33.9-42.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 316 228 71.6 66.2-76.5 88 28.4 23.5-33.8
1500-2499 grams 552 391 69.5 65.3-73.3 161 30.5 26.7-34.7
2500+ grams 906 677 73.9 70.9-76.7 229 26.1 23.3-29.1

*Survey Question:
This question is about (stressful) things that may have happened during the 12 months before you
delivered your new baby. 30i. You had a lot of bills you could not pay

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