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Frequency of Stressful Events 12 Months Before Delivery*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  None 1-2 stressors 3-5 stressors 6-18 stressors
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1785 402 22.9 20.5-25.6 734 43.2 40.3-46.3 502 26.5 23.9-29.2 147 7.4 5.9- 9.1
Age
< 20 years 273 30 10.5 6.4-16.7 118 43.8 35.9-52.1 88 32.1 25.0-40.1 37 13.6 8.9-20.3
20-24 years 497 65 11.9 8.6-16.3 194 44.0 38.2-49.9 186 33.0 27.8-38.7 52 11.0 7.8-15.3
25-34 years 810 244 30.6 26.8-34.7 335 42.1 37.9-46.4 184 22.7 19.2-26.6 47 4.6 3.1- 6.8
35+ years 205 63 34.6 26.4-44.0 87 45.9 36.9-55.3 44 18.3 12.2-26.5 11 1.2 0.6- 2.2
Mother's Race
White 1178 298 25.7 22.7-29.0 517 45.6 42.0-49.2 281 21.8 18.9-24.9 82 6.9 5.3- 9.0
African American 539 88 14.6 10.9-19.3 185 36.6 30.9-42.6 205 40.3 34.5-46.3 61 8.5 5.8-12.3
Other Minorities 68 16 22.5 12.3-37.6 32 41.8 27.6-57.4 16 27.4 15.6-43.5 4 8.3 2.8-22.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 90 18 18.5 10.6-30.3 43 52.5 39.7-65.0 26 25.2 15.7-37.7 3 3.9 1.0-13.6
No 1694 384 23.3 20.8-26.1 691 42.5 39.5-45.6 475 26.5 23.8-29.3 144 7.7 6.1- 9.5
Education
< High School 376 44 13.1 9.0-18.7 149 40.9 34.2-47.9 128 31.5 25.5-38.2 55 14.5 10.3-20.0
High School 603 123 19.8 16.0-24.3 228 40.3 35.2-45.5 195 32.5 27.8-37.7 57 7.4 5.1-10.6
> High School 804 235 30.3 26.4-34.5 355 46.2 41.9-50.6 179 19.6 16.3-23.3 35 3.9 2.5- 6.0
Marital Status
Married 1163 317 27.2 24.2-30.6 521 47.3 43.7-50.9 265 20.4 17.7-23.5 60 5.1 3.7- 6.9
Other 622 85 14.0 10.5-18.4 213 34.8 29.7-40.3 237 39.0 33.8-44.5 87 12.1 9.0-16.2
Income
15,999 or less 545 64 12.0 8.7-16.3 175 33.0 27.8-38.7 208 38.2 32.8-43.9 98 16.8 13.0-21.5
16,000-24,999 279 46 16.2 11.3-22.7 108 43.0 35.6-50.7 100 34.6 27.7-42.1 25 6.2 3.4-11.1
25,000-39,999 284 52 18.3 13.2-24.7 142 51.2 43.8-58.5 79 26.3 20.3-33.4 11 4.2 2.1- 8.4
40,000 or more 530 209 40.6 35.5-45.9 242 47.0 41.8-52.4 73 11.4 8.4-15.2 6 1.0 0.4- 2.9
WIC recipient
No 951 280 30.8 27.2-34.7 432 47.4 43.3-51.4 197 18.0 15.1-21.3 42 3.8 2.5- 5.8
Yes 815 118 13.7 10.8-17.2 291 38.0 33.5-42.6 302 36.7 32.4-41.3 104 11.6 9.0-14.9
Medicaid recipient
No 898 289 32.7 29.0-36.6 420 48.3 44.2-52.3 173 17.6 14.7-21.0 16 1.4 0.7- 2.7
Yes 887 113 12.1 9.4-15.4 314 37.7 33.3-42.2 329 36.3 32.0-40.7 131 14.0 11.1-17.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 320 73 21.5 17.4-26.4 118 36.4 31.2-42.0 96 30.5 25.6-36.0 33 11.5 8.2-15.9
1500-2499 grams 555 109 18.0 15.1-21.4 216 37.9 33.9-42.1 178 33.7 29.7-37.9 52 10.4 8.0-13.4
2500+ grams 907 219 23.3 20.7-26.2 399 43.7 40.5-47.0 228 25.9 23.1-28.9 61 7.1 5.5- 9.0

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey question 30 (a-m).

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