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On WIC During Pregnancy*

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 954 53.9 50.9-57.0 823 46.1 43.0-49.1
Age
< 20 years 277 59 17.1 11.9-23.9 218 82.9 76.1-88.1
20-24 years 495 188 38.7 33.2-44.6 307 61.3 55.4-66.8
25-34 years 804 552 69.4 65.1-73.3 252 30.6 26.7-34.9
35+ years 201 155 76.4 67.2-83.7 46 23.6 16.3-32.8
Mother's Race
White 1164 763 64.1 60.5-67.6 401 35.9 32.4-39.5
African American 544 162 26.0 21.2-31.5 382 74.0 68.5-78.8
Other Minorities 69 29 40.3 26.6-55.7 40 59.7 44.3-73.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 89 24 26.6 16.9-39.4 65 73.4 60.6-83.1
No 1687 929 56.2 53.1-59.3 758 43.8 40.7-46.9
Education
< High School 382 83 19.6 14.8-25.6 299 80.4 74.4-85.2
High School 601 260 45.4 40.3-50.7 341 54.6 49.3-59.7
> High School 792 610 77.6 73.7-81.2 182 22.4 18.8-26.3
Marital Status
Married 1150 798 69.4 65.9-72.7 352 30.6 27.3-34.1
Other 627 156 22.2 18.0-27.2 471 77.8 72.8-82.0
Income
15,999 or less 548 117 19.2 15.1-24.1 431 80.8 75.9-84.9
16,000-24,999 280 112 36.7 29.8-44.3 168 63.3 55.7-70.2
25,000-39,999 282 188 66.7 59.2-73.4 94 33.3 26.6-40.8
40,000 or more 519 489 95.8 93.0-97.5 30 4.2 2.5- 7.0
WIC recipient
No 954 954 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 823 0 0.0 - 823 100 -
Medicaid recipient
No 886 767 86.3 83.1-88.9 119 13.7 11.1-16.9
Yes 891 187 18.6 15.3-22.4 704 81.4 77.6-84.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 317 162 47.5 41.9-53.1 155 52.5 46.9-58.1
1500-2499 grams 557 274 44.5 40.3-48.7 283 55.5 51.3-59.7
2500+ grams 900 517 54.7 51.4-58.0 383 45.3 42.0-48.6

*Survey Question:
17. During your pregnancy, were you on WIC?

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