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High Blood Pressure Resulted in Hospitalization*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 496 373 81.5 75.7-86.1 123 18.5 13.9-24.3
Age
< 20 years 75 61 74.5 55.0-87.5 14 25.5 12.5-45.0
20-24 years 151 115 85.0 75.2-91.4 36 15.0 8.6-24.8
25-34 years 223 158 80.3 71.3-86.9 65 19.7 13.1-28.7
35+ years 47 39 86.4 58.8-96.6 8 13.6 3.4-41.2
Mother's Race
White 313 231 82.3 75.2-87.7 82 17.7 12.3-24.8
African American 171 132 77.6 65.7-86.3 39 22.4 13.7-34.3
Other Minorities 12 10 97.3 87.2-99.5 2 2.7 0.5-12.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 24 21 98.3 93.9-99.5 3 1.7 0.5- 6.1
No 472 352 80.4 74.3-85.3 120 19.6 14.7-25.7
Education
< High School 113 88 77.7 63.3-87.5 25 22.3 12.5-36.7
High School 192 153 90.2 83.0-94.5 39 9.8 5.5-17.0
> High School 191 132 74.9 64.2-83.2 59 25.1 16.8-35.8
Marital Status
Married 317 234 83.0 76.1-88.3 83 17.0 11.7-23.9
Other 179 139 78.5 67.3-86.6 40 21.5 13.4-32.7
Income
15,999 or less 170 125 77.9 67.0-85.9 45 22.1 14.1-33.0
16,000-24,999 82 70 94.6 85.0-98.2 12 5.4 1.8-15.0
25,000-39,999 75 58 84.7 68.5-93.4 17 15.3 6.6-31.5
40,000 or more 110 73 74.7 59.8-85.4 37 25.3 14.6-40.2
WIC recipient
No 228 167 83.2 74.4-89.4 61 16.8 10.6-25.6
Yes 264 202 80.2 72.0-86.4 62 19.8 13.6-28.0
Medicaid recipient
No 194 143 81.8 71.8-88.8 51 18.2 11.2-28.2
Yes 302 230 81.3 73.8-87.0 72 18.7 13.0-26.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 150 110 73.7 66.0-80.1 40 26.3 19.9-34.0
1500-2499 grams 214 153 71.9 65.5-77.6 61 28.1 22.4-34.5
2500+ grams 131 109 83.6 76.3-89.0 22 16.4 11.0-23.7

*Survey Question:
What problems caused you to stay in the hospital? 28b. High blood pressure (prreclampsia or
toxemia)

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