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Assistance, Source of Income *

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 1777 1475 86.6 84.4-88.5 302 13.4 11.5-15.6
Age
< 20 years 271 196 77.0 69.5-83.2 75 23.0 16.8-30.5
20-24 years 464 351 78.0 72.6-82.5 113 22.0 17.5-27.4
25-34 years 840 743 92.4 89.8-94.4 97 7.6 5.6-10.2
35+ years 202 185 95.1 89.7-97.8 17 4.9 2.2-10.3
Mother's Race
White 1191 1073 91.8 89.6-93.6 118 8.2 6.4-10.4
African American 522 348 70.2 64.2-75.6 174 29.8 24.4-35.8
Other Minorities 64 54 88.8 74.2-95.6 10 11.2 4.4-25.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 113 100 89.5 80.5-94.6 13 10.5 5.4-19.5
No 1664 1375 86.3 84.0-88.4 289 13.7 11.6-16.0
Education
< High School 412 282 75.7 69.7-80.8 130 24.3 19.2-30.3
High School 585 459 80.5 75.8-84.5 126 19.5 15.5-24.2
> High School 779 734 96.4 94.5-97.7 45 3.6 2.3- 5.5
Marital Status
Married 1164 1074 95.0 93.2-96.3 90 5.0 3.7- 6.8
Other 613 401 68.0 62.6-72.9 212 32.0 27.1-37.4
Income
15,999 or less 518 333 70.7 65.1-75.8 185 29.3 24.2-34.9
16,000-24,999 276 231 87.4 81.3-91.7 45 12.6 8.3-18.7
25,000-39,999 269 249 94.9 90.5-97.4 20 5.1 2.6- 9.5
40,000 or more 538 535 99.9 99.8- 100 3 0.1 0.0- 0.2
WIC recipient
No 927 872 96.4 94.5-97.6 55 3.6 2.4- 5.5
Yes 834 587 75.4 71.4-79.1 247 24.6 20.9-28.6
Medicaid recipient
No 879 859 98.5 97.0-99.2 20 1.5 0.8- 3.0
Yes 898 616 73.5 69.4-77.2 282 26.5 22.8-30.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 329 254 76.6 71.5-81.0 75 23.4 19.0-28.5
1500-2499 grams 550 431 76.7 72.9-80.2 119 23.3 19.8-27.1
2500+ grams 893 788 87.5 85.1-89.6 105 12.5 10.4-14.9

*Survey Question:
What were the sources of your family income during the past 12 months? 50b. Aid such as Work First
welfare, public assistance, general assistance, Food Stamps or Supplemental Security Income

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