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Wages, 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 1778 223 10.7 9.0-12.8 1555 89.3 87.2-91.0
Age
< 20 years 271 61 21.7 15.7-29.3 210 78.3 70.7-84.3
20-24 years 464 70 13.7 10.0-18.3 394 86.3 81.7-90.0
25-34 years 840 69 7.1 5.1- 9.8 771 92.9 90.2-94.9
35+ years 203 23 4.8 2.4- 9.5 180 95.2 90.5-97.6
Mother's Race
White 1191 94 7.5 5.8- 9.7 1097 92.5 90.3-94.2
African American 523 118 20.5 15.9-26.0 405 79.5 74.0-84.1
Other Minorities 64 11 12.3 4.9-27.6 53 87.7 72.4-95.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 113 30 24.0 15.9-34.7 83 76.0 65.3-84.1
No 1665 193 9.5 7.8-11.5 1472 90.5 88.5-92.2
Education
< High School 412 126 26.2 20.9-32.3 286 73.8 67.7-79.1
High School 586 73 11.5 8.4-15.5 513 88.5 84.5-91.6
> High School 779 24 2.1 1.2- 3.8 755 97.9 96.2-98.8
Marital Status
Married 1164 64 4.5 3.2- 6.3 1100 95.5 93.7-96.8
Other 614 159 24.6 20.1-29.7 455 75.4 70.3-79.9
Income
15,999 or less 519 148 24.6 19.9-30.1 371 75.4 69.9-80.1
16,000-24,999 276 12 2.0 0.7- 5.4 264 98.0 94.6-99.3
25,000-39,999 269 4 2.2 0.7- 6.3 265 97.8 93.7-99.3
40,000 or more 538 4 0.4 0.1- 1.7 534 99.6 98.3-99.9
WIC recipient
No 928 46 3.9 2.6- 5.9 882 96.1 94.1-97.4
Yes 834 176 18.4 15.1-22.2 658 81.6 77.8-84.9
Medicaid recipient
No 880 12 1.4 0.7- 2.9 868 98.6 97.1-99.3
Yes 898 211 21.0 17.6-24.9 687 79.0 75.1-82.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 330 58 19.7 15.5-24.8 272 80.3 75.2-84.5
1500-2499 grams 550 80 16.1 13.1-19.6 470 83.9 80.4-86.9
2500+ grams 893 84 10.2 8.3-12.5 809 89.8 87.5-91.7

*Survey Question:
What were the sources of your family income during the past 12 months? 50a. Money from a job or
business

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