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At Birth, Number of Nights Infants in Hospital *

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  0-2 3-7 nights > 7 nights
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1749 842 67.5 64.7-70.3 471 28.2 25.5-31.1 436 4.2 3.6- 5.0
Age
< 20 years 266 120 59.9 51.6-67.6 80 36.4 28.8-44.7 66 3.7 2.8- 5.0
20-24 years 458 231 72.0 66.5-76.8 113 23.7 19.1-29.1 114 4.3 3.0- 6.0
25-34 years 829 410 70.1 66.1-73.8 214 25.6 21.9-29.6 205 4.3 3.4- 5.5
35+ years 196 81 55.9 46.8-64.6 64 39.8 31.3-48.9 51 4.4 2.6- 7.3
Mother's Race
White 1178 630 72.5 69.3-75.5 294 24.0 21.1-27.2 254 3.5 2.8- 4.3
African American 508 187 53.3 47.0-59.5 156 40.3 34.2-46.7 165 6.4 5.0- 8.2
Other Minorities 63 25 57.1 40.9-71.9 21 36.3 22.5-52.9 17 6.6 2.6-15.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 107 59 74.7 64.3-83.0 30 22.0 14.2-32.4 18 3.3 1.4- 7.6
No 1642 783 66.9 63.9-69.7 441 28.8 26.0-31.8 418 4.3 3.7- 5.1
Education
< High School 400 185 68.0 61.7-73.7 106 27.7 22.2-34.1 109 4.3 3.4- 5.3
High School 579 264 63.9 58.5-69.0 154 31.0 26.0-36.3 161 5.2 3.8- 7.0
> High School 769 393 69.8 65.7-73.5 211 26.6 23.0-30.6 165 3.6 2.7- 4.7
Marital Status
Married 1152 584 71.0 67.7-74.1 301 25.4 22.3-28.7 267 3.6 2.9- 4.4
Other 597 258 59.8 54.3-65.0 170 34.6 29.5-40.1 169 5.6 4.3- 7.3
Income
15,999 or less 511 213 62.6 56.8-68.0 153 32.5 27.1-38.3 145 5.0 3.8- 6.5
16,000-24,999 272 140 69.3 61.8-75.9 62 25.8 19.5-33.3 70 4.9 3.1- 7.6
25,000-39,999 266 126 68.2 60.8-74.7 70 27.3 21.0-34.7 70 4.5 2.8- 7.2
40,000 or more 532 281 72.3 67.5-76.6 138 24.3 20.1-29.1 113 3.4 2.5- 4.7
WIC recipient
No 917 454 71.3 67.6-74.8 228 24.1 20.8-27.8 235 4.6 3.6- 5.8
Yes 817 380 63.3 58.9-67.5 239 32.8 28.6-37.2 198 3.9 3.2- 4.8
Medicaid recipient
No 868 450 71.4 67.6-74.9 226 25.5 22.0-29.2 192 3.2 2.5- 4.0
Yes 881 392 63.3 58.9-67.5 245 31.3 27.2-35.6 244 5.4 4.3- 6.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 310 45 14.5 11.0-19.0 11 3.5 1.9- 6.3 254 81.9 77.1-85.9
1500-2499 grams 547 163 30.4 26.6-34.4 213 38.7 34.7-42.9 171 30.9 27.1-34.9
2500+ grams 887 633 71.1 68.0-74.0 245 27.9 25.0-31.0 9 1.0 0.5- 1.9

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 38. When your baby was born, how many
nights did he or she stay in the hospital?

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