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Infant in Intensive Care Unit at Birth*

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 1744 1167 88.7 86.9-90.3 577 11.3 9.7-13.1
Age
< 20 years 257 169 89.6 84.5-93.1 88 10.4 6.9-15.5
20-24 years 457 315 90.1 86.5-92.8 142 9.9 7.2-13.5
25-34 years 830 555 87.7 84.9-90.1 275 12.3 9.9-15.1
35+ years 200 128 88.5 82.6-92.5 72 11.5 7.5-17.4
Mother's Race
White 1173 827 90.0 87.9-91.8 346 10.0 8.2-12.1
African American 512 305 85.3 81.1-88.7 207 14.7 11.3-18.9
Other Minorities 59 35 84.0 69.6-92.4 24 16.0 7.6-30.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 104 66 78.4 67.6-86.3 38 21.6 13.7-32.4
No 1640 1101 89.6 87.9-91.1 539 10.4 8.9-12.1
Education
< High School 393 254 86.5 81.9-90.1 139 13.5 9.9-18.1
High School 574 361 87.4 83.8-90.3 213 12.6 9.7-16.2
> High School 776 552 90.7 88.3-92.7 224 9.3 7.3-11.7
Marital Status
Married 1154 801 90.0 88.0-91.8 353 10.0 8.2-12.0
Other 590 366 85.8 81.9-88.9 224 14.2 11.1-18.1
Income
15,999 or less 504 313 85.8 81.6-89.1 191 14.2 10.9-18.4
16,000-24,999 273 189 90.8 86.4-93.9 84 9.2 6.1-13.6
25,000-39,999 265 172 87.5 82.2-91.4 93 12.5 8.6-17.8
40,000 or more 535 386 92.3 89.7-94.3 149 7.7 5.7-10.3
WIC recipient
No 918 616 90.0 87.7-91.9 302 10.0 8.1-12.3
Yes 811 542 87.5 84.5-90.0 269 12.5 10.0-15.5
Medicaid recipient
No 865 605 91.0 88.7-92.8 260 9.0 7.2-11.3
Yes 879 562 86.2 83.2-88.8 317 13.8 11.2-16.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 322 38 12.0 8.8-16.2 284 88.0 83.8-91.2
1500-2499 grams 538 314 58.7 54.5-62.9 224 41.3 37.1-45.5
2500+ grams 879 812 92.2 90.2-93.8 67 7.8 6.2- 9.8

*Survey Question:
39. When your baby was born, was he or she put in an intensive care unit?

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