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Feelings During Pregnancy*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  One of the happiest times Happy, with few problems Moderately hard time Very hard, worst time
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1741 496 30.3 27.5-33.2 792 48.3 45.2-51.4 241 12.5 10.6-14.7 212 8.9 7.3-10.8
Age
< 20 years 264 64 28.4 21.4-36.6 126 47.9 39.6-56.3 38 12.6 8.0-19.4 36 11.1 6.9-17.6
20-24 years 449 119 25.7 20.7-31.4 202 49.6 43.5-55.6 68 14.2 10.5-19.0 60 10.5 7.4-14.8
25-34 years 831 262 34.7 30.6-39.0 370 46.8 42.5-51.2 106 11.0 8.6-14.0 93 7.5 5.5-10.0
35+ years 197 51 24.7 17.7-33.3 94 52.4 43.4-61.3 29 14.8 9.3-22.6 23 8.1 4.4-14.4
Mother's Race
White 1162 365 33.4 30.1-36.9 536 48.7 45.1-52.3 148 10.9 8.9-13.4 113 6.9 5.3- 8.9
African American 517 106 19.0 14.5-24.5 231 48.6 42.3-54.9 88 18.0 13.6-23.4 92 14.4 10.6-19.4
Other Minorities 62 25 43.6 28.0-60.7 25 37.3 22.8-54.4 5 6.7 1.9-21.5 7 12.4 4.6-29.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 107 52 55.2 43.8-66.1 35 30.8 21.4-42.1 12 7.9 3.6-16.2 8 6.2 2.5-14.5
No 1634 444 28.1 25.3-31.1 757 49.9 46.7-53.1 229 12.9 10.9-15.2 204 9.1 7.5-11.1
Education
< High School 395 125 35.9 29.7-42.6 174 42.3 35.9-49.1 46 12.4 8.5-17.7 50 9.4 6.2-14.0
High School 574 140 24.8 20.2-30.0 252 48.5 42.9-54.1 92 14.8 11.2-19.1 90 12.0 8.8-16.0
> High School 771 231 31.2 27.3-35.4 366 51.2 46.9-55.6 102 11.0 8.6-14.1 72 6.6 4.7- 9.1
Marital Status
Married 1143 356 33.4 30.0-36.9 512 48.5 44.9-52.2 157 11.0 9.0-13.5 118 7.0 5.4- 9.1
Other 598 140 23.3 18.8-28.5 280 47.8 42.2-53.5 84 15.8 12.0-20.4 94 13.1 9.8-17.3
Income
15,999 or less 508 113 25.7 20.7-31.4 231 46.4 40.5-52.5 75 15.9 11.9-20.8 89 12.0 8.7-16.3
16,000-24,999 273 64 25.8 19.4-33.4 128 53.1 45.1-60.8 44 10.0 6.2-15.6 37 11.2 7.1-17.2
25,000-39,999 263 81 32.3 25.5-40.0 115 47.1 39.4-54.8 34 9.6 5.9-15.2 33 11.0 7.0-16.9
40,000 or more 534 186 34.2 29.3-39.3 243 49.6 44.4-54.9 71 11.9 8.9-15.7 34 4.3 2.7- 7.0
WIC recipient
No 911 291 33.3 29.5-37.3 409 47.9 43.7-52.0 122 12.1 9.6-15.1 89 6.8 5.0- 9.2
Yes 815 201 27.0 23.0-31.4 376 49.2 44.6-53.8 116 12.6 9.8-16.0 122 11.2 8.6-14.4
Medicaid recipient
No 867 288 33.5 29.7-37.6 404 49.7 45.6-53.9 103 10.5 8.2-13.4 72 6.2 4.5- 8.5
Yes 874 208 26.7 22.8-31.0 388 46.7 42.2-51.3 138 14.7 11.8-18.3 140 11.9 9.3-15.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 323 100 30.8 25.9-36.2 120 36.9 31.7-42.5 50 15.8 12.1-20.4 53 16.4 12.7-21.0
1500-2499 grams 538 125 22.7 19.3-26.4 239 44.3 40.1-48.5 87 16.4 13.4-19.8 87 16.7 13.7-20.2
2500+ grams 875 270 30.8 27.8-34.0 432 48.8 45.5-52.2 104 12.2 10.1-14.6 69 8.2 6.5-10.2

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 68. How would you describe the time
during your pregnancy?

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