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At Delivery, Number of Nights Mother in Hospital *

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  0-2 nights 3-7 nights > 7 nights
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1767 991 66.7 63.8-69.5 726 32.7 29.9-35.6 50 0.6 0.3- 1.0
Age
< 20 years 270 152 62.1 53.8-69.7 113 37.5 29.9-45.8 5 0.4 0.2- 0.9
20-24 years 464 260 68.7 63.0-73.9 187 30.5 25.4-36.1 17 0.8 0.3- 2.3
25-34 years 835 475 68.8 64.6-72.6 337 30.6 26.8-34.7 23 0.6 0.3- 1.4
35+ years 198 104 59.1 50.0-67.6 89 40.7 32.2-49.8 5 0.2 0.1- 0.5
Mother's Race
White 1184 707 70.7 67.4-73.8 451 28.9 25.8-32.2 26 0.4 0.2- 0.9
African American 519 250 55.4 49.1-61.6 248 43.4 37.2-49.7 21 1.2 0.5- 2.7
Other Minorities 64 34 59.2 42.9-73.8 27 40.3 25.8-56.7 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 110 66 72.0 61.2-80.7 43 26.7 18.1-37.3 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8
No 1657 925 66.2 63.2-69.1 683 33.3 30.4-36.3 49 0.5 0.3- 0.9
Education
< High School 410 237 67.9 61.6-73.7 164 31.7 26.0-38.1 9 0.3 0.2- 0.7
High School 583 314 63.7 58.2-68.8 251 35.2 30.1-40.7 18 1.1 0.4- 2.8
> High School 773 440 68.1 64.0-72.0 310 31.5 27.7-35.7 23 0.4 0.2- 0.6
Marital Status
Married 1158 663 69.7 66.3-72.8 465 30.0 26.8-33.4 30 0.3 0.2- 0.5
Other 609 328 60.1 54.6-65.4 261 38.7 33.4-44.2 20 1.2 0.5- 2.8
Income
15,999 or less 517 277 63.8 58.0-69.2 215 35.0 29.6-40.8 25 1.2 0.6- 2.5
16,000-24,999 275 164 69.3 61.7-76.0 107 30.5 23.9-38.1 4 0.1 0.0- 0.3
25,000-39,999 268 147 66.0 58.5-72.8 113 33.0 26.2-40.5 8 1.0 0.2- 4.0
40,000 or more 535 308 69.0 64.0-73.6 217 30.8 26.2-35.8 10 0.2 0.1- 0.4
WIC recipient
No 926 531 69.7 65.8-73.2 371 30.0 26.4-33.9 24 0.3 0.2- 0.5
Yes 826 450 63.3 58.9-67.6 350 35.8 31.5-40.2 26 0.9 0.4- 1.9
Medicaid recipient
No 876 498 68.6 64.7-72.2 356 31.1 27.5-35.1 22 0.3 0.2- 0.4
Yes 891 493 64.6 60.2-68.8 370 34.4 30.3-38.8 28 0.9 0.4- 1.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 327 136 42.0 36.6-47.6 163 49.9 44.4-55.5 28 8.1 5.6-11.5
1500-2499 grams 546 240 44.1 39.9-48.3 286 52.3 48.1-56.6 20 3.6 2.3- 5.5
2500+ grams 889 613 68.7 65.6-71.7 274 31.0 28.0-34.2 2 0.2 0.1- 1.0

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 37. When you had your baby, how many
nights did you 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.