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Experience of Postpartum Depression*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  Not depressed at all A little depressed Moderately depressed Very depressed
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1759 583 37.2 34.3-40.2 735 43.9 40.9-47.0 240 12.2 10.3-14.3 201 6.7 5.4- 8.4
Age
< 20 years 267 71 33.0 25.6-41.3 108 43.6 35.6-52.0 44 15.3 10.2-22.1 44 8.1 4.7-13.7
20-24 years 458 151 33.8 28.4-39.7 183 42.8 37.0-48.8 71 16.6 12.5-21.6 53 6.9 4.4-10.5
25-34 years 833 278 37.5 33.4-41.8 366 45.6 41.3-50.0 106 10.0 7.7-12.8 83 6.9 5.0- 9.5
35+ years 201 83 49.1 40.2-58.0 78 40.0 31.6-49.1 19 7.0 3.7-13.0 21 3.8 1.7- 8.3
Mother's Race
White 1180 390 37.1 33.7-40.7 509 45.5 41.9-49.1 162 11.4 9.3-13.8 119 6.0 4.6- 7.9
African American 517 166 35.8 30.0-42.1 207 40.4 34.4-46.7 70 15.0 11.0-20.0 74 8.8 5.9-13.0
Other Minorities 62 27 48.7 32.4-65.3 19 34.4 20.3-51.8 8 9.0 2.9-25.0 8 7.9 2.6-21.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 112 52 51.9 40.9-62.7 37 36.4 26.5-47.7 12 7.0 3.2-14.6 11 4.7 1.8-11.8
No 1647 531 35.8 32.8-38.9 698 44.6 41.5-47.8 228 12.7 10.7-14.9 190 6.9 5.5- 8.7
Education
< High School 405 135 40.5 34.2-47.2 161 39.9 33.6-46.6 52 11.3 7.8-16.1 57 8.2 5.3-12.5
High School 581 165 31.1 26.1-36.5 246 45.0 39.5-50.6 86 15.9 12.2-20.4 84 8.1 5.6-11.5
> High School 772 283 39.5 35.3-43.8 327 45.3 41.0-49.7 102 10.1 7.8-13.1 60 5.1 3.5- 7.3
Marital Status
Married 1157 414 39.8 36.2-43.4 487 43.7 40.2-47.4 147 10.5 8.5-12.9 109 6.0 4.5- 8.0
Other 602 169 31.3 26.3-36.8 248 44.4 38.9-50.0 93 16.0 12.3-20.5 92 8.3 5.8-11.8
Income
15,999 or less 512 144 33.8 28.4-39.8 212 42.2 36.4-48.2 83 16.1 12.2-20.9 73 7.9 5.3-11.6
16,000-24,999 274 81 30.6 23.9-38.3 111 47.4 39.6-55.3 36 13.4 8.9-19.7 46 8.6 5.2-13.8
25,000-39,999 267 98 38.9 31.7-46.7 114 45.3 37.8-53.1 37 10.3 6.5-15.9 18 5.5 2.8-10.3
40,000 or more 537 198 39.4 34.4-44.7 236 46.0 40.8-51.3 66 10.0 7.2-13.6 37 4.5 2.8- 7.3
WIC recipient
No 917 334 41.1 37.1-45.3 376 42.8 38.8-47.0 120 10.3 8.1-13.1 87 5.7 4.1- 8.0
Yes 826 243 32.8 28.6-37.2 351 45.1 40.6-49.7 120 14.5 11.6-18.0 112 7.6 5.6-10.3
Medicaid recipient
No 873 326 40.7 36.7-44.8 374 45.2 41.1-49.3 104 9.5 7.3-12.2 69 4.6 3.2- 6.7
Yes 886 257 33.3 29.1-37.7 361 42.6 38.1-47.1 136 15.1 12.2-18.6 132 9.0 6.8-11.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 323 51 16.0 12.3-20.6 121 38.0 32.7-43.5 59 17.5 13.8-22.1 92 28.5 23.7-33.8
1500-2499 grams 544 195 35.7 31.8-39.9 221 40.8 36.7-45.1 73 13.3 10.7-16.5 55 10.1 7.8-13.0
2500+ grams 887 336 37.7 34.5-40.9 393 44.3 41.0-47.6 106 12.0 10.0-14.3 52 6.1 4.7- 7.9

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 69. In the months after your delivery,
would you say that you were...

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