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Health of Previous Live Births*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No previous live birth Normal birth weight and term Low birth weight and term
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1730 871 47.6 44.5-50.7 621 43.7 40.7-46.8 238 8.7 7.2-10.5
Age
< 20 years 261 210 84.6 77.6-89.7 33 11.0 6.8-17.3 18 4.4 2.0- 9.4
20-24 years 451 232 49.0 43.0-55.0 148 41.5 35.6-47.7 71 9.5 6.6-13.3
25-34 years 820 363 39.8 35.6-44.2 340 50.2 45.8-54.6 117 10.0 7.6-12.9
35+ years 198 66 29.7 22.2-38.5 100 63.2 54.3-71.4 32 7.0 3.8-12.8
Mother's Race
White 1156 619 50.1 46.4-53.7 422 43.1 39.6-46.8 115 6.8 5.2- 8.8
African American 510 219 40.1 34.0-46.5 180 45.9 39.6-52.3 111 14.0 10.3-18.8
Other Minorities 64 33 47.5 32.0-63.5 19 40.6 25.9-57.3 12 11.9 5.0-25.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 100 44 40.4 29.6-52.2 44 50.0 38.4-61.5 12 9.6 4.6-19.0
No 1630 827 48.2 45.0-51.4 577 43.2 40.0-46.4 226 8.6 7.0-10.5
Education
< High School 395 205 53.8 47.0-60.4 129 36.2 29.9-42.9 61 10.1 6.8-14.7
High School 571 245 37.9 32.6-43.4 222 50.7 45.1-56.3 104 11.4 8.5-15.2
> High School 763 420 51.0 46.6-55.4 270 42.9 38.6-47.3 73 6.2 4.4- 8.6
Marital Status
Married 1131 548 44.3 40.7-48.0 453 48.0 44.3-51.7 130 7.7 6.0- 9.8
Other 599 323 54.8 49.2-60.3 168 34.3 29.1-39.8 108 10.9 8.0-14.7
Income
15,999 or less 499 216 45.6 39.6-51.7 180 41.2 35.3-47.3 103 13.3 9.8-17.7
16,000-24,999 268 134 47.1 39.3-55.1 94 42.6 34.9-50.6 40 10.3 6.5-15.9
25,000-39,999 265 124 39.4 32.2-47.1 103 52.1 44.4-59.8 38 8.4 5.1-13.5
40,000 or more 528 305 52.3 46.9-57.6 188 43.2 38.0-48.6 35 4.5 2.8- 7.2
WIC recipient
No 911 476 47.6 43.4-51.8 337 46.3 42.2-50.5 98 6.1 4.4- 8.3
Yes 804 388 47.6 43.0-52.3 278 40.8 36.3-45.4 138 11.6 9.0-14.8
Medicaid recipient
No 863 466 48.1 44.0-52.3 313 45.8 41.7-50.0 84 6.1 4.4- 8.3
Yes 867 405 47.0 42.4-51.6 308 41.4 36.9-46.0 154 11.7 9.1-14.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 323 178 55.7 50.1-61.2 82 24.8 20.3-29.9 63 19.5 15.4-24.3
1500-2499 grams 536 276 49.3 45.0-53.6 150 29.0 25.2-33.1 110 21.7 18.3-25.6
2500+ grams 866 414 47.3 44.0-50.7 388 45.1 41.8-48.5 64 7.6 6.0- 9.6

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 1-3.

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