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Previous Low Birth Weight 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 866 679 87.5 84.6-89.9 187 12.5 10.1-15.4
Age
< 20 years 52 36 73.3 51.6-87.6 16 26.7 12.4-48.4
20-24 years 220 163 84.8 78.1-89.7 57 15.2 10.3-21.9
25-34 years 461 373 88.7 84.7-91.7 88 11.3 8.3-15.3
35+ years 133 107 92.0 84.6-96.0 26 8.0 4.0-15.4
Mother's Race
White 542 459 90.2 86.9-92.8 83 9.8 7.2-13.1
African American 293 197 81.5 74.7-86.7 96 18.5 13.3-25.3
Other Minorities 31 23 79.5 56.5-92.0 8 20.5 8.0-43.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 59 48 83.5 69.7-91.8 11 16.5 8.2-30.3
No 807 631 87.9 84.9-90.4 176 12.1 9.6-15.1
Education
< High School 192 143 81.0 72.5-87.4 49 19.0 12.6-27.5
High School 329 246 87.1 82.1-90.9 83 12.9 9.1-17.9
> High School 345 290 91.0 86.8-93.9 55 9.0 6.1-13.2
Marital Status
Married 588 489 90.3 87.1-92.8 99 9.7 7.2-12.9
Other 278 190 79.9 72.9-85.5 88 20.1 14.5-27.1
Income
15,999 or less 287 204 80.5 73.7-86.0 83 19.5 14.0-26.3
16,000-24,999 136 102 84.7 75.7-90.8 34 15.3 9.2-24.3
25,000-39,999 141 112 89.8 82.5-94.2 29 10.2 5.8-17.5
40,000 or more 223 199 94.4 89.8-97.0 24 5.6 3.0-10.2
WIC recipient
No 436 365 92.1 88.7-94.6 71 7.9 5.4-11.3
Yes 421 307 82.8 77.7-86.9 114 17.2 13.1-22.3
Medicaid recipient
No 398 331 91.0 87.2-93.7 67 9.0 6.3-12.8
Yes 468 348 83.7 78.9-87.6 120 16.3 12.4-21.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 146 95 64.4 56.1-72.0 51 35.6 28.0-43.9
1500-2499 grams 260 172 65.3 59.2-70.9 88 34.7 29.1-40.8
2500+ grams 458 410 89.3 86.1-91.9 48 10.7 8.1-13.9

*Survey Question:
2. Did the baby born just before your new one weigh 5 pounds, 8 ounces or less at birth?

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