SCHS Home Search FAQs Contacts
Navigation Bar

Back Arrow Back to Survey Results



Stressful Event: Couldn't Pay Bills*

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 1769 1325 76.8 74.1-79.3 444 23.2 20.7-25.9
Age
< 20 years 269 232 88.2 81.8-92.6 37 11.8 7.4-18.2
20-24 years 462 289 64.3 58.4-69.9 173 35.7 30.1-41.6
25-34 years 836 643 79.1 75.3-82.5 193 20.9 17.5-24.7
35+ years 202 161 82.4 74.4-88.4 41 17.6 11.6-25.6
Mother's Race
White 1185 899 78.9 75.9-81.7 286 21.1 18.3-24.1
African American 519 371 68.9 62.8-74.5 148 31.1 25.5-37.2
Other Minorities 65 55 86.8 72.5-94.3 10 13.2 5.7-27.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 109 77 76.2 65.5-84.4 32 23.8 15.6-34.5
No 1660 1248 76.9 74.1-79.5 412 23.1 20.5-25.9
Education
< High School 407 297 74.0 67.8-79.4 110 26.0 20.6-32.2
High School 584 397 70.8 65.5-75.6 187 29.2 24.4-34.5
> High School 777 630 82.3 78.7-85.5 147 17.7 14.5-21.3
Marital Status
Married 1160 897 79.8 76.7-82.6 263 20.2 17.4-23.3
Other 609 428 70.2 64.8-75.0 181 29.8 25.0-35.2
Income
15,999 or less 517 317 62.9 57.0-68.4 200 37.1 31.6-43.0
16,000-24,999 275 173 64.4 56.7-71.5 102 35.6 28.5-43.3
25,000-39,999 269 203 76.1 68.9-82.1 66 23.9 17.9-31.1
40,000 or more 536 490 92.7 89.4-95.0 46 7.3 5.0-10.6
WIC recipient
No 926 759 83.1 79.7-86.0 167 16.9 14.0-20.3
Yes 828 552 69.5 65.2-73.5 276 30.5 26.5-34.8
Medicaid recipient
No 876 732 84.7 81.4-87.5 144 15.3 12.5-18.6
Yes 893 593 68.1 63.8-72.1 300 31.9 27.9-36.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 328 242 75.3 70.4-79.7 86 24.7 20.3-29.6
1500-2499 grams 548 384 68.6 64.5-72.4 164 31.4 27.6-35.5
2500+ grams 889 696 77.4 74.5-80.1 193 22.6 19.9-25.5

*Survey Question:
This question is about (stressful) things that may have happened during the 12 months before you
delivered your new baby. 30i. You had a lot of bills you could not pay

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