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Frequency of Stressful Events 12 Months Before Delivery*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  None 1-2 stressors 3-5 stressors 6-18 stressors
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1773 449 26.2 23.7-29.0 731 42.6 39.7-45.7 479 26.0 23.4-28.8 114 5.1 3.9- 6.6
Age
< 20 years 271 37 11.6 7.3-18.0 105 40.7 32.9-49.1 111 40.2 32.5-48.5 18 7.4 4.0-13.1
20-24 years 462 80 15.2 11.4-20.1 178 40.9 35.2-46.9 159 34.7 29.3-40.6 45 9.1 6.2-13.2
25-34 years 838 256 33.9 29.9-38.1 360 43.0 38.7-47.4 177 19.9 16.7-23.7 45 3.2 2.0- 5.0
35+ years 202 76 39.2 30.9-48.3 88 47.8 39.0-56.7 32 12.3 7.5-19.6 6 0.7 0.3- 1.6
Mother's Race
White 1187 312 27.4 24.4-30.7 513 43.8 40.3-47.4 305 25.3 22.3-28.5 57 3.5 2.4- 5.0
African American 521 112 20.3 15.6-25.9 192 39.6 33.6-45.9 163 30.2 24.8-36.3 54 9.9 6.8-14.3
Other Minorities 65 25 43.0 28.0-59.4 26 38.9 24.7-55.3 11 11.8 4.8-25.9 3 6.3 1.6-21.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 111 32 29.8 20.7-41.0 42 43.0 32.4-54.2 34 24.5 16.3-35.1 3 2.7 0.7- 9.8
No 1662 417 25.9 23.2-28.8 689 42.6 39.5-45.8 445 26.2 23.4-29.1 111 5.3 4.1- 6.9
Education
< High School 411 80 19.2 14.5-25.0 150 38.1 31.9-44.7 138 34.1 28.2-40.6 43 8.6 5.6-12.9
High School 584 114 18.4 14.5-23.2 234 43.4 38.0-49.0 191 31.7 26.8-37.0 45 6.5 4.3- 9.8
> High School 777 255 35.2 31.1-39.5 347 44.6 40.3-48.9 149 17.9 14.8-21.5 26 2.3 1.3- 4.1
Marital Status
Married 1162 348 31.9 28.6-35.4 515 44.7 41.1-48.4 251 20.4 17.6-23.5 48 3.0 2.0- 4.5
Other 611 101 13.8 10.4-18.1 216 38.1 32.8-43.6 228 38.4 33.2-44.0 66 9.7 6.9-13.5
Income
15,999 or less 519 76 13.2 9.7-17.8 172 35.9 30.4-41.8 199 38.4 32.8-44.3 72 12.4 9.1-16.9
16,000-24,999 275 42 16.4 11.3-23.2 122 47.4 39.6-55.2 92 32.7 25.8-40.3 19 3.6 1.6- 7.7
25,000-39,999 269 63 23.7 17.7-30.9 128 47.3 39.7-55.0 70 26.8 20.5-34.1 8 2.3 0.8- 6.0
40,000 or more 536 215 41.6 36.6-46.9 245 45.0 39.9-50.3 71 12.6 9.5-16.5 5 0.7 0.2- 2.5
WIC recipient
No 926 300 34.4 30.6-38.5 415 45.5 41.4-49.7 176 18.0 15.0-21.4 35 2.1 1.2- 3.6
Yes 832 143 16.9 13.7-20.6 310 39.7 35.3-44.3 300 34.8 30.6-39.3 79 8.5 6.3-11.4
Medicaid recipient
No 876 306 35.8 31.9-39.8 400 45.6 41.5-49.8 154 17.5 14.6-21.0 16 1.1 0.5- 2.4
Yes 897 143 15.8 12.7-19.4 331 39.4 35.0-43.9 325 35.3 31.1-39.7 98 9.5 7.2-12.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 328 84 26.5 21.9-31.8 134 39.7 34.5-45.2 83 25.7 21.1-30.9 27 8.0 5.5-11.5
1500-2499 grams 549 118 20.6 17.5-24.2 211 37.6 33.6-41.8 175 32.9 29.0-37.0 45 8.9 6.7-11.7
2500+ grams 891 244 26.6 23.8-29.6 386 43.1 39.8-46.4 221 25.6 22.7-28.6 40 4.8 3.5- 6.4

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey question 30 (a-m).

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