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Stressful Event: Lost Job, Wanted to Work *

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 1760 1575 89.9 87.9-91.7 185 10.1 8.3-12.1
Age
< 20 years 267 237 86.5 79.7-91.3 30 13.5 8.7-20.3
20-24 years 461 384 84.1 79.2-88.0 77 15.9 12.0-20.8
25-34 years 832 766 93.3 90.7-95.2 66 6.7 4.8- 9.3
35+ years 200 188 94.3 88.0-97.4 12 5.7 2.6-12.0
Mother's Race
White 1180 1073 91.0 88.6-92.9 107 9.0 7.1-11.4
African American 515 443 86.7 81.9-90.4 72 13.3 9.6-18.1
Other Minorities 65 59 90.2 75.3-96.5 6 9.8 3.5-24.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 105 89 84.2 73.6-91.0 16 15.8 9.0-26.4
No 1655 1486 90.4 88.4-92.2 169 9.6 7.8-11.6
Education
< High School 402 345 85.4 80.0-89.6 57 14.6 10.4-20.0
High School 584 511 87.6 83.5-90.9 73 12.4 9.1-16.5
> High School 773 718 93.8 91.3-95.6 55 6.2 4.4- 8.7
Marital Status
Married 1156 1071 92.7 90.5-94.4 85 7.3 5.6- 9.5
Other 604 504 83.7 79.1-87.5 100 16.3 12.5-20.9
Income
15,999 or less 512 411 79.8 74.5-84.3 101 20.2 15.7-25.5
16,000-24,999 275 246 90.9 85.3-94.5 29 9.1 5.5-14.7
25,000-39,999 268 247 91.2 85.6-94.8 21 8.8 5.2-14.4
40,000 or more 536 520 96.7 94.2-98.2 16 3.3 1.8- 5.8
WIC recipient
No 924 866 94.5 92.2-96.2 58 5.5 3.8- 7.8
Yes 821 694 84.6 80.9-87.6 127 15.4 12.4-19.1
Medicaid recipient
No 876 837 95.1 92.9-96.7 39 4.9 3.3- 7.1
Yes 884 738 84.1 80.5-87.2 146 15.9 12.8-19.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 326 289 88.6 84.6-91.7 37 11.4 8.3-15.4
1500-2499 grams 549 484 87.6 84.5-90.2 65 12.4 9.8-15.5
2500+ grams 880 798 90.1 87.9-92.0 82 9.9 8.0-12.1

*Survey Question:
This question is about (stressful) things that may have happened during the 12 months before you
delivered your new baby. 30f. You lost your job even though you wanted to go on working

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