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On WIC During Pregnancy*

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 1764 929 52.6 49.5-55.6 835 47.4 44.4-50.5
Age
< 20 years 271 51 15.6 10.5-22.5 220 84.4 77.5-89.5
20-24 years 462 165 34.6 29.1-40.4 297 65.4 59.6-70.9
25-34 years 832 570 69.7 65.4-73.6 262 30.3 26.4-34.6
35+ years 199 143 72.3 63.1-79.9 56 27.7 20.1-36.9
Mother's Race
White 1181 723 59.8 56.2-63.3 458 40.2 36.7-43.8
African American 520 179 30.0 24.6-36.0 341 70.0 64.0-75.4
Other Minorities 63 27 54.8 38.2-70.4 36 45.2 29.6-61.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 112 28 27.5 18.6-38.5 84 72.5 61.5-81.4
No 1652 901 54.9 51.7-58.1 751 45.1 41.9-48.3
Education
< High School 411 85 19.4 14.8-25.2 326 80.6 74.8-85.2
High School 587 244 39.0 33.7-44.5 343 61.0 55.5-66.3
> High School 765 600 79.7 75.8-83.0 165 20.3 17.0-24.2
Marital Status
Married 1151 776 67.2 63.6-70.6 375 32.8 29.4-36.4
Other 613 153 20.5 16.5-25.3 460 79.5 74.7-83.5
Income
15,999 or less 519 101 17.4 13.3-22.3 418 82.6 77.7-86.7
16,000-24,999 276 87 30.8 24.1-38.4 189 69.2 61.6-75.9
25,000-39,999 265 182 66.2 58.5-73.2 83 33.8 26.8-41.5
40,000 or more 528 501 95.1 92.0-97.0 27 4.9 3.0- 8.0
WIC recipient
No 929 929 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 835 0 0.0 - 835 100 -
Medicaid recipient
No 865 748 85.1 81.7-87.9 117 14.9 12.1-18.3
Yes 899 181 17.5 14.4-21.2 718 82.5 78.8-85.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 330 174 50.9 45.4-56.4 156 49.1 43.6-54.6
1500-2499 grams 545 261 45.4 41.2-49.6 284 54.6 50.4-58.8
2500+ grams 884 494 53.1 49.8-56.4 390 46.9 43.6-50.2

*Survey Question:
17. During your pregnancy, were you on WIC?

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