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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

REPRODUCTIVE HISTORY

Did the baby born just before your new one weigh 5 pounds, 8 ounces (2.5 kilos) or less at birth?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 977 748 85.8 82.8-88.3 229 14.2 11.7-17.2
Age
< 20 years 47 30 76.6 58.2-88.6 17 23.4 11.4-41.8
20-24 years 267 192 81.7 75.0-87.0 75 18.3 13.0-25.0
25-34 years 518 404 86.5 82.4-89.8 114 13.5 10.2-17.6
35+ years 145 122 94.3 88.2-97.3 23 5.7 2.7-11.8
Race
White 626 517 88.6 85.3-91.3 109 11.4 8.7-14.7
Black 317 208 77.6 70.4-83.5 109 22.4 16.5-29.6
Other 34 23 83.9 62.5-94.2 11 16.1 5.8-37.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 80 58 78.2 65.6-87.2 22 21.8 12.8-34.4
No 896 689 86.7 83.7-89.2 207 13.3 10.8-16.3
Education
< High School 222 159 77.9 70.0-84.2 63 22.1 15.8-30.0
High School 346 253 85.5 80.3-89.6 93 14.5 10.4-19.7
> High School 409 336 90.5 86.6-93.4 73 9.5 6.6-13.4
Marital Status
Married 659 533 88.3 85.0-91.0 126 11.7 9.0-15.0
Other 318 215 79.5 72.8-84.9 103 20.5 15.1-27.2
Income
15,999 or less 308 217 77.6 70.8-83.3 91 22.4 16.7-29.2
16,000-24,999 130 100 89.1 80.5-94.2 30 10.9 5.8-19.5
25,000-39,999 147 110 87.7 79.8-92.8 37 12.3 7.2-20.2
40,000 or more 308 261 90.9 86.4-94.1 47 9.1 5.9-13.6
WIC recipient
No 514 404 87.3 83.3-90.4 110 12.7 9.6-16.7
Yes 459 341 84.1 79.3-87.9 118 15.9 12.1-20.7
Medicaid recipient
No 463 375 90.0 86.4-92.7 88 10.0 7.3-13.6
Yes 514 373 81.5 76.6-85.6 141 18.5 14.4-23.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 163 98 59.8 52.8-66.5 65 40.2 33.5-47.2
1500 - 2499 grams 305 202 65.4 60.0-70.4 103 34.6 29.6-40.0
2500+ grams 509 448 87.5 84.2-90.1 61 12.5 9.9-15.8

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

This page was generated on 24NOV03

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