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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SOCIAL STRESS

Frequency of Stressful Events 12 Months Before Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
None 1 to 2 stressors 3 to 5 stressors 6 to 18 stressors
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1814 399 22.9 20.5-25.6 783 43.2 40.2-46.2 496 26.8 24.1-29.6 136 7.1 5.7- 8.8
Age
< 20 years 230 29 14.5 9.4-21.8 86 35.1 27.3-43.8 92 42.5 34.1-51.4 23 7.8 4.4-13.7
20-24 years 484 71 13.1 9.6-17.6 187 38.4 32.8-44.3 166 35.7 30.1-41.6 60 12.9 9.4-17.4
25-34 years 888 232 27.9 24.2-31.9 417 48.6 44.4-53.0 194 19.3 16.1-22.9 45 4.2 2.8- 6.3
35+ years 212 67 35.2 27.2-44.2 93 40.4 32.0-49.4 44 19.6 13.5-27.7 8 4.8 2.0-10.7
Race
White 1209 305 25.1 22.1-28.3 538 44.3 40.8-47.8 279 23.9 21.0-27.2 87 6.7 5.1- 8.7
Black 548 78 15.1 11.1-20.2 220 40.5 34.5-46.8 203 36.2 30.4-42.4 47 8.3 5.4-12.4
Other 57 16 33.4 19.0-51.8 25 37.5 22.4-55.4 14 22.0 10.4-40.6 2 7.1 1.8-24.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 145 25 19.7 12.8-29.0 63 43.0 33.4-53.2 51 35.6 26.6-45.7 6 1.7 0.4- 6.5
No 1668 374 23.4 20.8-26.1 719 43.1 40.0-46.3 445 25.8 23.1-28.7 130 7.7 6.2- 9.6
Education
< High School 395 59 13.6 9.7-18.8 146 36.4 30.3-43.0 149 41.0 34.7-47.7 41 8.9 5.8-13.4
High School 597 114 21.1 17.0-25.9 236 38.8 33.7-44.2 184 29.9 25.2-35.1 63 10.1 7.3-13.9
> High School 820 226 29.4 25.5-33.6 400 49.9 45.5-54.3 162 16.8 13.7-20.3 32 4.0 2.5- 6.2
Marital Status
Married 1156 316 27.6 24.4-31.0 531 46.1 42.4-49.8 258 22.1 19.2-25.4 51 4.2 2.9- 6.0
Other 658 83 13.8 10.5-18.0 252 37.4 32.4-42.7 238 36.0 31.0-41.3 85 12.8 9.7-16.8
Income
15,999 or less 538 61 11.3 8.1-15.6 200 38.7 33.2-44.6 203 36.8 31.4-42.6 74 13.2 9.8-17.5
16,000-24,999 245 45 19.3 13.6-26.6 91 34.3 27.0-42.5 88 37.6 30.1-45.9 21 8.8 5.1-14.7
25,000-39,999 262 57 21.1 15.4-28.4 113 46.2 38.5-54.1 77 28.5 21.9-36.1 15 4.2 2.0- 8.7
40,000 or more 609 203 35.5 30.8-40.6 314 50.5 45.4-55.6 85 13.2 10.1-17.2 7 0.7 0.2- 2.3
WIC recipient
No 974 287 31.3 27.6-35.2 462 47.5 43.4-51.7 197 19.1 16.0-22.6 28 2.2 1.2- 3.8
Yes 835 111 14.2 11.3-17.6 318 38.1 33.8-42.6 299 35.3 31.1-39.7 107 12.4 9.8-15.6
Medicaid recipient
No 888 268 30.1 26.4-34.1 448 50.9 46.7-55.1 157 17.4 14.4-20.9 15 1.5 0.8- 3.1
Yes 926 131 15.8 12.8-19.3 335 35.5 31.4-39.8 339 36.2 32.0-40.5 121 12.6 10.0-15.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 357 73 19.9 16.5-23.9 141 39.6 35.0-44.3 115 32.6 28.3-37.2 28 7.9 5.7-10.9
1500 - 2499 grams 572 113 18.8 15.9-22.0 256 44.3 40.4-48.2 155 28.1 24.6-31.8 48 8.8 6.8-11.4
2500+ grams 885 213 23.3 20.6-26.1 386 43.2 39.9-46.5 226 26.6 23.7-29.7 60 7.0 5.4- 8.9

*Data in this table are constructed from survey question 35 (a-m).

#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.

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