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2001 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY

At Delivery, Number of Nights Mother in Hospital*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Never in or 0-2 nights 3-7 nights More than 7 nights
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1609 660 54.0 50.9-57.1 812 43.9 40.7-47.0 137 2.1 1.5- 3.0
Age
< 20 years 221 96 53.0 44.2-61.6 109 43.5 35.1-52.4 16 3.5 1.4- 8.2
20-24 years 423 165 51.2 44.9-57.4 220 45.9 39.7-52.1 38 3.0 1.6- 5.4
25-34 years 785 329 55.2 50.8-59.6 397 43.4 39.1-47.9 59 1.3 0.8- 2.2
35+ years 180 70 56.8 47.2-65.8 86 41.4 32.4-51.0 24 1.8 1.2- 2.9
Race
White 1097 486 56.2 52.6-59.8 531 42.1 38.6-45.8 80 1.6 1.1- 2.5
Black 453 146 47.1 40.5-53.9 253 49.6 43.0-56.3 54 3.3 1.8- 5.7
Other 59 28 56.9 40.5-71.8 28 38.5 24.3-55.0 3 4.6 0.9-20.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 173 79 53.1 43.8-62.2 78 44.1 35.2-53.5 16 2.8 1.1- 6.6
No 1435 581 54.2 50.8-57.5 734 43.8 40.5-47.2 120 2.0 1.4- 2.9
Education
< High School 352 150 52.9 45.9-59.8 177 43.6 36.9-50.7 25 3.5 1.8- 6.7
High School 498 193 51.6 45.8-57.4 249 45.4 39.7-51.3 56 2.9 1.7- 4.9
> High School 755 314 55.8 51.3-60.2 385 43.2 38.8-47.7 56 1.0 0.6- 1.5
Marital Status
Married 1024 437 56.6 52.8-60.3 504 42.0 38.3-45.8 83 1.4 1.0- 2.2
Other 585 223 49.2 43.6-54.8 308 47.4 41.8-53.0 54 3.4 2.0- 5.7
Income
15,999 or less 492 191 49.8 43.7-56.0 253 46.7 40.6-52.8 48 3.5 2.0- 6.1
16,000-24,999 179 71 55.1 45.7-64.2 93 42.6 33.6-52.1 15 2.3 0.9- 6.2
25,000-39,999 240 102 60.6 52.5-68.1 120 38.4 30.9-46.4 18 1.1 0.6- 1.7
40,000 or more 547 231 55.1 50.0-60.1 269 43.5 38.5-48.6 47 1.4 0.8- 2.5
WIC recipient
No 836 367 59.3 55.1-63.4 400 39.3 35.3-43.6 69 1.3 0.9- 2.1
Yes 766 289 48.3 43.5-53.0 409 48.8 44.0-53.5 68 3.0 1.9- 4.7
Medicaid recipient
No 801 350 57.0 52.8-61.1 389 41.8 37.7-46.0 62 1.2 0.8- 1.9
Yes 808 310 50.9 46.2-55.5 423 46.0 41.4-50.8 75 3.1 2.0- 4.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 301 66 22.8 18.7-27.5 157 51.5 46.3-56.7 78 25.7 21.4-30.5
1500 - 2499 grams 476 127 27.2 23.4-31.3 299 62.4 58.0-66.6 50 10.4 8.0-13.4
2500+ grams 832 467 56.3 52.9-59.7 356 42.5 39.1-45.9 9 1.2 0.6- 2.2

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey questions 41 (When was your baby born?) and 42 (When were you discharged from the hospital after your baby was born?.

#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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