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2001 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PREMATURITY

Days Between Due Date and Birth

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
2 weeks or less 3 to 4 weeks 4 to 8 weeks More than 8 weeks
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1306 547 74.3 71.2-77.1 222 16.8 14.3-19.7 268 6.3 5.2- 7.6 269 2.6 2.2- 3.1
Age
< 20 years 178 65 69.6 59.9-77.8 36 20.5 13.3-30.2 40 7.4 4.4-12.2 37 2.5 1.8- 3.6
20-24 years 333 131 70.2 63.4-76.1 65 20.7 15.3-27.5 70 6.5 4.5- 9.2 67 2.6 2.0- 3.4
25-34 years 646 292 77.6 73.5-81.2 102 14.9 11.7-18.8 125 5.4 4.1- 7.1 127 2.1 1.8- 2.6
35+ years 149 59 73.5 63.6-81.5 19 12.6 6.9-21.7 33 8.9 4.9-15.6 38 5.0 2.4-10.0
Race
White 870 392 74.8 71.1-78.1 150 16.7 13.8-20.2 171 6.3 4.9- 8.0 157 2.2 1.7- 2.9
Black 387 132 72.8 66.4-78.5 64 16.9 11.9-23.4 84 6.4 4.7- 8.7 107 3.9 3.1- 4.8
Other 49 23 74.3 56.8-86.4 8 18.1 7.6-37.2 13 6.0 3.2-11.1 5 1.6 0.6- 4.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 132 70 81.7 72.7-88.3 22 13.0 7.3-22.0 12 1.7 1.0- 3.1 28 3.6 1.6- 8.1
No 1172 476 73.2 69.9-76.2 200 17.4 14.6-20.6 255 6.9 5.7- 8.4 241 2.5 2.2- 2.8
Education
< High School 270 107 73.6 66.1-79.9 40 14.8 9.7-22.0 59 7.6 4.9-11.6 64 4.0 2.5- 6.4
High School 417 168 73.1 67.3-78.1 75 17.0 12.6-22.6 86 7.1 5.2- 9.7 88 2.8 2.3- 3.5
> High School 615 268 75.0 70.6-78.9 107 17.8 14.2-22.1 123 5.3 3.9- 7.1 117 2.0 1.6- 2.4
Marital Status
Married 830 381 75.6 72.0-78.9 146 17.0 13.9-20.5 160 5.5 4.3- 7.1 143 1.9 1.6- 2.2
Other 476 166 71.5 65.7-76.6 76 16.5 12.1-22.1 108 7.9 5.8-10.6 126 4.1 3.0- 5.7
Income
15,999 or less 387 140 73.0 66.8-78.4 68 14.6 10.3-20.4 85 8.4 5.9-11.8 94 4.0 2.7- 5.8
16,000-24,999 154 67 74.6 65.2-82.1 24 15.8 9.5-25.1 36 7.2 4.1-12.3 27 2.4 1.6- 3.7
25,000-39,999 207 85 70.3 61.8-77.7 41 22.5 15.6-31.2 40 4.9 3.1- 7.7 41 2.3 1.6- 3.2
40,000 or more 440 207 77.3 72.4-81.5 71 16.5 12.6-21.4 78 4.3 3.0- 6.2 84 1.9 1.5- 2.3
WIC recipient
No 677 309 77.6 73.6-81.1 103 14.7 11.6-18.5 121 5.1 3.8- 6.7 144 2.7 2.0- 3.6
Yes 624 235 70.3 65.4-74.8 119 19.4 15.4-24.2 145 7.7 5.9- 9.9 125 2.6 2.2- 3.1
Medicaid recipient
No 647 308 76.7 72.6-80.4 112 16.7 13.4-20.7 115 4.7 3.5- 6.4 112 1.8 1.5- 2.2
Yes 659 239 71.6 66.9-75.9 110 16.9 13.2-21.4 153 8.0 6.2-10.2 157 3.5 2.7- 4.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 264 2 0.8 0.2- 2.9 2 0.8 0.2- 2.7 35 12.8 9.6-17.0 225 85.6 81.2-89.0
1500 - 2499 grams 472 84 18.5 15.3-22.3 126 26.1 22.4-30.1 220 46.9 42.5-51.3 42 8.5 6.4-11.2
2500+ grams 570 461 81.2 77.8-84.2 94 16.3 13.5-19.6 13 2.3 1.3- 3.9 2 0.2 0.0- 1.4

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 39 (When was your baby due?) and 41 (When was your baby 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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