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2001 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 1650 363 22.1 19.6-24.7 715 45.0 41.9-48.1 458 26.9 24.2-29.8 114 6.1 4.7- 7.8
Age
< 20 years 229 33 11.9 7.3-18.8 93 46.1 37.5-54.9 82 32.6 25.0-41.2 21 9.4 5.4-15.9
20-24 years 436 60 12.5 9.0-17.3 180 44.8 38.8-51.0 157 33.8 28.2-39.9 39 8.8 5.9-13.0
25-34 years 799 213 28.6 24.8-32.7 355 44.1 39.8-48.6 186 23.4 19.8-27.5 45 3.9 2.5- 6.0
35+ years 186 57 29.3 21.6-38.4 87 48.0 38.7-57.4 33 18.0 11.7-26.6 9 4.7 2.0-10.9
Race
White 1119 279 24.2 21.2-27.4 494 46.3 42.6-49.9 276 24.2 21.1-27.5 70 5.4 4.0- 7.3
Black 471 68 14.2 10.2-19.5 193 41.2 34.8-47.9 169 36.7 30.5-43.3 41 7.9 5.0-12.3
Other 60 16 33.4 20.1-49.9 28 45.6 30.5-61.6 13 14.8 6.6-30.1 3 6.2 1.7-20.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 173 23 10.8 6.4-17.9 84 49.6 40.3-58.8 54 34.1 25.8-43.5 12 5.5 2.6-11.5
No 1475 339 23.7 21.0-26.6 631 44.3 41.0-47.7 403 25.8 23.0-28.9 102 6.1 4.7- 8.0
Education
< High School 362 49 11.7 7.9-16.9 143 43.4 36.6-50.4 131 35.3 29.0-42.2 39 9.6 6.2-14.6
High School 514 85 16.1 12.3-20.8 219 43.9 38.2-49.7 163 31.2 26.1-36.8 47 8.8 6.1-12.7
> High School 769 227 30.7 26.8-35.0 351 46.4 42.0-50.9 164 20.4 17.0-24.3 27 2.4 1.4- 4.1
Marital Status
Married 1041 288 27.3 24.1-30.8 479 47.2 43.4-51.0 232 21.8 18.8-25.2 42 3.6 2.4- 5.4
Other 609 75 12.1 8.9-16.2 236 40.8 35.5-46.4 226 36.5 31.2-42.0 72 10.6 7.7-14.5
Income
15,999 or less 506 58 10.7 7.5-15.1 186 41.9 36.0-48.1 195 35.3 29.7-41.3 67 12.1 8.7-16.6
16,000-24,999 182 33 14.8 9.5-22.4 67 38.9 30.1-48.5 66 37.3 28.6-47.0 16 8.9 4.8-16.0
25,000-39,999 247 44 16.5 11.4-23.4 111 46.2 38.2-54.3 78 33.0 25.8-41.1 14 4.3 2.1- 8.7
40,000 or more 556 199 36.6 31.9-41.6 273 48.4 43.3-53.5 77 13.5 10.4-17.4 7 1.5 0.6- 3.7
WIC recipient
No 858 257 30.2 26.5-34.2 396 47.3 43.1-51.5 178 20.4 17.1-24.1 27 2.0 1.1- 3.7
Yes 784 104 13.3 10.4-16.8 317 42.6 38.0-47.3 276 33.7 29.4-38.3 87 10.5 7.9-13.7
Medicaid recipient
No 819 249 31.0 27.3-35.1 395 47.9 43.7-52.2 159 19.6 16.4-23.2 16 1.5 0.7- 3.1
Yes 831 114 12.5 9.8-15.9 320 41.9 37.3-46.6 299 34.7 30.4-39.3 98 10.9 8.4-14.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 317 71 21.6 17.7-26.0 120 37.4 32.6-42.4 104 33.6 29.0-38.6 22 7.4 5.1-10.7
1500 - 2499 grams 493 94 18.2 15.1-21.7 214 43.0 38.8-47.4 138 28.4 24.6-32.4 47 10.4 7.9-13.5
2500+ grams 840 198 22.3 19.7-25.2 381 45.3 41.9-48.7 216 26.7 23.7-29.8 45 5.7 4.3- 7.6

*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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