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2002 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 1505 616 49.7 46.5-52.8 760 47.6 44.5-50.7 129 2.7 2.1- 3.7
Age
< 20 years 191 71 47.4 38.2-56.7 102 48.5 39.3-57.8 18 4.1 1.9- 8.5
20-24 years 399 174 52.1 46.0-58.2 194 45.0 39.0-51.1 31 2.9 1.6- 5.1
25-34 years 735 304 49.6 45.2-54.0 366 48.1 43.7-52.5 65 2.2 1.5- 3.3
35+ years 180 67 46.5 37.8-55.4 98 50.3 41.5-59.0 15 3.2 1.3- 7.6
Race
White 1040 461 52.2 48.5-55.8 505 45.5 41.9-49.2 74 2.3 1.6- 3.4
Black 391 128 43.3 36.6-50.1 212 52.0 45.2-58.8 51 4.7 3.0- 7.3
Other 74 27 41.4 28.8-55.3 43 57.8 43.9-70.5 4 0.8 0.3- 2.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 161 68 51.2 41.9-60.4 81 45.7 36.6-55.1 12 3.1 1.2- 7.5
No 1344 548 49.5 46.2-52.8 679 47.8 44.5-51.2 117 2.7 2.0- 3.7
Education
< High School 334 144 51.7 45.1-58.3 165 44.9 38.4-51.6 25 3.4 1.8- 6.2
High School 428 159 46.4 40.4-52.6 224 50.1 44.0-56.2 45 3.5 2.1- 5.7
> High School 740 312 50.5 46.2-54.9 369 47.4 43.1-51.8 59 2.0 1.3- 3.1
Marital Status
Married 957 422 53.6 49.8-57.3 458 43.8 40.1-47.6 77 2.6 1.8- 3.8
Other 548 194 41.6 36.3-47.2 302 55.3 49.8-60.7 52 3.1 2.0- 4.7
Income
15,999 or less 451 168 44.3 38.5-50.3 248 52.5 46.6-58.4 35 3.2 1.8- 5.5
16,000-24,999 162 65 48.9 39.4-58.6 79 47.0 37.6-56.8 18 4.0 1.8- 8.5
25,000-39,999 201 91 51.2 42.6-59.7 93 45.7 37.3-54.4 17 3.1 1.4- 6.8
40,000 or more 542 234 52.5 47.6-57.5 266 45.6 40.7-50.6 42 1.9 1.1- 3.1
WIC recipient
No 820 349 51.3 47.2-55.4 408 46.7 42.6-50.9 63 1.9 1.3- 2.9
Yes 672 262 47.2 42.5-52.1 347 49.0 44.2-53.8 63 3.7 2.5- 5.6
Medicaid recipient
No 738 323 52.9 48.6-57.2 353 44.7 40.5-49.0 62 2.4 1.6- 3.6
Yes 767 293 46.1 41.6-50.7 407 50.7 46.2-55.3 67 3.1 2.1- 4.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 667 182 27.1 23.9-30.5 368 55.3 51.5-58.9 117 17.7 15.0-20.7
2500+ grams 838 434 51.6 48.2-55.0 392 46.9 43.6-50.3 12 1.5 0.8- 2.6

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey questions 40 (When was your baby born?) and 41 (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.

This page was generated on 23JUL04

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