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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

REPRODUCTIVE HISTORY

Did the baby born just before your new one weigh 5 pounds, 8 ounces (2.5 kilos) or less at birth?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 756 611 87.3 84.3-89.8 145 12.7 10.2-15.7
Age
< 20 years 31 20 72.6 51.3-86.9 11 27.4 13.1-48.7
20-24 years 185 144 85.7 78.8-90.7 41 14.3 9.3-21.2
25-34 years 417 347 89.0 85.0-92.0 70 11.0 8.0-15.0
35+ years 123 100 88.3 79.8-93.5 23 11.7 6.5-20.2
Race
White 531 449 89.9 86.7-92.5 82 10.1 7.5-13.3
Black 200 144 80.1 72.0-86.2 56 19.9 13.8-28.0
Other 25 18 80.0 56.6-92.5 7 20.0 7.5-43.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 85 61 76.8 64.5-85.8 24 23.2 14.2-35.5
No 671 550 88.6 85.6-91.1 121 11.4 8.9-14.4
Education
< High School 170 123 77.0 68.8-83.6 47 23.0 16.4-31.2
High School 236 188 87.5 81.6-91.7 48 12.5 8.3-18.4
> High School 349 299 92.6 89.1-95.1 50 7.4 4.9-10.9
Marital Status
Married 531 452 90.6 87.4-93.1 79 9.4 6.9-12.6
Other 225 159 78.7 71.4-84.6 66 21.3 15.4-28.6
Income
15,999 or less 226 159 80.0 73.0-85.6 67 20.0 14.4-27.0
16,000-24,999 91 71 85.7 75.4-92.2 20 14.3 7.8-24.6
25,000-39,999 104 81 85.5 75.3-91.9 23 14.5 8.1-24.7
40,000 or more 270 246 95.5 92.0-97.5 24 4.5 2.5- 8.0
WIC recipient
No 407 355 92.3 88.8-94.8 52 7.7 5.2-11.2
Yes 340 250 81.2 75.7-85.7 90 18.8 14.3-24.3
Medicaid recipient
No 360 319 92.8 89.2-95.3 41 7.2 4.7-10.8
Yes 396 292 81.6 76.5-85.8 104 18.4 14.2-23.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 294 199 67.8 62.4-72.8 95 32.2 27.2-37.6
2500+ grams 462 412 88.7 85.5-91.4 50 11.3 8.6-14.5

#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 20JUL04

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