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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY

After your baby was born, how long did he or she stay in the hospital?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Never in or 0-2 nights 3-5 nights More than 6 nights
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1117 702 67.1 63.8-70.2 406 32.8 29.7-36.1 9 0.1 0.1- 0.2
Age
< 20 years 119 74 71.4 60.6-80.2 44 28.5 19.7-39.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
20-24 years 301 191 67.3 60.9-73.2 107 32.5 26.6-39.0 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4
25-34 years 565 363 66.4 61.8-70.7 198 33.5 29.2-38.1 4 0.1 0.0- 0.3
35+ years 132 74 65.2 55.3-73.9 57 34.7 26.0-44.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
Race
White 779 509 68.8 65.1-72.4 268 31.1 27.6-34.9 2 0.0 0.0- 0.1
Black 289 162 61.4 54.1-68.2 120 38.2 31.4-45.5 7 0.4 0.2- 0.8
Other 49 31 66.1 50.0-79.2 18 33.9 20.8-50.0 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 124 76 63.5 53.4-72.4 47 36.4 27.5-46.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7
No 991 625 67.6 64.2-70.9 358 32.2 29.0-35.7 8 0.1 0.1- 0.2
Education
< High School 233 140 62.3 54.7-69.4 91 37.6 30.5-45.2 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
High School 329 210 68.8 62.7-74.4 116 31.0 25.5-37.2 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4
> High School 553 350 68.1 63.5-72.3 199 31.8 27.6-36.4 4 0.1 0.0- 0.3
Marital Status
Married 719 471 69.9 66.1-73.6 245 30.0 26.4-33.9 3 0.1 0.0- 0.2
Other 398 231 61.6 55.6-67.3 161 38.1 32.5-44.1 6 0.2 0.1- 0.5
Income
15,999 or less 296 179 65.2 58.4-71.4 113 34.6 28.4-41.4 4 0.2 0.1- 0.5
16,000-24,999 144 92 67.1 57.8-75.2 52 32.9 24.8-42.2 0 0.0 . - .
25,000-39,999 152 97 68.9 60.0-76.5 53 30.9 23.3-39.8 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
40,000 or more 400 264 70.9 65.7-75.6 134 29.0 24.4-34.2 2 0.1 0.0- 0.3
WIC recipient
No 590 382 69.0 64.7-73.0 204 30.9 26.9-35.3 4 0.1 0.0- 0.2
Yes 521 316 64.9 59.9-69.6 200 35.0 30.3-40.0 5 0.1 0.1- 0.3
Medicaid recipient
No 563 364 68.6 64.2-72.8 196 31.3 27.1-35.7 3 0.1 0.0- 0.2
Yes 554 338 65.5 60.7-70.0 210 34.3 29.8-39.2 6 0.2 0.1- 0.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 350 181 52.1 47.0-57.2 160 45.4 40.4-50.5 9 2.5 1.4- 4.7
2500+ grams 767 521 67.8 64.4-71.0 246 32.2 29.0-35.6 0 0.0 . - .

#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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