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2003 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 1439 605 51.6 48.4-54.9 736 46.3 43.1-49.5 98 2.1 1.5- 2.9
Age
< 20 years 158 62 52.3 41.8-62.7 84 46.1 35.9-56.7 12 1.5 0.9- 2.7
20-24 years 390 162 50.7 44.5-57.0 197 47.1 40.9-53.4 31 2.2 1.2- 3.8
25-34 years 710 309 52.3 47.9-56.8 360 45.5 41.1-50.0 41 2.1 1.2- 3.6
35+ years 181 72 50.0 40.8-59.3 95 47.6 38.5-56.9 14 2.3 1.0- 5.5
Race
White 987 457 54.7 50.9-58.4 483 43.8 40.1-47.6 47 1.5 0.9- 2.5
Black 391 122 41.8 35.1-48.8 221 54.0 47.0-60.8 48 4.3 2.7- 6.7
Other 61 26 50.6 35.4-65.7 32 48.7 33.7-63.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 147 74 57.4 47.8-66.5 67 41.9 32.9-51.5 6 0.7 0.3- 1.5
No 1290 529 50.7 47.3-54.2 669 47.0 43.6-50.4 92 2.3 1.6- 3.3
Education
< High School 309 121 49.3 42.1-56.4 168 48.5 41.4-55.7 20 2.2 1.1- 4.4
High School 424 181 53.1 47.0-59.1 206 44.2 38.3-50.3 37 2.7 1.5- 4.7
> High School 704 302 51.8 47.3-56.3 362 46.6 42.1-51.1 40 1.6 0.9- 2.8
Marital Status
Married 906 400 53.7 49.8-57.7 452 44.5 40.6-48.4 54 1.8 1.1- 2.8
Other 533 205 47.8 42.1-53.4 284 49.6 43.9-55.2 44 2.7 1.6- 4.4
Income
15,999 or less 386 153 48.7 42.2-55.2 202 48.7 42.2-55.2 31 2.6 1.4- 4.8
16,000-24,999 187 73 46.7 37.8-55.7 98 50.3 41.3-59.2 16 3.1 1.4- 6.7
25,000-39,999 210 83 53.1 44.6-61.4 109 44.0 35.8-52.6 18 2.9 1.3- 6.2
40,000 or more 496 227 54.7 49.5-59.9 245 44.2 39.0-49.5 24 1.1 0.6- 2.0
WIC recipient
No 748 328 52.0 47.6-56.4 376 46.6 42.2-51.0 44 1.4 0.9- 2.3
Yes 685 273 51.0 46.2-55.8 358 46.2 41.4-51.0 54 2.8 1.8- 4.4
Medicaid recipient
No 695 306 52.1 47.6-56.6 357 46.7 42.3-51.2 32 1.1 0.6- 2.1
Yes 744 299 51.2 46.5-55.8 379 45.8 41.2-50.5 66 3.0 2.0- 4.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 649 179 27.8 24.6-31.3 380 58.2 54.4-61.8 90 14.0 11.6-16.8
2500+ grams 790 426 53.7 50.2-57.2 356 45.3 41.8-48.8 8 1.1 0.5- 2.1

*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 22MAR05

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