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2003 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 1464 354 24.5 21.9-27.4 587 41.2 38.1-44.5 399 26.5 23.7-29.4 124 7.8 6.2- 9.7
Age
< 20 years 158 26 15.2 9.0-24.4 53 28.5 20.0-38.8 65 47.5 37.1-58.1 14 8.9 4.4-17.0
20-24 years 398 57 15.5 11.5-20.6 142 36.7 30.9-43.0 145 35.0 29.2-41.2 54 12.8 9.2-17.6
25-34 years 723 203 28.6 24.8-32.8 327 47.5 43.1-52.0 150 18.6 15.4-22.3 43 5.3 3.5- 7.7
35+ years 185 68 37.0 28.6-46.2 65 36.4 28.0-45.7 39 21.0 14.3-29.8 13 5.6 2.5-12.2
Race
White 999 262 26.6 23.4-30.0 422 42.3 38.7-46.1 246 24.8 21.6-28.3 69 6.3 4.7- 8.5
Black 402 73 16.9 12.4-22.6 142 38.1 31.6-45.0 135 32.7 26.6-39.4 52 12.3 8.5-17.5
Other 63 19 29.1 17.4-44.5 23 39.3 25.8-54.7 18 22.7 12.6-37.5 3 8.8 2.9-23.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 147 31 21.2 14.4-30.0 67 48.2 38.9-57.7 41 26.7 19.1-35.9 8 3.9 1.5- 9.9
No 1314 322 25.0 22.1-28.0 518 40.2 36.9-43.6 358 26.5 23.5-29.7 116 8.4 6.6-10.5
Education
< High School 314 51 17.7 12.8-23.9 112 37.5 30.9-44.6 109 32.5 26.2-39.5 42 12.3 8.4-17.9
High School 435 82 16.7 12.7-21.5 157 36.5 30.9-42.5 148 36.7 31.1-42.7 48 10.1 7.0-14.4
> High School 713 221 32.8 28.7-37.1 317 46.0 41.6-50.5 141 17.1 13.9-20.8 34 4.1 2.6- 6.4
Marital Status
Married 921 281 31.4 27.9-35.2 400 44.2 40.3-48.1 191 19.4 16.5-22.8 49 4.9 3.4- 7.0
Other 543 73 11.9 8.7-16.0 187 35.8 30.6-41.4 208 39.3 34.0-45.0 75 12.9 9.6-17.1
Income
15,999 or less 399 49 14.0 10.1-19.2 120 29.3 23.7-35.5 155 37.6 31.6-44.1 75 19.0 14.5-24.6
16,000-24,999 192 30 15.4 10.0-23.0 79 47.6 38.9-56.5 69 31.6 24.0-40.3 14 5.3 2.5-10.9
25,000-39,999 211 39 20.2 14.2-27.9 102 52.3 43.8-60.7 55 22.6 16.2-30.5 15 4.9 2.4- 9.8
40,000 or more 502 200 40.1 35.1-45.4 220 43.8 38.7-49.1 73 14.6 11.2-18.8 9 1.5 0.6- 3.5
WIC recipient
No 759 243 32.9 29.0-37.1 328 44.3 40.0-48.7 160 19.4 16.1-23.1 28 3.4 2.1- 5.5
Yes 697 108 15.4 12.3-19.2 255 37.9 33.3-42.7 238 34.2 29.7-38.9 96 12.5 9.7-16.1
Medicaid recipient
No 703 244 34.9 30.8-39.3 317 46.0 41.6-50.5 120 15.7 12.7-19.3 22 3.4 2.0- 5.6
Yes 761 110 14.8 11.8-18.4 270 36.8 32.4-41.4 279 36.6 32.2-41.1 102 11.9 9.2-15.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 667 146 20.8 18.0-23.9 250 37.0 33.5-40.7 202 31.0 27.7-34.6 69 11.2 9.0-13.8
2500+ grams 797 208 24.9 22.0-27.9 337 41.6 38.2-45.1 197 26.1 23.1-29.3 55 7.5 5.8- 9.6

*Data in this table are constructed from survey question 34 (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.

This page was generated on 22MAR05

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