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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MENTAL HEALTH

Since your new baby was born, how often have you felt down, depressed, or hopeless?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
ALWAYS OFTEN/ALMOST ALWAYS SOMETIMES RARELY NEVER
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1012 37 3.1 2.0- 4.8 122 10.8 8.6-13.4 285 27.8 24.4-31.4 315 32.9 29.4-36.7 253 25.4 22.1-28.9
Age
< 20 years 94 7 6.5 2.5-16.0 17 18.2 10.1-30.5 28 27.9 17.8-40.9 19 20.6 11.9-33.1 23 26.8 16.8-39.9
20-24 years 250 8 1.9 0.7- 5.2 37 11.0 7.1-16.8 83 32.7 25.6-40.6 70 31.9 24.8-39.8 52 22.6 16.6-29.9
25-34 years 512 15 2.4 1.2- 4.8 55 10.7 7.8-14.5 137 26.7 22.2-31.7 172 36.0 31.1-41.2 133 24.2 20.0-28.9
35+ years 156 7 5.6 2.4-12.5 13 5.5 2.4-11.7 37 23.2 15.9-32.6 54 32.3 23.9-42.0 45 33.4 24.7-43.4
Race
White 727 21 2.6 1.5- 4.5 82 9.5 7.2-12.4 206 28.0 24.2-32.2 244 34.1 30.1-38.4 174 25.7 22.1-29.8
Black 245 13 4.8 2.1-10.3 35 14.5 9.4-21.8 65 25.7 18.8-34.0 61 29.1 21.8-37.8 71 25.9 19.0-34.1
Other 40 3 4.5 0.9-20.2 5 16.6 6.5-36.5 14 34.5 18.5-55.0 10 29.4 14.5-50.4 8 15.0 5.8-33.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 130 4 1.5 0.3- 7.0 7 4.8 1.9-11.5 50 45.9 36.0-56.2 30 20.2 13.2-29.5 39 27.6 19.6-37.4
No 882 33 3.4 2.2- 5.4 115 12.0 9.5-15.0 235 24.3 20.9-28.0 285 35.4 31.5-39.5 214 24.9 21.5-28.7
Education
< High School 198 10 3.2 1.3- 7.7 18 8.5 4.8-14.7 71 37.2 29.2-45.8 41 22.0 15.7-30.1 58 29.1 21.9-37.5
High School 289 12 4.1 1.9- 8.6 41 12.3 8.1-18.2 94 32.7 25.9-40.3 67 24.6 18.6-31.8 75 26.3 20.3-33.5
> High School 523 15 2.6 1.4- 5.0 63 11.2 8.3-14.9 119 21.1 17.1-25.6 207 42.1 37.0-47.3 119 23.0 18.9-27.7
Marital Status
Married 644 15 2.3 1.2- 4.1 73 9.9 7.4-13.0 159 23.4 19.7-27.6 228 36.4 32.1-41.0 169 28.1 24.0-32.5
Other 368 22 4.7 2.6- 8.4 49 12.4 8.6-17.7 126 35.5 29.2-42.3 87 26.8 21.1-33.3 84 20.6 15.7-26.6
Income
14,999 or less 295 14 3.4 1.5- 7.3 52 17.6 12.6-24.0 104 37.1 30.2-44.6 67 25.9 19.8-33.0 58 16.0 11.4-22.0
15,000-24,999 156 9 4.1 1.6-10.3 26 14.4 8.6-23.0 45 25.5 17.6-35.3 34 23.2 15.6-33.1 42 32.8 23.7-43.3
25,000-49,999 177 6 2.9 1.1- 7.8 14 6.3 3.2-11.9 42 21.9 15.5-30.1 68 41.3 32.9-50.1 47 27.6 20.4-36.0
50,000 or more 295 5 2.1 0.8- 5.4 25 7.3 4.4-11.9 69 22.5 17.2-28.7 125 44.3 37.6-51.2 71 23.8 18.5-30.1
WIC recipient
No 553 17 3.1 1.8- 5.5 50 7.6 5.3-10.7 132 24.5 20.4-29.1 216 40.0 35.2-45.1 138 24.8 20.7-29.4
Yes 449 20 3.2 1.7- 6.0 67 14.5 10.8-19.2 151 31.8 26.5-37.7 98 24.1 19.3-29.8 113 26.3 21.4-32.0
Medicaid recipient
No 471 10 2.4 1.2- 4.8 43 7.9 5.5-11.4 112 22.9 18.7-27.9 191 42.2 36.9-47.6 115 24.6 20.2-29.5
Yes 541 27 3.8 2.2- 6.5 79 13.3 10.0-17.4 173 32.1 27.2-37.4 124 24.8 20.3-29.8 138 26.1 21.5-31.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 455 21 5.0 3.3- 7.5 64 13.6 10.8-17.0 137 30.5 26.5-34.9 123 25.7 22.0-29.8 110 25.2 21.4-29.4
2500+ grams 557 16 3.0 1.8- 4.8 58 10.5 8.2-13.4 148 27.6 23.9-31.5 192 33.6 29.8-37.6 143 25.4 21.9-29.2

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#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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