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2005 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 995 388 48.6 44.7-52.4 531 49.1 45.2-53.0 76 2.3 1.6- 3.5
Age
< 20 years 93 33 44.8 32.3-57.9 54 51.9 39.0-64.6 6 3.3 1.0-10.8
20-24 years 242 94 49.8 41.8-57.9 127 47.3 39.4-55.4 21 2.8 1.4- 5.8
25-34 years 509 209 48.9 43.6-54.2 263 49.0 43.7-54.3 37 2.2 1.2- 3.8
35+ years 151 52 47.8 37.9-57.8 87 50.8 40.8-60.7 12 1.4 0.8- 2.5
Race
White 718 302 51.1 46.6-55.5 370 47.3 42.9-51.8 46 1.6 1.0- 2.6
Black 239 73 40.9 32.4-49.9 137 53.6 44.7-62.3 29 5.5 2.9-10.2
Other 38 13 38.0 20.9-58.6 24 61.6 41.1-78.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 129 58 52.2 42.0-62.3 64 47.0 37.0-57.2 7 0.8 0.4- 1.7
No 866 330 47.8 43.7-52.0 467 49.5 45.3-53.7 69 2.6 1.7- 4.0
Education
< High School 195 70 43.9 35.5-52.7 116 54.4 45.7-62.9 9 1.6 0.6- 4.7
High School 279 111 51.0 43.3-58.7 136 45.2 37.6-53.0 32 3.7 2.1- 6.6
> High School 519 206 49.5 44.2-54.7 278 48.5 43.3-53.8 35 2.0 1.1- 3.7
Marital Status
Married 636 261 50.4 45.7-55.1 328 47.5 42.8-52.2 47 2.1 1.3- 3.6
Other 359 127 45.3 38.5-52.2 203 52.0 45.1-58.8 29 2.7 1.5- 4.9
Income
14,999 or less 283 101 46.3 38.8-54.0 162 51.1 43.5-58.6 20 2.6 1.2- 5.6
15,000-24,999 155 57 46.9 36.8-57.3 81 48.6 38.4-58.9 17 4.5 2.0- 9.7
25,000-49,999 177 71 48.1 39.4-56.9 92 49.0 40.3-57.8 14 2.9 1.2- 7.0
50,000 or more 291 125 52.2 45.3-59.1 147 46.7 39.9-53.6 19 1.1 0.7- 1.7
WIC recipient
No 545 227 50.8 45.7-55.8 281 47.9 42.9-53.0 37 1.3 0.8- 2.1
Yes 440 159 46.1 40.1-52.2 243 50.3 44.2-56.4 38 3.6 2.1- 6.1
Medicaid recipient
No 466 189 48.6 43.2-54.1 246 50.1 44.7-55.5 31 1.3 0.8- 2.2
Yes 529 199 48.5 43.0-54.0 285 48.2 42.8-53.8 45 3.2 2.0- 5.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 445 106 24.1 20.3-28.2 269 60.3 55.7-64.7 70 15.7 12.6-19.3
2500+ grams 550 282 50.7 46.5-54.9 262 48.1 44.0-52.4 6 1.2 0.5- 2.6

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey questions 42 (When was your baby born?) and 43 (When were you discharged from the hospital after your baby was born?).

~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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