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2006 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 1319 516 45.9 42.5-49.3 694 51.3 47.9-54.8 109 2.8 2.0- 3.9
Age
< 20 years 131 58 46.6 35.8-57.6 66 48.6 37.8-59.6 7 4.8 1.7-13.0
20-24 years 290 106 42.2 35.2-49.5 154 54.6 47.3-61.7 30 3.2 1.8- 5.7
25-34 years 684 279 48.5 43.8-53.2 361 49.8 45.1-54.5 44 1.7 1.0- 2.8
35+ years 214 73 41.6 33.3-50.4 113 54.3 45.5-62.8 28 4.2 2.1- 8.1
Race
White 964 404 49.8 45.8-53.7 488 48.2 44.3-52.1 72 2.1 1.4- 3.1
Black 280 81 35.9 28.7-43.8 166 59.2 51.3-66.6 33 4.9 2.7- 8.8
Other 75 31 39.0 26.1-53.6 40 58.4 43.9-71.7 4 2.6 0.5-11.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 176 72 45.0 36.2-54.1 92 52.8 43.7-61.8 12 2.2 0.7- 6.7
No 1143 444 46.1 42.4-49.8 602 51.0 47.3-54.7 97 2.9 2.0- 4.1
Education
< High School 211 81 42.4 34.1-51.3 114 54.1 45.3-62.6 16 3.5 1.5- 7.9
High School 392 146 44.5 38.3-51.0 209 51.7 45.3-58.0 37 3.8 2.2- 6.4
> High School 714 287 47.9 43.4-52.4 371 50.2 45.7-54.7 56 1.9 1.2- 2.9
Marital Status
Married 866 355 49.6 45.5-53.6 441 48.4 44.4-52.5 70 2.0 1.3- 3.0
Other 453 161 40.6 34.8-46.6 253 55.5 49.5-61.4 39 3.9 2.3- 6.4
Income
14,999 or less 347 129 44.5 37.8-51.5 190 51.7 44.8-58.5 28 3.8 2.0- 7.0
15,000-24,999 174 69 47.0 37.7-56.5 87 50.0 40.6-59.5 18 3.0 1.3- 6.7
25,000-49,999 258 108 46.7 39.3-54.3 128 50.5 43.0-58.0 22 2.7 1.4- 5.4
50,000 or more 434 174 48.3 42.6-54.0 230 50.1 44.4-55.8 30 1.6 0.8- 3.3
WIC recipient
No 743 301 47.3 42.8-51.8 383 50.3 45.8-54.8 59 2.4 1.5- 4.0
Yes 567 212 44.0 38.9-49.4 307 52.8 47.5-58.1 48 3.1 1.9- 4.9
Medicaid recipient
No 667 272 47.4 42.8-52.1 344 50.8 46.2-55.4 51 1.7 1.1- 2.9
Yes 652 244 44.6 39.6-49.6 350 51.8 46.8-56.8 58 3.7 2.4- 5.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 578 157 27.3 23.7-31.3 322 55.8 51.5-59.9 99 16.9 14.0-20.3
2500+ grams 741 359 47.5 43.8-51.3 372 50.9 47.2-54.7 10 1.5 0.8- 2.9

*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?).

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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 01MAY08

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