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2006 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 1342 392 28.3 25.3-31.4 555 40.1 36.8-43.5 323 25.9 23.0-29.2 72 5.7 4.2- 7.6
Age
< 20 years 133 26 17.9 11.0-27.9 49 37.4 27.5-48.5 41 34.5 24.8-45.6 17 10.2 5.1-19.2
20-24 years 298 58 18.9 14.0-25.1 124 43.2 36.2-50.4 92 30.5 24.2-37.6 24 7.4 4.4-12.0
25-34 years 690 215 30.3 26.2-34.7 292 39.5 35.1-44.2 156 25.6 21.5-30.1 27 4.6 2.9- 7.3
35+ years 221 93 46.2 37.8-54.9 90 39.4 31.4-48.1 34 11.7 7.2-18.4 4 2.7 0.9- 7.9
Race
White 979 304 30.3 26.8-33.9 417 41.9 38.1-45.8 211 22.8 19.6-26.4 47 5.0 3.5- 7.2
Black 285 51 19.4 13.9-26.4 115 37.3 30.1-45.0 98 35.5 28.4-43.2 21 7.9 4.5-13.2
Other 78 37 41.7 28.8-56.0 23 28.9 18.0-42.9 14 24.6 13.4-40.8 4 4.8 0.9-21.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 180 42 26.6 19.4-35.4 86 42.7 34.1-51.8 46 27.8 20.2-36.9 6 2.9 0.9- 9.1
No 1162 350 28.6 25.5-32.0 469 39.6 36.1-43.2 277 25.6 22.4-29.1 66 6.2 4.6- 8.4
Education
< High School 217 53 22.0 15.6-30.0 88 42.1 33.8-50.8 58 29.7 22.2-38.4 18 6.2 3.1-12.2
High School 402 89 23.0 18.2-28.7 158 35.8 30.1-42.0 130 33.5 27.6-39.8 25 7.7 4.8-12.1
> High School 721 250 34.1 30.0-38.5 309 42.1 37.7-46.6 133 19.5 16.1-23.5 29 4.3 2.7- 6.6
Marital Status
Married 880 311 36.0 32.2-40.0 397 44.2 40.2-48.2 150 17.3 14.4-20.8 22 2.5 1.5- 4.2
Other 462 81 17.0 13.0-22.1 158 34.3 28.8-40.1 173 38.4 32.8-44.4 50 10.3 7.2-14.5
Income
14,999 or less 356 50 12.4 8.6-17.6 132 37.9 31.5-44.7 136 39.5 33.0-46.4 38 10.2 6.8-15.1
15,000-24,999 175 29 15.5 9.9-23.4 71 38.4 29.7-47.9 61 37.3 28.5-47.1 14 8.8 4.7-15.9
25,000-49,999 256 69 33.3 26.4-41.0 120 41.1 33.9-48.7 59 23.1 17.1-30.3 8 2.5 1.0- 6.2
50,000 or more 442 208 45.0 39.4-50.7 184 43.7 38.1-49.4 47 11.2 8.1-15.4 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4
WIC recipient
No 752 287 37.6 33.3-42.0 313 40.8 36.4-45.2 126 18.6 15.1-22.6 26 3.1 1.8- 5.3
Yes 579 101 18.2 14.5-22.6 236 38.9 33.9-44.1 196 34.3 29.5-39.5 46 8.6 6.0-12.1
Medicaid recipient
No 674 277 39.9 35.5-44.5 292 44.4 39.8-49.0 97 14.8 11.7-18.6 8 0.9 0.4- 2.3
Yes 668 115 18.3 14.7-22.5 263 36.4 31.9-41.3 226 35.5 30.9-40.4 64 9.8 7.2-13.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 593 161 24.7 21.4-28.4 246 40.5 36.5-44.7 150 27.7 24.1-31.7 36 7.0 5.1- 9.6
2500+ grams 749 231 28.6 25.4-32.0 309 40.1 36.5-43.7 173 25.8 22.6-29.3 36 5.6 4.0- 7.7

*Data in this table are constructed from survey question 35 (a-m).

~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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