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2007 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 1662 474 28.4 25.7-31.1 694 42.1 39.2-45.2 391 23.4 20.9-26.1 103 6.1 4.8- 7.9
Age
< 20 years 197 32 20.1 13.7-28.4 76 39.5 31.1-48.7 72 31.0 23.3-39.8 17 9.4 5.3-16.4
20-24 years 397 82 18.1 13.9-23.3 170 43.4 37.4-49.6 113 31.1 25.6-37.1 32 7.4 4.8-11.4
25-34 years 837 268 32.3 28.5-36.4 350 43.5 39.3-47.7 171 18.7 15.6-22.3 48 5.5 3.8- 8.0
35+ years 231 92 41.5 33.9-49.5 98 37.2 29.9-45.2 35 18.4 12.8-25.9 6 2.9 1.0- 7.9
Race
White 1145 339 29.6 26.5-32.9 508 44.7 41.2-48.3 234 20.5 17.7-23.5 64 5.2 3.8- 7.2
Black 444 107 24.3 19.2-30.2 159 34.9 29.0-41.3 143 32.3 26.5-38.6 35 8.5 5.5-12.9
Other 73 28 29.6 18.6-43.7 27 38.0 25.6-52.3 14 24.1 13.9-38.4 4 8.3 2.8-22.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 208 51 24.9 18.7-32.4 95 46.1 38.3-54.1 55 25.8 19.4-33.4 7 3.1 1.3- 7.5
No 1451 421 29.0 26.2-32.1 598 41.3 38.1-44.6 336 22.9 20.2-25.8 96 6.7 5.2- 8.7
Education
< High School 333 69 21.0 16.0-27.1 135 42.3 35.7-49.1 102 28.8 23.0-35.3 27 7.9 4.9-12.5
High School 451 109 24.5 19.8-29.9 177 40.1 34.5-46.0 127 28.3 23.3-33.9 38 7.1 4.6-10.8
> High School 872 293 33.7 29.9-37.7 380 43.2 39.2-47.4 161 18.2 15.2-21.7 38 4.8 3.2- 7.2
Marital Status
Married 1011 357 36.5 33.0-40.2 460 45.1 41.3-48.8 164 16.4 13.7-19.4 30 2.1 1.2- 3.5
Other 651 117 16.9 13.5-21.0 234 38.1 33.3-43.1 227 33.2 28.7-38.1 73 11.9 9.0-15.5
Income
14,999 or less 444 84 19.2 14.9-24.4 154 35.2 29.7-41.2 142 30.9 25.6-36.8 64 14.6 10.8-19.5
15,000-24,999 258 43 13.8 9.3-19.9 103 40.3 32.9-48.2 89 37.6 30.3-45.4 23 8.4 4.9-14.0
25,000-49,999 306 76 25.6 19.9-32.2 137 45.1 38.2-52.1 81 25.7 20.1-32.4 12 3.6 1.7- 7.7
50,000 or more 542 245 46.1 41.0-51.2 244 44.9 39.9-50.1 52 9.0 6.4-12.4 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3
WIC recipient
No 947 349 37.2 33.4-41.1 412 42.9 39.1-46.9 162 17.2 14.4-20.5 24 2.7 1.6- 4.5
Yes 702 123 18.0 14.6-21.8 275 40.7 36.1-45.4 227 31.1 26.9-35.6 77 10.2 7.7-13.5
Medicaid recipient
No 788 318 41.3 37.1-45.6 350 43.0 38.8-47.3 111 14.4 11.5-17.8 9 1.4 0.6- 3.1
Yes 874 156 17.5 14.5-21.0 344 41.5 37.3-45.7 280 30.9 27.1-35.0 94 10.1 7.8-13.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 766 204 25.5 22.6-28.6 310 39.7 36.3-43.1 196 27.1 24.0-30.3 56 7.8 6.1- 9.9
2500+ grams 896 270 28.6 25.8-31.6 384 42.4 39.1-45.7 195 23.0 20.3-26.0 47 6.0 4.5- 7.9

*Data in this table are constructed from survey question 35 (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 09JUN09

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