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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY

At Delivery, Number of Days Mother stayed 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 1338 569 48.3 45.3-51.4 686 48.8 45.8-51.9 83 2.9 2.1- 3.8
Age
< 20 years 143 53 43.2 34.0-52.9 80 53.4 43.8-62.7 10 3.4 1.5- 7.6
20-24 years 313 135 48.0 41.6-54.4 156 48.3 41.9-54.7 22 3.8 2.2- 6.4
25-34 years 676 301 50.6 46.4-54.8 339 47.1 42.9-51.3 36 2.3 1.5- 3.7
35+ years 206 80 44.7 37.3-52.4 111 52.5 44.9-60.0 15 2.8 1.4- 5.4
Race
White 951 430 50.9 47.4-54.5 472 46.6 43.1-50.2 49 2.5 1.7- 3.6
Black 322 111 39.3 33.0-45.9 181 56.2 49.6-62.6 30 4.5 2.8- 7.3
Other 65 28 48.2 34.7-62.0 33 50.3 36.6-63.9 4 1.5 0.6- 4.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 186 100 61.5 53.5-69.0 76 36.8 29.4-44.8 10 1.7 0.7- 3.9
No 1151 468 45.8 42.6-49.1 610 51.1 47.8-54.4 73 3.1 2.2- 4.2
Education
< High School 259 121 53.5 46.5-60.4 123 45.1 38.3-52.1 15 1.4 0.8- 2.3
High School 363 145 45.6 39.7-51.6 192 50.9 45.0-56.9 26 3.5 2.1- 5.8
> High School 712 300 47.6 43.5-51.7 370 49.3 45.2-53.3 42 3.2 2.1- 4.7
Marital Status
Married 816 367 51.3 47.4-55.1 407 46.7 42.9-50.5 42 2.1 1.4- 3.1
Other 522 202 44.0 39.1-49.0 279 52.0 47.0-56.9 41 4.0 2.7- 6.0
Income
14,999 or less 372 143 44.8 38.9-50.8 198 50.8 44.8-56.7 31 4.4 2.8- 7.0
15,000-24,999 171 79 51.8 43.3-60.2 78 44.4 36.1-53.0 14 3.8 1.8- 7.7
25,000-49,999 260 113 47.0 40.3-53.8 136 51.2 44.4-57.9 11 1.9 0.8- 4.2
50,000 or more 437 186 48.0 42.8-53.1 231 50.1 44.9-55.2 20 2.0 1.1- 3.5
WIC recipient
No 727 308 48.6 44.6-52.7 378 49.0 44.9-53.0 41 2.4 1.6- 3.6
Yes 603 258 47.9 43.3-52.5 303 48.7 44.2-53.3 42 3.4 2.2- 5.1
Medicaid recipient
No 629 269 47.9 43.6-52.2 327 50.1 45.8-54.4 33 2.0 1.2- 3.1
Yes 709 300 48.7 44.4-52.9 359 47.8 43.5-52.0 50 3.6 2.5- 5.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 436 118 27.6 23.6-31.9 251 57.1 52.4-61.6 67 15.3 12.3-19.0
2500+ grams 902 451 50.1 46.8-53.4 435 48.1 44.8-51.4 16 1.8 1.1- 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?).

#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 20MAY10

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