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2008 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 1374 395 27.9 25.3-30.6 549 41.2 38.3-44.2 350 25.8 23.2-28.5 80 5.1 3.9- 6.6
Age
< 20 years 150 31 18.4 12.3-26.8 50 37.0 28.4-46.6 55 37.2 28.7-46.6 14 7.3 3.8-13.4
20-24 years 324 52 14.8 10.8-19.8 132 42.0 35.9-48.4 113 35.4 29.6-41.7 27 7.8 5.0-11.9
25-34 years 689 236 34.6 30.7-38.6 281 41.0 37.0-45.2 143 20.6 17.4-24.2 29 3.8 2.5- 5.8
35+ years 211 76 33.8 27.1-41.2 86 43.9 36.6-51.5 39 18.8 13.6-25.5 10 3.4 1.6- 7.2
Race
White 972 307 30.8 27.6-34.1 395 42.3 38.9-45.8 224 23.0 20.1-26.1 46 4.0 2.8- 5.6
Black 334 55 14.2 10.3-19.1 131 39.7 33.6-46.2 116 37.1 31.1-43.6 32 9.0 5.9-13.5
Other 68 33 46.8 33.7-60.4 23 31.3 20.1-45.2 10 17.0 8.8-30.4 2 4.9 1.2-17.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 192 61 29.7 23.0-37.4 81 45.8 38.0-53.8 43 22.1 16.2-29.4 7 2.4 0.9- 5.8
No 1181 334 27.5 24.8-30.5 467 40.4 37.2-43.6 307 26.5 23.7-29.5 73 5.6 4.3- 7.4
Education
< High School 268 56 20.1 15.2-26.1 106 42.2 35.5-49.1 83 31.1 25.1-37.8 23 6.6 4.0-10.8
High School 379 99 27.6 22.6-33.2 137 37.0 31.5-42.8 108 27.6 22.7-33.1 35 7.8 5.3-11.5
> High School 723 238 31.4 27.8-35.2 304 43.3 39.3-47.3 159 22.4 19.2-26.1 22 2.9 1.8- 4.7
Marital Status
Married 831 300 35.6 32.1-39.3 345 43.3 39.6-47.1 163 19.1 16.3-22.3 23 2.0 1.2- 3.3
Other 543 95 16.8 13.4-20.7 204 38.3 33.7-43.2 187 35.3 30.8-40.1 57 9.6 7.1-12.8
Income
14,999 or less 384 65 16.3 12.4-21.1 132 34.9 29.5-40.7 140 38.7 33.1-44.6 47 10.1 7.1-14.1
15,000-24,999 177 37 21.2 15.1-29.0 65 39.3 31.5-47.8 62 33.0 25.6-41.2 13 6.5 3.4-12.1
25,000-49,999 265 71 27.9 22.2-34.3 115 44.9 38.3-51.6 66 22.7 17.6-28.7 13 4.6 2.4- 8.4
50,000 or more 441 187 41.6 36.7-46.7 188 43.8 38.8-49.0 61 13.4 10.3-17.4 5 1.1 0.4- 3.1
WIC recipient
No 742 281 37.3 33.5-41.3 308 42.3 38.4-46.3 128 17.1 14.3-20.4 25 3.3 2.1- 5.2
Yes 624 113 17.7 14.5-21.5 236 39.7 35.4-44.3 220 35.4 31.2-39.8 55 7.1 5.2- 9.7
Medicaid recipient
No 639 255 39.3 35.2-43.6 280 44.4 40.2-48.7 94 14.9 12.1-18.3 10 1.3 0.6- 2.9
Yes 735 140 18.4 15.4-21.9 269 38.6 34.6-42.8 256 34.7 30.9-38.8 70 8.2 6.2-10.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 453 129 27.3 23.5-31.5 161 35.7 31.4-40.1 123 27.6 23.7-31.9 40 9.5 7.0-12.6
2500+ grams 921 266 27.9 25.1-30.9 388 41.7 38.6-45.0 227 25.6 22.8-28.6 40 4.7 3.5- 6.4

*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 20MAY10

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