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2009 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.#
More than 7 nights 3-7 nights Never in or 0-2 nights
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1120 429 43.9 40.5-47.3 616 52.9 49.5-56.3 75 3.2 2.3- 4.4
Age
< 20 years 113 40 36.5 26.7-47.6 64 59.0 48.0-69.2 9 4.4 1.7-11.2
20-24 years 256 95 42.6 35.6-49.8 147 54.3 47.1-61.4 14 3.1 1.5- 6.4
25-34 years 580 225 45.6 41.0-50.3 317 51.2 46.5-55.9 38 3.1 2.0- 5.0
35+ years 171 69 46.1 37.7-54.7 88 51.4 42.9-59.9 14 2.5 1.2- 4.9
Race
White 816 335 47.0 43.2-50.9 436 50.5 46.6-54.3 45 2.5 1.6- 3.9
Black 252 73 34.7 27.6-42.5 152 60.6 52.8-67.9 27 4.7 2.6- 8.3
Other 52 21 40.1 26.0-56.1 28 53.5 37.7-68.5 3 6.4 1.8-20.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 146 69 53.1 44.0-62.0 70 44.8 36.1-54.0 7 2.0 0.7- 6.0
No 974 360 42.1 38.5-45.8 546 54.4 50.8-58.1 68 3.4 2.4- 4.8
Education
< High School 186 74 47.2 38.7-55.8 96 48.0 39.5-56.6 16 4.8 2.4- 9.5
High School 309 120 43.0 36.7-49.5 167 53.7 47.2-60.1 22 3.4 1.8- 6.2
> High School 621 233 43.3 38.9-47.8 351 54.2 49.8-58.7 37 2.5 1.6- 3.9
Marital Status
Married 689 277 46.7 42.6-51.0 375 51.5 47.2-55.6 37 1.8 1.2- 2.8
Other 431 152 40.1 34.6-45.7 241 54.9 49.2-60.4 38 5.1 3.2- 7.8
Income
14,999 or less 205 68 35.3 27.8-43.6 122 60.0 51.6-67.8 15 4.7 2.3- 9.4
15,000-24,999 264 122 53.6 46.7-60.4 124 42.3 35.7-49.3 18 4.1 2.2- 7.4
25,000-49,999 222 83 41.6 34.2-49.4 119 56.4 48.7-63.9 20 2.0 1.3- 3.1
50,000 or more 371 131 41.1 35.7-46.8 224 57.1 51.4-62.6 16 1.8 0.9- 3.5
WIC recipient
No 599 233 44.4 39.9-49.0 333 53.1 48.6-57.6 33 2.5 1.5- 4.1
Yes 519 195 43.4 38.4-48.5 283 52.9 47.8-58.0 41 3.7 2.3- 5.7
Medicaid recipient
No 563 215 43.1 38.5-47.7 319 55.0 50.3-59.6 29 1.9 1.2- 3.2
Yes 557 214 44.6 39.8-49.6 297 51.1 46.1-56.0 46 4.3 2.8- 6.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 380 89 23.8 19.8-28.4 230 60.2 55.2-65.0 61 16.0 12.6-20.0
2500+ grams 740 340 45.6 42.0-49.3 386 52.3 48.6-55.9 14 2.1 1.2- 3.5

*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 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 28JUL11

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