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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MENTAL HEALTH

Feelings and experiences after childbirth: I felt down, depressed or sad

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES OFTEN/ALWAYS
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1139 290 26.6 23.7-29.7 330 30.6 27.5-33.8 353 29.7 26.7-32.9 166 13.2 11.1-15.6
Age
< 20 years 115 20 19.6 12.1-30.0 27 27.2 18.4-38.1 40 32.4 23.1-43.5 28 20.8 13.5-30.8
20-24 years 262 79 30.7 24.5-37.7 68 27.9 22.0-34.8 75 28.5 22.5-35.3 40 12.9 8.9-18.3
25-34 years 587 148 26.3 22.4-30.7 179 31.4 27.3-35.8 184 30.3 26.3-34.8 76 11.9 9.2-15.3
35+ years 175 43 25.6 18.9-33.8 56 35.0 27.3-43.5 54 27.4 20.6-35.4 22 12.0 7.4-18.9
Race
White 824 184 24.6 21.4-28.2 251 31.4 27.9-35.1 268 31.2 27.7-34.9 121 12.8 10.4-15.6
Black 263 91 32.4 25.7-39.8 62 27.4 21.1-34.7 71 26.6 20.4-33.8 39 13.6 9.2-19.6
Other 52 15 26.9 15.0-43.4 17 34.2 21.0-50.4 14 21.4 11.7-35.8 6 17.6 7.7-35.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 136 33 27.2 19.6-36.4 36 26.4 19.0-35.5 47 33.7 25.4-43.1 20 12.7 7.7-20.2
No 1003 257 26.4 23.4-29.8 294 31.3 28.0-34.7 306 29.0 25.9-32.4 146 13.3 11.0-15.9
Education
< High School 186 45 24.9 18.2-33.2 38 22.6 16.2-30.6 69 36.1 28.3-44.8 34 16.4 10.9-23.8
High School 314 104 32.9 27.1-39.2 68 26.0 20.6-32.2 88 27.7 22.3-33.8 54 13.4 9.8-18.2
> High School 636 140 23.4 19.8-27.3 224 36.2 32.1-40.6 196 28.6 24.8-32.7 76 11.8 9.2-15.0
Marital Status
Married 702 161 23.7 20.4-27.5 232 35.0 31.2-39.1 222 30.3 26.6-34.3 87 10.9 8.6-13.7
Other 437 129 30.4 25.5-35.9 98 24.4 19.9-29.6 131 28.9 24.0-34.2 79 16.3 12.6-20.8
Income
14,999 or less 213 51 23.0 16.8-30.6 44 21.8 15.7-29.4 68 36.2 28.6-44.5 50 19.1 13.5-26.1
15,000-24,999 265 74 29.3 23.3-36.1 68 27.2 21.5-33.8 79 28.9 23.1-35.5 44 14.6 10.4-20.0
25,000-49,999 233 59 28.7 22.3-36.0 71 33.1 26.4-40.5 76 28.7 22.5-35.9 27 9.6 6.0-14.8
50,000 or more 379 85 22.8 18.5-27.9 138 37.8 32.6-43.4 116 28.1 23.3-33.3 40 11.2 8.1-15.5
WIC recipient
No 611 138 23.6 20.0-27.7 213 36.7 32.5-41.1 184 28.1 24.2-32.3 76 11.6 9.0-14.9
Yes 526 151 29.4 25.0-34.3 117 24.5 20.3-29.1 168 31.3 26.8-36.2 90 14.8 11.6-18.7
Medicaid recipient
No 571 131 23.8 20.1-28.0 189 34.8 30.6-39.3 177 28.6 24.6-32.9 74 12.8 9.9-16.3
Yes 568 159 29.0 24.7-33.6 141 26.8 22.7-31.4 176 30.7 26.4-35.4 92 13.5 10.6-17.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 386 94 25.4 21.3-30.1 86 21.1 17.4-25.4 132 33.2 28.7-38.0 74 20.2 16.5-24.6
2500+ grams 753 196 26.7 23.5-30.0 244 31.4 28.1-34.8 221 29.4 26.2-32.8 92 12.6 10.3-15.2

~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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