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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

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During your pregnancy, were you on WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1164 620 49.8 46.4-53.1 544 50.2 46.9-53.6
Age
< 20 years 120 19 13.8 8.0-22.7 101 86.2 77.3-92.0
20-24 years 267 86 30.6 24.6-37.3 181 69.4 62.7-75.4
25-34 years 597 380 60.5 55.8-65.0 217 39.5 35.0-44.2
35+ years 180 135 75.4 67.0-82.3 45 24.6 17.7-33.0
Race
White 841 512 57.6 53.7-61.4 329 42.4 38.6-46.3
Black 270 75 24.8 19.1-31.5 195 75.2 68.5-80.9
Other 53 33 55.4 39.3-70.5 20 44.6 29.5-60.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 149 42 26.7 19.6-35.3 107 73.3 64.7-80.4
No 1015 578 54.1 50.4-57.7 437 45.9 42.3-49.6
Education
< High School 199 41 20.5 14.6-28.0 158 79.5 72.0-85.4
High School 321 98 28.6 23.3-34.7 223 71.4 65.3-76.7
> High School 640 480 73.8 69.5-77.7 160 26.2 22.3-30.5
Marital Status
Married 714 522 70.9 66.8-74.6 192 29.1 25.4-33.2
Other 450 98 21.2 17.1-26.1 352 78.8 73.9-82.9
Income
14,999 or less 213 40 16.4 11.3-23.2 173 83.6 76.8-88.7
15,000-24,999 273 61 21.0 16.1-27.0 212 79.0 73.0-83.9
25,000-49,999 236 137 57.2 49.6-64.5 99 42.8 35.5-50.4
50,000 or more 379 361 95.6 92.4-97.5 18 4.4 2.5- 7.6
WIC recipient
No 620 620 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Yes 544 0 0.0 . - . 544 100 . - .
Medicaid recipient
No 578 508 87.4 83.7-90.3 70 12.6 9.7-16.3
Yes 586 112 17.4 14.1-21.3 474 82.6 78.7-85.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 400 186 42.2 37.5-47.0 214 57.8 53.0-62.5
2500+ grams 764 434 50.4 46.8-54.1 330 49.6 45.9-53.2

~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.

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