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2009 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 1162 288 22.3 19.7-25.1 478 44.2 40.9-47.6 316 26.5 23.7-29.6 80 7.0 5.4- 9.0
Age
< 20 years 120 16 13.0 7.3-22.2 53 50.3 39.6-60.9 41 29.4 20.8-39.8 10 7.3 3.4-15.0
20-24 years 267 38 13.4 9.4-18.8 105 41.2 34.5-48.4 92 33.5 27.2-40.5 32 11.8 7.9-17.3
25-34 years 596 158 23.9 20.3-27.9 253 45.9 41.3-50.5 155 25.5 21.7-29.8 30 4.7 3.1- 7.3
35+ years 179 76 40.0 32.2-48.4 67 38.4 30.6-46.9 28 15.3 10.0-22.8 8 6.2 3.0-12.4
Race
White 842 231 25.3 22.2-28.7 349 42.3 38.6-46.2 216 26.4 23.1-29.9 46 5.9 4.3- 8.2
Black 267 40 11.1 7.4-16.3 109 50.7 43.2-58.2 87 28.4 22.2-35.6 31 9.7 6.2-15.0
Other 53 17 30.9 18.5-46.8 20 40.3 26.2-56.3 13 19.2 10.0-33.7 3 9.6 3.1-25.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 149 29 19.9 13.6-28.0 70 46.6 37.8-55.6 43 29.4 21.8-38.3 7 4.2 1.7- 9.7
No 1013 259 22.7 20.0-25.8 408 43.8 40.2-47.4 273 26.0 23.0-29.3 73 7.5 5.7- 9.8
Education
< High School 199 33 17.2 11.8-24.3 82 44.9 36.8-53.4 58 25.0 18.5-32.8 26 12.9 8.2-19.7
High School 319 53 14.9 11.0-19.9 129 45.4 39.1-51.9 109 31.9 26.3-38.0 28 7.8 5.0-11.9
> High School 640 200 28.4 24.7-32.4 266 43.3 39.0-47.7 149 24.1 20.5-28.2 25 4.2 2.7- 6.4
Marital Status
Married 713 233 31.2 27.6-35.2 306 45.4 41.3-49.5 146 19.4 16.4-22.9 28 4.0 2.6- 6.0
Other 449 55 10.1 7.3-13.8 172 42.6 37.2-48.2 170 36.2 31.1-41.7 52 11.1 8.0-15.1
Income
14,999 or less 215 23 11.4 7.1-17.7 76 39.7 32.0-48.1 75 30.9 24.0-38.8 41 17.9 12.5-25.0
15,000-24,999 271 34 12.0 8.3-17.1 114 45.9 39.2-52.8 96 32.8 26.8-39.5 27 9.3 6.1-13.9
25,000-49,999 236 52 19.6 14.5-26.0 99 44.3 37.1-51.9 79 33.6 26.9-41.0 6 2.4 0.9- 6.4
50,000 or more 379 162 39.3 34.0-44.9 165 46.5 41.0-52.2 48 12.7 9.4-17.1 4 1.4 0.5- 4.2
WIC recipient
No 619 211 31.1 27.2-35.3 265 44.3 40.0-48.8 119 19.7 16.3-23.6 24 4.9 3.1- 7.6
Yes 541 77 13.6 10.5-17.3 213 44.3 39.3-49.3 195 33.1 28.6-37.9 56 9.1 6.7-12.4
Medicaid recipient
No 578 206 32.5 28.4-36.9 254 45.7 41.2-50.3 110 20.3 16.8-24.5 8 1.4 0.6- 3.1
Yes 584 82 13.5 10.5-17.1 224 42.9 38.1-47.8 206 31.9 27.6-36.5 72 11.8 9.0-15.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 398 102 23.9 20.0-28.2 136 33.0 28.6-37.7 126 33.1 28.6-37.9 34 10.0 7.3-13.6
2500+ grams 764 186 22.1 19.4-25.2 342 45.2 41.6-48.8 190 26.0 22.9-29.3 46 6.7 5.0- 8.9

*Data in this table are constructed from survey question 33 (a-m).

~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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