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2010 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SOCIAL SUPPORT

Postpartum Social Support*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Social Support Adequate Social Support Excellent Social Support
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 918 34 3.9 2.7- 5.7 101 12.2 9.8-15.0 783 83.9 80.8-86.6
Age
< 20 years 76 5 3.7 1.0-13.0 10 15.8 8.2-28.2 61 80.6 67.8-89.1
20-24 years 215 6 3.6 1.6- 7.9 33 16.9 11.8-23.8 176 79.4 72.3-85.1
25-34 years 478 19 4.5 2.7- 7.3 41 9.1 6.5-12.7 418 86.4 82.3-89.6
35+ years 149 4 2.5 0.7- 7.9 17 12.0 7.1-19.8 128 85.5 77.4-91.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 568 13 2.7 1.5- 4.7 43 7.8 5.5-10.8 512 89.6 86.2-92.2
Non-Hispanic Black 192 9 4.2 1.8- 9.4 26 15.9 10.4-23.5 157 79.9 71.9-86.0
Non-Hispanic Other 49 5 13.1 5.5-28.1 7 14.9 6.6-30.2 37 72.0 55.6-84.1
Latina 103 7 5.6 2.3-13.4 25 25.2 16.9-35.8 71 69.2 58.2-78.3
Education
< High School 139 8 5.0 2.1-11.6 24 19.3 12.4-28.7 107 75.7 65.9-83.4
High School 236 13 5.3 2.9- 9.6 41 17.4 12.6-23.6 182 77.3 70.6-82.8
> High School 540 13 2.8 1.6- 5.0 35 7.0 4.9-10.0 492 90.1 86.8-92.7
Marital Status
Married 590 16 3.2 1.9- 5.3 55 10.2 7.7-13.5 519 86.6 83.0-89.5
Other 328 18 5.0 2.9- 8.5 46 15.0 10.9-20.2 264 80.1 74.4-84.7
WIC recipient
No 501 8 1.6 0.8- 3.5 35 7.7 5.3-11.0 458 90.7 87.2-93.3
Yes 413 26 6.2 4.0- 9.5 66 16.8 13.0-21.4 321 77.0 72.0-81.4
Medicaid recipient
No 453 10 2.5 1.3- 4.9 34 8.5 5.8-12.2 409 89.0 85.0-92.0
Yes 465 24 5.0 3.1- 7.9 67 15.1 11.7-19.4 374 79.9 75.3-83.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 297 11 4.3 2.4- 7.5 32 11.7 8.4-16.0 254 84.1 79.3-87.9
2500+ grams 621 23 3.9 2.6- 5.8 69 12.2 9.7-15.3 529 83.9 80.6-86.7

* Question asked: Since you delivered your new baby, would you have the kinds of help listed below if you needed them? (a) Someone to loan me $50 (b) Someone to help me if I were sick (c) Someone to talk with about my problems (d) Someone to take care of my baby (e) Someone to help me if I were tired * Social supports after pregnancy measured: 1. If mom answered “yes “ to none of the questions then “No social support” 2. If mom answered “ yes” to between 1 and 3 questions then “Adequate social support” 3 . If mom answered “yes” to more than 3 questions then “Excellent social support”

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2010.The overall weighted response rate was 56%.

#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 16NOV12

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