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2011 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MENTAL HEALTH

Postpartum Depression*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 920 802 88.9 86.4-91.0 118 11.1 9.0-13.6
Age
< 20 years 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 229 193 87.6 81.8-91.7 36 12.4 8.3-18.2
25-34 years 489 436 90.0 86.5-92.6 53 10.0 7.4-13.5
35+ years 136 119 90.9 84.0-95.0 17 9.1 5.0-16.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 521 460 90.0 86.7-92.5 61 10.0 7.5-13.3
Non-Hispanic Black 238 204 86.6 80.2-91.1 34 13.4 8.9-19.8
Non-Hispanic Other 48 36 73.7 56.7-85.7 12 26.3 14.3-43.3
Latina 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 144 125 87.8 79.8-92.8 19 12.2 7.2-20.2
High School 190 165 87.7 81.0-92.2 25 12.3 7.8-19.0
> High School 585 511 89.6 86.6-92.1 74 10.4 7.9-13.4
Marital Status
Married 547 484 90.7 87.6-93.1 63 9.3 6.9-12.4
Other 372 317 86.2 81.5-89.8 55 13.8 10.2-18.5
WIC recipient
No 461 406 90.5 87.1-93.1 55 9.5 6.9-12.9
Yes 459 396 87.3 83.4-90.5 63 12.7 9.5-16.6
Medicaid recipient
No 398 362 92.2 88.8-94.7 36 7.8 5.3-11.2
Yes 522 440 86.4 82.6-89.5 82 13.6 10.5-17.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 311 257 82.6 78.0-86.4 54 17.4 13.6-22.0
2500+ grams 609 545 89.4 86.7-91.7 64 10.6 8.3-13.3

*Postpartum depression variable is derived from question 59 - How often mom felt: a)down, depressed or sad, b) hopeless, c) slowed down since the baby was born.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2011.The overall weighted response rate was 54%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#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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