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2011 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

KNOWLEDGE OF PREGNANCY

Number of Weeks when Mother was Sure She was Pregnant

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
1 to 4 weeks 5 to 8 weeks 9+ weeks
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 930 359 37.7 34.2-41.4 412 46.0 42.3-49.7 159 16.3 13.7-19.3
Age
< 20 years 63 12 22.4 12.4-37.0 28 47.2 33.2-61.7 23 30.4 18.9-45.0
20-24 years 229 73 33.2 26.5-40.8 102 48.4 40.9-56.0 54 18.4 13.3-24.7
25-34 years 494 203 40.6 35.8-45.6 231 47.2 42.2-52.2 60 12.2 9.2-16.0
35+ years 144 71 44.4 35.2-53.9 51 35.6 27.0-45.2 22 20.1 13.1-29.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 511 213 39.7 35.0-44.6 248 50.3 45.4-55.2 50 10.0 7.3-13.5
Non-Hispanic Black 238 73 29.7 23.1-37.3 96 42.3 34.7-50.2 69 28.0 21.5-35.6
Non-Hispanic Other 52 26 51.6 35.8-67.0 16 33.1 19.7-50.0 *** *** ***
Latina 118 41 33.9 25.2-43.8 50 42.6 33.2-52.6 27 23.5 16.0-33.1
Education
< High School 157 44 28.1 20.7-37.0 63 38.2 29.9-47.4 50 33.7 25.6-42.8
High School 188 61 31.6 24.3-39.9 83 48.7 40.4-57.1 44 19.7 14.1-27.0
> High School 584 254 43.2 38.7-47.8 265 47.3 42.7-52.0 65 9.5 7.1-12.5
Marital Status
Married 550 270 47.5 42.8-52.3 235 43.6 39.0-48.4 45 8.8 6.5-11.9
Other 379 88 23.2 18.5-28.6 177 49.6 43.6-55.6 114 27.3 22.3-32.9
WIC recipient
No 457 216 45.8 40.7-51.1 201 45.5 40.3-50.7 40 8.7 6.2-12.2
Yes 468 142 30.3 25.7-35.4 209 46.6 41.3-51.9 117 23.1 18.9-27.8
Medicaid recipient
No 398 200 48.3 42.8-53.8 171 45.6 40.1-51.1 27 6.2 4.0- 9.4
Yes 532 159 30.0 25.6-34.8 241 46.3 41.4-51.3 132 23.7 19.7-28.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 310 116 36.4 31.1-42.1 126 40.2 34.9-45.8 68 23.3 18.9-28.5
2500+ grams 620 243 37.9 34.1-41.8 286 46.5 42.5-50.5 91 15.7 12.9-18.9

~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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