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2011 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 959 270 28.1 24.9-31.5 400 41.9 38.3-45.5 239 25.2 22.1-28.6 50 4.8 3.5- 6.7
Age
< 20 years 70 *** *** *** 32 43.0 30.0-57.0 26 40.2 27.6-54.4 *** *** ***
20-24 years 237 32 13.4 9.1-19.5 103 44.0 36.7-51.5 81 34.4 27.7-41.9 21 8.2 4.9-13.2
25-34 years 506 172 34.9 30.3-39.8 206 40.6 35.8-45.5 109 21.0 17.2-25.3 19 3.5 2.1- 5.9
35+ years 146 59 40.2 31.3-49.8 59 42.3 33.2-51.9 23 14.5 9.0-22.5 *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 526 160 28.6 24.5-33.1 220 43.3 38.5-48.1 116 23.2 19.3-27.6 30 5.0 3.2- 7.6
Non-Hispanic Black 245 46 17.3 12.3-23.8 107 44.3 36.8-52.1 77 31.2 24.5-38.8 15 7.1 4.0-12.3
Non-Hispanic Other 54 19 32.1 19.2-48.3 26 48.4 33.1-64.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 124 44 41.6 32.4-51.6 42 29.6 21.6-39.0 36 27.8 19.9-37.5 *** *** ***
Education
< High School 172 41 26.3 19.3-34.8 64 34.0 26.2-42.8 57 35.1 27.1-44.0 *** *** ***
High School 192 41 17.7 12.3-24.8 74 41.1 33.2-49.5 65 35.1 27.6-43.4 *** *** ***
> High School 594 188 32.6 28.4-37.0 261 44.6 40.1-49.2 117 18.4 15.1-22.2 28 4.4 2.9- 6.7
Marital Status
Married 565 198 34.8 30.5-39.4 250 44.1 39.5-48.8 98 17.8 14.4-21.8 19 3.3 2.0- 5.5
Other 393 72 18.4 14.2-23.4 149 38.5 32.9-44.4 141 36.1 30.6-42.0 31 7.1 4.6-10.7
WIC recipient
No 470 177 36.5 31.7-41.6 220 47.1 42.0-52.2 63 14.3 11.0-18.4 *** *** ***
Yes 486 90 19.9 16.0-24.5 180 37.2 32.2-42.4 176 35.5 30.7-40.7 40 7.3 5.1-10.5
Medicaid recipient
No 410 165 40.9 35.7-46.4 194 46.3 40.9-51.8 50 12.5 9.2-16.7 *** *** ***
Yes 549 105 18.6 15.1-22.8 206 38.6 34.0-43.6 189 34.5 30.0-39.4 49 8.2 5.9-11.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 326 83 24.3 20.0-29.2 132 40.2 34.9-45.8 90 28.7 24.0-33.9 21 6.8 4.5-10.1
2500+ grams 633 187 28.4 25.0-32.1 268 42.0 38.2-46.0 149 24.9 21.6-28.6 29 4.7 3.2- 6.7

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

~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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