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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SOCIAL SUPPORT

Prenatal 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 601 35 5.6 3.8- 8.2 145 25.4 21.5-29.7 421 69.0 64.5-73.2
Age
< 20 years 44 *** *** *** 13 25.7 14.1-42.2 30 71.2 54.5-83.6
20-24 years 138 *** *** *** 42 35.0 26.0-45.2 87 60.9 50.7-70.2
25-34 years 338 16 5.0 2.9- 8.4 70 22.0 17.3-27.6 252 73.0 67.2-78.1
35+ years 81 *** *** *** 20 21.8 12.9-34.3 52 64.5 51.4-75.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 347 *** *** *** 56 17.6 13.3-22.8 276 78.3 72.8-82.9
Non-Hispanic Black 140 *** *** *** 49 37.1 27.7-47.5 82 57.5 47.1-67.3
Non-Hispanic Other 30 *** *** *** 15 57.8 37.6-75.8 13 35.4 18.9-56.5
Latina 76 *** *** *** 21 26.2 16.7-38.7 46 61.9 49.1-73.3
Education
< High School 87 *** *** *** 32 33.8 23.3-46.3 46 56.0 43.5-67.8
High School 114 *** *** *** 36 34.8 25.2-45.8 66 55.3 44.4-65.6
> High School 400 14 3.2 1.8- 5.6 77 20.3 16.1-25.3 309 76.5 71.4-81.0
Marital Status
Married 364 20 4.9 3.0- 7.9 69 19.2 15.1-24.1 275 75.9 70.7-80.4
Other 237 15 6.6 3.7-11.5 76 33.5 26.6-41.1 146 59.9 52.2-67.2
WIC recipient
No 284 *** *** *** 41 15.4 11.2-20.8 231 80.7 75.0-85.3
Yes 314 23 7.2 4.4-11.4 104 34.2 28.2-40.7 187 58.7 52.0-65.0
Medicaid recipient
No 311 16 6.0 3.6- 9.8 52 16.1 12.0-21.2 243 77.9 72.3-82.7
Yes 290 19 5.2 3.0- 9.2 93 34.9 28.6-41.7 178 59.9 53.0-66.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 194 13 7.4 4.3-12.4 48 26.1 20.2-33.0 133 66.6 59.4-73.1
2500+ grams 407 22 5.5 3.6- 8.3 97 25.3 21.1-30.0 288 69.2 64.3-73.7

*During your most recent pregnancy, would you have had 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 take me to the clinic/drs office
(d) Someone to talk with about my problems
Based on aggregate of all prenatal social support questions asked in Question #72 of the Phase 7 survey
(i)No support was classified as a NO response to all social support questions
(ii)Adequate support classified as YES response to 1 to 3 social support questions
(iii)Excellent support classified as YES response to 4 social support questions

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response rate was 51%.
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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