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2012 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 stressors
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 613 155 22.6 19.1-26.5 243 40.3 35.9-44.9 162 28.1 24.1-32.4 53 9.0 6.6-12.2
Age
< 20 years 46 *** *** *** 18 35.3 22.0-51.3 16 38.0 24.0-54.3 *** *** ***
20-24 years 140 21 12.5 7.5-20.1 57 43.2 33.8-53.2 45 33.1 24.4-43.1 17 11.2 6.3-19.1
25-34 years 343 97 26.6 21.7-32.1 142 41.4 35.6-47.5 76 23.4 18.6-28.9 28 8.6 5.6-13.0
35+ years 84 29 31.0 20.9-43.4 26 33.8 23.1-46.5 25 31.1 20.6-43.9 *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 349 93 24.8 20.1-30.1 151 42.9 37.2-48.8 79 25.2 20.3-30.8 26 7.2 4.6-11.1
Non-Hispanic Black 142 25 16.8 10.5-25.6 42 28.0 19.8-38.1 54 38.0 28.7-48.4 21 17.1 10.6-26.6
Non-Hispanic Other 31 11 38.9 21.8-59.1 13 44.1 25.9-64.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 83 24 19.3 12.0-29.6 33 45.1 33.3-57.4 22 28.8 19.1-40.9 *** *** ***
Education
< High School 91 18 12.5 6.8-21.7 41 50.5 38.5-62.5 26 28.7 19.0-40.8 *** *** ***
High School 117 20 10.2 5.7-17.5 46 40.1 30.2-50.8 40 39.1 29.2-49.9 *** *** ***
> High School 405 117 29.2 24.5-34.5 156 37.8 32.6-43.3 96 24.4 19.8-29.5 36 8.6 5.9-12.5
Marital Status
Married 369 121 31.8 26.8-37.3 153 41.6 36.1-47.2 81 23.5 19.0-28.7 *** *** ***
Other 244 34 10.6 6.9-15.9 90 38.6 31.5-46.2 81 34.0 27.2-41.6 39 16.8 11.8-23.2
WIC recipient
No 286 99 34.6 28.8-41.0 120 41.7 35.6-48.2 58 20.8 16.0-26.6 *** *** ***
Yes 324 54 12.3 8.8-16.9 123 39.4 33.3-45.9 103 34.0 28.0-40.5 44 14.3 10.3-19.6
Medicaid recipient
No 318 108 31.2 25.9-37.1 139 43.8 37.8-50.0 62 21.5 16.8-27.1 *** *** ***
Yes 295 47 13.8 9.9-18.9 104 36.7 30.4-43.5 100 34.8 28.6-41.6 44 14.7 10.5-20.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 199 57 27.8 22.0-34.5 71 36.5 29.9-43.6 52 26.8 20.9-33.5 19 8.9 5.7-13.7
2500+ grams 414 98 22.2 18.5-26.4 172 40.6 35.9-45.6 110 28.2 23.9-32.9 34 9.0 6.5-12.5

*Data in this table are constructed from survey question 42 (a-n).

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.

This page was generated on 18APR17

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