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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

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During your pregnancy, were you on WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 962 561 57.5 53.8-61.2 401 42.5 38.8-46.2
Age
< 20 years 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 213 89 42.7 35.1-50.6 124 57.3 49.4-64.9
25-34 years 535 352 65.1 60.1-69.8 183 34.9 30.2-39.9
35+ years 166 107 65.6 56.8-73.4 59 34.4 26.6-43.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 508 362 70.3 65.4-74.7 146 29.7 25.3-34.6
Non-Hispanic Black 186 81 40.6 32.4-49.4 105 59.4 50.6-67.6
Non-Hispanic Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 189 69 35.0 27.5-43.3 120 65.0 56.7-72.5
Education
< High School 175 57 32.5 24.7-41.3 118 67.5 58.7-75.3
High School 186 81 43.1 34.9-51.7 105 56.9 48.3-65.1
> High School 600 422 70.0 65.4-74.2 178 30.0 25.8-34.6
Marital Status
Married 584 417 71.4 66.9-75.5 167 28.6 24.5-33.1
Other 378 144 35.8 30.2-41.9 234 64.2 58.1-69.8
WIC recipient
No 561 561 100 . - . *** *** ***
Yes 401 *** *** *** 401 100 . - .
Medicaid recipient
No 588 460 79.5 75.4-83.0 128 20.5 17.0-24.6
Yes 374 101 26.5 21.5-32.2 273 73.5 67.8-78.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 338 183 53.7 48.2-59.1 155 46.3 40.9-51.8
2500+ grams 624 378 57.9 53.8-61.8 246 42.1 38.2-46.2

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

*** 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.

This page was generated on 27JAN17

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