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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SOCIAL STRESS

Stressful Event: You had problems paying the rent, mortgage or other bills*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 963 812 84.2 81.2-86.8 151 15.8 13.2-18.8
Age
< 20 years 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 212 171 83.6 77.0-88.6 41 16.4 11.4-23.0
25-34 years 538 463 84.4 80.3-87.8 75 15.6 12.2-19.7
35+ years 166 138 84.1 76.6-89.5 28 15.9 10.5-23.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 507 445 87.6 83.8-90.5 62 12.4 9.5-16.2
Non-Hispanic Black 187 144 79.4 71.7-85.5 43 20.6 14.5-28.3
Non-Hispanic Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 190 163 81.8 74.0-87.7 27 18.2 12.3-26.0
Education
< High School 173 143 82.3 74.4-88.2 30 17.7 11.8-25.6
High School 188 151 82.2 74.8-87.7 37 17.8 12.3-25.2
> High School 601 517 85.4 81.7-88.5 84 14.6 11.5-18.3
Marital Status
Married 587 513 86.2 82.6-89.2 74 13.8 10.8-17.4
Other 376 299 80.9 75.6-85.3 77 19.1 14.7-24.4
WIC recipient
No 559 510 91.2 88.0-93.6 49 8.8 6.4-12.0
Yes 395 294 74.4 68.9-79.2 101 25.6 20.8-31.1
Medicaid recipient
No 592 545 91.4 88.2-93.7 47 8.6 6.3-11.8
Yes 371 267 73.8 68.1-78.8 104 26.2 21.2-31.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 335 277 81.7 77.0-85.6 58 18.3 14.4-23.0
2500+ grams 628 535 84.4 81.2-87.1 93 15.6 12.9-18.8

*Data from survey question 42. This question is about things that may have happened during the 12 months before your new baby was born.

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.

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