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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

REPRODUCTIVE HISTORY

Did the baby born just before your new one weigh 5 pounds, 8 ounces (2.5 kilos) or less at birth?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 497 400 84.3 80.2-87.7 97 15.7 12.3-19.8
Age
< 20 years 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
25-34 years 308 243 82.5 76.9-87.0 65 17.5 13.0-23.1
35+ years 110 87 80.6 70.7-87.7 23 19.4 12.3-29.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 260 228 90.2 85.0-93.8 32 9.8 6.2-15.0
Non-Hispanic Black 118 85 78.7 68.8-86.1 33 21.3 13.9-31.2
Non-Hispanic Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 77 53 70.9 58.3-81.0 24 29.1 19.0-41.7
Education
< High School 79 57 76.7 64.3-85.8 22 23.3 14.2-35.7
High School 98 79 84.8 74.7-91.3 19 15.2 8.7-25.3
> High School 317 261 86.2 81.3-90.0 56 13.8 10.0-18.7
Marital Status
Married 344 285 85.8 80.9-89.6 59 14.2 10.4-19.1
Other 153 115 81.3 73.3-87.4 38 18.7 12.6-26.7
WIC recipient
No 278 239 88.7 83.6-92.4 39 11.3 7.6-16.4
Yes 210 152 78.1 71.0-83.9 58 21.9 16.1-29.0
Medicaid recipient
No 294 245 85.7 80.4-89.8 49 14.3 10.2-19.6
Yes 203 155 82.4 75.5-87.7 48 17.6 12.3-24.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 162 113 69.3 61.8-76.0 49 30.7 24.0-38.2
2500+ grams 335 287 85.5 81.1-89.0 48 14.5 11.0-18.9

* Asked only of mothers who reported that they had a prior live birth.

The overall weighted response rate in 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% 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 30OCT17

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