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2015 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 to 18 stressors
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 890 283 28.3 24.9-32.0 378 43.3 39.4-47.3 185 23.2 19.8-26.9 44 5.2 3.6- 7.2
Age
< 20 years 41 *** *** *** 14 36.2 20.3-55.9 16 39.6 23.1-58.9 *** *** ***
20-24 years 160 40 19.9 13.4-28.4 53 35.5 26.9-45.2 52 35.1 26.5-44.8 15 9.5 5.4-16.2
25-34 years 523 180 31.7 27.2-36.5 231 45.8 40.7-50.9 92 18.8 15.0-23.3 20 3.7 2.1- 6.4
35+ years 166 55 31.0 23.4-39.7 80 47.2 38.4-56.2 25 17.4 11.4-25.6 *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 481 157 27.9 23.6-32.7 212 45.9 40.7-51.2 88 20.1 16.0-25.0 24 6.1 3.9- 9.3
Non-Hispanic Black 208 53 22.2 15.6-30.5 84 39.1 30.8-48.1 57 31.9 24.0-41.0 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 63 23 38.1 25.2-53.1 24 36.4 23.4-51.7 13 22.8 12.7-37.5 *** *** ***
Latina 122 44 33.3 24.2-44.0 52 43.1 33.2-53.6 23 22.0 14.2-32.3 *** *** ***
Education
< High School 118 35 26.6 17.7-38.0 46 38.2 28.0-49.5 31 29.6 20.1-41.2 *** *** ***
High School 167 43 22.3 15.8-30.6 72 46.4 37.4-55.7 42 25.8 18.5-34.8 *** *** ***
> High School 599 203 30.6 26.5-35.1 257 43.4 38.8-48.2 112 20.9 17.2-25.3 27 5.0 3.3- 7.5
Marital Status
Married 590 212 32.5 28.3-37.0 266 46.2 41.5-51.0 95 17.7 14.2-21.8 17 3.5 2.1- 6.0
Other 300 71 21.0 15.7-27.6 112 38.4 31.7-45.6 90 32.6 26.2-39.7 27 7.9 5.0-12.3
WIC recipient
No 540 204 35.4 30.9-40.3 238 45.1 40.2-50.1 80 15.3 12.0-19.3 18 4.1 2.4- 7.0
Yes 338 77 19.7 15.0-25.3 135 41.6 35.3-48.3 100 32.1 26.2-38.6 26 6.7 4.2-10.3
Medicaid recipient
No 552 207 35.5 31.0-40.3 253 45.0 40.2-49.9 80 17.6 14.0-21.9 *** *** ***
Yes 338 76 18.3 13.8-23.8 125 41.0 34.6-47.8 105 31.0 25.1-37.5 32 9.7 6.5-14.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 320 115 35.1 30.1-40.4 125 38.5 33.3-43.9 64 20.9 16.8-25.8 16 5.6 3.5- 8.8
2500+ grams 570 168 27.7 24.1-31.7 253 43.8 39.6-48.1 121 23.4 19.8-27.4 28 5.1 3.5- 7.4

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

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.

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