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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY

At Delivery, Number of Nights Mother in Hospital*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Never in or 0-2 nights 3-7 nights More than 7 nights
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1795 748 54.7 51.6-57.7 886 43.2 40.2-46.3 161 2.1 1.6- 2.9
Age
< 20 years 226 88 49.7 41.0-58.5 116 48.0 39.3-56.8 22 2.3 1.1- 4.7
20-24 years 478 203 55.2 49.2-61.0 233 40.9 35.1-46.8 42 4.0 2.3- 6.9
25-34 years 879 383 57.5 53.2-61.7 416 41.4 37.2-45.7 80 1.1 0.9- 1.4
35+ years 212 74 46.8 38.1-55.8 121 51.1 42.2-59.9 17 2.1 0.7- 5.8
Race
White 1199 544 56.8 53.2-60.3 568 41.4 38.0-45.0 87 1.8 1.1- 2.7
Black 539 183 49.0 42.7-55.3 289 48.2 41.9-54.5 67 2.9 1.7- 4.7
Other 57 21 46.6 29.8-64.2 29 47.6 30.8-65.0 7 5.8 1.6-18.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 142 63 54.4 44.2-64.2 69 40.5 31.0-50.7 10 5.1 2.2-11.8
No 1652 685 54.8 51.6-57.9 816 43.4 40.3-46.6 151 1.8 1.3- 2.5
Education
< High School 386 163 51.9 45.2-58.5 191 44.5 38.0-51.2 32 3.6 2.0- 6.6
High School 591 246 55.6 50.2-60.9 290 42.2 37.0-47.6 55 2.2 1.3- 3.7
> High School 816 339 55.5 51.1-59.9 404 43.2 38.8-47.6 73 1.3 0.9- 1.9
Marital Status
Married 1147 502 56.9 53.2-60.5 545 41.1 37.5-44.8 100 2.0 1.3- 3.0
Other 648 246 50.3 44.9-55.7 341 47.3 41.9-52.7 61 2.4 1.5- 4.0
Income
15,999 or less 527 199 50.6 44.8-56.5 282 45.8 40.0-51.7 46 3.6 2.0- 6.1
16,000-24,999 245 96 48.9 40.8-57.1 122 48.2 40.0-56.4 27 2.9 1.3- 6.3
25,000-39,999 258 117 61.2 53.2-68.5 117 37.7 30.4-45.6 24 1.2 0.7- 1.8
40,000 or more 608 262 57.6 52.5-62.5 292 41.1 36.2-46.1 54 1.3 0.8- 2.2
WIC recipient
No 968 403 54.4 50.3-58.5 472 44.0 39.9-48.1 93 1.6 1.1- 2.4
Yes 821 345 55.4 50.9-59.9 408 41.8 37.4-46.3 68 2.7 1.7- 4.3
Medicaid recipient
No 884 371 55.6 51.4-59.8 437 42.7 38.6-47.0 76 1.6 1.0- 2.7
Yes 911 377 53.7 49.2-58.1 449 43.7 39.3-48.1 85 2.7 1.7- 4.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 352 78 22.4 18.7-26.6 187 53.2 48.4-57.9 87 24.4 20.6-28.7
1500 - 2499 grams 567 170 30.1 26.6-33.9 332 58.5 54.5-62.4 65 11.4 9.1-14.2
2500+ grams 876 500 56.9 53.6-60.1 367 42.0 38.8-45.3 9 1.1 0.6- 2.1

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey questions 41 (When was your baby born?) and 42 (When were you discharged from the hospital after your baby was born?.

#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 24NOV03

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