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2001 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 812 644 87.0 83.8-89.6 168 13.0 10.4-16.2
Age
< 20 years 36 27 85.9 65.8-95.1 9 14.1 4.9-34.2
20-24 years 222 160 78.9 71.0-85.0 62 21.1 15.0-29.0
25-34 years 434 357 89.1 84.9-92.3 77 10.9 7.7-15.1
35+ years 120 100 93.9 87.2-97.2 20 6.1 2.8-12.8
Race
White 545 451 88.6 84.9-91.4 94 11.4 8.6-15.1
Black 246 178 83.5 76.1-89.0 68 16.5 11.0-23.9
Other 21 15 78.0 52.2-92.0 6 22.0 8.0-47.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 83 57 76.1 63.1-85.5 26 23.9 14.5-36.9
No 728 587 88.5 85.3-91.1 141 11.5 8.9-14.7
Education
< High School 188 137 81.0 72.6-87.2 51 19.0 12.8-27.4
High School 262 199 83.1 76.4-88.2 63 16.9 11.8-23.6
> High School 358 306 92.8 89.0-95.3 52 7.2 4.7-11.0
Marital Status
Married 529 437 88.8 85.2-91.7 92 11.2 8.3-14.8
Other 283 207 82.9 76.1-88.0 76 17.1 12.0-23.9
Income
15,999 or less 276 204 78.1 70.7-84.0 72 21.9 16.0-29.3
16,000-24,999 106 83 89.7 80.0-94.9 23 10.3 5.1-20.0
25,000-39,999 124 104 91.8 84.2-95.9 20 8.2 4.1-15.8
40,000 or more 241 206 93.1 88.5-96.0 35 6.9 4.0-11.5
WIC recipient
No 401 338 90.0 85.7-93.1 63 10.0 6.9-14.3
Yes 401 298 83.5 78.3-87.6 103 16.5 12.4-21.7
Medicaid recipient
No 363 303 90.6 86.5-93.6 60 9.4 6.4-13.5
Yes 449 341 83.6 78.6-87.6 108 16.4 12.4-21.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 156 105 66.8 59.7-73.3 51 33.2 26.7-40.3
1500 - 2499 grams 220 151 69.2 62.9-74.9 69 30.8 25.1-37.1
2500+ grams 436 388 88.4 84.9-91.2 48 11.6 8.8-15.1

#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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