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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PREMATURITY

Days Between Due Date and Birth

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
2 weeks or less 3 to 4 weeks 4 to 8 weeks More than 8 weeks
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1237 566 72.9 69.8-75.7 245 17.5 15.0-20.4 273 7.0 5.8- 8.5 153 2.6 2.2- 3.1
Age
< 20 years 158 67 75.7 66.9-82.8 36 14.1 8.3-22.7 32 6.3 3.7-10.6 23 3.9 2.5- 6.0
20-24 years 327 158 76.0 70.2-81.1 59 13.8 9.7-19.3 74 7.8 5.3-11.4 36 2.3 1.7- 3.3
25-34 years 604 283 72.5 68.1-76.5 119 18.8 15.1-23.0 124 6.1 4.6- 8.1 78 2.6 2.0- 3.5
35+ years 148 58 64.3 54.1-73.4 31 23.9 16.0-34.1 43 9.7 5.7-16.0 16 2.1 1.2- 3.4
Race
White 835 403 73.9 70.3-77.2 168 17.6 14.6-21.0 184 6.6 5.2- 8.4 80 1.9 1.4- 2.5
Black 342 133 70.5 64.0-76.3 63 15.2 10.6-21.3 80 9.2 6.3-13.1 66 5.2 4.0- 6.7
Other 60 30 68.6 52.9-80.9 14 27.0 15.2-43.2 9 2.6 1.3- 5.1 7 1.9 0.9- 4.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 116 50 73.4 63.0-81.7 29 17.6 10.6-27.8 24 5.4 2.9- 9.8 13 3.7 1.5- 8.8
No 1121 516 72.8 69.6-75.8 216 17.5 14.8-20.6 249 7.2 5.8- 8.8 140 2.5 2.2- 2.9
Education
< High School 275 122 71.1 64.4-77.1 67 19.3 14.1-25.8 55 6.4 4.2- 9.5 31 3.3 2.0- 5.3
High School 371 156 68.8 62.5-74.5 78 19.6 14.7-25.6 90 8.8 6.2-12.4 47 2.8 2.1- 3.7
> High School 588 287 76.3 72.2-80.1 99 15.2 11.9-19.2 127 6.2 4.6- 8.3 75 2.2 1.8- 2.8
Marital Status
Married 775 377 74.1 70.3-77.5 157 18.2 15.1-21.9 162 5.9 4.6- 7.7 79 1.8 1.4- 2.2
Other 462 189 70.4 65.0-75.3 88 16.1 12.0-21.1 111 9.2 6.8-12.3 74 4.4 3.2- 5.8
Income
15,999 or less 379 155 70.1 64.1-75.5 80 16.7 12.4-22.3 85 9.4 6.6-13.2 59 3.8 2.9- 4.9
16,000-24,999 132 61 72.4 62.1-80.8 22 17.0 10.0-27.4 32 8.0 4.4-14.2 17 2.5 1.5- 4.2
25,000-39,999 169 79 75.2 66.7-82.2 26 13.4 8.0-21.6 49 9.5 5.9-15.0 15 1.8 1.1- 3.0
40,000 or more 435 214 74.1 69.0-78.6 89 19.5 15.3-24.5 84 4.5 3.2- 6.4 48 1.8 1.4- 2.4
WIC recipient
No 658 315 74.2 70.1-77.9 115 16.8 13.5-20.7 144 6.4 4.8- 8.3 84 2.6 2.0- 3.5
Yes 569 248 71.3 66.5-75.6 128 18.3 14.5-22.9 124 7.7 5.8-10.2 69 2.7 2.1- 3.4
Medicaid recipient
No 585 288 74.4 70.1-78.4 113 18.4 14.8-22.7 122 5.3 3.9- 7.2 62 1.8 1.4- 2.3
Yes 652 278 71.2 66.8-75.3 132 16.6 13.2-20.7 151 8.7 6.7-11.2 91 3.5 2.7- 4.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 641 91 14.4 11.9-17.3 144 22.4 19.4-25.8 254 39.3 35.7-43.1 152 23.9 20.8-27.3
2500+ grams 596 475 79.6 76.2-82.7 101 17.0 14.2-20.2 19 3.3 2.1- 5.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 38 (When was your baby due?) and 40 (When was your baby 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 20JUL04

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