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2002 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 1546 352 24.1 21.6-26.9 638 41.5 38.5-44.6 446 28.5 25.8-31.4 110 5.9 4.6- 7.5
Age
< 20 years 200 22 7.8 4.2-14.0 84 44.2 35.4-53.4 74 38.7 30.2-47.9 20 9.3 5.3-16.1
20-24 years 402 62 16.2 12.2-21.2 152 37.0 31.3-43.1 142 38.3 32.5-44.4 46 8.5 5.7-12.4
25-34 years 754 207 29.6 25.8-33.7 316 42.0 37.7-46.3 194 23.6 20.1-27.5 37 4.8 3.2- 7.1
35+ years 190 61 34.8 27.0-43.6 86 46.6 38.1-55.3 36 17.1 11.6-24.6 7 1.5 0.4- 4.9
Race
White 1061 271 26.8 23.7-30.1 451 41.8 38.3-45.4 281 26.9 23.8-30.3 58 4.5 3.2- 6.2
Black 410 57 13.7 9.8-18.9 154 39.7 33.3-46.4 153 36.2 30.0-42.8 46 10.4 7.0-15.2
Other 75 24 30.7 19.7-44.5 33 44.6 31.6-58.3 12 17.8 9.5-30.8 6 7.0 2.5-18.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 163 32 18.9 12.6-27.2 66 43.4 34.5-52.8 62 36.5 28.0-45.8 3 1.2 0.3- 5.8
No 1383 320 24.8 22.1-27.7 572 41.2 38.0-44.5 384 27.5 24.7-30.5 107 6.5 5.1- 8.3
Education
< High School 350 53 14.2 10.3-19.3 130 38.0 31.9-44.4 129 37.7 31.7-44.2 38 10.1 6.8-14.7
High School 439 72 17.7 13.5-22.8 180 42.8 36.9-48.9 154 34.6 29.1-40.6 33 4.9 3.0- 8.1
> High School 754 226 32.6 28.6-36.8 326 42.4 38.2-46.7 163 20.6 17.3-24.3 39 4.4 3.0- 6.5
Marital Status
Married 979 286 30.6 27.2-34.2 441 44.0 40.3-47.8 211 21.9 19.0-25.2 41 3.4 2.3- 5.1
Other 567 66 11.0 8.1-14.9 197 36.4 31.3-41.8 235 41.7 36.5-47.2 69 10.9 7.9-14.7
Income
15,999 or less 463 56 12.5 9.1-17.0 147 33.8 28.4-39.6 188 40.6 35.0-46.5 72 13.1 9.7-17.5
16,000-24,999 170 27 14.9 9.4-23.0 57 33.3 25.0-42.9 70 42.3 33.2-51.9 16 9.5 5.1-16.8
25,000-39,999 207 48 23.4 17.0-31.3 92 45.3 37.0-53.8 57 26.9 20.1-35.1 10 4.4 2.0- 9.2
40,000 or more 551 191 36.2 31.6-41.1 265 47.5 42.6-52.5 90 15.9 12.6-19.9 5 0.4 0.1- 1.5
WIC recipient
No 839 249 32.2 28.5-36.2 385 44.4 40.3-48.5 177 20.4 17.2-23.9 28 3.1 1.9- 4.9
Yes 693 102 14.4 11.4-18.0 246 37.4 32.9-42.1 266 39.1 34.6-43.8 79 9.1 6.8-12.2
Medicaid recipient
No 757 241 33.9 30.0-38.1 376 48.5 44.3-52.8 127 15.8 12.9-19.1 13 1.8 0.9- 3.3
Yes 789 111 13.4 10.6-16.7 262 33.8 29.6-38.2 319 42.4 38.0-46.9 97 10.4 8.0-13.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 693 137 19.1 16.4-22.1 283 39.7 36.2-43.3 209 31.3 27.9-34.8 64 10.0 7.9-12.5
2500+ grams 853 215 24.6 21.8-27.5 355 41.6 38.4-45.0 237 28.3 25.3-31.4 46 5.5 4.2- 7.3

*Data in this table are constructed from survey question 34 (a-m).

#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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