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2003 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 769 595 84.2 80.9-87.1 174 15.8 12.9-19.1
Age
< 20 years 33 21 72.4 47.9-88.2 12 27.6 11.8-52.1
20-24 years 198 144 81.5 73.9-87.3 54 18.5 12.7-26.1
25-34 years 408 326 86.2 81.7-89.7 82 13.8 10.3-18.3
35+ years 130 104 84.8 75.2-91.1 26 15.2 8.9-24.8
Race
White 498 405 87.0 83.1-90.1 93 13.0 9.9-16.9
Black 236 162 76.3 68.2-82.9 74 23.7 17.1-31.8
Other 35 28 84.1 65.7-93.6 7 15.9 6.4-34.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 91 61 70.9 59.4-80.2 30 29.1 19.8-40.6
No 677 533 86.8 83.4-89.6 144 13.2 10.4-16.6
Education
< High School 189 131 73.9 65.4-80.9 58 26.1 19.1-34.6
High School 237 178 84.0 77.3-89.0 59 16.0 11.0-22.7
> High School 341 286 90.4 86.2-93.4 55 9.6 6.6-13.8
Marital Status
Married 498 409 89.2 85.6-91.9 89 10.8 8.1-14.4
Other 271 186 73.9 66.4-80.1 85 26.1 19.9-33.6
Income
15,999 or less 219 161 80.8 73.2-86.6 58 19.2 13.4-26.8
16,000-24,999 120 88 82.8 73.4-89.4 32 17.2 10.6-26.6
25,000-39,999 114 92 87.8 78.4-93.5 22 12.2 6.5-21.6
40,000 or more 225 192 90.0 84.7-93.6 33 10.0 6.4-15.3
WIC recipient
No 375 314 90.7 86.7-93.5 61 9.3 6.5-13.3
Yes 390 278 77.9 72.3-82.6 112 22.1 17.4-27.7
Medicaid recipient
No 327 275 89.2 84.7-92.5 52 10.8 7.5-15.3
Yes 442 320 80.3 75.2-84.6 122 19.7 15.4-24.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 331 216 64.6 59.4-69.5 115 35.4 30.5-40.6
2500+ grams 438 379 85.8 82.1-88.9 59 14.2 11.1-17.9

#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 22MAR05

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