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2004 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 1525 592 46.8 43.7-50.0 810 50.7 47.6-53.9 123 2.4 1.8- 3.3
Age
< 20 years 154 55 41.5 31.7-52.0 90 56.1 45.7-66.1 9 2.4 0.8- 7.0
20-24 years 402 158 48.9 42.8-55.0 209 48.5 42.5-54.6 35 2.6 1.5- 4.5
25-34 years 777 312 47.6 43.3-51.9 404 50.0 45.6-54.3 61 2.5 1.6- 3.9
35+ years 192 67 43.5 35.1-52.4 107 54.6 45.8-63.1 18 1.9 1.2- 3.0
Race
White 1061 443 49.9 46.2-53.5 548 48.1 44.5-51.7 70 2.0 1.3- 3.1
Black 401 125 39.3 32.9-46.1 225 57.0 50.2-63.5 51 3.7 2.4- 5.8
Other 63 24 32.5 20.4-47.5 37 64.7 49.6-77.3 2 2.8 0.5-14.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 172 77 52.9 44.1-61.5 83 44.4 35.9-53.3 12 2.7 1.0- 6.8
No 1353 515 45.8 42.4-49.1 727 51.9 48.5-55.2 111 2.4 1.7- 3.3
Education
< High School 303 129 49.8 42.8-56.9 155 48.4 41.4-55.5 19 1.8 0.9- 3.7
High School 432 164 46.2 40.3-52.2 232 50.4 44.4-56.4 36 3.4 1.9- 5.8
> High School 787 298 45.8 41.6-50.1 421 52.0 47.7-56.2 68 2.2 1.5- 3.2
Marital Status
Married 949 372 46.7 42.9-50.5 508 51.6 47.7-55.4 69 1.7 1.2- 2.6
Other 576 220 47.1 41.8-52.4 302 49.4 44.1-54.8 54 3.5 2.2- 5.5
Income
14,999 or less 444 165 45.2 39.3-51.3 238 51.7 45.7-57.6 41 3.1 1.9- 5.0
15,000-24,999 240 111 52.6 44.6-60.5 107 42.5 34.8-50.5 22 4.9 2.5- 9.3
25,000-49,999 314 126 47.8 41.2-54.5 170 51.3 44.6-57.9 18 0.9 0.6- 1.4
50,000 or more 413 158 47.1 41.4-52.8 227 51.9 46.1-57.6 28 1.1 0.7- 1.5
WIC recipient
No 780 312 47.6 43.4-51.9 413 50.8 46.6-55.1 55 1.5 1.0- 2.3
Yes 736 278 46.2 41.6-50.8 390 50.5 45.9-55.0 68 3.4 2.2- 5.0
Medicaid recipient
No 705 273 46.8 42.4-51.3 379 51.4 47.0-55.9 53 1.8 1.1- 2.9
Yes 820 319 46.9 42.5-51.3 431 50.2 45.8-54.5 70 3.0 2.0- 4.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 668 178 26.9 23.7-30.3 377 56.4 52.7-60.1 113 16.7 14.1-19.6
2500+ grams 857 414 48.5 45.1-51.9 433 50.2 46.9-53.6 10 1.2 0.7- 2.3

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey questions 42 (When was your baby born?) and 43 (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.

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