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2004 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 1553 413 26.9 24.3-29.8 627 41.1 38.1-44.3 405 25.4 22.8-28.2 108 6.5 5.1- 8.3
Age
< 20 years 162 25 14.6 8.8-23.3 56 38.1 28.8-48.4 62 36.5 27.4-46.7 19 10.8 5.9-18.9
20-24 years 401 74 18.6 14.2-23.9 153 39.9 34.0-46.0 129 31.2 25.8-37.2 45 10.3 7.1-14.8
25-34 years 795 240 31.2 27.4-35.4 339 42.5 38.3-46.8 177 21.6 18.3-25.4 39 4.6 3.1- 6.8
35+ years 195 74 39.5 31.4-48.2 79 40.9 32.7-49.7 37 17.8 12.0-25.6 5 1.8 0.4- 6.7
Race
White 1068 307 28.7 25.6-32.1 440 42.5 39.0-46.2 248 22.5 19.6-25.7 73 6.2 4.6- 8.3
Black 420 90 21.2 16.3-27.1 157 35.9 29.8-42.5 140 34.6 28.6-41.2 33 8.3 5.2-12.8
Other 65 16 26.1 15.2-41.0 30 44.9 31.0-59.6 17 26.5 15.6-41.2 2 2.5 0.4-13.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 166 47 27.3 20.0-36.1 74 48.2 39.3-57.2 38 20.6 14.3-28.8 7 3.9 1.6- 9.2
No 1387 366 26.9 24.0-29.9 553 40.0 36.8-43.3 367 26.2 23.4-29.2 101 7.0 5.4- 8.9
Education
< High School 308 58 21.1 15.8-27.6 116 40.2 33.4-47.3 95 27.5 21.7-34.2 39 11.2 7.5-16.5
High School 446 106 24.5 19.8-30.0 164 37.0 31.5-43.0 136 30.0 24.8-35.7 40 8.4 5.7-12.4
> High School 796 248 30.9 27.2-35.0 347 44.3 40.2-48.6 172 21.5 18.2-25.2 29 3.2 2.0- 5.1
Marital Status
Married 959 304 31.6 28.1-35.2 406 43.4 39.6-47.2 203 20.7 17.8-24.0 46 4.4 3.1- 6.2
Other 594 109 19.7 15.7-24.3 221 37.7 32.7-43.0 202 32.8 28.0-37.9 62 9.9 7.1-13.6
Income
14,999 or less 456 72 17.4 13.3-22.6 164 37.4 31.8-43.4 166 33.4 28.0-39.2 54 11.8 8.5-16.2
15,000-24,999 243 39 17.2 12.0-24.1 100 42.0 34.4-50.1 78 31.2 24.4-38.9 26 9.6 5.7-15.5
25,000-49,999 319 81 22.8 17.8-28.7 134 43.9 37.5-50.6 83 27.6 22.0-34.0 21 5.7 3.3- 9.8
50,000 or more 420 181 44.5 38.9-50.3 183 42.9 37.3-48.6 53 12.1 8.8-16.5 3 0.5 0.1- 2.1
WIC recipient
No 790 277 35.6 31.7-39.8 340 43.3 39.1-47.6 153 18.7 15.6-22.3 20 2.3 1.3- 4.1
Yes 753 134 18.1 14.8-22.0 284 39.0 34.6-43.6 249 32.0 27.9-36.5 86 10.8 8.3-14.0
Medicaid recipient
No 719 262 36.4 32.3-40.8 316 43.9 39.5-48.3 129 18.4 15.2-22.1 12 1.3 0.6- 2.8
Yes 834 151 19.1 15.8-22.8 311 38.9 34.7-43.3 276 31.2 27.3-35.4 96 10.8 8.4-13.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 698 174 23.8 20.8-26.9 272 38.3 34.8-41.9 195 29.2 26.0-32.7 57 8.8 6.9-11.1
2500+ grams 855 239 27.2 24.3-30.3 355 41.4 38.1-44.8 210 25.1 22.2-28.1 51 6.3 4.8- 8.3

*Data in this table are constructed from survey question 35 (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 02OCT06

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