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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

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Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 348 289 83.0 77.3-87.5 59 17.0 12.5-22.7
Age
< 20 years 35 32 89.6 61.8-97.8 3 10.4 2.2-38.2
20-24 years 99 79 84.3 72.3-91.7 20 15.7 8.3-27.7
25-34 years 183 153 81.8 73.8-87.7 30 18.2 12.3-26.2
35+ years 31 25 81.2 57.5-93.2 6 18.8 6.8-42.5
Race
White 268 232 86.8 81.1-91.0 36 13.2 9.0-18.9
Black 68 48 64.8 46.7-79.4 20 35.2 20.6-53.3
Other 12 9 75.3 30.0-95.6 3 24.7 4.4-70.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 49 44 92.3 80.0-97.3 5 7.7 2.7-20.0
No 299 245 80.8 74.1-86.1 54 19.2 13.9-25.9
Education
< High School 69 64 98.5 96.3-99.4 5 1.5 0.6- 3.7
High School 98 83 82.1 68.9-90.5 15 17.9 9.5-31.1
> High School 180 141 76.2 67.4-83.3 39 23.8 16.7-32.6
Marital Status
Married 223 187 82.3 75.2-87.7 36 17.7 12.3-24.8
Other 125 102 84.4 73.5-91.3 23 15.6 8.7-26.5
Income
14,999 or less 101 88 88.7 77.9-94.6 13 11.3 5.4-22.1
15,000-24,999 58 49 89.7 73.9-96.4 9 10.3 3.6-26.1
25,000-49,999 62 49 77.5 62.1-87.9 13 22.5 12.1-37.9
50,000 or more 96 76 75.4 63.0-84.7 20 24.6 15.3-37.0
WIC recipient
No 180 146 79.5 71.1-85.9 34 20.5 14.1-28.9
Yes 166 141 87.0 78.6-92.4 25 13.0 7.6-21.4
Medicaid recipient
No 163 125 77.8 68.9-84.7 38 22.2 15.3-31.1
Yes 185 164 87.9 80.0-93.0 21 12.1 7.0-20.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 176 147 83.4 77.3-88.2 29 16.6 11.8-22.7
2500+ grams 172 142 83.0 76.6-87.9 30 17.0 12.1-23.4

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#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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