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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 297 269 87.5 81.8-91.6 28 12.5 8.4-18.2
Age
< 20 years 46 43 92.2 75.2-97.9 3 7.8 2.1-24.8
20-24 years 82 73 87.5 75.6-94.0 9 12.5 6.0-24.4
25-34 years 136 124 87.5 78.4-93.1 12 12.5 6.9-21.6
35+ years 33 29 77.7 50.5-92.2 4 22.3 7.8-49.5
Race
White 169 154 89.5 82.6-93.9 15 10.5 6.1-17.4
Black 117 105 82.9 71.0-90.6 12 17.1 9.4-29.0
Other 11 10 97.6 83.9-99.7 1 2.4 0.3-16.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 24 23 99.0 93.1-99.9 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9
No 273 246 86.5 80.3-90.9 27 13.5 9.1-19.7
Education
< High School 81 73 90.0 78.1-95.8 8 10.0 4.2-21.9
High School 110 104 91.8 81.9-96.5 6 8.2 3.5-18.1
> High School 106 92 81.4 70.2-89.1 14 18.6 10.9-29.8
Marital Status
Married 140 126 89.1 81.3-93.9 14 10.9 6.1-18.7
Other 157 143 86.1 77.1-92.0 14 13.9 8.0-22.9
Income
14,999 or less 117 109 90.8 80.8-95.9 8 9.2 4.1-19.2
15,000-24,999 50 47 88.0 69.0-96.0 3 12.0 4.0-31.0
25,000-49,999 48 41 78.0 60.5-89.1 7 22.0 10.9-39.5
50,000 or more 46 39 85.5 68.7-94.0 7 14.5 6.0-31.3
WIC recipient
No 115 102 86.1 76.8-92.1 13 13.9 7.9-23.2
Yes 175 160 88.2 80.0-93.3 15 11.8 6.7-20.0
Medicaid recipient
No 86 75 84.9 73.0-92.1 11 15.1 7.9-27.0
Yes 211 194 88.5 81.5-93.1 17 11.5 6.9-18.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 140 133 94.9 89.8-97.5 7 5.1 2.5-10.2
2500+ grams 157 136 86.8 80.5-91.3 21 13.2 8.7-19.5

~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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