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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

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During your pregnancy, were you on WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1013 555 55.3 51.4-59.2 458 44.7 40.8-48.6
Age
< 20 years 96 16 16.9 9.2-28.9 80 83.1 71.1-90.8
20-24 years 249 88 35.6 28.4-43.6 161 64.4 56.4-71.6
25-34 years 512 346 68.9 63.6-73.7 166 31.1 26.3-36.4
35+ years 156 105 68.0 57.8-76.7 51 32.0 23.3-42.2
Race
White 726 456 62.4 58.0-66.7 270 37.6 33.3-42.0
Black 247 78 29.3 22.1-37.7 169 70.7 62.3-77.9
Other 40 21 52.5 33.2-71.1 19 47.5 28.9-66.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 130 44 35.5 26.5-45.7 86 64.5 54.3-73.5
No 883 511 59.3 55.0-63.3 372 40.7 36.7-45.0
Education
< High School 199 38 20.7 14.5-28.6 161 79.3 71.4-85.5
High School 290 125 46.3 38.9-54.0 165 53.7 46.0-61.1
> High School 522 391 75.6 70.7-80.0 131 24.4 20.0-29.3
Marital Status
Married 644 452 70.6 66.0-74.7 192 29.4 25.3-34.0
Other 369 103 28.5 22.7-35.1 266 71.5 64.9-77.3
Income
14,999 or less 295 75 23.6 17.8-30.4 220 76.4 69.6-82.2
15,000-24,999 155 47 34.9 25.8-45.3 108 65.1 54.7-74.2
25,000-49,999 176 116 68.5 59.6-76.3 60 31.5 23.7-40.4
50,000 or more 294 284 99.0 97.1-99.6 10 1.0 0.4- 2.9
WIC recipient
No 555 555 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Yes 458 0 0.0 . - . 458 100 . - .
Medicaid recipient
No 469 414 87.9 83.7-91.2 55 12.1 8.8-16.3
Yes 544 141 26.9 22.3-31.9 403 73.1 68.1-77.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 456 218 43.8 39.4-48.3 238 56.2 51.7-60.6
2500+ grams 557 337 56.3 52.1-60.5 220 43.7 39.5-47.9

~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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