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2005 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 1015 268 26.9 23.7-30.4 431 44.0 40.2-47.8 255 23.5 20.3-26.9 61 5.7 4.1- 7.8
Age
< 20 years 96 19 23.2 14.0-36.0 39 44.1 31.8-57.0 35 32.1 21.4-44.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.0
20-24 years 251 30 14.0 9.3-20.6 118 47.0 39.1-55.0 80 30.2 23.3-38.0 23 8.8 5.2-14.5
25-34 years 511 166 30.5 25.9-35.6 208 43.0 37.9-48.4 108 20.6 16.5-25.3 29 5.9 3.7- 9.2
35+ years 157 53 38.8 29.7-48.8 66 42.1 32.7-52.1 32 16.1 10.2-24.5 6 3.0 0.9- 8.9
Race
White 728 206 29.4 25.5-33.5 325 45.0 40.7-49.4 167 22.3 18.8-26.3 30 3.3 2.0- 5.3
Black 247 48 18.0 12.3-25.6 87 37.6 29.6-46.4 82 29.6 22.3-38.0 30 14.8 9.4-22.5
Other 40 14 25.4 12.3-45.2 19 57.2 37.6-74.8 6 13.7 4.9-33.0 1 3.7 0.5-22.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 130 32 24.7 17.0-34.5 61 44.8 35.0-55.1 35 30.3 21.7-40.5 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
No 885 236 27.3 23.8-31.2 370 43.8 39.7-48.0 220 22.1 18.9-25.8 59 6.7 4.8- 9.3
Education
< High School 199 45 22.2 15.8-30.2 73 40.1 32.0-48.8 69 33.6 26.0-42.2 12 4.2 1.9- 9.0
High School 292 61 22.8 17.0-29.7 126 46.4 38.9-54.1 84 21.8 16.3-28.6 21 9.0 5.4-14.6
> High School 522 162 31.3 26.7-36.3 230 44.1 39.0-49.4 102 19.8 15.9-24.4 28 4.8 2.9- 7.8
Marital Status
Married 647 204 31.9 27.7-36.4 294 46.7 42.1-51.4 128 18.5 15.2-22.4 21 2.9 1.7- 4.9
Other 368 64 18.1 13.4-23.9 137 39.2 32.7-46.0 127 32.2 26.2-38.9 40 10.6 7.0-15.6
Income
14,999 or less 295 44 12.6 8.5-18.3 110 42.0 34.8-49.6 103 31.2 24.7-38.4 38 14.2 9.7-20.3
15,000-24,999 157 31 24.6 16.6-34.6 61 39.5 29.9-49.9 51 29.0 20.7-39.1 14 6.9 3.3-14.0
25,000-49,999 178 47 28.5 21.3-37.1 89 50.3 41.6-59.0 37 19.8 13.5-28.0 5 1.4 0.3- 6.0
50,000 or more 293 119 40.6 34.0-47.5 133 45.4 38.7-52.3 38 13.4 9.4-18.9 3 0.6 0.1- 3.1
WIC recipient
No 551 183 32.6 28.1-37.5 253 47.3 42.3-52.4 102 18.2 14.6-22.5 13 1.9 0.9- 3.9
Yes 456 84 19.8 15.4-25.0 174 39.8 34.1-45.8 151 30.1 24.9-35.9 47 10.3 7.2-14.6
Medicaid recipient
No 470 164 34.8 29.8-40.1 226 48.4 43.0-53.8 70 15.4 11.8-19.9 10 1.4 0.6- 3.6
Yes 545 104 20.0 16.0-24.8 205 40.1 34.9-45.6 185 30.5 25.7-35.7 51 9.4 6.6-13.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 458 110 23.7 20.1-27.7 182 39.0 34.7-43.5 133 29.9 25.8-34.2 33 7.4 5.4-10.3
2500+ grams 557 158 27.2 23.7-31.0 249 44.4 40.3-48.6 122 22.9 19.5-26.7 28 5.5 3.8- 7.9

*Data in this table are constructed from survey question 35 (a-m).

~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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