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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

REPRODUCTIVE HISTORY

Did the baby born just before your new one weigh 5 pounds, 8 ounces (2.5 kilos) or less at birth?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 713 605 88.3 85.4-90.6 108 11.7 9.4-14.6
Age
< 20 years 17 13 93.3 81.8-97.7 4 6.7 2.3-18.2
20-24 years 149 120 85.0 77.2-90.4 29 15.0 9.6-22.8
25-34 years 397 342 89.3 85.4-92.2 55 10.7 7.8-14.6
35+ years 150 130 88.5 81.8-93.0 20 11.5 7.0-18.2
Race
White 505 437 89.7 86.4-92.2 68 10.3 7.8-13.6
Black 179 143 84.2 76.8-89.5 36 15.8 10.5-23.2
Other 29 25 85.3 64.5-94.9 4 14.7 5.1-35.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 114 92 79.9 70.5-86.9 22 20.1 13.1-29.5
No 599 513 90.1 87.2-92.4 86 9.9 7.6-12.8
Education
< High School 169 127 78.5 70.8-84.7 42 21.5 15.3-29.2
High School 181 155 89.6 83.5-93.6 26 10.4 6.4-16.5
> High School 362 322 92.8 89.6-95.1 40 7.2 4.9-10.4
Marital Status
Married 466 414 91.8 88.7-94.1 52 8.2 5.9-11.3
Other 247 191 81.8 75.7-86.7 56 18.2 13.3-24.3
Income
14,999 or less 193 143 81.3 74.1-86.8 50 18.7 13.2-25.9
15,000-24,999 103 90 87.7 78.7-93.2 13 12.3 6.8-21.3
25,000-49,999 133 117 90.8 84.0-94.9 16 9.2 5.1-16.0
50,000 or more 230 209 93.9 90.0-96.4 21 6.1 3.6-10.0
WIC recipient
No 394 347 91.4 88.0-93.9 47 8.6 6.1-12.0
Yes 315 254 84.4 79.4-88.5 61 15.6 11.5-20.6
Medicaid recipient
No 335 304 93.6 90.3-95.8 31 6.4 4.2- 9.7
Yes 378 301 83.7 79.1-87.5 77 16.3 12.5-20.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 204 146 71.6 65.1-77.3 58 28.4 22.7-34.9
2500+ grams 509 459 89.5 86.4-92.0 50 10.5 8.0-13.6

#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 20MAY10

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