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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MENTAL HEALTH

Feelings and experiences after childbirth: I felt hopeless

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES OFTEN/ALWAYS
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1124 734 67.2 63.9-70.3 193 16.5 14.1-19.2 120 10.5 8.6-12.8 77 5.8 4.4- 7.6
Age
< 20 years 114 66 61.1 50.1-71.1 19 15.9 9.3-25.7 16 13.1 7.4-22.0 13 9.9 5.2-18.2
20-24 years 256 156 61.1 53.9-67.9 48 18.0 13.1-24.2 32 15.1 10.6-21.1 20 5.8 3.3-10.0
25-34 years 581 385 68.4 63.9-72.5 102 17.5 14.2-21.4 60 9.1 6.9-12.1 34 5.0 3.3- 7.5
35+ years 173 127 78.6 71.0-84.7 24 10.6 6.5-16.8 12 5.2 2.6-10.2 10 5.6 2.7-11.2
Race
White 811 520 66.0 62.2-69.6 142 16.6 13.9-19.7 98 12.0 9.7-14.8 51 5.3 3.8- 7.4
Black 261 176 69.8 62.4-76.3 45 17.3 12.2-23.9 17 5.8 3.2-10.5 23 7.1 4.1-11.9
Other 52 38 73.1 56.6-85.0 6 9.3 3.5-22.2 5 10.6 3.8-26.3 3 7.0 1.9-22.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 126 83 67.7 58.1-76.1 17 15.4 9.5-24.0 14 10.8 6.1-18.4 12 6.1 2.9-12.0
No 998 651 67.1 63.6-70.4 176 16.7 14.1-19.5 106 10.5 8.5-12.9 65 5.8 4.3- 7.8
Education
< High School 179 117 66.2 57.4-74.0 29 18.4 12.4-26.4 18 8.6 4.8-14.9 15 6.8 3.5-12.8
High School 309 190 64.1 57.8-70.0 49 15.5 11.4-20.8 43 13.7 9.9-18.7 27 6.7 4.2-10.5
> High School 633 426 69.3 65.0-73.2 115 16.4 13.4-19.9 59 9.4 7.1-12.3 33 4.9 3.3- 7.3
Marital Status
Married 697 475 70.8 66.9-74.4 118 15.6 12.8-18.9 73 10.0 7.8-12.8 31 3.6 2.4- 5.5
Other 427 259 62.2 56.6-67.6 75 17.7 13.8-22.5 47 11.2 8.2-15.3 46 8.8 6.1-12.6
Income
14,999 or less 206 123 64.8 56.6-72.2 32 13.0 8.5-19.6 27 13.0 8.4-19.6 24 9.1 5.4-15.0
15,000-24,999 262 159 63.9 57.0-70.3 44 16.7 12.1-22.6 32 11.4 7.8-16.5 27 8.0 5.0-12.5
25,000-49,999 229 149 65.1 57.6-72.0 42 18.3 13.1-25.0 22 9.7 6.1-15.1 16 6.9 3.9-11.9
50,000 or more 379 269 72.4 67.1-77.1 69 17.5 13.5-22.2 32 8.3 5.6-12.0 9 1.9 0.9- 4.0
WIC recipient
No 609 410 68.3 64.0-72.4 106 18.1 14.8-21.9 61 9.0 6.8-11.9 32 4.6 3.0- 6.9
Yes 513 322 65.9 60.9-70.5 87 14.9 11.6-18.8 59 12.1 9.2-15.8 45 7.2 5.0-10.2
Medicaid recipient
No 567 388 69.7 65.3-73.8 97 16.6 13.4-20.3 56 10.0 7.5-13.3 26 3.7 2.4- 5.8
Yes 557 346 65.0 60.2-69.5 96 16.4 13.1-20.4 64 10.9 8.3-14.3 51 7.7 5.5-10.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 379 224 58.8 53.7-63.6 74 18.8 15.2-23.0 41 10.9 8.1-14.5 40 11.5 8.6-15.3
2500+ grams 745 510 67.9 64.4-71.3 119 16.3 13.7-19.2 79 10.5 8.4-12.9 37 5.3 3.9- 7.3

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 28JUL11

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