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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

KNOWLEDGE OF PREGNANCY

How many weeks or months pregnant were you when you were sure you were pregnant?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
1 to 4 weeks 5 to 8 weeks 9 to 12 weeks 13 weeks or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1117 459 38.9 35.7-42.3 466 42.3 39.0-45.7 106 10.7 8.7-13.2 86 8.0 6.3-10.2
Age
< 20 years 114 18 15.5 9.1-25.0 44 39.6 29.5-50.7 24 20.3 12.8-30.6 28 24.7 16.4-35.5
20-24 years 251 85 31.5 25.3-38.5 108 43.9 36.9-51.2 31 14.0 9.6-20.1 27 10.5 6.8-16.0
25-34 years 576 264 45.6 41.0-50.3 248 42.6 38.0-47.3 41 7.7 5.4-10.7 23 4.2 2.6- 6.6
35+ years 176 92 47.4 39.1-55.8 66 40.6 32.6-49.2 10 8.2 4.2-15.4 8 3.7 1.5- 9.2
Race
White 819 366 43.2 39.4-47.0 339 41.5 37.7-45.3 68 9.4 7.2-12.1 46 6.0 4.3- 8.3
Black 248 70 23.3 17.5-30.2 109 47.6 39.9-55.3 34 15.2 10.3-21.7 35 14.0 9.4-20.4
Other 50 23 51.5 35.7-66.9 18 27.8 16.2-43.5 4 9.6 3.2-25.5 5 11.0 4.0-26.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 142 53 37.0 28.6-46.3 50 35.9 27.6-45.1 22 16.9 10.9-25.4 17 10.2 5.8-17.4
No 975 406 39.3 35.8-42.9 416 43.4 39.8-47.1 84 9.6 7.6-12.2 69 7.6 5.8-10.0
Education
< High School 185 50 28.8 21.6-37.3 62 34.3 26.7-42.9 42 20.8 14.7-28.7 31 16.0 10.6-23.5
High School 303 94 28.7 23.3-34.8 136 46.5 40.1-53.1 39 14.4 10.3-19.8 34 10.3 7.0-15.0
> High School 625 313 48.5 44.1-52.9 266 42.9 38.6-47.4 25 4.9 3.2- 7.3 21 3.7 2.3- 6.1
Marital Status
Married 698 332 46.5 42.4-50.7 303 44.0 39.9-48.2 44 6.7 4.8- 9.2 19 2.8 1.6- 4.8
Other 419 127 28.3 23.4-33.7 163 39.8 34.4-45.6 62 16.5 12.6-21.3 67 15.4 11.7-20.0
Income
14,999 or less 196 56 27.4 20.5-35.6 71 35.5 27.9-44.0 31 16.4 10.9-23.9 38 20.6 14.5-28.5
15,000-24,999 261 88 32.2 26.1-39.0 112 44.3 37.6-51.3 35 13.6 9.4-19.3 26 9.9 6.4-15.0
25,000-49,999 229 92 38.1 31.1-45.6 102 46.8 39.4-54.5 22 10.5 6.6-16.3 13 4.6 2.3- 8.9
50,000 or more 373 202 53.2 47.5-58.8 157 42.0 36.5-47.6 12 4.3 2.4- 7.6 2 0.5 0.1- 2.6
WIC recipient
No 601 305 48.5 44.0-53.0 242 40.5 36.1-45.0 38 8.5 6.1-11.7 16 2.5 1.4- 4.5
Yes 513 154 29.4 25.0-34.3 223 44.1 39.1-49.3 67 12.8 9.7-16.8 69 13.6 10.4-17.7
Medicaid recipient
No 567 292 50.6 45.9-55.2 239 42.3 37.8-46.9 24 5.2 3.4- 7.8 12 2.0 1.0- 4.0
Yes 550 167 28.5 24.3-33.2 227 42.3 37.5-47.3 82 15.7 12.4-19.8 74 13.4 10.3-17.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 374 150 38.0 33.3-43.0 150 40.2 35.3-45.2 36 10.4 7.6-14.0 38 11.4 8.5-15.2
2500+ grams 743 309 39.0 35.5-42.6 316 42.5 38.9-46.1 70 10.8 8.6-13.4 48 7.7 5.9-10.1

~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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