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2010 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 973 265 25.8 22.8-29.1 405 41.7 38.1-45.3 243 26.1 22.9-29.5 60 6.5 4.8- 8.6
Age
< 20 years 84 13 15.7 8.3-28.0 31 38.1 26.6-51.0 31 35.5 24.3-48.6 9 10.7 5.0-21.2
20-24 years 222 35 15.6 10.8-21.9 82 36.8 29.8-44.3 82 37.0 30.0-44.5 23 10.7 6.7-16.7
25-34 years 505 157 30.7 26.4-35.4 226 43.5 38.7-48.6 100 21.4 17.5-25.9 22 4.3 2.7- 6.9
35+ years 162 60 34.0 26.0-43.0 66 46.3 37.3-55.5 30 16.2 10.6-24.1 6 3.5 1.3- 9.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 595 183 29.6 25.6-33.9 255 41.7 37.3-46.3 122 21.7 18.1-25.9 35 7.0 4.8-10.1
Non-Hispanic Black 205 34 16.0 10.8-22.9 79 40.6 32.8-48.8 75 34.3 26.9-42.5 17 9.2 5.4-15.2
Non-Hispanic Other 52 14 24.9 14.0-40.3 21 35.1 21.9-51.1 15 37.2 23.4-53.6 2 2.7 0.6-12.6
Latina 115 31 25.0 17.1-34.9 48 44.7 34.6-55.3 30 28.3 19.8-38.7 6 2.1 0.7- 6.0
Education
< High School 156 30 18.0 11.7-26.6 58 39.1 30.1-48.8 51 33.3 24.9-43.0 17 9.6 5.2-16.9
High School 251 51 19.5 14.5-25.7 102 42.0 35.2-49.1 77 30.3 24.2-37.1 21 8.2 5.1-13.0
> High School 563 183 31.9 27.8-36.4 243 42.4 37.9-47.0 115 21.3 17.6-25.5 22 4.4 2.8- 7.0
Marital Status
Married 619 207 32.8 28.8-37.1 273 43.5 39.1-48.0 120 20.8 17.3-24.7 19 2.9 1.7- 4.9
Other 354 58 16.1 12.0-21.2 132 39.1 33.2-45.3 123 33.5 27.9-39.5 41 11.4 8.1-15.9
WIC recipient
No 530 197 36.9 32.4-41.7 232 43.8 39.0-48.6 84 15.7 12.5-19.7 17 3.6 2.0- 6.2
Yes 439 67 14.9 11.4-19.3 171 39.6 34.4-45.1 158 36.1 31.0-41.5 43 9.4 6.6-13.1
Medicaid recipient
No 475 193 40.3 35.4-45.4 213 44.3 39.3-49.5 64 13.9 10.7-17.9 5 1.5 0.6- 3.7
Yes 498 72 14.6 11.2-18.7 192 39.6 34.7-44.7 179 35.5 30.7-40.6 55 10.3 7.6-13.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 327 82 23.4 19.2-28.2 133 39.1 33.9-44.5 88 29.2 24.4-34.5 24 8.3 5.7-12.1
2500+ grams 646 183 26.0 22.8-29.6 272 41.9 38.0-45.8 155 25.8 22.4-29.5 36 6.3 4.6- 8.7

*Data in this table are constructed from survey question 33 (a-m).

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2010.The overall weighted response rate was 56%.

#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 16NOV12

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