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2011 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SOCIAL SUPPORT

Postpartum Social Support*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Social Support Adequate Social Support Excellent Social Support
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 895 34 3.6 2.4- 5.4 95 9.5 7.5-11.9 766 86.9 84.1-89.2
Age
< 20 years 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 223 *** *** *** 33 12.8 8.5-18.7 182 85.3 79.3-89.8
25-34 years 474 21 5.1 3.2- 8.2 50 9.5 6.9-13.0 403 85.3 81.2-88.7
35+ years 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 509 *** *** *** 30 5.7 3.7- 8.5 467 92.1 88.9-94.5
Non-Hispanic Black 220 *** *** *** 39 16.6 11.5-23.4 170 77.5 70.0-83.5
Non-Hispanic Other 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 109 *** *** *** 17 15.5 9.4-24.5 84 78.2 68.4-85.6
Education
< High School 149 *** *** *** 26 14.6 9.2-22.4 111 76.8 67.9-83.7
High School 180 *** *** *** 26 13.4 8.6-20.2 146 83.8 76.7-89.1
> High School 565 *** *** *** 43 6.6 4.7- 9.2 508 91.0 88.0-93.3
Marital Status
Married 533 *** *** *** 39 6.8 4.7- 9.6 482 91.1 88.0-93.5
Other 361 22 5.9 3.6- 9.6 56 13.6 10.0-18.3 283 80.4 75.2-84.8
WIC recipient
No 446 *** *** *** 24 4.4 2.7- 7.1 410 92.8 89.6-95.1
Yes 448 22 4.5 2.7- 7.4 70 14.3 11.0-18.5 356 81.2 76.6-85.0
Medicaid recipient
No 388 *** *** *** 18 3.4 1.9- 5.9 363 94.1 90.8-96.3
Yes 507 27 4.5 2.8- 7.1 77 14.1 10.9-18.0 403 81.4 77.2-85.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 284 15 5.5 3.3- 8.9 42 15.4 11.6-20.2 227 79.1 73.9-83.5
2500+ grams 611 19 3.5 2.2- 5.4 53 9.0 6.9-11.7 539 87.5 84.5-90.0

* Question asked: Since you delivered your new baby, would you have the kinds of help listed below if you needed them? (a) Someone to loan me $50 (b) Someone to help me if I were sick (c) Someone to talk with about my problems (d) Someone to take care of my baby (e) Someone to help me if I were tired * Social supports after pregnancy measured: 1. If mom answered “yes “ to none of the questions then “No social support” 2. If mom answered “ yes” to between 1 and 3 questions then “Adequate social support” 3 . If mom answered “yes” to more than 3 questions then “Excellent social support”

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2011.The overall weighted response rate was 54%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#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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