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2011 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

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During your pregnancy, were you on WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 959 471 48.2 44.6-51.9 488 51.8 48.1-55.4
Age
< 20 years 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 238 59 25.9 19.9-33.0 179 74.1 67.0-80.1
25-34 years 507 309 61.2 56.2-65.9 198 38.8 34.1-43.8
35+ years 145 95 63.2 53.3-72.1 50 36.8 27.9-46.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 526 336 62.4 57.5-67.1 190 37.6 32.9-42.5
Non-Hispanic Black 246 66 22.2 16.6-29.0 180 77.8 71.0-83.4
Non-Hispanic Other 52 31 60.4 44.0-74.7 21 39.6 25.3-56.0
Latina 125 32 27.4 19.7-36.8 93 72.6 63.2-80.3
Education
< High School 172 27 15.6 10.2-23.0 145 84.4 77.0-89.8
High School 192 47 25.2 18.6-33.1 145 74.8 66.9-81.4
> High School 594 397 67.8 63.3-72.0 197 32.2 28.0-36.7
Marital Status
Married 565 402 69.6 65.0-73.8 163 30.4 26.2-35.0
Other 393 69 17.5 13.4-22.4 324 82.5 77.6-86.6
WIC recipient
No 471 471 100 . - . *** *** ***
Yes 488 *** *** *** 488 100 . - .
Medicaid recipient
No 409 363 88.0 83.5-91.3 46 12.0 8.7-16.5
Yes 550 108 19.4 15.8-23.5 442 80.6 76.5-84.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 325 136 39.1 33.8-44.6 189 60.9 55.4-66.2
2500+ grams 634 335 49.0 45.1-53.0 299 51.0 47.0-54.9

~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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