NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MENTAL HEALTH

Since your new baby was born how often have you felt down, depressed or hopeless?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Always or Often Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 965 91 8.2 6.4-10.5 175 17.2 14.6-20.2 297 31.7 28.3-35.3 402 42.9 39.2-46.6
Age
< 20 years 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 26.6 14.0-44.7 21 38.2 23.4-55.6
20-24 years 213 26 11.6 7.3-18.0 37 16.9 11.8-23.7 65 30.1 23.4-37.7 85 41.4 33.8-49.3
25-34 years 536 41 5.6 3.8- 8.3 102 17.3 13.9-21.4 163 32.1 27.6-36.9 230 45.0 40.1-50.0
35+ years 168 18 10.4 6.1-17.2 27 15.5 10.1-23.0 57 34.5 26.7-43.2 66 39.6 31.5-48.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 507 47 7.4 5.3-10.4 101 18.5 14.9-22.6 174 35.5 30.8-40.4 185 38.6 33.9-43.6
Non-Hispanic Black 188 22 12.6 7.8-19.7 37 21.5 15.1-29.7 48 22.4 16.0-30.3 81 43.5 35.2-52.3
Non-Hispanic Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 48.4 33.4-63.6 23 37.6 24.0-53.4
Latina 190 *** *** *** 26 11.4 7.2-17.5 42 24.3 17.7-32.4 107 58.3 49.8-66.3
Education
< High School 176 *** *** *** 19 8.6 4.8-15.1 36 21.2 14.9-29.4 108 63.7 54.8-71.7
High School 189 21 10.6 6.3-17.1 41 22.5 16.2-30.4 58 30.5 23.2-38.9 69 36.4 28.8-44.9
> High School 599 57 7.9 5.7-10.7 115 17.8 14.6-21.7 202 35.1 30.8-39.7 225 39.2 34.7-43.8
Marital Status
Married 585 41 6.3 4.4- 8.9 106 16.1 13.1-19.8 192 34.1 29.8-38.7 246 43.5 38.9-48.2
Other 380 50 11.2 7.9-15.7 69 18.9 14.5-24.3 105 28.0 22.8-33.8 156 41.9 36.0-48.1
WIC recipient
No 558 47 7.1 5.0-10.0 102 18.0 14.6-22.0 190 34.4 29.9-39.1 219 40.5 35.9-45.3
Yes 398 43 9.6 6.6-13.8 71 15.8 12.0-20.6 106 28.6 23.6-34.3 178 45.9 40.1-51.8
Medicaid recipient
No 591 50 7.3 5.2-10.1 100 16.5 13.3-20.3 192 32.7 28.4-37.2 249 43.5 39.0-48.2
Yes 374 41 9.6 6.5-13.8 75 18.2 14.0-23.4 105 30.3 25.0-36.2 153 41.9 36.0-48.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 339 44 12.5 9.3-16.4 70 19.9 15.9-24.5 97 29.6 24.8-34.8 128 38.1 33.0-43.5
2500+ grams 626 47 7.8 5.9-10.3 105 17.0 14.2-20.3 200 31.9 28.3-35.7 274 43.3 39.3-47.3

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

*** 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.

This page was generated on 27JAN17

Contact Us | Site Map | Terms of Use