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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SOCIAL SUPPORT

Prenatal 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 946 56 5.4 4.0- 7.4 176 19.0 16.2-22.2 714 75.5 72.1-78.6
Age
< 20 years 48 *** *** *** 19 24.8 13.5-41.0 29 75.2 59.0-86.5
20-24 years 208 *** *** *** 43 20.9 15.0-28.2 151 75.1 67.5-81.4
25-34 years 526 28 5.4 3.5- 8.1 79 17.0 13.5-21.3 419 77.6 73.0-81.6
35+ years 164 14 9.4 5.3-16.0 35 21.1 14.8-29.2 115 69.5 60.9-77.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 504 24 4.3 2.7- 6.6 61 12.6 9.6-16.5 419 83.1 79.0-86.5
Non-Hispanic Black 185 *** *** *** 40 21.7 15.3-29.8 135 71.3 62.7-78.6
Non-Hispanic Other 58 *** *** *** 18 34.2 20.9-50.6 37 60.1 44.1-74.2
Latina 178 *** *** *** 52 29.2 22.0-37.5 108 63.5 54.9-71.3
Education
< High School 168 15 7.2 4.0-12.6 51 28.9 21.5-37.6 102 63.9 55.0-71.9
High School 186 *** *** *** 44 25.6 18.7-33.9 127 67.8 59.2-75.4
> High School 591 26 4.5 2.9- 6.8 81 13.8 10.9-17.4 484 81.7 77.8-85.1
Marital Status
Married 578 30 4.8 3.2- 7.2 79 14.7 11.6-18.4 469 80.5 76.5-84.0
Other 368 26 6.4 3.9-10.2 97 26.0 20.9-31.9 245 67.6 61.5-73.2
WIC recipient
No 551 26 4.7 3.1- 7.3 63 10.9 8.3-14.3 462 84.3 80.5-87.5
Yes 387 29 6.2 3.9- 9.7 111 30.0 24.8-35.8 247 63.8 57.8-69.4
Medicaid recipient
No 576 34 4.9 3.3- 7.4 85 14.7 11.6-18.4 457 80.4 76.3-83.8
Yes 370 22 6.1 3.8- 9.7 91 25.2 20.2-30.9 257 68.7 62.8-74.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 328 23 7.3 4.9-10.9 63 19.3 15.3-24.1 242 73.3 68.1-78.0
2500+ grams 618 33 5.3 3.7- 7.4 113 19.0 16.0-22.5 472 75.7 72.0-79.1

*During your most recent pregnancy, would you have had 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 take me to the clinic/drs office
(d) Someone to talk with about my problems
Based on aggregate of all prenatal social support questions asked in Question #72 of the Phase 7 survey
(i)No support was classified as a NO response to all social support questions
(ii)Adequate support classified as YES response to 1 to 3 social support questions
(iii)Excellent support classified as YES response to 4 social support questions

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.

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