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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

REPRODUCTIVE HISTORY

Did the baby born just before your new one weigh 5 pounds, 8 ounces (2.5 kilos) or less at birth?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 521 417 86.7 83.0-89.6 104 13.3 10.4-17.0
Age
< 20 years 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 82 61 81.7 69.4-89.8 21 18.3 10.2-30.6
25-34 years 314 258 89.0 84.7-92.2 56 11.0 7.8-15.3
35+ years 121 95 83.6 74.4-90.0 26 16.4 10.0-25.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 250 214 93.3 89.6-95.7 36 6.7 4.3-10.4
Non-Hispanic Black 101 77 77.5 66.4-85.7 24 22.5 14.3-33.6
Non-Hispanic Other 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 132 94 80.6 71.9-87.1 38 19.4 12.9-28.1
Education
< High School 122 93 83.8 75.2-89.9 29 16.2 10.1-24.8
High School 99 73 80.5 69.9-88.0 26 19.5 12.0-30.1
> High School 300 251 90.1 85.7-93.3 49 9.9 6.7-14.3
Marital Status
Married 343 287 90.2 86.2-93.1 56 9.8 6.9-13.8
Other 178 130 79.4 71.4-85.7 48 20.6 14.3-28.6
WIC recipient
No 281 229 88.0 83.0-91.6 52 12.0 8.4-17.0
Yes 230 181 86.2 80.3-90.5 49 13.8 9.5-19.7
Medicaid recipient
No 322 265 88.1 83.6-91.4 57 11.9 8.6-16.4
Yes 199 152 84.5 77.7-89.5 47 15.5 10.5-22.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 107 63.3 55.7-70.3 65 36.7 29.7-44.3
2500+ grams 349 310 88.5 84.5-91.6 39 11.5 8.4-15.5

* Asked only of mothers who reported that they had a prior live birth.

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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