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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MENTAL HEALTH

Mothers who responded that they ALWAYS or OFTEN felt down, depressed, or hopeless OR had little interest or pleasure in doing things since their new baby was born.*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
YES NO
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 966 126 12.3 10.0-15.1 840 87.7 84.9-90.0
Age
< 20 years 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 213 35 14.3 9.5-21.0 178 85.7 79.0-90.5
25-34 years 537 62 10.6 7.8-14.3 475 89.4 85.7-92.2
35+ years 168 21 12.9 8.0-20.1 147 87.1 79.9-92.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 508 61 11.0 8.2-14.6 447 89.0 85.4-91.8
Non-Hispanic Black 188 34 19.5 13.4-27.5 154 80.5 72.5-86.6
Non-Hispanic Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 190 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 176 23 14.3 8.9-22.0 153 85.7 78.0-91.1
High School 189 29 16.8 11.1-24.5 160 83.2 75.5-88.9
> High School 600 74 10.1 7.7-13.3 526 89.9 86.7-92.3
Marital Status
Married 586 60 10.8 8.1-14.2 526 89.2 85.8-91.9
Other 380 66 14.7 10.9-19.7 314 85.3 80.3-89.1
WIC recipient
No 559 62 10.2 7.6-13.6 497 89.8 86.4-92.4
Yes 398 62 14.7 10.9-19.6 336 85.3 80.4-89.1
Medicaid recipient
No 592 64 9.9 7.4-13.1 528 90.1 86.9-92.6
Yes 374 62 15.8 11.8-20.9 312 84.2 79.1-88.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 339 57 16.4 12.8-20.8 282 83.6 79.2-87.2
2500+ grams 627 69 12.0 9.5-15.0 558 88.0 85.0-90.5

*Combination of questions 67 and 68.

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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