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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SOCIAL STRESS

Frequency of Stressful Events 12 Months Before Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
None 1 to 2 stressors 3 to 5 stressors >= 6 stressors
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 969 291 28.6 25.4-32.0 404 42.9 39.3-46.6 215 21.6 18.7-24.9 59 6.9 5.2- 9.2
Age
< 20 years 49 *** *** *** 21 52.8 36.1-69.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 212 45 21.5 15.6-28.8 82 37.3 30.0-45.2 60 29.0 22.4-36.8 25 12.2 7.9-18.3
25-34 years 539 186 33.7 29.2-38.5 228 43.5 38.7-48.5 105 18.6 15.0-22.9 20 4.2 2.5- 6.9
35+ years 169 49 27.3 20.4-35.5 73 45.7 37.2-54.4 40 22.1 15.7-30.1 *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 510 155 29.6 25.2-34.3 224 45.3 40.5-50.3 104 19.4 15.8-23.6 27 5.7 3.7- 8.7
Non-Hispanic Black 188 36 19.8 13.7-27.7 71 38.5 30.4-47.3 68 34.5 26.7-43.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 58 20 33.5 20.9-49.0 24 39.9 26.0-55.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 192 76 35.0 27.6-43.2 80 43.0 35.0-51.4 27 15.5 10.3-22.6 *** *** ***
Education
< High School 177 59 28.6 21.5-36.9 63 34.8 27.0-43.5 40 26.7 19.4-35.6 15 9.9 5.6-16.8
High School 190 55 28.4 21.5-36.5 72 41.6 33.5-50.1 49 23.3 16.9-31.3 *** *** ***
> High School 601 176 28.5 24.5-32.8 269 45.8 41.2-50.5 126 19.5 16.1-23.5 30 6.1 4.2- 9.0
Marital Status
Married 588 196 31.5 27.4-35.9 262 45.9 41.3-50.5 110 18.1 14.7-22.0 20 4.5 2.8- 7.1
Other 381 95 24.0 19.2-29.6 142 38.2 32.4-44.3 105 27.2 22.0-33.0 39 10.7 7.4-15.1
WIC recipient
No 560 205 36.0 31.5-40.7 232 42.1 37.5-46.9 103 18.2 14.7-22.2 20 3.7 2.2- 6.2
Yes 400 84 18.7 14.5-23.6 167 43.4 37.6-49.3 111 26.6 21.7-32.2 38 11.4 8.1-15.8
Medicaid recipient
No 594 216 35.7 31.4-40.3 272 46.0 41.4-50.7 93 15.7 12.6-19.5 13 2.6 1.4- 4.6
Yes 375 75 18.3 14.1-23.5 132 38.4 32.7-44.5 122 30.1 24.9-36.0 46 13.2 9.5-17.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 339 106 29.4 24.7-34.5 125 36.3 31.3-41.7 89 28.0 23.3-33.2 19 6.4 4.1- 9.8
2500+ grams 630 185 28.5 25.0-32.2 279 43.5 39.5-47.4 126 21.1 17.9-24.6 40 7.0 5.1- 9.4

*Data in this table are constructed from survey question 42 (a-n).

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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