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2015 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 871 61 7.1 5.2- 9.6 140 15.7 12.9-18.9 670 77.2 73.6-80.5
Age
< 20 years 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 156 *** *** *** 40 24.1 16.8-33.4 106 69.8 60.3-77.9
25-34 years 515 40 8.6 5.9-12.3 74 14.1 10.8-18.1 401 77.3 72.5-81.5
35+ years 159 *** *** *** 18 8.9 4.9-15.6 133 85.9 78.1-91.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 479 24 6.0 3.7- 9.7 49 9.2 6.5-12.8 406 84.8 80.3-88.4
Non-Hispanic Black 206 *** *** *** 36 19.2 13.0-27.4 153 73.6 65.0-80.8
Non-Hispanic Other 59 *** *** *** 17 28.1 16.3-44.1 36 62.9 47.2-76.3
Latina 111 *** *** *** 37 29.8 21.0-40.4 60 59.2 48.4-69.2
Education
< High School 106 *** *** *** 33 33.1 22.8-45.3 59 54.3 42.3-65.8
High School 165 *** *** *** 39 19.0 13.0-27.1 113 73.0 64.1-80.4
> High School 594 31 5.3 3.5- 7.9 66 10.6 8.0-13.9 497 84.1 80.3-87.3
Marital Status
Married 579 37 6.8 4.6-10.1 73 12.6 9.7-16.2 469 80.5 76.2-84.2
Other 292 24 7.6 4.7-12.0 67 21.0 15.7-27.4 201 71.4 64.6-77.4
WIC recipient
No 535 34 6.7 4.4- 9.9 56 8.4 6.1-11.4 445 85.0 81.0-88.2
Yes 324 26 7.2 4.5-11.3 82 25.5 20.1-31.8 216 67.3 60.8-73.2
Medicaid recipient
No 539 36 6.2 4.2- 9.1 69 11.9 9.1-15.5 434 81.9 77.8-85.4
Yes 332 25 8.4 5.2-13.2 71 21.0 16.0-27.0 236 70.6 64.1-76.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 308 27 9.2 6.4-13.1 60 20.7 16.5-25.7 221 70.0 64.6-74.9
2500+ grams 563 34 6.9 4.9- 9.7 80 15.2 12.3-18.7 449 77.8 73.9-81.3

*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 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% 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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