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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MORBIDITY-MATERNAL

At any time during the 12 months before you got pregnant with your new baby, did you do any of the following things? I WAS REGULARLY TAKING PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES OTHER THAN BIRTH CONTROL

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 894 650 74.6 71.0-77.9 244 25.4 22.1-29.0
Age
< 20 years 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 159 133 84.6 76.3-90.4 26 15.4 9.6-23.7
25-34 years 527 374 73.0 68.1-77.3 153 27.0 22.7-31.9
35+ years 166 107 63.7 54.7-71.9 59 36.3 28.1-45.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 485 322 66.8 61.6-71.6 163 33.2 28.4-38.4
Non-Hispanic Black 209 163 81.0 73.1-87.0 46 19.0 13.0-26.9
Non-Hispanic Other 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 124 99 84.5 76.3-90.2 25 15.5 9.8-23.7
Education
< High School 120 98 83.7 73.3-90.6 22 16.3 9.4-26.7
High School 166 125 76.0 66.9-83.3 41 24.0 16.7-33.1
> High School 602 422 71.7 67.3-75.7 180 28.3 24.3-32.7
Marital Status
Married 594 418 71.6 67.0-75.7 176 28.4 24.3-33.0
Other 300 232 79.8 73.6-84.8 68 20.2 15.2-26.4
WIC recipient
No 542 391 74.8 70.3-78.8 151 25.2 21.2-29.7
Yes 339 251 75.0 68.9-80.3 88 25.0 19.7-31.1
Medicaid recipient
No 555 402 76.6 72.4-80.4 153 23.4 19.6-27.6
Yes 339 248 71.7 65.3-77.4 91 28.3 22.6-34.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 320 223 70.3 65.1-75.1 97 29.7 24.9-34.9
2500+ grams 574 427 75.0 71.0-78.5 147 25.0 21.5-29.0

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.

This page was generated on 26OCT17

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