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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

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During your pregnancy, were you on WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 886 543 55.9 51.9-59.9 343 44.1 40.1-48.1
Age
< 20 years 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 157 60 33.3 25.2-42.6 97 66.7 57.4-74.8
25-34 years 525 349 63.1 57.9-68.1 176 36.9 31.9-42.1
35+ years 162 123 72.9 63.8-80.4 39 27.1 19.6-36.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 478 355 69.2 63.7-74.2 123 30.8 25.8-36.3
Non-Hispanic Black 206 95 41.6 33.1-50.5 111 58.4 49.5-66.9
Non-Hispanic Other 63 41 60.2 44.8-73.8 22 39.8 26.2-55.2
Latina 123 39 25.6 17.9-35.3 84 74.4 64.7-82.1
Education
< High School 117 40 32.3 22.8-43.5 77 67.7 56.5-77.2
High School 163 56 31.1 23.5-40.0 107 68.9 60.0-76.5
> High School 600 444 70.3 65.6-74.7 156 29.7 25.3-34.4
Marital Status
Married 590 438 69.5 64.7-73.9 152 30.5 26.1-35.3
Other 296 105 32.3 26.1-39.2 191 67.7 60.8-73.9
WIC recipient
No 543 543 100 . - . *** *** ***
Yes 343 *** *** *** 343 100 . - .
Medicaid recipient
No 551 460 80.6 76.0-84.4 91 19.4 15.6-24.0
Yes 335 83 20.7 16.0-26.3 252 79.3 73.7-84.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 318 188 55.3 49.7-60.7 130 44.7 39.3-50.3
2500+ grams 568 355 56.0 51.6-60.3 213 44.0 39.7-48.4

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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