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2015 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 891 98 10.1 8.0-12.8 793 89.9 87.2-92.0
Age
< 20 years 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 159 26 13.2 8.1-20.8 133 86.8 79.2-91.9
25-34 years 525 51 9.4 6.7-12.8 474 90.6 87.2-93.3
35+ years 164 15 10.2 5.8-17.5 149 89.8 82.5-94.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 482 49 10.1 7.3-14.0 433 89.9 86.0-92.7
Non-Hispanic Black 209 29 11.3 7.1-17.6 180 88.7 82.4-92.9
Non-Hispanic Other 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 167 26 13.0 8.1-20.3 141 87.0 79.7-91.9
> High School 600 56 8.7 6.4-11.8 544 91.3 88.2-93.6
Marital Status
Married 591 56 9.9 7.3-13.3 535 90.1 86.7-92.7
Other 300 42 10.6 7.2-15.3 258 89.4 84.7-92.8
WIC recipient
No 539 49 7.8 5.5-10.8 490 92.2 89.2-94.5
Yes 339 47 13.5 9.7-18.5 292 86.5 81.5-90.3
Medicaid recipient
No 551 45 7.2 5.1-10.2 506 92.8 89.8-94.9
Yes 340 53 14.2 10.3-19.3 287 85.8 80.7-89.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 319 45 14.8 11.2-19.2 274 85.2 80.8-88.8
2500+ grams 572 53 9.7 7.4-12.6 519 90.3 87.4-92.6

*Combination of questions 67 and 68.

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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