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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SOCIAL STRESS

Stressful Event: You had problems paying the rent, mortgage or other bills*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 886 749 83.4 80.1-86.2 137 16.6 13.8-19.9
Age
< 20 years 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 160 129 83.2 75.6-88.8 31 16.8 11.2-24.4
25-34 years 521 445 84.0 79.5-87.6 76 16.0 12.4-20.5
35+ years 164 142 83.3 75.1-89.2 22 16.7 10.8-24.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 480 421 85.9 81.6-89.4 59 14.1 10.6-18.4
Non-Hispanic Black 205 166 80.3 72.3-86.4 39 19.7 13.6-27.7
Non-Hispanic Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 122 98 79.0 68.8-86.6 24 21.0 13.4-31.2
Education
< High School 117 96 81.3 70.9-88.6 21 18.7 11.4-29.1
High School 166 134 81.5 73.2-87.7 32 18.5 12.3-26.8
> High School 597 515 84.5 80.5-87.8 82 15.5 12.2-19.5
Marital Status
Married 589 516 86.4 82.6-89.5 73 13.6 10.5-17.4
Other 297 233 78.1 71.7-83.4 64 21.9 16.6-28.3
WIC recipient
No 538 489 89.9 86.1-92.7 49 10.1 7.3-13.9
Yes 336 251 75.7 69.8-80.7 85 24.3 19.3-30.2
Medicaid recipient
No 551 498 89.8 86.2-92.5 53 10.2 7.5-13.8
Yes 335 251 74.4 68.2-79.8 84 25.6 20.2-31.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 317 267 83.3 78.7-87.1 50 16.7 12.9-21.3
2500+ grams 569 482 83.4 79.8-86.5 87 16.6 13.5-20.2

*Data from survey question 42. This question is about things that may have happened during the 12 months before your new baby was born.

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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