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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

WORK LEAVE AFTER PREGNANCY

Did any of the things listed below affect your decision about taking leave from work after your new baby was born? I COULD NOT FINANCIALLY AFFORD TO TAKE LEAVE1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 492 344 68.8 63.7-73.4 148 31.2 26.6-36.3
Age
< 25 years 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
25-34 years 291 203 67.9 61.3-73.9 88 32.1 26.1-38.7
35+ years 118 85 73.1 62.9-81.3 33 26.9 18.7-37.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 308 218 69.5 63.5-74.9 90 30.5 25.1-36.5
Non-Hispanic Black 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
> High School 377 269 69.4 63.7-74.6 108 30.6 25.4-36.3
Marital Status
Married 331 241 71.8 66.2-76.8 90 28.2 23.2-33.8
Other 161 103 63.4 53.6-72.2 58 36.6 27.8-46.4
Medicaid recipient
No 314 237 73.5 67.7-78.7 77 26.5 21.3-32.3
Yes 178 107 61.6 52.5-69.9 71 38.4 30.1-47.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 148 106 69.2 61.0-76.4 42 30.8 23.6-39.0
2500+ grams 344 238 68.7 63.3-73.7 106 31.3 26.3-36.7

1Asked only of mothers who reported not taking any leave.
Work leave questions were new in Phase 8 (Survey questions 72-77). For more information please visit PRAMS–Annual Questionnaires.
2Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards.
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.
The overall weighted response rate in 2018 was 53%.

This page was generated on 10OCT19

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