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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

WORK LEAVE AFTER PREGNANCY

How many weeks or months of leave, in total, did you take or will you take?1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
6 weeks or less 7-12 weeks 13 weeks or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 449 94 21.6 17.5-26.5 259 60.6 55.3-65.7 96 17.7 14.3-21.9
Age
< 25 years 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
25-34 years 274 55 19.9 14.9-25.9 168 62.6 55.9-68.9 51 17.5 13.1-23.1
35+ years 108 17 16.6 9.8-26.7 *** *** *** 35 25.3 17.4-35.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 294 56 20.0 15.4-25.6 179 61.8 55.5-67.6 59 18.2 14.0-23.4
Non-Hispanic Black 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 12.2 6.3-22.2
Non-Hispanic Other 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 10.3 5.3-18.8
> High School 357 68 21.1 16.4-26.6 208 59.2 53.3-64.9 81 19.7 15.6-24.6
Marital Status
Married 320 52 16.6 12.5-21.6 193 61.2 55.1-66.9 75 22.2 17.6-27.6
Other 129 42 32.6 23.4-43.5 *** *** *** 21 8.0 4.6-13.4
Medicaid recipient
No 300 41 14.3 10.4-19.5 186 63.5 57.3-69.4 73 22.2 17.5-27.7
Yes 149 53 34.7 26.1-44.4 73 55.4 45.7-64.8 23 9.9 6.0-16.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 136 29 23.5 16.9-31.8 69 48.6 40.2-57.1 38 27.8 20.8-36.1
2500+ grams 313 65 21.5 17.0-26.7 190 61.6 55.9-67.0 58 16.9 13.2-21.4

1Asked only of mothers who reported taking leave from work after their new baby was born.
This question was new in Phase 8 (2016 - 2020). 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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