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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 HAD TOO MUCH WORK TO DO TO TAKE LEAVE OR STAY OUT LONGER1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 488 429 88.5 84.7-91.4 59 11.5 8.6-15.3
Age
< 25 years 82 76 92.1 81.9-96.8 *** *** ***
25-34 years 290 258 89.3 84.3-92.8 32 10.7 7.2-15.7
35+ years 116 95 82.8 73.3-89.5 21 17.2 10.5-26.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 307 272 89.5 85.1-92.8 35 10.5 7.2-14.9
Non-Hispanic Black 89 81 91.2 79.4-96.6 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 89 79 90.0 80.6-95.1 *** *** ***
> High School 375 333 90.0 86.0-93.0 42 10.0 7.0-14.0
Marital Status
Married 329 289 89.1 84.9-92.2 40 10.9 7.8-15.1
Other 159 140 87.3 79.1-92.6 19 12.7 7.4-20.9
Medicaid recipient
No 312 273 88.4 83.9-91.7 39 11.6 8.3-16.1
Yes 176 156 88.6 81.2-93.3 20 11.4 6.7-18.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 147 127 86.9 80.4-91.5 20 13.1 8.5-19.6
2500+ grams 341 302 88.6 84.5-91.7 39 11.4 8.3-15.5

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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