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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SOCIAL SUPPORT

Prenatal Social Support1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
No Social Support Adequate Social Support Excellent Social Support
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 864 32 3.2 2.0- 4.9 121 14.2 11.6-17.2 711 82.7 79.4-85.5
Age
< 25 years 198 *** *** *** 37 16.8 11.6-23.7 154 80.9 73.8-86.4
25-34 years 490 16 2.6 1.4- 4.8 72 14.9 11.5-19.1 402 82.5 78.2-86.1
35+ years 176 *** *** *** 12 8.6 4.5-15.8 155 85.5 77.2-91.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 477 16 2.8 1.5- 5.1 50 10.7 7.9-14.4 411 86.5 82.5-89.6
Non-Hispanic Black 153 *** *** *** 24 16.4 10.0-25.6 120 79.7 70.2-86.8
Non-Hispanic Other 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 151 *** *** *** 29 20.6 14.3-28.6 119 76.7 68.3-83.4
Education
< High School 101 *** *** *** 17 17.5 10.6-27.6 77 77.2 66.7-85.1
High School 188 13 4.5 2.4- 8.6 44 24.8 18.1-33.1 131 70.6 62.3-77.8
> High School 574 12 2.4 1.2- 4.8 60 10.1 7.5-13.5 502 87.5 83.8-90.5
Marital Status
Married 557 16 2.3 1.3- 4.0 54 10.4 7.9-13.6 487 87.3 84.0-90.1
Other 307 16 4.6 2.4- 8.7 67 20.3 15.3-26.5 224 75.1 68.5-80.7
Medicaid recipient
No 484 *** *** *** 47 10.0 7.4-13.4 427 87.3 83.5-90.3
Yes 380 22 3.8 2.1- 6.7 74 19.1 14.6-24.5 284 77.2 71.6-81.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 268 17 7.8 4.9-12.1 41 16.0 12.0-21.1 210 76.2 70.5-81.1
2500+ grams 596 15 2.8 1.6- 4.7 80 14.0 11.3-17.3 501 83.2 79.7-86.2

1During your most recent pregnancy, would you have had the kinds of help listed below if you needed them?
(a) Someone to loan me $50
(b) Someone to help me if I were sick
(c) Someone to talk with about my problems
(d) Someone to take care of my baby
(e) Someone to help me if I were tired and feeling frustrated with my new baby
Based on the aggregate of all prenatal social support questions asked in Question #78 of the Phase 8 survey
(i)No support was classified as a NO response to all social support questions
(ii)Adequate support classified as YES response to 1 to 3 social support questions
(iii)Excellent support classified as YES response to 4 social support questions

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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