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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MORBIDITY-MATERNAL

At any time during the 12 months before you got pregnant with your new baby, did you do any of the following things? I WAS REGULARLY TAKING PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES OTHER THAN BIRTH CONTROL1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 914 703 80.8 77.8-83.5 211 19.2 16.5-22.2
Age
< 25 years 214 185 88.6 82.8-92.6 29 11.4 7.4-17.2
25-34 years 517 395 80.5 76.5-84.1 122 19.5 15.9-23.5
35+ years 183 123 70.7 62.5-77.7 60 29.3 22.3-37.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 497 361 75.9 71.6-79.8 136 24.1 20.2-28.4
Non-Hispanic Black 162 123 84.3 76.4-89.9 39 15.7 10.1-23.6
Non-Hispanic Other 68 54 83.4 71.4-91.0 14 16.6 9.0-28.6
Latina 164 145 89.8 83.5-93.9 19 10.2 6.1-16.5
Education
< High School 115 98 88.3 79.9-93.5 17 11.7 6.5-20.1
High School 201 161 86.6 80.7-90.9 40 13.4 9.1-19.3
> High School 597 443 77.5 73.5-81.0 154 22.5 19.0-26.5
Marital Status
Married 585 446 78.2 74.3-81.7 139 21.8 18.3-25.7
Other 329 257 84.9 79.9-88.8 72 15.1 11.2-20.1
Medicaid recipient
No 506 391 79.6 75.5-83.2 115 20.4 16.8-24.5
Yes 408 312 82.2 77.5-86.1 96 17.8 13.9-22.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 292 198 67.0 61.3-72.3 94 33.0 27.7-38.7
2500+ grams 622 505 82.1 78.8-85.0 117 17.9 15.0-21.2

1Asked of all mothers.
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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