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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

SOCIAL STRESS

Frequency of Stressful Events 12 Months Before Pregnancy1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
None 1 to 2 stressors 3 to 5 stressors 6 to 18 stressors
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 913 276 29.9 26.6-33.5 403 45.1 41.3-48.9 191 20.5 17.6-23.8 43 4.5 3.1- 6.6
Age
< 25 years 212 56 26.2 19.8-33.9 83 43.7 35.8-51.9 65 26.2 20.2-33.3 *** *** ***
25-34 years 517 157 30.8 26.4-35.5 234 44.6 39.7-49.6 96 18.8 15.0-23.2 30 5.8 3.7- 9.0
35+ years 184 63 32.6 25.4-40.7 86 48.3 40.1-56.7 30 17.3 11.6-25.1 *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 499 143 30.0 25.7-34.7 226 44.5 39.7-49.4 103 20.1 16.5-24.3 27 5.4 3.4- 8.3
Non-Hispanic Black 161 40 24.9 17.4-34.3 67 45.6 35.8-55.7 46 23.6 16.3-33.0 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 163 63 36.3 28.5-44.8 70 45.7 37.4-54.3 27 17.6 11.9-25.2 *** *** ***
Education
< High School 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 19.6 12.2-29.9 *** *** ***
High School 201 55 26.0 19.5-33.7 77 40.7 32.6-49.2 50 23.4 17.2-30.9 19 10.0 5.7-17.0
> High School 598 180 30.4 26.3-34.7 279 47.0 42.4-51.7 121 19.7 16.2-23.8 18 2.9 1.7- 5.1
Marital Status
Married 585 197 34.2 30.1-38.6 276 46.4 42.0-50.9 93 16.8 13.6-20.5 19 2.6 1.5- 4.4
Other 328 79 23.1 17.9-29.2 127 42.9 36.2-49.8 98 26.4 20.9-32.6 24 7.7 4.6-12.5
Medicaid recipient
No 507 177 35.0 30.4-39.8 256 52.2 47.3-57.1 70 12.6 9.8-16.2 *** *** ***
Yes 406 99 24.0 19.4-29.4 147 36.7 31.0-42.7 121 29.6 24.5-35.3 39 9.7 6.6-13.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 291 81 26.5 21.7-31.9 121 41.0 35.4-46.9 68 24.3 19.5-29.7 21 8.2 5.4-12.3
2500+ grams 622 195 30.2 26.6-34.1 282 45.4 41.3-49.6 123 20.1 17.0-23.7 22 4.2 2.7- 6.5

1Data in this table are constructed from survey question 43 (a-n).
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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