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Mom Felt Down, Depressed or Hopeless Since Birth
2008 Maine Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
      Always Often Sometimes Rarely Never
Demographic Groups Population %   CI   %   CI   %   CI   %   CI   %   CI  
  Total 13,605 2.3 1.4 - 3.6 8.1 6.4 - 10.1 24.0 21.3 - 27.0 33.6 30.5 - 36.8 32.1 29.0 - 35.3
Age                                          
<20 years 1,119 7.5 2.9 - 17.9 7.3 3.2 - 15.9 18.8 11.4 - 29.6 26.0 17.0 - 37.6 40.4 29.3 - 52.6
20-24 years 3,490 3.4 1.6 - 7.3 11.4 7.8 - 16.3 25.6 20.2 - 32.0 29.5 23.9 - 35.9 30.1 24.3 - 36.6
25-34 years 7,126 1.2 0.5 - 2.9 7.6 5.4 - 10.5 23.3 19.6 - 27.4 38.4 34.0 - 43.0 29.6 25.5 - 34.0
35+ years 1,867 0.5 0.2 - 1.0 4.3 2.0 - 8.9 27.0 20.0 - 35.3 28.7 21.6 - 37.1 39.6 31.4 - 48.4
Mother's Race                                          
White 12,829 2.1 1.3 - 3.5 8.0 6.3 - 10.0 23.9 21.1 - 26.9 34.1 30.9 - 37.4 32.0 28.8 - 35.3
Black 367 # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
Other  390 0.8 0.2 - 3.5 4.1 0.6 - 23.0 39.7 23.0 - 59.2 23.3 11.1 - 42.4 32.1 16.9 - 52.3
Hispanic Origin                                          
Yes 220^ # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
No 13365^ 2.3 1.4 - 3.7 8.0 6.3 - 10.0 23.7 20.9 - 26.6 33.8 30.7 - 37.1 32.3 29.2 - 35.5
Education                                          
< High School 1,477 14.6 8.0 - 25.3 8.3 3.8 - 17.1 19.5 11.8 - 30.5 19.0 11.4 - 30.0 38.5 27.7 - 50.6
High School 4,605 1.1 0.4 - 2.9 10.5 7.4 - 14.6 26.4 21.5 - 32.0 29.8 24.6 - 35.5 32.2 26.9 - 38.1
> High School 7,523 0.5 0.2 - 1.6 6.3 4.5 - 8.7 23.3 19.9 - 27.1 39.1 35.0 - 43.4 30.8 26.9 - 34.9
Marital Status                                          
Married 8,232 1.0 0.4 - 2.3 6.7 4.8 - 9.2 22.5 19.1 - 26.3 39.5 35.4 - 43.8 30.4 26.6 - 34.5
Other 5,372 4.0 2.3 - 7.0 10.0 7.3 - 13.5 26.1 21.7 - 31.0 25.5 21.2 - 30.4 34.4 29.5 - 39.7
Income                                          
$14,999 or less 3,041** 5.8 3.1 - 10.9 12.1 8.2 - 17.5 26.4 20.6 - 33.3 26.9 21.0 - 33.7 28.8 22.7 - 35.8
$16,000-24,999 2,115** 1.4 0.3 - 6.3 12.0 7.5 - 18.7 24.4 17.9 - 32.3 32.6 25.2 - 41.1 29.5 22.3 - 37.9
$25,000-49,999 2,627** 1.9 0.7 - 5.3 7.8 4.6 - 13.0 27.6 21.6 - 34.6 36.7 30.0 - 43.9 25.9 20.1 - 32.8
$50,000 or more 4,277** 0.1 0.1 - 0.4 4.6 2.8 - 7.6 20.7 16.5 - 25.6 43.6 38.1 - 49.2 31.0 26.1 - 36.5
Enrolled in WIC                                          
No 7,660** 1.2 0.5 - 2.8 5.8 4.1 - 8.1 22.0 18.7 - 25.7 39.4 35.3 - 43.6 31.7 27.8 - 35.8
Yes 5,355** 3.8 2.2 - 6.8 11.4 8.4 - 15.3 27.1 22.5 - 32.1 25.1 20.7 - 30.0 32.6 27.7 - 37.9
 
Enrolled in MaineCare/Medicaid                                        
No 6,009** 0.3 0.1 - 1.6 5.0 3.3 - 7.4 20.9 17.3 - 25.1 42.9 38.2 - 47.6 30.9 26.6 - 35.5
Yes 7,062** 3.9 2.3 - 6.4 10.7 8.2 - 14.0 26.6 22.7 - 31.0 25.6 21.8 - 29.9 33.1 28.8 - 37.7
Infant's birth weight                                          
<2500 grams 910 4.7 3.2 - 6.8 10.5 8.5 - 13.1 23.0 20.1 - 26.3 30.5 27.3 - 33.9 31.2 27.9 - 34.8
2500 grams or more 12,689 2.1 1.2 - 3.6 7.9 6.2 - 10.1 24.1 21.2 - 27.2 33.8 30.5 - 37.2 32.1 28.9 - 35.6
NOTES:
Population size for groups giving birth in Maine are taken from the Maine Vital Statistics System unless otherwise noted.
Unknowns are excluded from all tabulations.
*Survey Question 74a:  Since your new baby was born, how often have you felt down, depressed, or hopeless
    not depressed, a little depressed, moderately depressed, very depressed, or very depressed and had to get help always, often, sometimes, rarely, never
** Estimates of the population size for this group giving birth in Maine are made through PRAMS.
^ Estimate of Hispanic population giving birth in Maine is taken from the 2008 birth file.
# There were fewer than 10 survey respondents to this question.  Data may be unreliable for describing this group, therefore 
percent is not reported.
CI = 95% Confidence Interval
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Data, Research, and Vital Statistics