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Table 3 Area-level deprivation and crime characteristics of study sample, Raleigh crime report area, 1999–2001*

From: Violent crime exposure classification and adverse birth outcomes: a geographically-defined cohort study

(column percent) NH White N (%) NH Black N (%) % PTB % LBW PR** (95% CI)
Neighborhood-level deprivation
Neighborhood deprivation    
Low ([-2.8]–[-0.7]) 3922 (54.2) 659 (15.1) 6.8 4.8 0.28 (0.26, 0.30)
Med ([-0.6]–0.8) 2667 (36.2) 1436 (32.8) 8.7 6.8 0.91 (0.86, 0.96)
High (0.82 – 12.5) 713 (9.7) 2282 (52.1) 11.0 9.7 5.39 (5.00, 5.81)
Neighborhood-level violent crime
Neighborhood violent crime count    
Low (0 – 12) 3176 (43.1) 583 (13.3) 6.8 4.7 0.31 (0.29, 0.33)
Medium (13 – 50) 3019 (41.0) 1348 (30.8) 8.6 6.7 0.75 (0.71, 0.79)
High (52 – 378) 1177 (16.0) 2446 (55.9) 10.4 8.8 3.50 (3.30, 3.71)
Neighborhood violent crime rate    
Low (0 – 6) 4553 (61.8) 920 (21.0) 7.0 4.9 0.34 (0.32, 0.36)
Medium (6 – 16) 2138 (29.0) 1404 (32.1) 9.1 7.2 1.11 (1.05, 1.17)
High (17 – 205) 681 (9.2) 2053 (46.9) 11.0 9.6 5.07 (4.70, 5.49)
  1. * Distribution, percent preterm, percent low birth weight and prevalence ratios [PR] (95% confidence intervals [95% CI]) for neighborhood-level deprivation and violent crime variables for women living in Raleigh crime report area, 1999–2001
  2. **PR = prevalence in blacks/prevalence in whites