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During the 12 months before your new baby was born, what were the sources of your household's income?
(a) Paycheck or money from a job 88.8%
Money from family or friends 16.5%
Money from a business, fees, dividends, or rental income 6.6%
Aid such as TANF, welfare, WIC, public assistance, general assistance, food stamps, or Supplemental Security Income 20.2%
Unemployment benefits 8.0%
Child support or alimony 4.7%
Social security, workers' compensation, disability, veteran benefits, or pensions 2.5%
Other 3.9%
a (n = 1,884); multiple response

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from April 2004 through March 2005. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2004 through 12/31/2004.
  • The number of respondents (n) is the number of women who chose the responses above.
  • Percents may not add to 100.0 due to rounding.
*2004 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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