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Prenatal Care Barrier: No Appointment*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 186 131 68.5 59.0-76.7 55 31.5 23.3-41.0
Age
< 20 years 49 39 81.1 61.5-92.0 10 18.9 8.0-38.5
20-24 years 57 44 75.9 58.6-87.5 13 24.1 12.5-41.4
25-34 years 66 38 53.1 37.6-68.0 28 46.9 32.0-62.4
35+ years 14 10 47.1 16.1-80.5 4 52.9 19.5-83.9
Mother's Race
White 112 71 59.9 47.5-71.1 41 40.1 28.9-52.5
African American 67 56 86.7 71.3-94.5 11 13.3 5.5-28.7
Other Minorities 7 4 37.8 6.9-83.4 3 62.2 16.6-93.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 4 3 95.6 61.8-99.7 1 4.4 0.3-38.2
No 182 128 68.1 58.5-76.4 54 31.9 23.6-41.5
Education
< High School 56 42 74.9 55.8-87.6 14 25.1 12.4-44.2
High School 68 53 78.1 63.4-88.0 15 21.9 12.0-36.6
> High School 62 36 48.0 32.4-64.1 26 52.0 35.9-67.6
Marital Status
Married 92 57 55.9 42.1-68.7 35 44.1 31.3-57.9
Other 94 74 78.8 65.6-87.9 20 21.2 12.1-34.4
Income
15,999 or less 76 63 90.5 77.9-96.3 13 9.5 3.7-22.1
16,000-24,999 40 29 68.9 44.9-85.8 11 31.1 14.2-55.1
25,000-39,999 26 13 49.3 29.5-69.3 13 50.7 30.7-70.5
40,000 or more 29 14 39.4 20.3-62.4 15 60.6 37.6-79.7
WIC recipient
No 76 51 58.1 42.2-72.5 25 41.9 27.5-57.8
Yes 109 79 73.4 61.4-82.8 30 26.6 17.2-38.6
Medicaid recipient
No 55 31 57.6 41.6-72.2 24 42.4 27.8-58.4
Yes 131 100 73.8 61.9-83.0 31 26.2 17.0-38.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 40 30 75.1 59.2-86.2 10 24.9 13.8-40.8
1500-2499 grams 49 37 77.4 63.7-86.9 12 22.6 13.1-36.3
2500+ grams 96 63 68.0 57.9-76.6 33 32.0 23.4-42.1

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12a. I couldn't
get an appointment earlier in my pregnancy

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.