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Prenatal Care Barrier: No Child Care*

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 186 179 95.9 89.0-98.5 7 4.1 1.5-11.0
Age
< 20 years 49 49 100 - 0 0.0 -
20-24 years 57 53 91.9 74.7-97.8 4 8.1 2.2-25.3
25-34 years 66 63 95.5 79.2-99.2 3 4.5 0.8-20.8
35+ years 14 14 100 - 0 0.0 -
Mother's Race
White 112 110 99.8 99.1- 100 2 0.2 0.0- 0.9
African American 67 63 92.3 76.3-97.8 4 7.7 2.2-23.7
Other Minorities 7 6 69.3 18.2-95.8 1 30.7 4.2-81.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 4 4 100 - 0 0.0 -
No 182 175 95.8 88.9-98.5 7 4.2 1.5-11.1
Education
< High School 56 54 92.2 73.6-98.0 2 7.8 2.0-26.4
High School 68 63 95.9 83.1-99.1 5 4.1 0.9-16.9
> High School 62 62 100 - 0 0.0 -
Marital Status
Married 92 89 96.9 83.7-99.5 3 3.1 0.5-16.3
Other 94 90 95.0 83.9-98.6 4 5.0 1.4-16.1
Income
15,999 or less 76 71 95.6 82.2-99.0 5 4.4 1.0-17.8
16,000-24,999 40 39 92.7 62.8-99.0 1 7.3 1.0-37.2
25,000-39,999 26 26 100 - 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 29 29 100 - 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 76 73 99.0 96.6-99.7 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4
Yes 109 105 94.4 84.3-98.1 4 5.6 1.9-15.7
Medicaid recipient
No 55 55 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 131 124 93.9 84.1-97.8 7 6.1 2.2-15.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 40 39 96.6 79.7-99.5 1 3.4 0.5-20.3
1500-2499 grams 49 46 92.6 79.0-97.7 3 7.4 2.3-21.0
2500+ grams 96 93 96.0 88.4-98.7 3 4.0 1.3-11.6

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12f. I had no
one to take care of my children

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