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Prenatal Care Barrier: Doctor Not Taking New Patients*

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 186 184 98.7 91.9-99.8 2 1.3 0.2- 8.1
Age
< 20 years 49 49 100 - 0 0.0 -
20-24 years 57 55 96.1 78.2-99.4 2 3.9 0.6-21.8
25-34 years 66 66 100 - 0 0.0 -
35+ years 14 14 100 - 0 0.0 -
Mother's Race
White 112 110 97.8 87.1-99.7 2 2.2 0.3-12.9
African American 67 67 100 - 0 0.0 -
Other Minorities 7 7 100 - 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 4 4 100 - 0 0.0 -
No 182 180 98.7 91.8-99.8 2 1.3 0.2- 8.2
Education
< High School 56 56 100 - 0 0.0 -
High School 68 66 96.7 81.3-99.5 2 3.3 0.5-18.7
> High School 62 62 100 - 0 0.0 -
Marital Status
Married 92 91 99.9 99.2- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
Other 94 93 97.7 85.6-99.7 1 2.3 0.3-14.4
Income
15,999 or less 76 74 96.5 80.3-99.5 2 3.5 0.5-19.7
16,000-24,999 40 40 100 - 0 0.0 -
25,000-39,999 26 26 100 - 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 29 29 100 - 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 76 76 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 109 107 98.1 88.4-99.7 2 1.9 0.3-11.6
Medicaid recipient
No 55 55 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 131 129 98.1 88.3-99.7 2 1.9 0.3-11.7
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 49 100 - 0 0.0 -
2500+ grams 96 95 98.7 91.2-99.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12e. I couldn't
find a doctor or a nurse who would take me as a patient

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