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Prenatal Care Barrier: No Money or Insurance*

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 186 157 85.3 76.7-91.2 29 14.7 8.8-23.3
Age
< 20 years 49 44 95.0 77.0-99.1 5 5.0 0.9-23.0
20-24 years 57 40 67.7 49.3-81.9 17 32.3 18.1-50.7
25-34 years 66 62 94.8 82.9-98.6 4 5.2 1.4-17.1
35+ years 14 11 85.0 44.0-97.6 3 15.0 2.4-56.0
Mother's Race
White 112 86 78.0 65.6-86.9 26 22.0 13.1-34.4
African American 67 65 99.5 97.7-99.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3
Other Minorities 7 6 69.3 18.2-95.8 1 30.7 4.2-81.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 4 1 4.4 0.3-38.2 3 95.6 61.8-99.7
No 182 156 86.6 78.0-92.2 26 13.4 7.8-22.0
Education
< High School 56 45 79.1 60.2-90.5 11 20.9 9.5-39.8
High School 68 58 93.1 81.0-97.7 10 6.9 2.3-19.0
> High School 62 54 81.5 63.0-92.0 8 18.5 8.0-37.0
Marital Status
Married 92 73 76.5 62.0-86.7 19 23.5 13.3-38.0
Other 94 84 92.5 80.9-97.3 10 7.5 2.7-19.1
Income
15,999 or less 76 62 84.8 68.6-93.5 14 15.2 6.5-31.4
16,000-24,999 40 34 84.0 57.3-95.4 6 16.0 4.6-42.7
25,000-39,999 26 20 79.5 56.9-91.9 6 20.5 8.1-43.1
40,000 or more 29 28 95.7 74.8-99.4 1 4.3 0.6-25.2
WIC recipient
No 76 62 81.7 64.7-91.5 14 18.3 8.5-35.3
Yes 109 94 87.1 76.1-93.5 15 12.9 6.5-23.9
Medicaid recipient
No 55 52 91.4 75.9-97.3 3 8.6 2.7-24.1
Yes 131 105 82.4 70.9-90.0 26 17.6 10.0-29.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 40 32 78.9 63.0-89.2 8 21.1 10.8-37.0
1500-2499 grams 49 40 81.1 67.3-89.9 9 18.9 10.1-32.7
2500+ grams 96 84 85.6 76.3-91.7 12 14.4 8.3-23.7

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12b. I didn't
have enough money or insurance to pay for my visits

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