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Prenatal Care Barrier: Did Not Know Was Pregnant*

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 186 100 52.5 42.8-62.0 86 47.5 38.0-57.2
Age
< 20 years 49 17 29.7 15.6-49.2 32 70.3 50.8-84.4
20-24 years 57 36 56.5 39.0-72.6 21 43.5 27.4-61.0
25-34 years 66 40 64.4 48.3-77.8 26 35.6 22.2-51.7
35+ years 14 7 80.9 44.2-95.8 7 19.1 4.2-55.8
Mother's Race
White 112 76 66.5 53.7-77.3 36 33.5 22.7-46.3
African American 67 23 34.8 21.1-51.5 44 65.2 48.5-78.9
Other Minorities 7 1 0.9 0.1- 7.7 6 99.1 92.3-99.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 4 3 93.6 51.5-99.5 1 6.4 0.5-48.5
No 182 97 51.9 42.2-61.5 85 48.1 38.5-57.8
Education
< High School 56 23 37.1 21.6-55.7 33 62.9 44.3-78.4
High School 68 36 47.9 33.0-63.1 32 52.1 36.9-67.0
> High School 62 41 76.4 60.8-87.1 21 23.6 12.9-39.2
Marital Status
Married 92 60 71.2 57.4-82.0 32 28.8 18.0-42.6
Other 94 40 37.4 25.5-51.0 54 62.6 49.0-74.5
Income
15,999 or less 76 35 35.8 22.2-52.2 41 64.2 47.8-77.8
16,000-24,999 40 20 43.7 23.5-66.1 20 56.3 33.9-76.5
25,000-39,999 26 20 76.8 54.8-90.0 6 23.2 10.0-45.2
40,000 or more 29 18 69.6 45.2-86.4 11 30.4 13.6-54.8
WIC recipient
No 76 46 63.6 47.0-77.5 30 36.4 22.5-53.0
Yes 109 54 47.3 35.6-59.3 55 52.7 40.7-64.4
Medicaid recipient
No 55 34 63.8 47.0-77.8 21 36.2 22.2-53.0
Yes 131 66 47.1 35.4-59.1 65 52.9 40.9-64.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 40 22 55.7 40.0-70.3 18 44.3 29.7-60.0
1500-2499 grams 49 25 50.4 36.5-64.3 24 49.6 35.7-63.5
2500+ grams 96 53 52.6 42.3-62.6 43 47.4 37.4-57.7

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12c. I didn't
know that I was pregnant

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