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Received Prenatal Care as Early as Wanted*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes Did not want prenatal care
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 850 184 26.0 22.0-30.4 661 73.3 68.8-77.4 5 0.7 0.2- 2.5
Age
< 20 years 128 48 43.7 32.2-56.0 79 56.2 44.0-67.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
20-24 years 222 56 31.9 23.6-41.6 163 65.5 55.8-74.1 3 2.5 0.7- 9.2
25-34 years 404 66 19.0 14.2-24.8 337 81.0 75.1-85.8 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2
35+ years 96 14 12.1 5.7-23.9 82 87.9 76.1-94.3 0 0.0 -
Mother's Race
White 572 111 22.7 18.2-27.9 460 76.8 71.6-81.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3
African American 254 67 33.7 25.6-42.8 185 65.1 55.9-73.3 2 1.2 0.2- 7.7
Other Minorities 24 6 29.8 10.9-59.5 16 69.4 40.0-88.5 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 4 21.9 4.2-63.9 15 78.1 36.1-95.8 0 0.0 -
No 831 180 26.1 22.0-30.6 646 73.2 68.7-77.3 5 0.7 0.2- 2.6
Education
< High School 166 55 39.0 28.7-50.4 109 59.4 48.0-69.9 2 1.6 0.2- 9.8
High School 292 67 30.7 23.5-39.1 224 69.3 60.9-76.5 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2
> High School 392 62 16.4 12.1-21.9 328 82.8 77.3-87.3 2 0.8 0.1- 4.7
Marital Status
Married 567 91 17.4 13.4-22.1 474 82.1 77.3-86.1 2 0.5 0.1- 3.3
Other 283 93 42.8 34.6-51.4 187 56.1 47.6-64.4 3 1.0 0.2- 6.2
Income
15,999 or less 265 76 33.0 25.0-42.1 184 64.6 55.5-72.9 5 2.3 0.6- 8.3
16,000-24,999 132 40 35.0 23.6-48.5 92 65.0 51.5-76.4 0 0.0 -
25,000-39,999 139 25 28.3 19.4-39.3 114 71.7 60.7-80.6 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 261 29 12.8 8.3-19.2 232 87.2 80.8-91.7 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 466 76 15.9 11.8-21.1 387 83.4 78.1-87.6 3 0.7 0.1- 4.0
Yes 378 107 37.6 30.8-44.9 269 61.7 54.4-68.5 2 0.7 0.1- 4.7
Medicaid recipient
No 436 55 16.1 12.0-21.4 379 83.2 77.8-87.5 2 0.7 0.1- 4.1
Yes 414 129 37.0 30.3-44.3 282 62.2 55.0-69.0 3 0.7 0.1- 4.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 172 40 22.9 17.2-29.9 130 75.7 68.6-81.6 2 1.4 0.3- 5.3
1500-2499 grams 266 48 19.0 14.5-24.3 217 80.8 75.4-85.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0
2500+ grams 410 95 26.5 22.2-31.3 313 72.8 67.9-77.2 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8

*Survey Question:
11. Did you get prenatal care as early in your pregnancy as you wanted?

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