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Had Medical Insurance Before Pregnancy*

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 848 327 38.6 34.1-43.3 521 61.4 56.7-65.9
Age
< 20 years 128 85 67.0 55.0-77.2 43 33.0 22.8-45.0
20-24 years 221 128 62.7 53.5-71.0 93 37.3 29.0-46.5
25-34 years 403 95 21.3 16.2-27.4 308 78.7 72.6-83.8
35+ years 96 19 6.6 2.8-14.8 77 93.4 85.2-97.2
Mother's Race
White 570 178 31.4 26.2-37.0 392 68.6 63.0-73.8
African American 254 134 54.5 45.5-63.1 120 45.5 36.9-54.5
Other Minorities 24 15 55.5 29.3-78.9 9 44.5 21.1-70.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 13 82.3 46.6-96.1 6 17.7 3.9-53.4
No 829 314 37.8 33.3-42.6 515 62.2 57.4-66.7
Education
< High School 166 129 78.4 67.7-86.2 37 21.6 13.8-32.3
High School 291 133 44.7 36.7-52.9 158 55.3 47.1-63.3
> High School 391 65 15.5 11.2-21.1 326 84.5 78.9-88.8
Marital Status
Married 566 135 22.0 17.6-27.2 431 78.0 72.8-82.4
Other 282 192 71.1 63.1-77.9 90 28.9 22.1-36.9
Income
15,999 or less 264 188 72.1 63.6-79.3 76 27.9 20.7-36.4
16,000-24,999 131 60 54.5 41.6-66.9 71 45.5 33.1-58.4
25,000-39,999 140 31 21.8 14.0-32.4 109 78.2 67.6-86.0
40,000 or more 261 11 3.2 1.3- 7.6 250 96.8 92.4-98.7
WIC recipient
No 464 72 11.2 7.8-15.8 392 88.8 84.2-92.2
Yes 378 253 69.7 62.9-75.7 125 30.3 24.3-37.1
Medicaid recipient
No 435 23 4.6 2.5- 8.1 412 95.4 91.9-97.5
Yes 413 304 77.0 70.7-82.3 109 23.0 17.7-29.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 172 81 50.2 42.6-57.7 91 49.8 42.3-57.4
1500-2499 grams 264 114 46.7 40.5-52.9 150 53.3 47.1-59.5
2500+ grams 410 131 37.9 33.0-43.0 279 62.1 57.0-67.0

*Survey Question:
6. Just before you got pregnant, did you have health insurance? Don't count Medicaid.

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