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On Medicaid Just 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 850 737 86.0 82.3-89.1 113 14.0 10.9-17.7
Age
< 20 years 129 96 73.0 61.1-82.3 33 27.0 17.7-38.9
20-24 years 222 177 75.9 66.8-83.2 45 24.1 16.8-33.2
25-34 years 403 371 93.7 89.4-96.4 32 6.3 3.6-10.6
35+ years 96 93 99.7 99.2-99.9 3 0.3 0.1- 0.8
Mother's Race
White 571 532 93.4 89.6-95.8 39 6.6 4.2-10.4
African American 254 188 69.8 60.8-77.4 66 30.2 22.6-39.2
Other Minorities 25 17 72.2 43.5-89.8 8 27.8 10.2-56.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 18 98.9 91.7-99.9 1 1.1 0.1- 8.3
No 831 719 85.8 82.0-88.9 112 14.2 11.1-18.0
Education
< High School 167 113 71.6 60.8-80.4 54 28.4 19.6-39.2
High School 292 247 82.1 74.6-87.7 45 17.9 12.3-25.4
> High School 391 377 95.7 91.7-97.9 14 4.3 2.1- 8.3
Marital Status
Married 567 540 95.5 92.2-97.4 27 4.5 2.6- 7.8
Other 283 197 67.6 59.2-75.0 86 32.4 25.0-40.8
Income
15,999 or less 264 184 65.6 56.6-73.6 80 34.4 26.4-43.4
16,000-24,999 132 119 94.1 84.3-98.0 13 5.9 2.0-15.7
25,000-39,999 140 136 96.9 88.7-99.2 4 3.1 0.8-11.3
40,000 or more 261 259 99.9 99.5- 100 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
WIC recipient
No 464 451 98.5 95.9-99.4 13 1.5 0.6- 4.1
Yes 380 281 72.1 65.1-78.1 99 27.9 21.9-34.9
Medicaid recipient
No 435 435 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 415 302 70.3 63.4-76.5 113 29.7 23.5-36.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 172 146 83.2 76.4-88.3 26 16.8 11.7-23.6
1500-2499 grams 266 225 81.8 76.2-86.3 41 18.2 13.7-23.8
2500+ grams 410 364 86.4 82.3-89.7 46 13.6 10.3-17.7

*Survey Question:
7. Just before you got pregnant, were you on Medicaid?

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