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Experienced Barriers to Obtaining Prenatal Care*

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 852 666 73.8 69.4-77.9 186 26.2 22.1-30.6
Age
< 20 years 129 80 56.2 44.0-67.7 49 43.8 32.3-56.0
20-24 years 223 166 67.5 57.9-75.8 57 32.5 24.2-42.1
25-34 years 404 338 81.0 75.2-85.8 66 19.0 14.2-24.8
35+ years 96 82 87.9 76.1-94.3 14 12.1 5.7-23.9
Mother's Race
White 573 461 77.1 71.8-81.6 112 22.9 18.4-28.2
African American 254 187 66.3 57.2-74.4 67 33.7 25.6-42.8
Other Minorities 25 18 69.7 40.4-88.7 7 30.3 11.3-59.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 15 78.1 36.1-95.8 4 21.9 4.2-63.9
No 833 651 73.8 69.2-77.8 182 26.2 22.2-30.8
Education
< High School 167 111 60.9 49.6-71.2 56 39.1 28.8-50.4
High School 293 225 68.8 60.5-76.1 68 31.2 23.9-39.5
> High School 392 330 83.6 78.1-87.9 62 16.4 12.1-21.9
Marital Status
Married 568 476 82.3 77.6-86.3 92 17.7 13.7-22.4
Other 284 190 57.1 48.6-65.3 94 42.9 34.7-51.4
Income
15,999 or less 265 189 67.0 57.9-75.0 76 33.0 25.0-42.1
16,000-24,999 132 92 65.0 51.5-76.4 40 35.0 23.6-48.5
25,000-39,999 140 114 70.8 59.8-79.8 26 29.2 20.2-40.2
40,000 or more 261 232 87.2 80.8-91.7 29 12.8 8.3-19.2
WIC recipient
No 466 390 84.1 78.9-88.2 76 15.9 11.8-21.1
Yes 380 271 62.1 54.8-68.8 109 37.9 31.2-45.2
Medicaid recipient
No 436 381 83.9 78.6-88.0 55 16.1 12.0-21.4
Yes 416 285 62.6 55.4-69.3 131 37.4 30.7-44.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 172 132 77.1 70.1-82.8 40 22.9 17.2-29.9
1500-2499 grams 267 218 80.7 75.3-85.2 49 19.3 14.8-24.7
2500+ grams 411 315 73.3 68.5-77.7 96 26.7 22.3-31.5

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 11and 12 (a-h).

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