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First Trimester Entry into Prenatal Care*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  Yes No No prenatal care
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 843 669 74.8 70.3-78.9 165 24.7 20.7-29.2 9 0.4 0.1- 1.9
Age
< 20 years 126 73 52.3 40.1-64.3 49 47.4 35.5-59.7 4 0.2 0.1- 0.7
20-24 years 221 165 67.0 57.2-75.5 55 31.8 23.4-41.5 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3
25-34 years 400 351 85.6 80.0-89.8 46 14.3 10.0-19.9 3 0.1 0.0- 0.5
35+ years 96 80 84.8 71.0-92.7 15 15.1 7.3-28.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
Mother's Race
White 566 472 79.4 74.1-83.8 94 20.6 16.2-25.9 0 0.0 -
African American 252 181 64.3 55.0-72.6 63 34.2 26.0-43.5 8 1.5 0.3- 6.9
Other Minorities 25 16 68.8 39.9-88.0 8 30.8 11.7-59.9 1 0.4 0.0- 2.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 10 40.1 12.9-75.0 9 59.9 25.0-87.1 0 0.0 -
No 824 659 75.5 70.9-79.5 156 24.1 20.0-28.6 9 0.4 0.1- 2.0
Education
< High School 164 106 56.6 45.2-67.3 55 43.3 32.5-54.7 3 0.2 0.0- 0.5
High School 289 217 70.8 62.4-78.0 67 29.0 21.8-37.4 5 0.2 0.1- 0.6
> High School 390 346 86.3 80.8-90.4 43 13.0 9.0-18.4 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0
Marital Status
Married 563 489 83.6 78.7-87.6 74 16.4 12.4-21.3 0 0.0 -
Other 280 180 57.4 48.7-65.6 91 41.3 33.1-50.0 9 1.3 0.3- 5.7
Income
15,999 or less 261 173 60.0 50.6-68.6 82 38.6 30.0-48.0 6 1.4 0.3- 6.7
16,000-24,999 132 103 72.7 59.4-83.0 28 27.2 17.0-40.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
25,000-39,999 138 115 74.9 63.9-83.5 23 25.1 16.5-36.1 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 258 241 90.8 84.4-94.7 17 9.2 5.3-15.6 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 462 395 85.9 80.7-89.9 59 13.3 9.4-18.4 8 0.8 0.2- 3.7
Yes 375 269 62.0 54.6-68.9 105 38.0 31.1-45.4 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2
Medicaid recipient
No 432 391 87.7 82.6-91.4 40 12.3 8.5-17.4 1 0.0 0.0- 0.1
Yes 411 278 60.3 53.0-67.2 125 38.8 31.9-46.1 8 0.9 0.2- 4.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 132 76.7 69.6-82.6 32 19.0 13.7-25.8 7 4.3 2.0- 8.7
1500-2499 grams 266 217 79.2 73.5-83.9 48 20.3 15.6-25.9 1 0.6 0.1- 3.8
2500+ grams 404 319 74.5 69.6-78.9 84 25.1 20.8-30.0 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5

*Survey Question: 10. How many weeks or months pregnant were you when you had your first visit for prenatal care? Do not count a visit that was only for a pregnancy test or only for WIC (Women, Infants, and Children's Nutrition Program).

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