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Prenatal Care Paid by Health Insurance*

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 840 454 57.7 53.2-62.1 386 42.3 37.9-46.8
Age
< 20 years 125 103 88.1 78.5-93.8 22 11.9 6.2-21.5
20-24 years 221 149 72.8 64.2-80.0 72 27.2 20.0-35.8
25-34 years 399 166 43.2 36.9-49.8 233 56.8 50.2-63.1
35+ years 95 36 32.2 21.4-45.2 59 67.8 54.8-78.6
Mother's Race
White 571 276 53.3 47.8-58.6 295 46.7 41.4-52.2
African American 246 160 67.8 59.1-75.5 86 32.2 24.5-40.9
Other Minorities 23 18 66.3 37.5-86.6 5 33.7 13.4-62.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 15 84.7 46.7-97.2 4 15.3 2.8-53.3
No 821 439 57.2 52.6-61.7 382 42.8 38.3-47.4
Education
< High School 164 140 89.7 80.8-94.8 24 10.3 5.2-19.2
High School 287 169 60.7 52.6-68.3 118 39.3 31.7-47.4
> High School 389 145 40.3 34.2-46.7 244 59.7 53.3-65.8
Marital Status
Married 565 231 43.5 38.2-49.1 334 56.5 50.9-61.8
Other 275 223 85.9 79.6-90.4 52 14.1 9.6-20.4
Income
15,999 or less 258 211 85.0 77.7-90.2 47 15.0 9.8-22.3
16,000-24,999 130 77 61.8 48.7-73.3 53 38.2 26.7-51.3
25,000-39,999 139 55 46.4 36.1-57.0 84 53.6 43.0-63.9
40,000 or more 261 71 33.4 26.7-41.0 190 66.6 59.0-73.3
WIC recipient
No 457 157 35.5 29.9-41.5 300 64.5 58.5-70.1
Yes 377 295 83.1 77.3-87.6 82 16.9 12.4-22.7
Medicaid recipient
No 434 115 32.3 26.9-38.2 319 67.7 61.8-73.1
Yes 406 339 86.4 81.0-90.5 67 13.6 9.5-19.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 164 89 57.4 49.7-64.9 75 42.6 35.1-50.3
1500-2499 grams 264 145 58.1 52.0-64.0 119 41.9 36.0-48.0
2500+ grams 410 219 57.7 52.8-62.5 191 42.3 37.5-47.2

*Survey Question:
How was your prenatal care paid for? 15c. Health insurance

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