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Prenatal Care Paid by Medicaid*

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 840 458 54.5 49.8-59.1 382 45.5 40.9-50.2
Age
< 20 years 125 21 12.4 6.5-22.5 104 87.6 77.5-93.5
20-24 years 221 76 33.4 25.4-42.5 145 66.6 57.5-74.6
25-34 years 399 279 73.9 67.5-79.5 120 26.1 20.5-32.5
35+ years 95 82 92.6 81.3-97.3 13 7.4 2.7-18.7
Mother's Race
White 571 368 64.4 58.8-69.7 203 35.6 30.3-41.2
African American 246 81 29.5 22.2-38.1 165 70.5 61.9-77.8
Other Minorities 23 9 53.4 27.7-77.4 14 46.6 22.6-72.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 9 38.6 12.1-74.1 10 61.4 25.9-87.9
No 821 449 54.8 50.0-59.4 372 45.2 40.6-50.0
Education
< High School 164 23 13.3 7.2-23.3 141 86.7 76.7-92.8
High School 287 120 41.6 33.9-49.8 167 58.4 50.2-66.1
> High School 389 315 83.5 77.9-87.9 74 16.5 12.1-22.1
Marital Status
Married 565 412 74.7 69.3-79.4 153 25.3 20.6-30.7
Other 275 46 14.3 9.6-20.9 229 85.7 79.1-90.4
Income
15,999 or less 258 38 13.1 8.2-20.3 220 86.9 79.7-91.8
16,000-24,999 130 54 36.2 25.0-49.1 76 63.8 50.9-75.0
25,000-39,999 139 97 66.7 55.6-76.2 42 33.3 23.8-44.4
40,000 or more 261 255 99.0 96.0-99.8 6 1.0 0.2- 4.0
WIC recipient
No 457 393 89.2 84.5-92.6 64 10.8 7.4-15.5
Yes 377 61 15.2 10.9-20.9 316 84.8 79.1-89.1
Medicaid recipient
No 434 434 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 406 24 3.1 1.5- 6.2 382 96.9 93.8-98.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 164 74 41.6 34.2-49.3 90 58.4 50.7-65.8
1500-2499 grams 264 129 44.7 38.7-50.8 135 55.3 49.2-61.3
2500+ grams 410 254 55.3 50.3-60.3 156 44.7 39.7-49.7

*Survey Question:
How was your prenatal care paid for? 15a. Medicaid

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