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Prenatal Counseling on Genetic Defects*

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 826 105 12.1 9.3-15.6 721 87.9 84.4-90.7
Age
< 20 years 121 14 5.7 2.3-13.8 107 94.3 86.2-97.7
20-24 years 218 35 18.1 11.6-27.0 183 81.9 73.0-88.4
25-34 years 395 47 12.1 8.4-17.2 348 87.9 82.8-91.6
35+ years 92 9 7.4 3.0-16.9 83 92.6 83.1-97.0
Mother's Race
White 560 78 13.4 9.9-17.8 482 86.6 82.2-90.1
African American 243 22 9.3 5.3-15.8 221 90.7 84.2-94.7
Other Minorities 23 5 8.1 1.9-28.5 18 91.9 71.5-98.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 18 5 39.0 11.4-76.0 13 61.0 24.0-88.6
No 808 100 11.6 8.9-15.0 708 88.4 85.0-91.1
Education
< High School 160 25 14.3 8.0-24.3 135 85.7 75.7-92.0
High School 284 38 13.7 8.8-20.6 246 86.3 79.4-91.2
> High School 382 42 9.9 6.8-14.3 340 90.1 85.7-93.2
Marital Status
Married 556 67 12.2 8.9-16.5 489 87.8 83.5-91.1
Other 270 38 11.9 7.4-18.6 232 88.1 81.4-92.6
Income
15,999 or less 253 33 13.7 8.4-21.6 220 86.3 78.4-91.6
16,000-24,999 130 25 18.0 9.8-30.6 105 82.0 69.4-90.2
25,000-39,999 137 17 12.4 6.8-21.7 120 87.6 78.3-93.2
40,000 or more 257 22 8.4 5.1-13.5 235 91.6 86.5-94.9
WIC recipient
No 446 51 10.6 7.4-14.9 395 89.4 85.1-92.6
Yes 374 53 13.6 9.2-19.5 321 86.4 80.5-90.8
Medicaid recipient
No 427 44 10.6 7.3-15.0 383 89.4 85.0-92.7
Yes 399 61 13.8 9.5-19.7 338 86.2 80.3-90.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 158 27 18.0 12.5-25.1 131 82.0 74.9-87.5
1500-2499 grams 261 32 12.2 8.7-16.9 229 87.8 83.1-91.3
2500+ grams 405 46 12.0 9.0-15.8 359 88.0 84.2-91.0

*Survey Question:
At any time during your prenatal care, did a doctor, nurse, or other health care worker talk to you about any of the following?
54a. Diseases or birth defects that could run in your family

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