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Prenatal Counseling on Tests for 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 826 102 12.4 9.6-15.9 724 87.6 84.1-90.4
Age
< 20 years 120 25 16.3 9.2-27.1 95 83.7 72.9-90.8
20-24 years 218 37 17.6 11.4-26.3 181 82.4 73.7-88.6
25-34 years 396 37 10.2 6.8-15.0 359 89.8 85.0-93.2
35+ years 92 3 2.5 0.5-12.6 89 97.5 87.4-99.5
Mother's Race
White 560 63 10.9 7.8-15.0 497 89.1 85.0-92.2
African American 243 36 17.4 11.5-25.5 207 82.6 74.5-88.5
Other Minorities 23 3 2.1 0.6- 7.3 20 97.9 92.7-99.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 18 2 19.6 3.2-64.6 16 80.4 35.4-96.8
No 808 100 12.3 9.4-15.8 708 87.7 84.2-90.6
Education
< High School 159 30 17.2 10.3-27.3 129 82.8 72.7-89.7
High School 284 38 14.5 9.5-21.5 246 85.5 78.5-90.5
> High School 383 34 8.6 5.6-12.9 349 91.4 87.1-94.4
Marital Status
Married 556 52 8.6 5.9-12.2 504 91.4 87.8-94.1
Other 270 50 20.0 14.0-27.8 220 80.0 72.2-86.0
Income
15,999 or less 253 50 21.9 15.2-30.4 203 78.1 69.6-84.8
16,000-24,999 130 15 11.0 5.1-22.1 115 89.0 77.9-94.9
25,000-39,999 137 12 7.0 3.4-14.0 125 93.0 86.0-96.6
40,000 or more 258 16 5.8 3.1-10.5 242 94.2 89.5-96.9
WIC recipient
No 447 44 8.7 5.8-12.9 403 91.3 87.1-94.2
Yes 373 57 16.6 11.9-22.8 316 83.4 77.2-88.1
Medicaid recipient
No 428 31 6.9 4.3-10.7 397 93.1 89.3-95.7
Yes 398 71 18.6 13.7-24.9 327 81.4 75.1-86.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 157 16 10.9 6.7-17.2 141 89.1 82.8-93.3
1500-2499 grams 262 41 16.7 12.5-22.0 221 83.3 78.0-87.5
2500+ grams 405 45 12.1 9.1-16.0 360 87.9 84.0-90.9

*Survey Question:
At any time during your prenatal care, did a doctor, nurse, or other health care worker talk to you of the following?
54b. Doing tests to see if your baby had a birth defect or genetic disease.

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