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Prenatal Care Barrier: No Appointment*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 409 277 64.2 57.5-70.4 132 35.8 29.6-42.5
Age
< 20 years 101 79 76.4 62.5-86.3 22 23.6 13.7-37.5
20-24 years 154 112 66.7 55.8-76.1 42 33.3 23.9-44.2
25-34 years 124 71 58.1 46.2-69.1 53 41.9 30.9-53.8
35+ years 30 15 33.0 14.1-59.5 15 67.0 40.5-85.9
Mother's Race
White 239 138 56.1 47.5-64.3 101 43.9 35.7-52.5
African American 154 128 80.0 69.0-87.8 26 20.0 12.2-31.0
Other Minorities 16 11 73.9 40.3-92.3 5 26.1 7.7-59.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 18 71.4 47.2-87.5 7 28.6 12.5-52.8
No 384 259 63.2 56.3-69.6 125 36.8 30.4-43.7
Education
< High School 118 91 70.4 57.3-80.7 27 29.6 19.3-42.7
High School 152 105 64.0 52.9-73.8 47 36.0 26.2-47.1
> High School 137 79 56.6 45.3-67.3 58 43.4 32.7-54.7
Marital Status
Married 204 120 57.8 48.8-66.3 84 42.2 33.7-51.2
Other 205 157 72.4 62.4-80.6 48 27.6 19.4-37.6
Income
15,999 or less 178 136 74.0 64.0-82.0 42 26.0 18.0-36.0
16,000-24,999 63 45 67.8 49.8-81.6 18 32.2 18.4-50.2
25,000-39,999 56 34 61.5 43.8-76.6 22 38.5 23.4-56.2
40,000 or more 66 30 34.4 21.4-50.2 36 65.6 49.8-78.6
WIC recipient
No 181 107 51.8 41.7-61.9 74 48.2 38.1-58.3
Yes 224 167 72.8 64.1-80.0 57 27.2 20.0-35.9
Medicaid recipient
No 130 64 43.6 32.9-55.0 66 56.4 45.0-67.1
Yes 279 213 74.3 66.3-80.9 66 25.7 19.1-33.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 89 63 73.2 63.1-81.3 26 26.8 18.7-36.9
1500-2499 grams 140 103 75.0 67.1-81.5 37 25.0 18.5-32.9
2500+ grams 179 111 63.1 55.7-69.9 68 36.9 30.1-44.3

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12a. I couldn't
get an appointment earlier in my pregnancy

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