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Prenatal Care Barrier: Doctor Not Taking New Patients*

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 409 401 97.8 94.6-99.1 8 2.2 0.9- 5.4
Age
< 20 years 101 100 99.7 98.2- 100 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
20-24 years 154 151 97.1 89.8-99.2 3 2.9 0.8-10.2
25-34 years 124 120 96.8 88.7-99.1 4 3.2 0.9-11.3
35+ years 30 30 100 - 0 0.0 -
Mother's Race
White 239 235 98.4 94.0-99.6 4 1.6 0.4- 6.0
African American 154 150 96.3 87.9-98.9 4 3.7 1.1-12.1
Other Minorities 16 16 100 - 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 25 100 - 0 0.0 -
No 384 376 97.5 93.9-99.0 8 2.5 1.0- 6.1
Education
< High School 118 118 100 - 0 0.0 -
High School 152 149 98.3 92.2-99.7 3 1.7 0.3- 7.8
> High School 137 132 94.9 85.8-98.3 5 5.1 1.7-14.2
Marital Status
Married 204 202 98.3 93.6-99.6 2 1.7 0.4- 6.4
Other 205 199 97.1 90.7-99.1 6 2.9 0.9- 9.3
Income
15,999 or less 178 172 96.2 89.8-98.7 6 3.8 1.3-10.2
16,000-24,999 63 63 100 - 0 0.0 -
25,000-39,999 56 54 96.4 79.8-99.4 2 3.6 0.6-20.2
40,000 or more 66 66 100 - 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 181 177 97.6 91.4-99.4 4 2.4 0.6- 8.6
Yes 224 220 97.9 93.0-99.4 4 2.1 0.6- 7.0
Medicaid recipient
No 130 128 97.2 89.3-99.3 2 2.8 0.7-10.7
Yes 279 273 98.1 93.9-99.4 6 1.9 0.6- 6.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 89 87 97.7 91.4-99.4 2 2.3 0.6- 8.6
1500-2499 grams 140 138 98.5 94.2-99.6 2 1.5 0.4- 5.8
2500+ grams 179 175 97.7 94.1-99.1 4 2.3 0.9- 5.9

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12e. I couldn't
find a doctor or a nurse who would take me as a patient

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