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Prenatal Care Barrier: No Money or Insurance*

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 409 339 81.2 75.1-86.0 70 18.8 14.0-24.9
Age
< 20 years 101 90 86.1 73.8-93.1 11 13.9 6.9-26.2
20-24 years 154 120 75.5 64.6-83.9 34 24.5 16.1-35.4
25-34 years 124 102 82.8 71.2-90.3 22 17.2 9.7-28.8
35+ years 30 27 91.6 66.1-98.4 3 8.4 1.6-33.9
Mother's Race
White 239 195 77.4 69.1-83.9 44 22.6 16.1-30.9
African American 154 128 86.5 77.0-92.4 26 13.5 7.6-23.0
Other Minorities 16 16 100 - 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 18 63.4 39.3-82.3 7 36.6 17.7-60.7
No 384 321 83.7 77.9-88.2 63 16.3 11.8-22.1
Education
< High School 118 99 73.1 59.7-83.3 19 26.9 16.7-40.3
High School 152 123 84.7 75.4-90.9 29 15.3 9.1-24.6
> High School 137 115 84.2 74.1-90.9 22 15.8 9.1-25.9
Marital Status
Married 204 175 82.1 73.8-88.1 29 17.9 11.9-26.2
Other 205 164 80.0 70.3-87.1 41 20.0 12.9-29.7
Income
15,999 or less 178 137 75.2 65.0-83.2 41 24.8 16.8-35.0
16,000-24,999 63 52 77.3 59.6-88.7 11 22.7 11.3-40.4
25,000-39,999 56 49 87.9 71.2-95.5 7 12.1 4.5-28.8
40,000 or more 66 63 94.5 81.5-98.5 3 5.5 1.5-18.5
WIC recipient
No 181 155 81.7 71.7-88.7 26 18.3 11.3-28.3
Yes 224 181 80.8 72.7-87.0 43 19.2 13.0-27.3
Medicaid recipient
No 130 120 87.8 77.6-93.7 10 12.2 6.3-22.4
Yes 279 219 77.9 70.1-84.2 60 22.1 15.8-29.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 89 76 84.0 74.2-90.6 13 16.0 9.4-25.8
1500-2499 grams 140 115 82.2 74.9-87.8 25 17.8 12.2-25.1
2500+ grams 179 147 81.0 74.3-86.3 32 19.0 13.7-25.7

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12b. I didn't
have enough money or insurance to pay for my visits

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