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Prenatal Care Barrier: Did Not Know Was Pregnant*

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 409 237 64.0 57.5-70.1 172 36.0 29.9-42.5
Age
< 20 years 101 45 45.4 32.3-59.1 56 54.6 40.9-67.7
20-24 years 154 90 63.3 52.5-72.9 64 36.7 27.1-47.5
25-34 years 124 83 75.0 63.8-83.6 41 25.0 16.4-36.2
35+ years 30 19 84.3 59.7-95.1 11 15.7 4.9-40.3
Mother's Race
White 239 162 73.8 65.8-80.5 77 26.2 19.5-34.2
African American 154 69 50.0 38.7-61.3 85 50.0 38.7-61.3
Other Minorities 16 6 18.3 4.6-50.9 10 81.7 49.1-95.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 20 86.1 61.4-96.0 5 13.9 4.0-38.6
No 384 217 60.9 54.0-67.4 167 39.1 32.6-46.0
Education
< High School 118 58 57.3 44.7-69.0 60 42.7 31.0-55.3
High School 152 89 66.6 55.7-75.9 63 33.4 24.1-44.3
> High School 137 89 68.5 57.2-78.0 48 31.5 22.0-42.8
Marital Status
Married 204 140 73.7 65.2-80.7 64 26.3 19.3-34.8
Other 205 97 51.6 41.6-61.5 108 48.4 38.5-58.4
Income
15,999 or less 178 85 56.9 46.7-66.5 93 43.1 33.5-53.3
16,000-24,999 63 37 64.0 46.0-78.7 26 36.0 21.3-54.0
25,000-39,999 56 38 72.5 54.7-85.2 18 27.5 14.8-45.3
40,000 or more 66 47 80.4 65.2-89.9 19 19.6 10.1-34.8
WIC recipient
No 181 117 72.8 63.0-80.8 64 27.2 19.2-37.0
Yes 224 118 58.0 49.1-66.4 106 42.0 33.6-50.9
Medicaid recipient
No 130 91 78.7 68.2-86.4 39 21.3 13.6-31.8
Yes 279 146 56.9 48.6-64.8 133 43.1 35.2-51.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 89 48 51.0 40.4-61.5 41 49.0 38.5-59.6
1500-2499 grams 140 71 48.3 40.0-56.7 69 51.7 43.3-60.0
2500+ grams 179 117 65.7 58.4-72.4 62 34.3 27.6-41.6

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12c. I didn't
know that I was pregnant

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