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Prenatal Care Barrier: No Transportation*

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 409 382 92.9 88.3-95.8 27 7.1 4.2-11.7
Age
< 20 years 101 94 88.7 76.2-95.0 7 11.3 5.0-23.8
20-24 years 154 136 90.4 81.1-95.3 18 9.6 4.7-18.9
25-34 years 124 123 100 99.7- 100 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3
35+ years 30 29 91.2 57.3-98.8 1 8.8 1.2-42.7
Mother's Race
White 239 227 93.1 86.6-96.6 12 6.9 3.4-13.4
African American 154 139 91.5 82.6-96.1 15 8.5 3.9-17.4
Other Minorities 16 16 100 - 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 21 82.9 58.1-94.4 4 17.1 5.6-41.9
No 384 361 94.4 90.1-96.9 23 5.6 3.1- 9.9
Education
< High School 118 103 82.1 69.8-90.1 15 17.9 9.9-30.2
High School 152 143 96.2 89.4-98.7 9 3.8 1.3-10.6
> High School 137 134 99.7 98.9-99.9 3 0.3 0.1- 1.1
Marital Status
Married 204 196 95.9 89.2-98.5 8 4.1 1.5-10.8
Other 205 186 89.1 80.9-94.0 19 10.9 6.0-19.1
Income
15,999 or less 178 158 87.8 79.2-93.2 20 12.2 6.8-20.8
16,000-24,999 63 62 99.5 96.7-99.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3
25,000-39,999 56 56 100 - 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 66 65 99.9 99.4- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
WIC recipient
No 181 174 95.0 86.5-98.2 7 5.0 1.8-13.5
Yes 224 204 91.5 84.9-95.4 20 8.5 4.6-15.1
Medicaid recipient
No 130 128 98.5 90.8-99.8 2 1.5 0.2- 9.2
Yes 279 254 90.2 83.7-94.3 25 9.8 5.7-16.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 89 83 92.7 84.2-96.8 6 7.3 3.2-15.8
1500-2499 grams 140 130 92.2 86.1-95.8 10 7.8 4.2-13.9
2500+ grams 179 168 93.0 87.7-96.1 11 7.0 3.9-12.3

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12d. I had no
way to get to the clinic or doctor's office

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