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Received Prenatal Care as Early as Wanted*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes Did not want prenatal care
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1785 399 20.7 18.3-23.3 1377 78.9 76.3-81.3 9 0.4 0.1- 1.1
Age
< 20 years 276 99 33.8 26.6-41.8 172 65.1 57.0-72.4 5 1.1 0.3- 4.6
20-24 years 496 152 30.4 25.2-36.2 343 69.5 63.8-74.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
25-34 years 812 122 13.0 10.4-16.3 687 86.6 83.3-89.3 3 0.4 0.1- 2.2
35+ years 201 26 11.4 6.5-19.3 175 88.6 80.7-93.5 0 0.0 -
Mother's Race
White 1173 233 18.5 15.8-21.6 936 81.2 78.1-83.9 4 0.3 0.1- 1.4
African American 543 151 26.7 21.7-32.3 389 73.2 67.5-78.2 3 0.2 0.0- 0.5
Other Minorities 69 15 23.8 13.0-39.5 52 72.9 57.0-84.5 2 3.3 0.6-17.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 87 21 30.3 19.2-44.2 64 67.3 53.4-78.8 2 2.4 0.4-13.8
No 1697 378 20.0 17.6-22.6 1312 79.8 77.2-82.2 7 0.2 0.1- 0.7
Education
< High School 377 112 28.9 23.0-35.7 258 69.5 62.6-75.6 7 1.6 0.5- 5.0
High School 602 150 22.1 18.1-26.7 450 77.8 73.2-81.9 2 0.1 0.0- 0.3
> High School 804 135 15.1 12.2-18.5 669 84.9 81.5-87.8 0 0.0 -
Marital Status
Married 1159 199 17.3 14.6-20.3 959 82.5 79.4-85.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7
Other 626 200 27.8 23.2-33.0 418 71.6 66.4-76.2 8 0.6 0.2- 2.0
Income
15,999 or less 544 173 31.6 26.5-37.3 367 67.3 61.6-72.5 4 1.1 0.3- 3.8
16,000-24,999 280 63 17.3 12.4-23.5 216 82.7 76.4-87.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
25,000-39,999 285 56 17.7 12.7-24.0 229 82.3 76.0-87.3 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 528 63 11.2 8.2-15.0 465 88.8 85.0-91.8 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 952 179 16.1 13.3-19.4 768 83.8 80.5-86.6 5 0.1 0.0- 0.3
Yes 814 216 26.5 22.6-30.8 595 72.8 68.5-76.8 3 0.7 0.2- 2.5
Medicaid recipient
No 897 128 13.1 10.6-16.2 769 86.9 83.8-89.4 0 0.0 -
Yes 888 271 29.1 25.2-33.4 608 70.1 65.7-74.1 9 0.8 0.3- 2.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 322 89 28.1 23.3-33.4 232 71.6 66.3-76.4 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
1500-2499 grams 556 135 26.0 22.4-30.0 415 72.7 68.7-76.4 6 1.3 0.6- 2.8
2500+ grams 904 174 20.2 17.6-23.0 728 79.5 76.6-82.1 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3

*Survey Question:
11. Did you get prenatal care as early in your pregnancy as you wanted?

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