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Had Medical Insurance Before Pregnancy*

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 1790 689 38.6 35.6-41.6 1101 61.4 58.4-64.4
Age
< 20 years 273 171 69.6 61.7-76.4 102 30.4 23.6-38.3
20-24 years 499 278 56.7 50.8-62.3 221 43.3 37.7-49.2
25-34 years 814 196 22.3 18.8-26.3 618 77.7 73.7-81.2
35+ years 204 44 22.4 15.4-31.2 160 77.6 68.8-84.6
Mother's Race
White 1177 361 33.0 29.6-36.6 816 67.0 63.4-70.4
African American 543 290 52.5 46.4-58.4 253 47.5 41.6-53.6
Other Minorities 70 38 55.7 40.4-70.0 32 44.3 30.0-59.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 90 66 78.2 66.6-86.6 24 21.8 13.4-33.4
No 1699 623 35.3 32.4-38.4 1076 64.7 61.6-67.6
Education
< High School 379 275 75.0 68.6-80.4 104 25.0 19.6-31.4
High School 603 269 43.3 38.2-48.6 334 56.7 51.4-61.8
> High School 806 143 16.9 13.8-20.6 663 83.1 79.4-86.2
Marital Status
Married 1164 283 24.4 21.4-27.8 881 75.6 72.2-78.6
Other 626 406 68.0 62.7-72.9 220 32.0 27.1-37.3
Income
15,999 or less 546 404 75.9 70.7-80.4 142 24.1 19.6-29.3
16,000-24,999 280 115 41.9 34.6-49.6 165 58.1 50.4-65.4
25,000-39,999 285 54 18.4 13.2-25.0 231 81.6 75.0-86.8
40,000 or more 531 21 3.5 2.0- 6.0 510 96.5 94.0-98.0
WIC recipient
No 954 160 15.9 13.0-19.2 794 84.1 80.8-87.0
Yes 817 523 65.7 61.2-69.9 294 34.3 30.1-38.8
Medicaid recipient
No 898 42 5.6 3.9- 7.8 856 94.4 92.2-96.1
Yes 892 647 75.2 71.1-78.8 245 24.8 21.2-28.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 321 125 42.4 36.9-48.0 196 57.6 52.0-63.1
1500-2499 grams 561 251 49.6 45.3-53.8 310 50.4 46.2-54.7
2500+ grams 905 313 37.8 34.6-41.1 592 62.2 58.9-65.4

*Survey Question:
6. Just before you got pregnant, did you have health insurance? Don't count Medicaid.

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