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On Medicaid Just 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 1796 1549 88.3 86.2-90.1 247 11.7 9.9-13.8
Age
< 20 years 278 189 67.6 59.7-74.7 89 32.4 25.3-40.3
20-24 years 499 412 86.1 81.6-89.6 87 13.9 10.4-18.4
25-34 years 814 760 94.9 92.5-96.5 54 5.1 3.5- 7.5
35+ years 205 188 93.0 86.2-96.6 17 7.0 3.4-13.8
Mother's Race
White 1180 1106 93.9 91.9-95.5 74 6.1 4.5- 8.1
African American 546 386 72.3 66.6-77.4 160 27.7 22.6-33.4
Other Minorities 70 57 83.9 68.8-92.5 13 16.1 7.5-31.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 91 85 94.4 84.9-98.0 6 5.6 2.0-15.1
No 1704 1463 87.8 85.6-89.7 241 12.2 10.3-14.4
Education
< High School 384 251 68.1 61.4-74.0 133 31.9 26.0-38.6
High School 604 527 91.6 88.3-94.0 77 8.4 6.0-11.7
> High School 806 769 95.8 93.5-97.3 37 4.2 2.7- 6.5
Marital Status
Married 1165 1101 96.0 94.4-97.2 64 4.0 2.8- 5.6
Other 631 448 72.4 67.3-77.0 183 27.6 23.0-32.7
Income
15,999 or less 550 386 73.3 68.0-78.0 164 26.7 22.0-32.0
16,000-24,999 280 252 91.4 86.1-94.8 28 8.6 5.2-13.9
25,000-39,999 285 274 96.5 92.5-98.4 11 3.5 1.6- 7.5
40,000 or more 531 527 99.9 99.7- 100 4 0.1 0.0- 0.3
WIC recipient
No 954 903 96.2 94.3-97.5 51 3.8 2.5- 5.7
Yes 823 629 78.9 75.0-82.4 194 21.1 17.6-25.0
Medicaid recipient
No 899 899 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 897 650 75.4 71.4-79.1 247 24.6 20.9-28.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 322 266 79.6 74.4-84.0 56 20.4 16.0-25.6
1500-2499 grams 562 464 79.4 75.5-82.8 98 20.6 17.2-24.5
2500+ grams 909 817 89.1 86.8-91.0 92 10.9 9.0-13.2

*Survey Question:
7. Just before you got pregnant, were you on Medicaid?

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