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Experienced Barriers to Obtaining Prenatal Care*

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 1779 1386 79.5 76.9-81.9 393 20.5 18.1-23.1
Age
< 20 years 273 177 67.2 59.1-74.4 96 32.8 25.6-40.9
20-24 years 493 344 69.8 64.0-75.0 149 30.2 25.0-36.0
25-34 years 810 690 87.2 84.0-89.8 120 12.8 10.2-16.0
35+ years 203 175 87.4 79.4-92.6 28 12.6 7.4-20.6
Mother's Race
White 1168 940 81.7 78.6-84.4 228 18.3 15.6-21.4
African American 542 392 73.7 68.1-78.6 150 26.3 21.4-31.9
Other Minorities 69 54 76.2 60.5-87.0 15 23.8 13.0-39.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 88 66 68.2 54.4-79.4 22 31.8 20.6-45.6
No 1690 1319 80.4 77.9-82.8 371 19.6 17.2-22.1
Education
< High School 377 265 70.9 64.1-76.9 112 29.1 23.1-35.9
High School 599 452 78.5 73.9-82.5 147 21.5 17.5-26.1
> High School 801 669 85.1 81.7-88.0 132 14.9 12.0-18.3
Marital Status
Married 1156 960 82.9 79.8-85.5 196 17.1 14.5-20.2
Other 623 426 72.6 67.5-77.2 197 27.4 22.8-32.5
Income
15,999 or less 544 371 68.6 63.0-73.8 173 31.4 26.2-37.0
16,000-24,999 278 217 82.8 76.5-87.7 61 17.2 12.3-23.5
25,000-39,999 283 229 83.5 77.3-88.3 54 16.5 11.7-22.7
40,000 or more 526 465 89.1 85.3-92.0 61 10.9 8.0-14.7
WIC recipient
No 947 773 84.3 81.0-87.1 174 15.7 12.9-19.0
Yes 813 598 73.6 69.3-77.5 215 26.4 22.5-30.7
Medicaid recipient
No 894 769 87.0 84.0-89.6 125 13.0 10.4-16.0
Yes 885 617 71.2 66.8-75.1 268 28.8 24.9-33.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 320 233 72.4 67.1-77.2 87 27.6 22.8-32.9
1500-2499 grams 555 421 74.1 70.1-77.7 134 25.9 22.3-29.9
2500+ grams 901 730 80.0 77.2-82.6 171 20.0 17.4-22.8

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 11and 12 (a-h).

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