SCHS Home Search FAQs Contacts
Navigation Bar

Back Arrow Back to Survey Results



First Trimester Entry into Prenatal Care*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  Yes No No prenatal care
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1770 1363 76.9 74.2-79.5 376 22.3 19.8-25.1 31 0.7 0.4- 1.4
Age
< 20 years 275 154 57.9 49.7-65.8 112 41.6 33.7-49.8 9 0.5 0.3- 1.1
20-24 years 491 345 71.1 65.4-76.3 132 27.5 22.4-33.2 14 1.4 0.5- 3.8
25-34 years 805 689 83.8 80.2-86.9 109 15.7 12.7-19.3 7 0.5 0.2- 1.7
35+ years 199 175 87.9 80.1-92.9 23 12.0 7.0-19.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
Mother's Race
White 1166 956 80.4 77.2-83.3 197 19.1 16.3-22.3 13 0.5 0.2- 1.5
African American 536 361 68.2 62.3-73.6 159 30.3 25.0-36.2 16 1.5 0.6- 3.5
Other Minorities 68 46 65.5 49.4-78.7 20 33.8 20.7-50.0 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 88 54 51.3 38.4-64.1 31 46.3 33.7-59.3 3 2.4 0.4-13.2
No 1681 1308 79.0 76.4-81.5 345 20.4 17.9-23.0 28 0.6 0.3- 1.2
Education
< High School 374 225 57.3 50.3-64.1 137 41.0 34.3-48.1 12 1.7 0.6- 4.8
High School 596 449 78.5 73.9-82.5 132 20.5 16.6-25.1 15 1.0 0.4- 2.5
> High School 798 688 85.5 82.0-88.4 106 14.4 11.5-18.0 4 0.1 0.0- 0.2
Marital Status
Married 1152 986 84.3 81.3-86.9 159 15.1 12.6-18.0 7 0.6 0.2- 1.7
Other 618 377 61.6 56.0-66.8 217 37.4 32.2-43.0 24 1.0 0.5- 2.1
Income
15,999 or less 539 352 63.8 58.0-69.2 173 35.1 29.7-40.8 14 1.1 0.4- 2.8
16,000-24,999 275 203 74.5 67.1-80.7 67 24.6 18.4-31.9 5 0.9 0.2- 3.6
25,000-39,999 282 228 79.5 72.6-85.0 53 20.5 14.9-27.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
40,000 or more 526 484 92.0 88.6-94.5 40 7.9 5.5-11.4 2 0.0 0.0- 0.1
WIC recipient
No 945 782 84.1 80.9-86.9 141 14.9 12.1-18.1 22 1.0 0.5- 2.3
Yes 807 567 68.1 63.5-72.3 234 31.6 27.4-36.2 6 0.3 0.1- 1.5
Medicaid recipient
No 890 786 87.3 84.3-89.9 97 12.4 9.9-15.4 7 0.3 0.1- 1.1
Yes 880 577 65.3 60.8-69.6 279 33.5 29.3-38.0 24 1.2 0.6- 2.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 316 233 72.2 66.7-77.0 68 22.7 18.2-27.9 15 5.2 3.1- 8.4
1500-2499 grams 553 417 72.6 68.5-76.4 124 24.9 21.3-28.9 12 2.4 1.4- 4.3
2500+ grams 898 710 77.3 74.3-80.0 184 22.2 19.5-25.1 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4

*Survey Question: 10. How many weeks or months pregnant were you when you had your first visit for prenatal care? Do not count a visit that was only for a pregnancy test or only for WIC (Women, Infants, and Children's Nutrition Program).

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