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Prenatal Care Paid by Health Insurance*

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 1764 975 54.0 51.0-57.0 789 46.0 43.0-49.0
Age
< 20 years 269 235 88.0 81.8-92.2 34 12.0 7.8-18.2
20-24 years 484 329 66.2 60.5-71.5 155 33.8 28.5-39.5
25-34 years 807 333 41.6 37.3-45.9 474 58.4 54.1-62.7
35+ years 204 78 31.2 23.3-40.4 126 68.8 59.6-76.7
Mother's Race
White 1167 551 48.3 44.6-51.9 616 51.7 48.1-55.4
African American 529 378 69.9 64.0-75.1 151 30.1 24.9-36.0
Other Minorities 68 46 64.2 48.4-77.4 22 35.8 22.6-51.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 88 69 79.1 67.1-87.5 19 20.9 12.5-32.9
No 1675 905 51.9 48.8-55.0 770 48.1 45.0-51.2
Education
< High School 371 322 83.6 77.7-88.1 49 16.4 11.9-22.3
High School 589 358 59.3 54.0-64.4 231 40.7 35.6-46.0
> High School 802 293 35.4 31.3-39.8 509 64.6 60.2-68.7
Marital Status
Married 1158 472 39.8 36.3-43.5 686 60.2 56.5-63.7
Other 606 503 83.5 79.0-87.2 103 16.5 12.8-21.0
Income
15,999 or less 535 467 85.9 81.4-89.4 68 14.1 10.6-18.6
16,000-24,999 275 166 61.4 53.7-68.5 109 38.6 31.5-46.3
25,000-39,999 284 102 35.8 29.0-43.3 182 64.2 56.7-71.0
40,000 or more 529 129 23.2 19.0-27.9 400 76.8 72.1-81.0
WIC recipient
No 931 317 31.8 28.1-35.8 614 68.2 64.2-71.9
Yes 817 656 80.7 76.8-84.0 161 19.3 16.0-23.2
Medicaid recipient
No 892 215 24.6 21.2-28.3 677 75.4 71.7-78.8
Yes 872 760 86.8 83.5-89.6 112 13.2 10.4-16.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 307 183 62.7 57.1-68.0 124 37.3 32.0-42.9
1500-2499 grams 549 333 64.9 60.8-68.7 216 35.1 31.3-39.2
2500+ grams 905 457 53.2 49.9-56.4 448 46.8 43.6-50.1

*Survey Question:
How was your prenatal care paid for? 15c. Health insurance

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