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Prenatal Counseling on Genetic Defects*

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 1724 262 14.9 12.8-17.2 1462 85.1 82.8-87.2
Age
< 20 years 265 40 16.5 11.2-23.6 225 83.5 76.4-88.8
20-24 years 472 77 16.8 12.7-21.9 395 83.2 78.1-87.3
25-34 years 793 119 14.0 11.3-17.3 674 86.0 82.7-88.7
35+ years 194 26 11.6 6.8-19.2 168 88.4 80.8-93.2
Mother's Race
White 1140 171 14.9 12.5-17.7 969 85.1 82.3-87.5
African American 519 82 14.9 11.0-19.8 437 85.1 80.2-89.0
Other Minorities 65 9 14.6 6.5-29.5 56 85.4 70.5-93.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 78 14 20.5 11.4-34.0 64 79.5 66.0-88.6
No 1645 247 14.4 12.3-16.7 1398 85.6 83.3-87.7
Education
< High School 358 70 20.2 15.2-26.4 288 79.8 73.6-84.8
High School 575 95 14.6 11.3-18.8 480 85.4 81.2-88.7
> High School 789 95 11.9 9.4-15.1 694 88.1 84.9-90.6
Marital Status
Married 1139 164 13.9 11.6-16.7 975 86.1 83.3-88.4
Other 585 98 16.9 13.1-21.6 487 83.1 78.4-86.9
Income
15,999 or less 520 85 16.3 12.4-21.1 435 83.7 78.9-87.6
16,000-24,999 272 47 17.5 12.5-24.0 225 82.5 76.0-87.5
25,000-39,999 280 47 15.8 11.1-22.1 233 84.2 77.9-88.9
40,000 or more 519 59 10.4 7.6-14.2 460 89.6 85.8-92.4
WIC recipient
No 912 139 14.8 12.1-18.1 773 85.2 81.9-87.9
Yes 796 123 15.2 12.2-18.9 673 84.8 81.1-87.8
Medicaid recipient
No 877 115 12.6 10.1-15.5 762 87.4 84.5-89.9
Yes 847 147 17.5 14.3-21.3 700 82.5 78.7-85.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 297 47 16.7 12.7-21.6 250 83.3 78.4-87.3
1500-2499 grams 537 85 16.2 13.2-19.7 452 83.8 80.3-86.8
2500+ grams 888 129 14.8 12.5-17.3 759 85.2 82.7-87.5

*Survey Question:
At any time during your prenatal care, did a doctor, nurse, or other health care worker talk to you
about any of the following? 54a. Diseases or birth defects that could run in your family

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