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Prenatal Counseling on Tests for 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 1726 247 14.2 12.2-16.5 1479 85.8 83.5-87.8
Age
< 20 years 265 64 28.2 21.3-36.3 201 71.8 63.7-78.7
20-24 years 472 81 16.8 12.7-21.9 391 83.2 78.1-87.3
25-34 years 794 93 11.0 8.6-14.1 701 89.0 85.9-91.4
35+ years 195 9 1.8 0.5- 6.8 186 98.2 93.2-99.5
Mother's Race
White 1143 146 13.7 11.3-16.5 997 86.3 83.5-88.7
African American 518 89 15.2 11.3-20.0 429 84.8 80.0-88.7
Other Minorities 65 12 17.8 8.7-32.9 53 82.2 67.1-91.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 79 18 22.6 13.1-36.3 61 77.4 63.7-86.9
No 1646 229 13.6 11.6-15.9 1417 86.4 84.1-88.4
Education
< High School 359 83 22.9 17.5-29.3 276 77.1 70.7-82.5
High School 577 85 15.0 11.6-19.3 492 85.0 80.7-88.4
> High School 788 78 9.3 7.0-12.2 710 90.7 87.8-93.0
Marital Status
Married 1140 118 10.7 8.6-13.3 1022 89.3 86.7-91.4
Other 586 129 21.6 17.3-26.6 457 78.4 73.4-82.7
Income
15,999 or less 522 94 19.6 15.4-24.8 428 80.4 75.2-84.6
16,000-24,999 271 47 16.1 11.3-22.4 224 83.9 77.6-88.7
25,000-39,999 280 36 13.1 8.7-19.2 244 86.9 80.8-91.3
40,000 or more 520 40 6.7 4.5- 9.9 480 93.3 90.1-95.5
WIC recipient
No 913 102 10.3 8.0-13.1 811 89.7 86.9-92.0
Yes 797 145 19.1 15.6-23.1 652 80.9 76.9-84.4
Medicaid recipient
No 878 74 8.2 6.2-10.8 804 91.8 89.2-93.8
Yes 848 173 21.0 17.4-25.0 675 79.0 75.0-82.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 296 44 14.7 11.1-19.3 252 85.3 80.7-88.9
1500-2499 grams 538 84 17.2 14.0-20.8 454 82.8 79.2-86.0
2500+ grams 890 119 14.0 11.8-16.5 771 86.0 83.5-88.2

*Survey Question:
At any time during your prenatal care, did a doctor, nurse, or other health care worker talk to you
of the following? 54b. Doing tests to see if your baby had a birth defect or genetic disease.

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