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Prenatal Care Barrier: No Appointment*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 376 262 70.6 63.9-76.4 114 29.4 23.6-36.1
Age
< 20 years 102 84 87.9 76.6-94.2 18 12.1 5.8-23.4
20-24 years 120 86 69.0 56.8-79.0 34 31.0 21.0-43.2
25-34 years 121 73 60.0 47.4-71.3 48 40.0 28.7-52.6
35+ years 33 19 55.4 33.2-75.6 14 44.6 24.4-66.8
Mother's Race
White 199 130 68.4 59.5-76.2 69 31.6 23.8-40.5
African American 155 118 75.0 63.8-83.7 37 25.0 16.3-36.2
Other Minorities 22 14 64.2 36.7-84.7 8 35.8 15.3-63.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 28 21 79.4 57.4-91.7 7 20.6 8.3-42.6
No 348 241 69.4 62.3-75.7 107 30.6 24.3-37.7
Education
< High School 128 98 82.4 71.7-89.6 30 17.6 10.4-28.3
High School 147 113 78.0 66.6-86.3 34 22.0 13.7-33.4
> High School 101 51 48.3 36.4-60.4 50 51.7 39.6-63.6
Marital Status
Married 176 100 55.6 45.6-65.2 76 44.4 34.8-54.4
Other 200 162 84.4 76.1-90.2 38 15.6 9.8-23.9
Income
15,999 or less 164 125 79.0 69.1-86.3 39 21.0 13.7-30.9
16,000-24,999 56 40 73.7 56.7-85.6 16 26.3 14.4-43.3
25,000-39,999 49 27 51.0 32.1-69.7 22 49.0 30.3-67.9
40,000 or more 57 30 45.7 28.9-63.4 27 54.3 36.6-71.1
WIC recipient
No 163 102 60.2 48.9-70.4 61 39.8 29.6-51.1
Yes 211 158 76.1 67.8-82.8 53 23.9 17.2-32.2
Medicaid recipient
No 124 67 53.7 41.9-65.2 57 46.3 34.8-58.1
Yes 252 195 78.8 71.1-84.9 57 21.2 15.1-28.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 88 65 76.4 66.6-83.9 23 23.6 16.1-33.4
1500-2499 grams 124 83 68.5 59.8-76.1 41 31.5 23.9-40.2
2500+ grams 164 114 70.6 63.2-77.0 50 29.4 23.0-36.8

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12a. I couldn't
get an appointment earlier in my pregnancy

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