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Prenatal Care Barrier: Doctor Not Taking New Patients*

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 376 365 96.6 93.0-98.4 11 3.4 1.6- 7.0
Age
< 20 years 102 99 95.9 85.5-98.9 3 4.1 1.1-14.5
20-24 years 120 115 95.0 86.4-98.3 5 5.0 1.7-13.6
25-34 years 121 120 99.8 98.5- 100 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5
35+ years 33 31 94.1 72.1-99.0 2 5.9 1.0-27.9
Mother's Race
White 199 191 96.9 92.0-98.9 8 3.1 1.1- 8.0
African American 155 152 95.5 86.9-98.5 3 4.5 1.5-13.1
Other Minorities 22 22 100 - 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 28 27 99.5 96.2-99.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8
No 348 338 96.2 92.1-98.2 10 3.8 1.8- 7.9
Education
< High School 128 124 98.1 91.0-99.6 4 1.9 0.4- 9.0
High School 147 140 91.8 82.1-96.4 7 8.2 3.6-17.9
> High School 101 101 100 - 0 0.0 -
Marital Status
Married 176 170 97.2 91.2-99.2 6 2.8 0.8- 8.8
Other 200 195 96.0 90.0-98.5 5 4.0 1.5-10.0
Income
15,999 or less 164 162 98.8 92.8-99.8 2 1.2 0.2- 7.2
16,000-24,999 56 53 91.1 75.8-97.1 3 8.9 2.9-24.2
25,000-39,999 49 48 95.2 72.6-99.3 1 4.8 0.7-27.4
40,000 or more 57 55 99.1 96.5-99.8 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5
WIC recipient
No 163 159 97.1 90.3-99.1 4 2.9 0.9- 9.7
Yes 211 204 96.3 90.9-98.5 7 3.7 1.5- 9.1
Medicaid recipient
No 124 121 97.9 89.8-99.6 3 2.1 0.4-10.2
Yes 252 244 96.0 91.0-98.3 8 4.0 1.7- 9.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 88 86 97.9 92.1-99.5 2 2.1 0.5- 7.9
1500-2499 grams 124 121 97.7 93.2-99.3 3 2.3 0.7- 6.8
2500+ grams 164 158 96.5 92.3-98.4 6 3.5 1.6- 7.7

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12e. I couldn't
find a doctor or a nurse who would take me as a patient

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