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Prenatal Care Barrier: No Money or Insurance*

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 376 318 80.7 74.5-85.7 58 19.3 14.3-25.5
Age
< 20 years 102 87 77.3 64.3-86.6 15 22.7 13.4-35.7
20-24 years 120 99 83.2 72.1-90.5 21 16.8 9.5-27.9
25-34 years 121 106 82.2 70.0-90.2 15 17.8 9.8-30.0
35+ years 33 26 77.3 52.7-91.3 7 22.7 8.7-47.3
Mother's Race
White 199 163 76.8 67.9-83.8 36 23.2 16.2-32.1
African American 155 135 85.1 75.0-91.6 20 14.9 8.4-25.0
Other Minorities 22 20 91.7 61.1-98.7 2 8.3 1.3-38.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 28 19 62.7 40.3-80.7 9 37.3 19.3-59.7
No 348 299 83.0 76.7-87.9 49 17.0 12.1-23.3
Education
< High School 128 111 79.2 67.4-87.5 17 20.8 12.5-32.6
High School 147 113 73.2 61.5-82.3 34 26.8 17.7-38.5
> High School 101 94 90.5 80.6-95.7 7 9.5 4.3-19.4
Marital Status
Married 176 152 82.9 73.8-89.3 24 17.1 10.7-26.2
Other 200 166 78.7 69.6-85.7 34 21.3 14.3-30.4
Income
15,999 or less 164 129 73.4 62.8-81.9 35 26.6 18.1-37.2
16,000-24,999 56 49 79.0 62.0-89.6 7 21.0 10.4-38.0
25,000-39,999 49 43 89.7 70.8-96.9 6 10.3 3.1-29.2
40,000 or more 57 55 96.1 80.6-99.3 2 3.9 0.7-19.4
WIC recipient
No 163 146 88.8 79.9-94.1 17 11.2 5.9-20.1
Yes 211 170 75.7 67.0-82.6 41 24.3 17.4-33.0
Medicaid recipient
No 124 117 93.0 83.6-97.2 7 7.0 2.8-16.4
Yes 252 201 74.7 66.5-81.5 51 25.3 18.5-33.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 88 76 86.9 78.1-92.5 12 13.1 7.5-21.9
1500-2499 grams 124 111 88.4 81.0-93.2 13 11.6 6.8-19.0
2500+ grams 164 131 79.9 72.9-85.4 33 20.1 14.6-27.1

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12b. I didn't
have enough money or insurance to pay for my visits

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