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Prenatal Care Barrier: Did Not Know Was Pregnant*

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 376 212 63.4 56.5-69.9 164 36.6 30.1-43.5
Age
< 20 years 102 46 45.1 32.3-58.6 56 54.9 41.4-67.7
20-24 years 120 67 71.0 59.3-80.4 53 29.0 19.6-40.7
25-34 years 121 75 66.5 53.9-77.1 46 33.5 22.9-46.1
35+ years 33 24 84.5 62.7-94.7 9 15.5 5.3-37.3
Mother's Race
White 199 122 67.9 58.8-75.8 77 32.1 24.2-41.2
African American 155 78 59.1 47.4-69.9 77 40.9 30.1-52.6
Other Minorities 22 12 46.9 23.1-72.2 10 53.1 27.8-76.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 28 23 84.0 61.3-94.6 5 16.0 5.4-38.7
No 348 189 60.8 53.4-67.7 159 39.2 32.3-46.6
Education
< High School 128 72 59.6 47.4-70.8 56 40.4 29.2-52.6
High School 147 78 62.2 50.3-72.7 69 37.8 27.3-49.7
> High School 101 62 69.5 57.3-79.4 39 30.5 20.6-42.7
Marital Status
Married 176 107 68.0 58.1-76.5 69 32.0 23.5-41.9
Other 200 105 59.2 49.4-68.3 95 40.8 31.7-50.6
Income
15,999 or less 164 95 64.3 53.5-73.8 69 35.7 26.2-46.5
16,000-24,999 56 28 61.8 44.9-76.2 28 38.2 23.8-55.1
25,000-39,999 49 32 76.9 57.1-89.3 17 23.1 10.7-42.9
40,000 or more 57 32 66.8 48.6-81.1 25 33.2 18.9-51.4
WIC recipient
No 163 92 63.1 51.8-73.1 71 36.9 26.9-48.2
Yes 211 118 63.0 54.1-71.2 93 37.0 28.8-45.9
Medicaid recipient
No 124 74 68.8 56.9-78.7 50 31.2 21.3-43.1
Yes 252 138 60.8 52.2-68.8 114 39.2 31.2-47.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 88 35 39.1 29.3-50.0 53 60.9 50.0-70.7
1500-2499 grams 124 70 56.1 47.1-64.7 54 43.9 35.3-52.9
2500+ grams 164 107 64.8 57.0-71.8 57 35.2 28.2-43.0

*Survey Question:
Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? 12c. I didn't
know that I was pregnant

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