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Received Prenatal Care as Early as Wanted*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes Did not want prenatal care
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1765 361 18.6 16.4-21.1 1391 80.6 78.1-82.9 13 0.8 0.4- 1.6
Age
< 20 years 269 99 37.9 30.2-46.2 169 62.1 53.7-69.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4
20-24 years 461 117 22.8 18.2-28.1 337 75.8 70.3-80.5 7 1.4 0.5- 4.2
25-34 years 833 113 11.3 8.8-14.3 715 88.0 84.8-90.5 5 0.8 0.3- 2.2
35+ years 202 32 14.8 9.5-22.3 170 85.2 77.7-90.5 0 0.0 -
Mother's Race
White 1183 190 14.6 12.2-17.3 991 85.2 82.4-87.6 2 0.2 0.0- 1.2
African American 519 151 28.9 23.5-35.0 359 69.3 63.2-74.8 9 1.7 0.6- 4.7
Other Minorities 63 20 34.0 20.4-50.9 41 59.6 42.8-74.4 2 6.4 1.6-22.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 110 25 24.6 16.2-35.5 84 73.8 62.8-82.5 1 1.6 0.2-10.4
No 1655 336 18.1 15.7-20.7 1307 81.2 78.6-83.6 12 0.7 0.3- 1.5
Education
< High School 405 121 29.3 23.6-35.7 278 68.9 62.4-74.7 6 1.8 0.6- 5.2
High School 585 145 19.8 15.8-24.4 436 79.8 75.1-83.8 4 0.4 0.1- 2.3
> High School 774 95 12.3 9.7-15.5 676 87.3 84.1-89.9 3 0.4 0.1- 1.6
Marital Status
Married 1155 166 12.7 10.4-15.3 984 86.8 84.1-89.1 5 0.5 0.2- 1.5
Other 610 195 31.7 26.8-37.1 407 67.0 61.5-72.0 8 1.3 0.5- 3.6
Income
15,999 or less 515 159 29.6 24.4-35.2 349 69.3 63.5-74.5 7 1.2 0.4- 3.7
16,000-24,999 275 55 21.0 15.3-28.1 217 77.6 70.4-83.5 3 1.3 0.3- 5.1
25,000-39,999 268 48 14.0 9.5-20.2 220 86.0 79.8-90.5 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 535 54 8.4 5.9-11.9 480 91.3 87.8-93.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0
WIC recipient
No 923 157 12.9 10.4-16.0 759 85.9 82.8-88.6 7 1.1 0.5- 2.6
Yes 827 203 25.1 21.4-29.3 618 74.5 70.3-78.3 6 0.4 0.1- 1.7
Medicaid recipient
No 871 115 11.3 8.9-14.3 753 88.1 85.1-90.5 3 0.6 0.2- 1.7
Yes 894 246 26.6 22.8-30.8 638 72.4 68.2-76.2 10 1.0 0.4- 2.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 328 86 26.4 21.8-31.6 237 71.7 66.4-76.5 5 1.8 0.7- 4.5
1500-2499 grams 543 117 23.1 19.7-27.0 424 76.4 72.5-79.9 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8
2500+ grams 889 158 18.2 15.7-20.9 725 81.1 78.3-83.6 6 0.8 0.3- 1.7

*Survey Question:
11. Did you get prenatal care as early in your pregnancy as you wanted?

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