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Had Medical Insurance Before Pregnancy*

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 1774 688 37.1 34.1-40.1 1086 62.9 59.9-65.9
Age
< 20 years 268 180 68.9 60.8-76.0 88 31.1 24.0-39.2
20-24 years 464 245 52.8 46.8-58.7 219 47.2 41.3-53.2
25-34 years 841 216 23.9 20.3-27.9 625 76.1 72.1-79.7
35+ years 201 47 14.4 9.2-21.9 154 85.6 78.1-90.8
Mother's Race
White 1187 396 33.6 30.3-37.2 791 66.4 62.8-69.7
African American 523 262 47.2 41.0-53.5 261 52.8 46.5-59.0
Other Minorities 64 30 39.5 25.1-56.0 34 60.5 44.0-74.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 111 85 77.3 66.8-85.3 26 22.7 14.7-33.2
No 1663 603 33.4 30.4-36.5 1060 66.6 63.5-69.6
Education
< High School 408 309 76.7 70.7-81.8 99 23.3 18.2-29.3
High School 586 271 43.6 38.2-49.2 315 56.4 50.8-61.8
> High School 779 107 12.2 9.6-15.3 672 87.8 84.7-90.4
Marital Status
Married 1164 280 23.4 20.4-26.7 884 76.6 73.3-79.6
Other 610 408 67.8 62.4-72.8 202 32.2 27.2-37.6
Income
15,999 or less 517 388 76.4 71.0-81.1 129 23.6 18.9-29.0
16,000-24,999 276 116 40.8 33.4-48.7 160 59.2 51.3-66.6
25,000-39,999 269 55 16.7 11.8-23.1 214 83.3 76.9-88.2
40,000 or more 538 19 3.6 2.0- 6.3 519 96.4 93.7-98.0
WIC recipient
No 927 144 13.7 11.0-16.8 783 86.3 83.2-89.0
Yes 832 542 63.7 59.2-68.0 290 36.3 32.0-40.8
Medicaid recipient
No 878 40 4.5 3.0- 6.6 838 95.5 93.4-97.0
Yes 896 648 73.1 68.9-76.8 248 26.9 23.2-31.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 329 144 45.9 40.5-51.5 185 54.1 48.5-59.5
1500-2499 grams 550 240 46.5 42.3-50.8 310 53.5 49.2-57.7
2500+ grams 890 302 36.2 33.1-39.5 588 63.8 60.5-66.9

*Survey Question:
6. Just before you got pregnant, did you have health insurance? Don't count Medicaid.

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