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On Medicaid Just 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 1776 1548 89.5 87.4-91.2 228 10.5 8.8-12.6
Age
< 20 years 270 180 71.9 63.9-78.6 90 28.1 21.4-36.1
20-24 years 464 398 86.4 81.8-90.0 66 13.6 10.0-18.2
25-34 years 840 781 94.6 92.2-96.3 59 5.4 3.7- 7.8
35+ years 202 189 97.7 93.5-99.2 13 2.3 0.8- 6.5
Mother's Race
White 1189 1107 93.7 91.6-95.2 82 6.3 4.8- 8.4
African American 522 387 76.0 70.3-80.9 135 24.0 19.1-29.7
Other Minorities 65 54 93.4 82.4-97.7 11 6.6 2.3-17.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 111 103 95.7 89.0-98.4 8 4.3 1.6-11.0
No 1665 1445 88.9 86.7-90.7 220 11.1 9.3-13.3
Education
< High School 411 285 74.9 68.9-80.1 126 25.1 19.9-31.1
High School 585 505 87.8 83.7-90.9 80 12.2 9.1-16.3
> High School 779 757 98.2 96.6-99.0 22 1.8 1.0- 3.4
Marital Status
Married 1164 1100 95.2 93.3-96.6 64 4.8 3.4- 6.7
Other 612 448 76.6 71.6-80.9 164 23.4 19.1-28.4
Income
15,999 or less 520 384 76.8 71.4-81.4 136 23.2 18.6-28.6
16,000-24,999 276 247 92.6 87.5-95.8 29 7.4 4.2-12.5
25,000-39,999 269 258 95.7 91.2-98.0 11 4.3 2.0- 8.8
40,000 or more 538 536 100 99.9- 100 2 0.0 0.0- 0.1
WIC recipient
No 929 879 96.7 94.9-97.9 50 3.3 2.1- 5.1
Yes 832 654 81.1 77.3-84.4 178 18.9 15.6-22.7
Medicaid recipient
No 879 879 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 897 669 77.8 73.9-81.3 228 22.2 18.7-26.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 329 275 81.8 76.9-85.9 54 18.2 14.1-23.1
1500-2499 grams 549 457 82.1 78.6-85.2 92 17.9 14.8-21.4
2500+ grams 893 811 90.1 87.9-92.0 82 9.9 8.0-12.1

*Survey Question:
7. Just before you got pregnant, were you on Medicaid?

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