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Experienced Barriers to Obtaining Prenatal Care*

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 1767 1404 81.4 78.9-83.6 363 18.6 16.4-21.1
Age
< 20 years 268 170 62.6 54.2-70.3 98 37.4 29.7-45.8
20-24 years 462 344 77.2 71.9-81.8 118 22.8 18.2-28.1
25-34 years 835 720 88.5 85.4-91.0 115 11.5 9.0-14.6
35+ years 202 170 85.2 77.7-90.5 32 14.8 9.5-22.3
Mother's Race
White 1183 993 85.6 82.9-88.0 190 14.4 12.0-17.1
African American 520 368 70.7 64.7-76.1 152 29.3 23.9-35.3
Other Minorities 64 43 64.1 47.5-78.0 21 35.9 22.0-52.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 110 85 76.2 65.4-84.5 25 23.8 15.5-34.6
No 1657 1319 81.8 79.3-84.2 338 18.2 15.8-20.7
Education
< High School 407 284 70.9 64.6-76.6 123 29.1 23.4-35.4
High School 585 440 80.0 75.3-83.9 145 20.0 16.1-24.7
> High School 774 679 87.7 84.5-90.3 95 12.3 9.7-15.5
Marital Status
Married 1157 989 87.2 84.5-89.4 168 12.8 10.6-15.5
Other 610 415 68.5 63.1-73.4 195 31.5 26.6-36.9
Income
15,999 or less 514 356 70.7 65.0-75.8 158 29.3 24.2-35.0
16,000-24,999 275 220 79.1 72.0-84.7 55 20.9 15.3-28.0
25,000-39,999 268 220 86.0 79.8-90.5 48 14.0 9.5-20.2
40,000 or more 535 481 91.6 88.1-94.1 54 8.4 5.9-11.9
WIC recipient
No 924 766 86.9 83.9-89.5 158 13.1 10.5-16.1
Yes 828 624 75.0 70.9-78.8 204 25.0 21.2-29.1
Medicaid recipient
No 871 756 88.9 86.0-91.2 115 11.1 8.8-14.0
Yes 896 648 73.2 69.0-77.0 248 26.8 23.0-31.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 328 242 73.4 68.2-78.1 86 26.6 21.9-31.8
1500-2499 grams 545 426 76.5 72.6-80.0 119 23.5 20.0-27.4
2500+ grams 889 731 81.8 79.1-84.3 158 18.2 15.7-20.9

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 11and 12 (a-h).

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