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First Trimester Entry into Prenatal Care*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  Yes No No prenatal care
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1757 1377 78.1 75.4-80.6 353 21.1 18.6-23.8 27 0.8 0.4- 1.6
Age
< 20 years 269 149 51.9 43.5-60.1 109 47.6 39.4-55.9 11 0.6 0.3- 1.1
20-24 years 459 333 72.1 66.4-77.2 118 26.8 21.8-32.5 8 1.1 0.3- 3.5
25-34 years 830 727 87.4 84.1-90.1 95 11.7 9.1-14.9 8 0.9 0.3- 2.5
35+ years 199 168 86.9 79.4-91.9 31 13.1 8.1-20.6 0 0.0 -
Mother's Race
White 1179 991 82.9 79.9-85.5 178 16.5 13.9-19.4 10 0.6 0.2- 1.6
African American 514 347 65.8 59.6-71.6 152 33.0 27.3-39.3 15 1.1 0.4- 3.2
Other Minorities 64 39 57.9 41.2-72.9 23 38.5 24.0-55.3 2 3.7 0.6-20.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 112 62 49.1 38.1-60.1 44 46.2 35.4-57.4 6 4.7 1.6-13.1
No 1645 1315 80.8 78.1-83.2 309 18.8 16.3-21.4 21 0.4 0.2- 1.1
Education
< High School 405 239 53.9 47.2-60.4 149 43.9 37.4-50.6 17 2.2 0.9- 5.3
High School 580 430 75.6 70.6-80.0 144 23.6 19.3-28.5 6 0.8 0.2- 2.8
> High School 771 707 92.3 89.7-94.4 60 7.6 5.6-10.2 4 0.1 0.0- 0.2
Marital Status
Married 1151 1017 87.5 84.8-89.8 129 11.9 9.7-14.6 5 0.5 0.2- 1.6
Other 606 360 57.0 51.4-62.5 224 41.6 36.2-47.2 22 1.4 0.6- 3.4
Income
15,999 or less 512 316 57.9 51.8-63.7 179 40.3 34.5-46.3 17 1.8 0.8- 4.4
16,000-24,999 274 205 74.2 66.7-80.5 66 25.0 18.8-32.4 3 0.8 0.1- 4.4
25,000-39,999 268 240 91.2 85.8-94.6 27 8.8 5.3-14.2 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2
40,000 or more 532 501 95.5 92.7-97.2 31 4.5 2.8- 7.3 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 919 788 87.9 84.9-90.4 114 11.2 8.8-14.1 17 0.9 0.4- 2.2
Yes 823 577 67.1 62.6-71.3 236 32.2 28.1-36.7 10 0.7 0.2- 2.2
Medicaid recipient
No 871 793 90.8 88.0-92.9 75 9.0 6.8-11.7 3 0.3 0.0- 1.3
Yes 886 584 64.0 59.5-68.3 278 34.6 30.3-39.0 24 1.4 0.7- 3.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 325 251 75.3 70.0-80.0 56 17.8 13.9-22.6 18 6.8 4.3-10.7
1500-2499 grams 542 417 74.4 70.4-78.1 121 24.7 21.1-28.7 4 0.9 0.3- 2.3
2500+ grams 885 705 78.4 75.5-81.1 175 20.9 18.3-23.8 5 0.7 0.3- 1.7

*Survey Question: 10. How many weeks or months pregnant were you when you had your first visit for prenatal care? Do not count a visit that was only for a pregnancy test or only for WIC (Women, Infants, and Children's Nutrition Program).

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