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Prenatal Care Paid by Health Insurance*

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 1752 952 51.8 48.7-54.8 800 48.2 45.2-51.3
Age
< 20 years 261 218 80.2 72.7-86.0 43 19.8 14.0-27.3
20-24 years 455 295 64.2 58.3-69.7 160 35.8 30.3-41.7
25-34 years 833 350 39.9 35.7-44.2 483 60.1 55.8-64.3
35+ years 203 89 35.6 27.6-44.6 114 64.4 55.4-72.4
Mother's Race
White 1182 579 47.7 44.1-51.2 603 52.3 48.8-55.9
African American 507 336 65.1 58.8-71.0 171 34.9 29.0-41.2
Other Minorities 63 37 47.5 31.8-63.7 26 52.5 36.3-68.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 107 89 83.2 73.2-90.0 18 16.8 10.0-26.8
No 1645 863 49.0 45.8-52.1 782 51.0 47.9-54.2
Education
< High School 394 335 82.7 77.0-87.2 59 17.3 12.8-23.0
High School 581 342 55.7 50.1-61.2 239 44.3 38.8-49.9
> High School 776 274 33.4 29.4-37.6 502 66.6 62.4-70.6
Marital Status
Married 1160 472 39.3 35.8-43.0 688 60.7 57.0-64.2
Other 592 480 79.7 74.8-83.8 112 20.3 16.2-25.2
Income
15,999 or less 502 419 81.4 76.2-85.6 83 18.6 14.4-23.8
16,000-24,999 273 168 62.0 54.1-69.3 105 38.0 30.7-45.9
25,000-39,999 268 98 36.6 29.6-44.3 170 63.4 55.7-70.4
40,000 or more 538 146 24.4 20.2-29.2 392 75.6 70.8-79.8
WIC recipient
No 911 314 32.7 28.9-36.8 597 67.3 63.2-71.1
Yes 825 634 73.5 69.3-77.3 191 26.5 22.7-30.7
Medicaid recipient
No 877 223 24.6 21.2-28.3 654 75.4 71.7-78.8
Yes 875 729 82.1 78.4-85.4 146 17.9 14.6-21.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 312 175 57.5 51.8-62.9 137 42.5 37.1-48.2
1500-2499 grams 546 338 63.8 59.7-67.7 208 36.2 32.3-40.3
2500+ grams 889 436 50.8 47.5-54.1 453 49.2 45.9-52.5

*Survey Question:
How was your prenatal care paid for? 15c. Health insurance

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