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Prenatal Care Paid by Medicaid*

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 977 58.4 55.4-61.4 775 41.6 38.6-44.6
Age
< 20 years 261 43 19.8 13.9-27.5 218 80.2 72.5-86.1
20-24 years 455 174 38.6 33.0-44.6 281 61.4 55.4-67.0
25-34 years 833 606 76.5 72.6-80.1 227 23.5 19.9-27.4
35+ years 203 154 79.1 70.6-85.6 49 20.9 14.4-29.4
Mother's Race
White 1182 765 65.5 61.9-68.8 417 34.5 31.2-38.1
African American 507 183 37.1 31.2-43.4 324 62.9 56.6-68.8
Other Minorities 63 29 54.6 38.2-70.0 34 45.4 30.0-61.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 107 55 51.7 40.5-62.8 52 48.3 37.2-59.5
No 1645 922 59.0 55.9-62.1 723 41.0 37.9-44.1
Education
< High School 394 67 21.2 16.2-27.3 327 78.8 72.7-83.8
High School 581 264 47.6 42.0-53.2 317 52.4 46.8-58.0
> High School 776 646 84.7 81.2-87.6 130 15.3 12.4-18.8
Marital Status
Married 1160 864 75.1 71.8-78.2 296 24.9 21.8-28.2
Other 592 113 21.0 16.7-25.9 479 79.0 74.1-83.3
Income
15,999 or less 502 78 16.2 12.2-21.2 424 83.8 78.8-87.8
16,000-24,999 273 112 44.7 37.0-52.6 161 55.3 47.4-63.0
25,000-39,999 268 198 73.5 66.1-79.7 70 26.5 20.3-33.9
40,000 or more 538 528 98.9 97.0-99.6 10 1.1 0.4- 3.0
WIC recipient
No 911 794 89.1 86.1-91.4 117 10.9 8.6-13.9
Yes 825 168 23.7 20.0-27.9 657 76.3 72.1-80.0
Medicaid recipient
No 877 877 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 875 100 12.0 9.3-15.4 775 88.0 84.6-90.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 312 163 50.5 44.8-56.1 149 49.5 43.9-55.2
1500-2499 grams 546 264 45.4 41.2-49.6 282 54.6 50.4-58.8
2500+ grams 889 550 59.5 56.2-62.7 339 40.5 37.3-43.8

*Survey Question:
How was your prenatal care paid for? 15a. Medicaid

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