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Prenatal Counseling on Genetic Defects*

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 1724 244 13.8 11.8-16.1 1480 86.2 83.9-88.2
Age
< 20 years 256 46 15.4 10.3-22.4 210 84.6 77.6-89.7
20-24 years 451 66 14.0 10.3-18.7 385 86.0 81.3-89.7
25-34 years 818 115 14.6 11.7-18.0 703 85.4 82.0-88.3
35+ years 199 17 8.0 4.1-14.9 182 92.0 85.1-95.9
Mother's Race
White 1165 174 15.1 12.7-17.9 991 84.9 82.1-87.3
African American 499 62 10.4 7.1-14.9 437 89.6 85.1-92.9
Other Minorities 60 8 8.0 2.7-21.5 52 92.0 78.5-97.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 105 28 27.8 18.6-39.3 77 72.2 60.7-81.4
No 1619 216 12.5 10.6-14.8 1403 87.5 85.2-89.4
Education
< High School 390 78 19.7 14.9-25.6 312 80.3 74.4-85.1
High School 567 89 14.1 10.6-18.5 478 85.9 81.5-89.4
> High School 766 77 10.6 8.2-13.6 689 89.4 86.4-91.8
Marital Status
Married 1144 146 12.9 10.6-15.6 998 87.1 84.4-89.4
Other 580 98 15.8 12.1-20.4 482 84.2 79.6-87.9
Income
15,999 or less 491 77 16.0 11.9-21.1 414 84.0 78.9-88.1
16,000-24,999 268 39 14.5 9.7-21.0 229 85.5 79.0-90.3
25,000-39,999 265 44 17.4 12.3-24.0 221 82.6 76.0-87.7
40,000 or more 533 53 9.3 6.7-12.9 480 90.7 87.1-93.3
WIC recipient
No 898 122 13.9 11.2-17.1 776 86.1 82.9-88.8
Yes 810 120 13.8 10.9-17.3 690 86.2 82.7-89.1
Medicaid recipient
No 867 110 12.3 9.8-15.3 757 87.7 84.7-90.2
Yes 857 134 15.5 12.4-19.1 723 84.5 80.9-87.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 311 50 15.7 12.0-20.2 261 84.3 79.8-88.0
1500-2499 grams 539 78 15.0 12.2-18.4 461 85.0 81.6-87.8
2500+ grams 869 116 13.7 11.5-16.2 753 86.3 83.8-88.5

*Survey Question:
At any time during your prenatal care, did a doctor, nurse, or other health care worker talk to you
about any of the following? 54a. Diseases or birth defects that could run in your family

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