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Prenatal Counseling on Tests for 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 1719 233 13.2 11.2-15.4 1486 86.8 84.6-88.8
Age
< 20 years 256 59 25.8 19.1-33.9 197 74.2 66.1-80.9
20-24 years 448 73 14.9 11.1-19.8 375 85.1 80.2-88.9
25-34 years 816 89 9.8 7.5-12.8 727 90.2 87.2-92.5
35+ years 199 12 6.7 3.3-13.3 187 93.3 86.7-96.7
Mother's Race
White 1160 137 12.2 10.0-14.8 1023 87.8 85.2-90.0
African American 500 87 16.3 12.1-21.6 413 83.7 78.4-87.9
Other Minorities 59 9 11.7 4.5-27.5 50 88.3 72.5-95.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 103 24 24.1 15.5-35.3 79 75.9 64.7-84.5
No 1616 209 12.2 10.2-14.5 1407 87.8 85.5-89.8
Education
< High School 387 79 22.4 17.2-28.6 308 77.6 71.4-82.8
High School 567 100 15.2 11.6-19.6 467 84.8 80.4-88.4
> High School 764 53 7.2 5.2- 9.8 711 92.8 90.2-94.8
Marital Status
Married 1141 119 9.9 7.9-12.4 1022 90.1 87.6-92.1
Other 578 114 20.5 16.2-25.5 464 79.5 74.5-83.8
Income
15,999 or less 489 93 19.8 15.3-25.2 396 80.2 74.8-84.7
16,000-24,999 265 48 18.6 13.1-25.7 217 81.4 74.3-86.9
25,000-39,999 265 30 10.6 6.7-16.3 235 89.4 83.7-93.3
40,000 or more 533 25 4.5 2.8- 7.3 508 95.5 92.7-97.2
WIC recipient
No 897 82 8.4 6.3-11.0 815 91.6 89.0-93.7
Yes 806 149 18.6 15.2-22.5 657 81.4 77.5-84.8
Medicaid recipient
No 868 67 8.0 5.9-10.6 801 92.0 89.4-94.1
Yes 851 166 19.2 15.8-23.1 685 80.8 76.9-84.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 309 52 17.1 13.2-21.9 257 82.9 78.1-86.8
1500-2499 grams 539 73 14.4 11.6-17.8 466 85.6 82.2-88.4
2500+ grams 866 108 13.0 10.9-15.5 758 87.0 84.5-89.1

*Survey Question:
At any time during your prenatal care, did a doctor, nurse, or other health care worker talk to you
of the following? 54b. Doing tests to see if your baby had a birth defect or genetic disease.

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