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2001 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? THE DOCTOR OR MY HEALTH PLAN WOULD NOT START CARE EARLIER

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 318 289 91.2 86.2-94.5 29 8.8 5.5-13.8
Age
< 20 years 62 59 93.4 77.7-98.3 3 6.6 1.7-22.3
20-24 years 107 100 93.5 84.4-97.4 7 6.5 2.6-15.6
25-34 years 123 106 88.1 79.0-93.6 17 11.9 6.4-21.0
35+ years 26 24 89.6 56.6-98.3 2 10.4 1.7-43.4
Race
White 202 176 87.6 80.7-92.3 26 12.4 7.7-19.3
Black 109 106 98.3 90.5-99.7 3 1.7 0.3- 9.5
Other 7 7 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 48 44 95.9 80.7-99.2 4 4.1 0.8-19.3
No 269 244 90.0 84.3-93.9 25 10.0 6.1-15.7
Education
< High School 92 87 92.9 80.9-97.6 5 7.1 2.4-19.1
High School 109 104 95.5 87.6-98.4 5 4.5 1.6-12.4
> High School 116 97 84.7 74.2-91.4 19 15.3 8.6-25.8
Marital Status
Married 161 139 89.1 82.1-93.6 22 10.9 6.4-17.9
Other 157 150 93.8 85.0-97.6 7 6.2 2.4-15.0
Income
15,999 or less 138 132 93.9 85.2-97.7 6 6.1 2.3-14.8
16,000-24,999 39 37 96.3 79.4-99.4 2 3.7 0.6-20.6
25,000-39,999 47 42 89.6 73.5-96.4 5 10.4 3.6-26.5
40,000 or more 61 49 83.8 68.8-92.4 12 16.2 7.6-31.2
WIC recipient
No 125 107 86.8 77.0-92.8 18 13.2 7.2-23.0
Yes 189 178 93.5 87.2-96.8 11 6.5 3.2-12.8
Medicaid recipient
No 113 94 83.8 73.4-90.7 19 16.2 9.3-26.6
Yes 205 195 95.2 89.3-97.9 10 4.8 2.1-10.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 76 70 92.3 84.8-96.3 6 7.7 3.7-15.2
1500 - 2499 grams 86 78 92.7 86.2-96.2 8 7.3 3.8-13.8
2500+ grams 156 141 91.0 85.6-94.6 15 9.0 5.4-14.4

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

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