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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Experienced Barriers to Obtaining Prenatal Care

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1546 1276 82.2 79.7-84.5 270 17.8 15.5-20.3
Age
< 20 years 200 145 71.9 62.9-79.4 55 28.1 20.6-37.1
20-24 years 403 312 76.4 70.8-81.2 91 23.6 18.8-29.2
25-34 years 753 645 85.1 81.7-88.0 108 14.9 12.0-18.3
35+ years 190 174 93.2 87.5-96.4 16 6.8 3.6-12.5
Race
White 1061 900 84.7 81.9-87.1 161 15.3 12.9-18.1
Black 410 321 77.1 70.9-82.2 89 22.9 17.8-29.1
Other 75 55 69.2 55.2-80.4 20 30.8 19.6-44.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 163 130 80.2 71.7-86.5 33 19.8 13.5-28.3
No 1383 1146 82.5 79.8-84.9 237 17.5 15.1-20.2
Education
< High School 348 264 76.3 70.4-81.4 84 23.7 18.6-29.6
High School 443 358 78.3 72.9-82.9 85 21.7 17.1-27.1
> High School 752 651 87.3 84.1-89.9 101 12.7 10.1-15.9
Marital Status
Married 978 862 87.5 84.8-89.8 116 12.5 10.2-15.2
Other 568 414 71.6 66.4-76.2 154 28.4 23.8-33.6
Income
15,999 or less 463 344 73.3 67.8-78.2 119 26.7 21.8-32.2
16,000-24,999 173 133 77.5 68.7-84.4 40 22.5 15.6-31.3
25,000-39,999 206 171 78.4 70.5-84.7 35 21.6 15.3-29.5
40,000 or more 550 504 92.6 89.5-94.8 46 7.4 5.2-10.5
WIC recipient
No 839 720 86.0 82.9-88.7 119 14.0 11.3-17.1
Yes 693 543 77.3 73.0-81.0 150 22.7 19.0-27.0
Medicaid recipient
No 757 687 89.9 87.0-92.2 70 10.1 7.8-13.0
Yes 789 589 73.9 69.7-77.6 200 26.1 22.4-30.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 693 571 81.4 78.3-84.1 122 18.6 15.9-21.7
2500+ grams 853 705 82.3 79.6-84.7 148 17.7 15.3-20.4

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 16 and 17 (a-i).

#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.

This page was generated on 20JUL04

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