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2003 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? I DIDN''T KNOW THAT I WAS PREGNANT

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 271 177 69.0 61.5-75.6 94 31.0 24.4-38.5
Age
< 20 years 47 22 46.1 28.2-64.9 25 53.9 35.1-71.8
20-24 years 99 64 66.5 53.2-77.6 35 33.5 22.4-46.8
25-34 years 101 74 78.0 66.9-86.1 27 22.0 13.9-33.1
35+ years 24 17 85.8 61.3-95.9 7 14.2 4.1-38.7
Race
White 156 113 74.8 65.3-82.4 43 25.2 17.6-34.7
Black 101 52 56.2 42.9-68.6 49 43.8 31.4-57.1
Other 14 12 87.6 51.5-97.9 2 12.4 2.1-48.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 33 30 85.1 63.0-95.1 3 14.9 4.9-37.0
No 238 147 66.1 57.9-73.5 91 33.9 26.5-42.1
Education
< High School 81 51 65.2 50.6-77.4 30 34.8 22.6-49.4
High School 88 51 64.7 51.3-76.1 37 35.3 23.9-48.7
> High School 101 74 76.4 64.4-85.4 27 23.6 14.6-35.6
Marital Status
Married 127 95 76.9 66.2-85.0 32 23.1 15.0-33.8
Other 144 82 62.3 51.5-71.9 62 37.7 28.1-48.5
Income
15,999 or less 111 66 66.8 54.5-77.2 45 33.2 22.8-45.5
16,000-24,999 46 34 73.2 54.8-86.0 12 26.8 14.0-45.2
25,000-39,999 41 27 65.6 44.1-82.2 14 34.4 17.8-55.9
40,000 or more 36 25 73.0 52.0-87.1 11 27.0 12.9-48.0
WIC recipient
No 92 66 74.7 61.7-84.5 26 25.3 15.5-38.3
Yes 174 108 66.5 56.9-74.8 66 33.5 25.2-43.1
Medicaid recipient
No 67 47 69.6 54.2-81.5 20 30.4 18.5-45.8
Yes 204 130 68.8 60.0-76.4 74 31.2 23.6-40.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 132 78 58.6 50.1-66.5 54 41.4 33.5-49.9
2500+ grams 139 99 70.0 61.7-77.2 40 30.0 22.8-38.3

#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 22MAR05

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