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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? UNSPECIFIED REASON

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 271 240 87.3 81.2-91.7 31 12.7 8.3-18.8
Age
< 20 years 47 39 84.4 65.8-93.9 8 15.6 6.1-34.2
20-24 years 99 84 82.1 70.0-90.1 15 17.9 9.9-30.0
25-34 years 101 97 93.6 84.2-97.6 4 6.4 2.4-15.8
35+ years 24 20 83.1 47.2-96.4 4 16.9 3.6-52.8
Race
White 156 138 84.1 75.2-90.2 18 15.9 9.8-24.8
Black 101 89 93.5 84.6-97.4 12 6.5 2.6-15.4
Other 14 13 84.0 39.6-97.7 1 16.0 2.3-60.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 33 30 86.4 65.4-95.5 3 13.6 4.5-34.6
No 238 210 87.5 80.8-92.1 28 12.5 7.9-19.2
Education
< High School 81 68 82.7 68.8-91.2 13 17.3 8.8-31.2
High School 88 75 84.5 72.7-91.8 13 15.5 8.2-27.3
> High School 101 96 93.9 83.8-97.9 5 6.1 2.1-16.2
Marital Status
Married 127 115 87.6 77.8-93.5 12 12.4 6.5-22.2
Other 144 125 87.1 78.2-92.7 19 12.9 7.3-21.8
Income
15,999 or less 111 91 82.3 71.0-89.8 20 17.7 10.2-29.0
16,000-24,999 46 43 89.5 72.1-96.6 3 10.5 3.4-27.9
25,000-39,999 41 39 94.9 74.8-99.1 2 5.1 0.9-25.2
40,000 or more 36 34 89.9 67.6-97.4 2 10.1 2.6-32.4
WIC recipient
No 92 87 90.7 78.3-96.3 5 9.3 3.7-21.7
Yes 174 149 85.4 77.4-91.0 25 14.6 9.0-22.6
Medicaid recipient
No 67 62 91.4 77.7-97.0 5 8.6 3.0-22.3
Yes 204 178 85.9 78.5-91.1 26 14.1 8.9-21.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 132 118 87.9 80.7-92.6 14 12.1 7.4-19.3
2500+ grams 139 122 87.3 80.5-91.9 17 12.7 8.1-19.5

#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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