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2003 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 1464 1203 81.6 78.8-84.0 261 18.4 16.0-21.2
Age
< 20 years 160 114 70.9 60.4-79.5 46 29.1 20.5-39.6
20-24 years 399 302 75.7 69.8-80.8 97 24.3 19.2-30.2
25-34 years 721 625 85.0 81.4-88.1 96 15.0 11.9-18.6
35+ years 184 162 90.7 83.4-94.9 22 9.3 5.1-16.6
Race
White 999 850 84.7 81.7-87.3 149 15.3 12.7-18.3
Black 401 303 71.6 64.8-77.5 98 28.4 22.5-35.2
Other 64 50 80.4 65.6-89.8 14 19.6 10.2-34.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 145 116 79.5 70.4-86.3 29 20.5 13.7-29.6
No 1316 1084 81.8 78.9-84.4 232 18.2 15.6-21.1
Education
< High School 314 238 76.6 70.0-82.2 76 23.4 17.8-30.0
High School 435 348 77.4 71.8-82.2 87 22.6 17.8-28.2
> High School 713 616 86.5 82.9-89.4 97 13.5 10.6-17.1
Marital Status
Married 920 799 87.0 84.0-89.5 121 13.0 10.5-16.0
Other 544 404 71.6 66.1-76.5 140 28.4 23.5-33.9
Income
15,999 or less 401 293 71.7 65.4-77.3 108 28.3 22.7-34.6
16,000-24,999 190 145 75.1 66.6-82.1 45 24.9 17.9-33.4
25,000-39,999 211 171 83.6 76.2-89.1 40 16.4 10.9-23.8
40,000 or more 500 467 93.5 90.3-95.7 33 6.5 4.3- 9.7
WIC recipient
No 759 670 88.7 85.5-91.2 89 11.3 8.8-14.5
Yes 698 528 74.1 69.5-78.1 170 25.9 21.9-30.5
Medicaid recipient
No 703 641 90.9 87.8-93.2 62 9.1 6.8-12.2
Yes 761 562 72.8 68.4-76.7 199 27.2 23.3-31.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 671 542 79.4 76.2-82.4 129 20.6 17.6-23.8
2500+ grams 793 661 81.8 78.8-84.4 132 18.2 15.6-21.2

*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 22MAR05

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