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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? 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 271 239 85.7 79.5-90.2 32 14.3 9.8-20.5
Age
< 20 years 47 44 90.3 70.0-97.4 3 9.7 2.6-30.0
20-24 years 99 92 93.7 83.6-97.7 7 6.3 2.3-16.4
25-34 years 101 82 77.4 66.3-85.7 19 22.6 14.3-33.7
35+ years 24 21 82.6 52.5-95.3 3 17.4 4.7-47.5
Race
White 156 132 79.7 70.7-86.5 24 20.3 13.5-29.3
Black 101 95 97.3 90.7-99.3 6 2.7 0.7- 9.3
Other 14 12 78.0 42.0-94.6 2 22.0 5.4-58.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 33 28 80.9 59.6-92.4 5 19.1 7.6-40.4
No 238 211 86.5 80.0-91.2 27 13.5 8.8-20.0
Education
< High School 81 74 85.3 71.4-93.1 7 14.7 6.9-28.6
High School 88 82 95.1 85.0-98.5 6 4.9 1.5-15.0
> High School 101 82 76.3 64.5-85.1 19 23.7 14.9-35.5
Marital Status
Married 127 107 80.5 70.6-87.7 20 19.5 12.3-29.4
Other 144 132 90.1 81.3-95.0 12 9.9 5.0-18.7
Income
15,999 or less 111 99 86.6 75.3-93.2 12 13.4 6.8-24.7
16,000-24,999 46 42 90.2 74.4-96.7 4 9.8 3.3-25.6
25,000-39,999 41 36 86.0 65.6-95.2 5 14.0 4.8-34.4
40,000 or more 36 27 68.3 48.3-83.3 9 31.7 16.7-51.7
WIC recipient
No 92 74 73.7 60.9-83.4 18 26.3 16.6-39.1
Yes 174 160 91.1 83.7-95.3 14 8.9 4.7-16.3
Medicaid recipient
No 67 53 76.4 62.2-86.4 14 23.6 13.6-37.8
Yes 204 186 88.9 81.7-93.4 18 11.1 6.6-18.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 132 123 93.8 88.7-96.7 9 6.2 3.3-11.3
2500+ grams 139 116 84.9 78.1-89.8 23 15.1 10.2-21.9

#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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