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2004 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 1555 1270 82.6 80.1-84.9 285 17.4 15.1-19.9
Age
< 20 years 162 115 67.9 57.7-76.7 47 32.1 23.3-42.3
20-24 years 404 303 77.5 71.9-82.2 101 22.5 17.8-28.1
25-34 years 795 675 86.1 83.0-88.8 120 13.9 11.2-17.0
35+ years 194 177 93.1 87.0-96.5 17 6.9 3.5-13.0
Race
White 1075 904 85.7 83.0-88.1 171 14.3 11.9-17.0
Black 415 316 73.9 67.5-79.4 99 26.1 20.6-32.5
Other 65 50 73.6 58.6-84.6 15 26.4 15.4-41.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 171 146 86.4 79.2-91.4 25 13.6 8.6-20.8
No 1384 1124 81.9 79.2-84.4 260 18.1 15.6-20.8
Education
< High School 314 235 78.3 72.1-83.5 79 21.7 16.5-27.9
High School 443 341 76.9 71.4-81.7 102 23.1 18.3-28.6
> High School 795 691 87.9 84.9-90.4 104 12.1 9.6-15.1
Marital Status
Married 952 819 86.6 83.8-89.0 133 13.4 11.0-16.2
Other 603 451 76.5 71.7-80.6 152 23.5 19.4-28.3
Income
14,999 or less 463 339 76.0 70.6-80.6 124 24.0 19.4-29.4
15,000-24,999 242 182 78.4 71.2-84.2 60 21.6 15.8-28.8
25,000-49,999 317 268 85.2 79.8-89.3 49 14.8 10.7-20.2
50,000 or more 415 384 91.9 88.0-94.6 31 8.1 5.4-12.0
WIC recipient
No 788 684 88.4 85.4-90.9 104 11.6 9.1-14.6
Yes 757 580 77.1 73.0-80.7 177 22.9 19.3-27.0
Medicaid recipient
No 715 645 89.5 86.4-92.0 70 10.5 8.0-13.6
Yes 840 625 76.9 73.1-80.4 215 23.1 19.6-26.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 697 550 77.3 74.0-80.3 147 22.7 19.7-26.0
2500+ grams 858 720 83.1 80.3-85.5 138 16.9 14.5-19.7

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 17 and 18 (a-j).

#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 02OCT06

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