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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Problem getting prenatal care: I COULDN'T GET AN APPOINTMENT EARLIER IN MY PREGNANCY*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1574 1341 84.4 82.0-86.6 233 15.6 13.4-18.0
Age
< 20 years 190 158 84.0 76.2-89.7 32 16.0 10.3-23.8
20-24 years 375 299 79.8 74.2-84.5 76 20.2 15.5-25.8
25-34 years 792 688 85.4 81.9-88.3 104 14.6 11.7-18.1
35+ years 217 196 90.3 84.0-94.3 21 9.7 5.7-16.0
Race
White 1082 932 85.0 82.1-87.5 150 15.0 12.5-17.9
Black 424 350 82.6 77.0-87.1 74 17.4 12.9-23.0
Other 68 59 85.1 71.4-92.9 9 14.9 7.1-28.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 186 128 68.1 59.7-75.5 58 31.9 24.5-40.3
No 1385 1210 87.3 84.9-89.4 175 12.7 10.6-15.1
Education
< High School 303 232 77.1 70.5-82.5 71 22.9 17.5-29.5
High School 436 367 86.0 81.3-89.6 69 14.0 10.4-18.7
> High School 829 737 86.5 83.3-89.3 92 13.5 10.7-16.7
Marital Status
Married 954 846 87.5 84.7-89.9 108 12.5 10.1-15.3
Other 620 495 80.2 75.7-84.0 125 19.8 16.0-24.3
Income
14,999 or less 420 324 77.8 72.2-82.5 96 22.2 17.5-27.8
15,000-24,999 244 194 77.4 70.0-83.5 50 22.6 16.5-30.0
25,000-49,999 295 254 83.8 77.8-88.4 41 16.2 11.6-22.2
50,000 or more 515 487 94.4 91.4-96.5 28 5.6 3.5- 8.6
WIC recipient
No 894 804 89.0 86.1-91.3 90 11.0 8.7-13.9
Yes 669 527 78.8 74.6-82.5 142 21.2 17.5-25.4
Medicaid recipient
No 750 686 90.3 87.3-92.7 64 9.7 7.3-12.7
Yes 824 655 79.4 75.6-82.7 169 20.6 17.3-24.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 725 619 84.6 81.8-87.0 106 15.4 13.0-18.2
2500+ grams 849 722 84.4 81.8-86.8 127 15.6 13.2-18.2

*Excludes mothers that did not want prenatal care (N=12).

#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 09JUN09

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