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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Problem getting prenatal care: THE DOCTOR OR MY HEALTH PLAN WOULD NOT START CARE AS EARLY AS I WANTED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1555 1413 90.9 88.9-92.6 142 9.1 7.4-11.1
Age
< 20 years 188 171 91.1 84.2-95.2 17 8.9 4.8-15.8
20-24 years 369 331 89.3 84.5-92.7 38 10.7 7.3-15.5
25-34 years 783 708 90.9 88.0-93.1 75 9.1 6.9-12.0
35+ years 215 203 94.1 88.5-97.0 12 5.9 3.0-11.5
Race
White 1067 969 90.4 88.0-92.4 98 9.6 7.6-12.0
Black 420 384 93.4 89.4-95.9 36 6.6 4.1-10.6
Other 68 60 86.3 73.1-93.6 8 13.7 6.4-26.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 177 128 74.1 65.7-81.0 49 25.9 19.0-34.3
No 1375 1282 93.8 92.0-95.2 93 6.2 4.8- 8.0
Education
< High School 296 250 84.4 78.3-89.0 46 15.6 11.0-21.7
High School 429 390 93.3 89.6-95.7 39 6.7 4.3-10.4
> High School 824 767 92.2 89.6-94.2 57 7.8 5.8-10.4
Marital Status
Married 946 877 92.5 90.2-94.3 69 7.5 5.7- 9.8
Other 609 536 88.7 84.9-91.5 73 11.3 8.5-15.1
Income
14,999 or less 415 360 87.2 82.4-90.9 55 12.8 9.1-17.6
15,000-24,999 240 211 89.4 83.4-93.4 29 10.6 6.6-16.6
25,000-49,999 294 273 92.8 88.3-95.6 21 7.2 4.4-11.7
50,000 or more 512 489 94.6 91.6-96.5 23 5.4 3.5- 8.4
WIC recipient
No 888 840 94.3 92.1-95.9 48 5.7 4.1- 7.9
Yes 657 563 86.5 82.8-89.5 94 13.5 10.5-17.2
Medicaid recipient
No 744 713 94.9 92.6-96.5 31 5.1 3.5- 7.4
Yes 811 700 87.5 84.2-90.1 111 12.5 9.9-15.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 718 650 89.9 87.4-91.9 68 10.1 8.1-12.6
2500+ grams 837 763 91.0 88.8-92.8 74 9.0 7.2-11.2

*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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