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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Problem getting prenatal care: I HAD NO WAY TO GET TO THE CLINIC OR DOCTOR'S OFFICE*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1290 1194 92.6 90.7-94.1 96 7.4 5.9- 9.3
Age
< 20 years 145 124 86.7 78.9-91.9 21 13.3 8.1-21.1
20-24 years 310 281 90.9 86.3-94.0 29 9.1 6.0-13.7
25-34 years 649 614 94.3 91.7-96.0 35 5.7 4.0- 8.3
35+ years 186 175 94.4 89.3-97.2 11 5.6 2.8-10.7
Race
White 908 848 93.2 91.0-94.8 60 6.8 5.2- 9.0
Black 319 288 90.8 86.1-94.0 31 9.2 6.0-13.9
Other 63 58 92.0 80.0-97.1 5 8.0 2.9-20.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 164 122 71.6 63.2-78.8 42 28.4 21.2-36.8
No 1125 1071 96.1 94.5-97.2 54 3.9 2.8- 5.5
Education
< High School 246 195 80.9 74.7-85.9 51 19.1 14.1-25.3
High School 359 327 91.0 87.0-93.9 32 9.0 6.1-13.0
> High School 681 669 98.5 97.1-99.3 12 1.5 0.7- 2.9
Marital Status
Married 778 751 96.3 94.3-97.6 27 3.7 2.4- 5.7
Other 512 443 87.2 83.5-90.2 69 12.8 9.8-16.5
Income
14,999 or less 357 297 84.9 80.0-88.7 60 15.1 11.3-20.0
15,000-24,999 169 156 91.2 84.8-95.0 13 8.8 5.0-15.2
25,000-49,999 252 247 97.2 93.4-98.8 5 2.8 1.2- 6.6
50,000 or more 415 413 99.4 97.5-99.8 2 0.6 0.2- 2.5
WIC recipient
No 696 675 97.5 95.8-98.5 21 2.5 1.5- 4.2
Yes 586 511 87.1 83.6-89.9 75 12.9 10.1-16.4
Medicaid recipient
No 600 593 98.5 96.6-99.3 7 1.5 0.7- 3.4
Yes 690 601 87.7 84.6-90.3 89 12.3 9.7-15.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 422 382 89.5 86.1-92.2 40 10.5 7.8-13.9
2500+ grams 868 812 92.8 90.8-94.5 56 7.2 5.5- 9.2

*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 20MAY10

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