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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Problem getting prenatal care: I COULDN'T TAKE TIME OFF FROM WORK OR SCHOOL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
FALSE TRUE
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 236 215 91.4 86.2-94.8 21 8.6 5.2-13.8
Age
< 20 years 46 40 86.1 68.3-94.7 6 13.9 5.3-31.7
20-24 years 80 75 93.7 85.0-97.5 5 6.3 2.5-15.0
25-34 years 91 82 90.7 81.2-95.7 9 9.3 4.3-18.8
35+ years 19 18 98.3 88.7-99.8 1 1.7 0.2-11.3
Race
White 138 132 94.2 87.7-97.4 6 5.8 2.6-12.3
Black 79 68 89.7 78.4-95.5 11 10.3 4.5-21.6
Other 19 15 75.4 47.2-91.3 4 24.6 8.7-52.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 23 21 90.0 67.2-97.5 2 10.0 2.5-32.8
No 213 194 91.6 86.1-95.1 19 8.4 4.9-13.9
Education
< High School 60 56 94.2 82.4-98.3 4 5.8 1.7-17.6
High School 86 77 92.5 83.3-96.8 9 7.5 3.2-16.7
> High School 89 81 88.3 77.7-94.2 8 11.7 5.8-22.3
Marital Status
Married 93 88 93.7 85.0-97.5 5 6.3 2.5-15.0
Other 143 127 90.1 82.7-94.5 16 9.9 5.5-17.3
Income
14,999 or less 74 68 91.5 79.4-96.8 6 8.5 3.2-20.6
15,000-24,999 76 63 84.7 73.4-91.7 13 15.3 8.3-26.6
25,000-49,999 46 44 97.1 86.9-99.4 2 2.9 0.6-13.1
50,000 or more 26 26 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
WIC recipient
No 81 71 85.6 73.8-92.6 10 14.4 7.4-26.2
Yes 155 144 94.0 87.8-97.1 11 6.0 2.9-12.2
Medicaid recipient
No 58 54 92.5 80.2-97.4 4 7.5 2.6-19.8
Yes 178 161 91.1 84.8-94.9 17 8.9 5.1-15.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 91 82 88.6 79.8-93.9 9 11.4 6.1-20.2
2500+ grams 145 133 91.7 85.8-95.3 12 8.3 4.7-14.2

*Excludes mothers that did not want prenatal care

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 28JUL11

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