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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Problem getting prenatal care: I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY OR INSURANCE TO PAY FOR MY VISITS*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
FALSE TRUE
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 243 155 61.5 54.0-68.5 88 38.5 31.5-46.0
Age
< 20 years 47 37 78.8 61.0-89.8 10 21.2 10.2-39.0
20-24 years 84 48 55.6 43.3-67.2 36 44.4 32.8-56.7
25-34 years 91 56 56.7 44.4-68.2 35 43.3 31.8-55.6
35+ years 21 14 72.1 42.6-90.0 7 27.9 10.0-57.4
Race
White 145 92 58.9 49.5-67.6 53 41.1 32.4-50.5
Black 80 52 66.5 52.2-78.3 28 33.5 21.7-47.8
Other 18 11 62.9 34.2-84.7 7 37.1 15.3-65.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 27 11 41.0 23.3-61.4 16 59.0 38.6-76.7
No 216 144 65.2 57.2-72.4 72 34.8 27.6-42.8
Education
< High School 60 34 53.9 38.5-68.6 26 46.1 31.4-61.5
High School 90 60 67.2 54.9-77.6 30 32.8 22.4-45.1
> High School 92 61 61.6 49.7-72.3 31 38.4 27.7-50.3
Marital Status
Married 96 64 60.5 48.6-71.3 32 39.5 28.7-51.4
Other 147 91 62.0 52.3-70.9 56 38.0 29.1-47.7
Income
14,999 or less 76 44 54.0 40.0-67.5 32 46.0 32.5-60.0
15,000-24,999 78 45 58.2 45.4-70.0 33 41.8 30.0-54.6
25,000-49,999 46 32 73.6 57.2-85.3 14 26.4 14.7-42.8
50,000 or more 26 22 73.8 48.0-89.6 4 26.2 10.4-52.0
WIC recipient
No 82 54 67.7 54.8-78.4 28 32.3 21.6-45.2
Yes 161 101 58.8 49.5-67.4 60 41.2 32.6-50.5
Medicaid recipient
No 58 46 75.5 59.6-86.6 12 24.5 13.4-40.4
Yes 185 109 57.6 48.9-65.7 76 42.4 34.3-51.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 92 61 65.5 55.3-74.4 31 34.5 25.6-44.7
2500+ grams 151 94 61.1 52.9-68.7 57 38.9 31.3-47.1

*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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