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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Problem getting prenatal care: DIDN'T KNOW I WAS PREGNANT*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
FALSE TRUE
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 236 160 69.5 62.1-76.0 76 30.5 24.0-37.9
Age
< 20 years 46 21 45.2 28.8-62.7 25 54.8 37.3-71.2
20-24 years 80 57 71.9 59.4-81.8 23 28.1 18.2-40.6
25-34 years 90 67 79.5 68.4-87.4 23 20.5 12.6-31.6
35+ years 20 15 72.0 43.2-89.7 5 28.0 10.3-56.8
Race
White 139 102 73.7 64.6-81.1 37 26.3 18.9-35.4
Black 79 48 61.3 47.0-74.0 31 38.7 26.0-53.0
Other 18 10 69.7 42.5-87.7 8 30.3 12.3-57.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 24 18 79.2 57.3-91.6 6 20.8 8.4-42.7
No 212 142 67.9 59.9-74.9 70 32.1 25.1-40.1
Education
< High School 59 42 78.4 63.3-88.4 17 21.6 11.6-36.7
High School 87 56 61.7 48.9-73.0 31 38.3 27.0-51.1
> High School 89 61 70.3 58.5-80.0 28 29.7 20.0-41.5
Marital Status
Married 92 71 79.8 68.8-87.6 21 20.2 12.4-31.2
Other 144 89 63.8 54.0-72.5 55 36.2 27.5-46.0
Income
14,999 or less 74 47 62.8 48.1-75.5 27 37.2 24.5-51.9
15,000-24,999 75 52 72.5 59.9-82.4 23 27.5 17.6-40.1
25,000-49,999 46 32 68.9 52.2-81.8 14 31.1 18.2-47.8
50,000 or more 26 19 75.6 52.4-89.7 7 24.4 10.3-47.6
WIC recipient
No 80 64 78.8 65.9-87.7 16 21.2 12.3-34.1
Yes 156 96 65.5 56.3-73.6 60 34.5 26.4-43.7
Medicaid recipient
No 57 44 77.6 62.5-87.8 13 22.4 12.2-37.5
Yes 179 116 67.2 58.6-74.8 63 32.8 25.2-41.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 91 58 63.7 53.5-72.8 33 36.3 27.2-46.5
2500+ grams 145 102 70.1 62.0-77.1 43 29.9 22.9-38.0

*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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