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2010 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 161 126 80.4 72.2-86.7 35 19.6 13.3-27.8
Age
< 20 years 28 23 81.6 58.0-93.4 5 18.4 6.6-42.0
20-24 years 49 35 73.8 56.9-85.7 14 26.2 14.3-43.1
25-34 years 66 55 84.9 72.4-92.3 11 15.1 7.7-27.6
35+ years 18 13 78.6 49.8-93.1 5 21.4 6.9-50.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 84 63 73.9 60.9-83.7 21 26.1 16.3-39.1
Non-Hispanic Black 46 35 83.0 67.3-92.0 11 17.0 8.0-32.7
Non-Hispanic Other 10 9 89.6 51.9-98.6 1 10.4 1.4-48.1
Latina 20 18 93.4 69.1-98.9 2 6.6 1.1-30.9
Education
< High School 45 40 89.1 70.0-96.6 5 10.9 3.4-30.0
High School 54 42 77.3 62.2-87.6 12 22.7 12.4-37.8
> High School 62 44 76.0 61.9-86.1 18 24.0 13.9-38.1
Marital Status
Married 72 54 84.4 72.9-91.6 18 15.6 8.4-27.1
Other 89 72 77.9 66.0-86.5 17 22.1 13.5-34.0
WIC recipient
No 55 42 83.6 69.1-92.1 13 16.4 7.9-30.9
Yes 104 83 79.7 69.2-87.3 21 20.3 12.7-30.8
Medicaid recipient
No 33 22 70.8 49.2-85.8 11 29.2 14.2-50.8
Yes 128 104 82.4 73.3-88.9 24 17.6 11.1-26.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 63 47 78.3 67.1-86.4 16 21.7 13.6-32.9
2500+ grams 98 79 80.7 71.5-87.4 19 19.3 12.6-28.5

*Excludes mothers that did not want prenatal care

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2010.The overall weighted response rate was 56%.

#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 16NOV12

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