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2011 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 194 154 79.1 71.7-85.0 40 20.9 15.0-28.3
Age
< 20 years 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
25-34 years 86 64 73.2 61.0-82.7 22 26.8 17.3-39.0
35+ years 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 87 68 77.9 66.5-86.2 19 22.1 13.8-33.5
Non-Hispanic Black 66 50 75.0 60.4-85.6 16 25.0 14.4-39.6
Non-Hispanic Other 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 50 39 75.0 58.5-86.5 11 25.0 13.5-41.5
> High School 92 70 77.8 66.7-85.9 22 22.2 14.1-33.3
Marital Status
Married 79 58 71.3 58.1-81.7 21 28.7 18.3-41.9
Other 115 96 84.1 75.0-90.4 19 15.9 9.6-25.0
WIC recipient
No 67 50 74.4 60.4-84.7 17 25.6 15.3-39.6
Yes 126 103 81.3 72.0-88.0 23 18.7 12.0-28.0
Medicaid recipient
No 45 32 69.5 51.7-82.9 13 30.5 17.1-48.3
Yes 149 122 81.9 73.5-88.0 27 18.1 12.0-26.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 79 65 83.2 73.4-89.8 14 16.8 10.2-26.6
2500+ grams 115 89 78.7 70.3-85.2 26 21.3 14.8-29.7

*Excludes mothers that did not want prenatal care

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2011.The overall weighted response rate was 54%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#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.

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