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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Problem getting prenatal care: I COULDN'T GET AN APPOINTMENT WHEN I WANTED ONE*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 106 66 58.1 46.5-68.8 40 41.9 31.2-53.5
Age
< 20 years 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 30 17 55.6 34.5-74.9 13 44.4 25.1-65.5
25-34 years 45 28 53.0 35.8-69.5 17 47.0 30.5-64.2
35+ years 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 49 30 64.7 48.2-78.4 19 35.3 21.6-51.8
Non-Hispanic Black 43 30 62.2 43.0-78.3 13 37.8 21.7-57.0
Non-Hispanic Other 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 30 19 61.0 39.6-78.8 11 39.0 21.2-60.4
> High School 58 34 51.2 36.1-66.1 24 48.8 33.9-63.9
Marital Status
Married 46 26 52.8 36.6-68.4 20 47.2 31.6-63.4
Other 60 40 61.6 45.7-75.3 20 38.4 24.7-54.3
WIC recipient
No 33 22 59.5 39.5-76.8 11 40.5 23.2-60.5
Yes 73 44 57.4 43.4-70.4 29 42.6 29.6-56.6
Medicaid recipient
No 31 19 51.2 32.1-70.0 12 48.8 30.0-67.9
Yes 75 47 61.0 46.9-73.4 28 39.0 26.6-53.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 42 30 72.0 56.5-83.5 12 28.0 16.5-43.5
2500+ grams 64 36 56.5 43.9-68.3 28 43.5 31.7-56.1

*Asked of women who did not want prenatal care.

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

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

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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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