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2012 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.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 115 63 54.0 43.1-64.6 52 46.0 35.4-56.9
Age
< 20 years 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 33 17 50.2 30.6-69.7 16 49.8 30.3-69.4
25-34 years 48 33 69.0 51.9-82.1 15 31.0 17.9-48.1
35+ years 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 54 33 60.7 44.8-74.6 21 39.3 25.4-55.2
Non-Hispanic Black 46 20 39.0 23.5-57.1 26 61.0 42.9-76.5
Non-Hispanic Other 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 32 15 43.5 25.5-63.4 17 56.5 36.6-74.5
> High School 61 39 68.1 52.9-80.2 22 31.9 19.8-47.1
Marital Status
Married 50 33 67.0 51.0-79.9 17 33.0 20.1-49.0
Other 65 30 45.4 31.4-60.2 35 54.6 39.8-68.6
WIC recipient
No 35 23 68.3 48.3-83.2 12 31.7 16.8-51.7
Yes 80 40 47.7 34.9-60.9 40 52.3 39.1-65.1
Medicaid recipient
No 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Yes 82 41 46.2 33.6-59.3 41 53.8 40.7-66.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 45 23 46.9 32.8-61.5 22 53.1 38.5-67.2
2500+ grams 70 40 54.8 42.8-66.3 30 45.2 33.7-57.2

*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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