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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-TIMING

First Trimester Entry into Prenatal Care*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
YES NO
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 607 508 82.9 78.9-86.2 99 17.1 13.8-21.1
Age
< 20 years 45 33 69.4 52.7-82.2 12 30.6 17.8-47.3
20-24 years 139 108 75.2 65.4-83.0 31 24.8 17.0-34.6
25-34 years 342 299 87.9 83.2-91.4 43 12.1 8.6-16.8
35+ years 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 347 319 91.2 86.9-94.2 28 8.8 5.8-13.1
Non-Hispanic Black 141 99 70.9 60.7-79.4 42 29.1 20.6-39.3
Non-Hispanic Other 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 82 60 70.1 57.5-80.2 22 29.9 19.8-42.5
Education
< High School 90 54 55.4 43.1-67.1 36 44.6 32.9-56.9
High School 116 88 75.1 64.5-83.3 28 24.9 16.7-35.5
> High School 401 366 92.3 88.6-94.8 35 7.7 5.2-11.4
Marital Status
Married 367 333 91.2 87.4-93.9 34 8.8 6.1-12.6
Other 240 175 71.8 64.3-78.2 65 28.2 21.8-35.7
WIC recipient
No 284 261 91.9 87.4-94.9 23 8.1 5.1-12.6
Yes 320 244 75.1 68.8-80.4 76 24.9 19.6-31.2
Medicaid recipient
No 315 285 89.6 84.7-93.1 30 10.4 6.9-15.3
Yes 292 223 76.0 69.5-81.4 69 24.0 18.6-30.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 197 157 77.6 70.9-83.2 40 22.4 16.8-29.1
2500+ grams 410 351 83.3 79.0-86.9 59 16.7 13.1-21.0

*How many weeks or months pregnant were you when you had your first visit for prenatal care? Do not count a visit that was only for a pregnancy test or only for WIC (Women, Infants, and Children's Nutrition Program.)

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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