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2014 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 969 797 81.8 78.6-84.5 172 18.2 15.5-21.4
Age
< 20 years 48 33 65.2 47.2-79.7 15 34.8 20.3-52.8
20-24 years 215 172 82.7 76.1-87.8 43 17.3 12.2-23.9
25-34 years 539 454 82.4 78.1-86.0 85 17.6 14.0-21.9
35+ years 167 138 83.8 76.4-89.2 29 16.2 10.8-23.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 512 454 88.0 84.3-91.0 58 12.0 9.0-15.7
Non-Hispanic Black 189 145 73.7 65.2-80.7 44 26.3 19.3-34.8
Non-Hispanic Other 59 45 74.9 59.0-86.1 14 25.1 13.9-41.0
Latina 188 134 74.2 66.2-80.8 54 25.8 19.2-33.8
Education
< High School 176 121 70.2 61.5-77.6 55 29.8 22.4-38.5
High School 191 143 73.2 64.9-80.2 48 26.8 19.8-35.1
> High School 601 532 88.3 85.0-91.0 69 11.7 9.0-15.0
Marital Status
Married 589 520 87.9 84.4-90.7 69 12.1 9.3-15.6
Other 380 277 72.3 66.4-77.4 103 27.7 22.6-33.6
WIC recipient
No 558 485 88.1 84.6-90.9 73 11.9 9.1-15.4
Yes 397 301 73.5 67.9-78.5 96 26.5 21.5-32.1
Medicaid recipient
No 591 517 88.8 85.5-91.4 74 11.2 8.6-14.5
Yes 378 280 71.9 66.0-77.0 98 28.1 23.0-34.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 335 269 78.4 73.3-82.7 66 21.6 17.3-26.7
2500+ grams 634 528 82.1 78.7-85.0 106 17.9 15.0-21.3

*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 (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children).

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

*** 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.

This page was generated on 14FEB17

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