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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

HEALTH INSURANCE

Health Insurance Coverage Sources Before Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Private Health Insurance Medicaid, Baby Love, or Health Check Other No Insurance
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 856 500 55.7 51.6-59.8 120 15.0 12.2-18.3 88 10.7 8.4-13.5 148 18.6 15.4-22.2
Age
< 20 years 40 14 41.2 23.5-61.6 15 39.8 22.5-60.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 153 55 34.9 26.4-44.4 32 20.6 13.6-29.9 27 21.0 14.0-30.3 39 23.5 16.1-32.9
25-34 years 503 313 60.1 54.8-65.2 66 12.9 9.7-16.9 46 8.4 6.0-11.7 78 18.6 14.5-23.4
35+ years 160 118 72.0 62.6-79.7 *** *** *** 14 10.0 5.5-17.4 21 12.2 7.2-20.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 469 323 65.3 59.8-70.4 42 10.9 7.7-15.3 48 10.3 7.4-14.1 56 13.6 10.0-18.2
Non-Hispanic Black 198 95 49.6 40.5-58.9 54 25.3 18.5-33.7 22 13.3 8.1-20.9 27 11.8 7.1-19.0
Non-Hispanic Other 61 38 60.9 45.2-74.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 112 33 24.9 17.0-34.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 58 51.8 40.8-62.6
Education
< High School 108 28 24.9 16.1-36.3 30 30.4 20.2-43.0 *** *** *** 43 34.6 24.5-46.4
High School 158 54 36.0 27.4-45.5 39 22.0 15.2-30.6 17 12.2 7.1-20.1 48 29.9 21.8-39.5
> High School 584 414 69.2 64.4-73.6 51 9.4 6.8-12.8 64 10.4 7.8-13.7 55 11.0 8.1-14.8
Marital Status
Married 574 402 66.9 62.0-71.5 31 7.2 4.9-10.5 70 13.0 10.0-16.8 71 12.9 9.7-16.8
Other 282 98 35.9 29.1-43.3 89 28.8 22.6-35.9 18 6.6 3.8-11.3 77 28.7 22.4-35.9
WIC recipient
No 530 414 78.1 73.4-82.1 20 4.1 2.4- 6.8 51 9.4 6.8-12.7 45 8.5 5.8-12.1
Yes 313 79 26.4 20.7-33.0 98 29.1 23.3-35.6 36 12.5 8.6-17.8 100 32.1 26.0-38.8
Medicaid recipient
No 538 419 75.0 70.2-79.3 *** *** *** 68 13.7 10.4-17.7 51 11.3 8.2-15.4
Yes 318 81 27.9 22.0-34.6 120 36.6 30.3-43.5 20 6.4 3.8-10.6 97 29.1 23.2-35.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 310 161 48.3 42.8-53.8 54 19.7 15.5-24.7 30 8.9 6.3-12.5 65 23.0 18.6-28.2
2500+ grams 546 339 56.4 51.9-60.8 66 14.6 11.5-18.2 58 10.8 8.4-13.9 83 18.2 14.8-22.1

*Phase 6 (2009-2011) question: During the month before you got pregnant with your new baby, were you covered by any of these health insurance plans?
(a)Health insurance from your job or the job of your husband, partner, or parents
(b)Health insurance that you or someone else paid for (not from a job)
(c)Medicaid or Baby Love Program
(d)TRICARE or other military health care
(e)NC Health Choice, Health Check, Carolina ACCESS
(f)Other sources
(g)No insurance
*Phase 7 (2012-2015) question: During the month before you got pregnant with your new baby, what kind of health insurance did you have?
(a)Private health insurance from my job or the job of my husband, partner or parents
(b)Private health insurance purchased directly from an insurance company
(c)Medicaid, Baby Love, or Health Check
(d)NC Health Choice
(e)TRICARE or other military health care
(f)Some other kind of health insurance
(g)No insurance

The overall weighted response rate in 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% 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.

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