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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

HEALTH INSURANCE

Health Insurance Coverage Sources During 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 844 465 50.7 46.6-54.7 241 32.5 28.6-36.6 77 9.1 7.0-11.8 61 7.8 5.8-10.4
Age
< 20 years 40 *** *** *** 23 59.7 40.4-76.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 154 47 29.5 21.7-38.8 72 46.0 36.4-55.8 22 16.3 10.1-25.1 *** *** ***
25-34 years 493 295 56.4 51.1-61.6 126 28.6 23.8-33.9 41 7.4 5.2-10.4 31 7.6 5.1-11.1
35+ years 157 113 67.1 57.6-75.4 20 17.4 11.1-26.4 14 10.1 5.6-17.7 *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 466 307 61.2 55.7-66.5 112 28.4 23.5-33.9 41 9.1 6.3-12.8 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 194 79 36.6 28.3-45.9 87 49.8 40.6-58.9 21 10.3 6.1-16.7 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 60 37 59.3 43.8-73.2 17 32.6 19.6-48.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 109 32 24.5 16.7-34.4 22 25.0 16.1-36.6 *** *** *** 46 41.8 31.3-53.0
Education
< High School 105 23 22.5 14.1-33.9 43 39.6 28.4-52.0 *** *** *** 31 26.3 17.6-37.4
High School 148 35 21.5 14.8-30.2 90 62.5 52.8-71.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
> High School 585 405 66.5 61.7-71.1 105 20.8 16.9-25.3 58 8.9 6.6-12.0 17 3.7 2.1- 6.4
Marital Status
Married 570 389 64.5 59.6-69.2 87 18.6 14.8-23.2 65 12.3 9.4-16.1 29 4.5 2.9- 6.9
Other 274 76 25.7 19.9-32.7 154 57.2 49.8-64.4 *** *** *** 32 13.7 9.3-19.6
WIC recipient
No 516 395 75.7 70.9-80.0 50 10.4 7.5-14.2 54 10.6 7.8-14.1 *** *** ***
Yes 316 65 19.2 14.5-25.0 186 59.8 53.1-66.2 22 7.2 4.4-11.6 43 13.8 9.9-18.9
Medicaid recipient
No 523 406 74.7 69.8-79.1 *** *** *** 70 14.8 11.4-19.0 47 10.4 7.5-14.4
Yes 321 59 17.5 12.9-23.2 241 77.2 71.1-82.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 299 150 46.1 40.6-51.8 98 36.4 31.1-42.1 27 8.5 5.9-12.1 24 9.0 6.1-13.0
2500+ grams 545 315 51.0 46.6-55.5 143 32.1 27.9-36.6 50 9.2 6.9-12.0 37 7.7 5.6-10.5

*Phase 6 (2009-2011) question: Did any of these health insurance plans help you pay for your prenatal care?
(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 your most recent pregnancy, what kind of health insurance did you have to pay for your prenatal care?
(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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