2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Preconception Health & Family Planning

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health care worker ever talked with you about any of the following topics during a routine health care visit:
DO NOT include visits while pregnant, also called prenatal care visits.
Ways to prepare for a healthy pregnancy and baby?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 575 294 50.2 45.4-55.0 281 49.8 45.0-54.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 320 149 44.7 38.4-51.2 171 55.3 48.8-61.6
Non-Hispanic Black 130 68 53.5 43.8-63.0 62 46.5 37.0-56.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 322 144 43.5 37.4-49.8 178 56.5 50.2-62.6
35-44 253 150 61.3 53.9-68.3 103 38.7 31.7-46.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 192 79 41.3 33.6-49.4 113 58.7 50.6-66.4
College Graduate 221 110 50.9 43.4-58.5 111 49.1 41.5-56.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 457 227 49.7 44.3-55.0 230 50.3 45.0-55.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 555 282 50.1 45.2-55.0 273 49.9 45.0-54.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 181 79 43.5 35.5-51.8 102 56.5 48.2-64.5
Regional City or Suburban County 152 72 47.1 38.2-56.3 80 52.9 43.7-61.8
Rural 242 143 59.6 51.9-66.9 99 40.4 33.1-48.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 387 196 51.3 45.5-57.1 191 48.7 42.9-54.5
Unemployed 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 126 59 39.7 30.2-50.0 67 60.3 50.0-69.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 248 118 46.4 39.4-53.5 130 53.6 46.5-60.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 243 125 52.9 45.5-60.2 118 47.1 39.8-54.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 238 112 44.9 37.8-52.3 126 55.1 47.7-62.2

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*Asked of female respondents aged 18-44.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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