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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Experienced Barriers to Obtaining Prenatal Care

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1827 1437 80.7 78.2-83.0 390 19.3 17.0-21.8
Age
< 20 years 232 157 71.0 62.5-78.2 75 29.0 21.8-37.5
20-24 years 488 347 69.8 64.1-75.0 141 30.2 25.0-35.9
25-34 years 894 748 87.7 84.6-90.2 146 12.3 9.8-15.4
35+ years 213 185 88.0 80.5-92.8 28 12.0 7.2-19.5
Race
White 1217 993 82.5 79.6-85.1 224 17.5 14.9-20.4
Black 552 403 76.4 70.8-81.3 149 23.6 18.7-29.2
Other 58 41 68.9 50.6-82.7 17 31.1 17.3-49.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 147 112 79.9 70.7-86.7 35 20.1 13.3-29.3
No 1679 1324 80.8 78.1-83.2 355 19.2 16.8-21.9
Education
< High School 397 284 74.2 68.1-79.5 113 25.8 20.5-31.9
High School 601 449 75.8 70.9-80.1 152 24.2 19.9-29.1
> High School 827 704 87.6 84.4-90.2 123 12.4 9.8-15.6
Marital Status
Married 1165 976 84.7 81.8-87.2 189 15.3 12.8-18.2
Other 662 461 72.8 67.8-77.2 201 27.2 22.8-32.2
Income
15,999 or less 539 374 73.4 67.9-78.1 165 26.6 21.9-32.1
16,000-24,999 243 173 71.9 63.9-78.7 70 28.1 21.3-36.1
25,000-39,999 264 209 78.8 71.6-84.6 55 21.2 15.4-28.4
40,000 or more 614 556 92.0 88.8-94.3 58 8.0 5.7-11.2
WIC recipient
No 980 816 86.4 83.3-89.0 164 13.6 11.0-16.7
Yes 837 615 74.6 70.5-78.3 222 25.4 21.7-29.5
Medicaid recipient
No 895 775 87.5 84.4-90.1 120 12.5 9.9-15.6
Yes 932 662 73.9 69.9-77.6 270 26.1 22.4-30.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 363 269 72.3 67.8-76.4 94 27.7 23.6-32.2
1500 - 2499 grams 577 444 76.7 73.1-79.9 133 23.3 20.1-26.9
2500+ grams 887 724 81.1 78.4-83.6 163 18.9 16.4-21.6

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 16 and 17 (a-i).

#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 24NOV03

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