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2001 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 1652 1348 81.4 78.7-83.7 304 18.6 16.3-21.3
Age
< 20 years 229 169 70.9 62.2-78.2 60 29.1 21.8-37.8
20-24 years 438 335 76.1 70.5-81.0 103 23.9 19.0-29.5
25-34 years 799 684 85.7 82.3-88.6 115 14.3 11.4-17.7
35+ years 186 160 88.8 81.1-93.6 26 11.2 6.4-18.9
Race
White 1123 927 82.4 79.4-85.0 196 17.6 15.0-20.6
Black 470 368 77.6 71.5-82.7 102 22.4 17.3-28.5
Other 59 53 87.1 71.5-94.8 6 12.9 5.2-28.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 176 130 73.1 64.0-80.6 46 26.9 19.4-36.0
No 1474 1217 82.6 79.9-85.0 257 17.4 15.0-20.1
Education
< High School 364 277 76.5 70.1-81.9 87 23.5 18.1-29.9
High School 513 408 75.7 70.3-80.4 105 24.3 19.6-29.7
> High School 770 659 87.3 84.0-90.0 111 12.7 10.0-16.0
Marital Status
Married 1044 888 83.8 80.7-86.4 156 16.2 13.6-19.3
Other 608 460 76.9 71.8-81.3 148 23.1 18.7-28.2
Income
15,999 or less 505 373 73.4 67.6-78.5 132 26.6 21.5-32.4
16,000-24,999 182 144 77.8 69.0-84.7 38 22.2 15.3-31.0
25,000-39,999 249 203 79.5 72.2-85.3 46 20.5 14.7-27.8
40,000 or more 553 496 90.5 87.0-93.1 57 9.5 6.9-13.0
WIC recipient
No 854 735 86.9 83.7-89.5 119 13.1 10.5-16.3
Yes 788 606 75.8 71.5-79.6 182 24.2 20.4-28.5
Medicaid recipient
No 820 713 87.0 83.9-89.6 107 13.0 10.4-16.1
Yes 832 635 75.4 71.1-79.2 197 24.6 20.8-28.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 321 246 76.4 71.8-80.4 75 23.6 19.6-28.2
1500 - 2499 grams 494 415 82.5 78.8-85.7 79 17.5 14.3-21.2
2500+ grams 837 687 81.4 78.5-83.9 150 18.6 16.1-21.5

*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.

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