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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early as you wanted? THE DOCTOR OR MY HEALTH PLAN WOULD NOT START CARE EARLIER

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 272 251 92.5 87.7-95.6 21 7.5 4.4-12.3
Age
< 20 years 55 54 96.1 77.1-99.4 1 3.9 0.6-22.9
20-24 years 91 88 96.6 88.2-99.1 3 3.4 0.9-11.8
25-34 years 110 94 88.1 79.0-93.6 16 11.9 6.4-21.0
35+ years 16 15 88.0 48.0-98.3 1 12.0 1.7-52.0
Race
White 162 145 91.2 84.6-95.1 17 8.8 4.9-15.4
Black 90 86 93.3 81.6-97.7 4 6.7 2.3-18.4
Other 20 20 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 32 29 98.4 95.2-99.5 3 1.6 0.5- 4.8
No 240 222 91.7 86.3-95.1 18 8.3 4.9-13.7
Education
< High School 85 83 97.5 86.6-99.6 2 2.5 0.4-13.4
High School 85 83 99.7 98.8-99.9 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2
> High School 102 85 80.9 69.5-88.7 17 19.1 11.3-30.5
Marital Status
Married 119 101 86.2 77.4-91.9 18 13.8 8.1-22.6
Other 153 150 98.4 91.8-99.7 3 1.6 0.3- 8.2
Income
15,999 or less 120 118 97.0 88.6-99.2 2 3.0 0.8-11.4
16,000-24,999 39 37 95.3 76.2-99.2 2 4.7 0.8-23.8
25,000-39,999 36 33 95.8 80.6-99.2 3 4.2 0.8-19.4
40,000 or more 47 36 77.4 59.5-88.8 11 22.6 11.2-40.5
WIC recipient
No 120 105 87.6 78.5-93.1 15 12.4 6.9-21.5
Yes 151 145 96.4 90.2-98.7 6 3.6 1.3- 9.8
Medicaid recipient
No 72 56 80.1 67.6-88.6 16 19.9 11.4-32.4
Yes 200 195 97.9 93.1-99.4 5 2.1 0.6- 6.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 123 114 93.9 88.9-96.7 9 6.1 3.3-11.1
2500+ grams 149 137 92.4 87.1-95.7 12 7.6 4.3-12.9

#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 20JUL04

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