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2003 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? I COULDN''T GET AN APPOINTMENT EARLIER IN MY PREGNANCY

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 271 186 68.7 61.2-75.3 85 31.3 24.7-38.8
Age
< 20 years 47 35 74.7 54.8-87.9 12 25.3 12.1-45.2
20-24 years 99 70 70.4 57.3-80.9 29 29.6 19.1-42.7
25-34 years 101 65 65.6 53.9-75.6 36 34.4 24.4-46.1
35+ years 24 16 63.6 33.5-85.8 8 36.4 14.2-66.5
Race
White 156 102 65.5 55.7-74.1 54 34.5 25.9-44.3
Black 101 75 72.5 59.1-82.7 26 27.5 17.3-40.9
Other 14 9 83.9 52.0-96.1 5 16.1 3.9-48.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 33 17 56.9 36.8-75.0 16 43.1 25.0-63.2
No 238 169 70.8 62.8-77.7 69 29.2 22.3-37.2
Education
< High School 81 61 71.3 56.6-82.5 20 28.7 17.5-43.4
High School 88 56 64.3 51.0-75.7 32 35.7 24.3-49.0
> High School 101 68 71.2 58.9-80.9 33 28.8 19.1-41.1
Marital Status
Married 127 81 68.6 57.9-77.6 46 31.4 22.4-42.1
Other 144 105 68.8 58.0-77.9 39 31.2 22.1-42.0
Income
15,999 or less 111 84 75.3 63.3-84.4 27 24.7 15.6-36.7
16,000-24,999 46 29 65.6 47.4-80.2 17 34.4 19.8-52.6
25,000-39,999 41 24 61.7 40.7-79.2 17 38.3 20.8-59.3
40,000 or more 36 23 64.9 44.8-80.8 13 35.1 19.2-55.2
WIC recipient
No 92 57 65.3 52.2-76.5 35 34.7 23.5-47.8
Yes 174 124 69.4 59.9-77.5 50 30.6 22.5-40.1
Medicaid recipient
No 67 40 63.1 48.2-75.9 27 36.9 24.1-51.8
Yes 204 146 70.6 61.9-78.1 58 29.4 21.9-38.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 132 92 71.8 63.9-78.6 40 28.2 21.4-36.1
2500+ grams 139 94 68.4 60.2-75.6 45 31.6 24.4-39.8

#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 22MAR05

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