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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

What were your reasons for going to this provider for prenatal care? RECOMMENDATION FROM A RELATIVE OR FRIEND

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1461 844 57.0 53.8-60.1 617 43.0 39.9-46.2
Age
< 20 years 157 94 62.7 52.1-72.2 63 37.3 27.8-47.9
20-24 years 398 249 61.3 55.1-67.2 149 38.7 32.8-44.9
25-34 years 723 390 53.2 48.8-57.6 333 46.8 42.4-51.2
35+ years 183 111 57.7 48.4-66.5 72 42.3 33.5-51.6
Race
White 1003 538 53.3 49.5-57.0 465 46.7 43.0-50.5
Black 395 272 67.8 61.1-73.9 123 32.2 26.1-38.9
Other 63 34 63.1 47.5-76.3 29 36.9 23.7-52.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 151 111 79.0 70.4-85.6 40 21.0 14.4-29.6
No 1307 731 53.7 50.3-57.1 576 46.3 42.9-49.7
Education
< High School 318 210 68.0 61.0-74.2 108 32.0 25.8-39.0
High School 430 272 60.6 54.5-66.3 158 39.4 33.7-45.5
> High School 712 361 49.5 45.1-54.0 351 50.5 46.0-54.9
Marital Status
Married 922 502 53.0 49.1-56.9 420 47.0 43.1-50.9
Other 539 342 64.2 58.7-69.4 197 35.8 30.6-41.3
Income
15,999 or less 398 261 65.6 59.2-71.5 137 34.4 28.5-40.8
16,000-24,999 192 129 65.5 56.6-73.4 63 34.5 26.6-43.4
25,000-39,999 210 117 50.9 42.4-59.3 93 49.1 40.7-57.6
40,000 or more 503 230 44.3 39.2-49.6 273 55.7 50.4-60.8
WIC recipient
No 754 373 48.0 43.7-52.4 381 52.0 47.6-56.3
Yes 698 464 66.1 61.4-70.5 234 33.9 29.5-38.6
Medicaid recipient
No 704 350 47.9 43.4-52.4 354 52.1 47.6-56.6
Yes 757 494 65.6 61.0-69.8 263 34.4 30.2-39.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 661 399 60.9 57.2-64.4 262 39.1 35.6-42.8
2500+ grams 800 445 56.7 53.2-60.1 355 43.3 39.9-46.8

#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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