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2006 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 1344 1086 78.8 75.7-81.5 258 21.2 18.5-24.3
Age
< 20 years 136 98 66.0 54.9-75.5 38 34.0 24.5-45.1
20-24 years 297 211 69.8 62.8-76.1 86 30.2 23.9-37.2
25-34 years 691 581 83.3 79.3-86.6 110 16.7 13.4-20.7
35+ years 220 196 89.1 81.9-93.6 24 10.9 6.4-18.1
Race
White 980 816 81.6 78.2-84.6 164 18.4 15.4-21.8
Black 286 214 71.0 63.5-77.6 72 29.0 22.4-36.5
Other 78 56 75.6 60.6-86.2 22 24.4 13.8-39.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 181 137 77.6 68.9-84.4 44 22.4 15.6-31.1
No 1163 949 79.0 75.7-82.0 214 21.0 18.0-24.3
Education
< High School 218 161 73.4 64.9-80.5 57 26.6 19.5-35.1
High School 402 306 75.1 69.1-80.3 96 24.9 19.7-30.9
> High School 722 618 83.4 79.5-86.6 104 16.6 13.4-20.5
Marital Status
Married 880 756 86.1 82.9-88.7 124 13.9 11.3-17.1
Other 464 330 68.3 62.5-73.6 134 31.7 26.4-37.5
Income
14,999 or less 353 254 73.7 67.2-79.2 99 26.3 20.8-32.8
15,000-24,999 175 122 66.4 56.7-75.0 53 33.6 25.0-43.3
25,000-49,999 259 215 80.9 74.2-86.2 44 19.1 13.8-25.8
50,000 or more 442 405 91.2 87.1-94.0 37 8.8 6.0-12.9
WIC recipient
No 753 641 84.2 80.3-87.4 112 15.8 12.6-19.7
Yes 578 434 72.6 67.6-77.0 144 27.4 23.0-32.4
Medicaid recipient
No 674 598 87.1 83.5-90.0 76 12.9 10.0-16.5
Yes 670 488 71.6 66.8-75.9 182 28.4 24.1-33.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 595 479 77.8 74.0-81.3 116 22.2 18.7-26.0
2500+ grams 749 607 78.9 75.5-81.8 142 21.1 18.2-24.5

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 17 and 18 (a-j).

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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 01MAY08

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