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2007 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 1664 1040 61.0 58.0-64.0 624 39.0 36.0-42.0
Age
< 20 years 197 93 49.6 40.6-58.6 104 50.4 41.4-59.4
20-24 years 396 213 52.1 45.9-58.3 183 47.9 41.7-54.1
25-34 years 840 568 66.5 62.3-70.4 272 33.5 29.6-37.7
35+ years 231 166 68.8 60.7-75.9 65 31.2 24.1-39.3
Race
White 1146 752 62.7 59.1-66.1 394 37.3 33.9-40.9
Black 444 247 56.8 50.3-63.1 197 43.2 36.9-49.7
Other 74 41 56.7 42.5-69.8 33 43.3 30.2-57.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 211 73 32.7 25.8-40.5 138 67.3 59.5-74.2
No 1450 965 66.7 63.5-69.7 485 33.3 30.3-36.5
Education
< High School 334 141 40.7 34.2-47.6 193 59.3 52.4-65.8
High School 453 267 62.5 56.6-67.9 186 37.5 32.1-43.4
> High School 872 630 69.1 65.1-72.9 242 30.9 27.1-34.9
Marital Status
Married 1011 726 71.4 67.9-74.7 285 28.6 25.3-32.1
Other 653 314 46.5 41.5-51.5 339 53.5 48.5-58.5
Income
14,999 or less 446 193 42.6 36.8-48.7 253 57.4 51.3-63.2
15,000-24,999 257 139 53.2 45.3-60.9 118 46.8 39.1-54.7
25,000-49,999 306 195 60.6 53.5-67.2 111 39.4 32.8-46.5
50,000 or more 540 458 84.4 80.2-87.8 82 15.6 12.2-19.8
WIC recipient
No 945 693 71.9 68.1-75.4 252 28.1 24.6-31.9
Yes 705 338 47.5 42.8-52.2 367 52.5 47.8-57.2
Medicaid recipient
No 789 635 79.6 75.8-82.9 154 20.4 17.1-24.2
Yes 875 405 45.5 41.3-49.8 470 54.5 50.2-58.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 768 474 59.8 56.4-63.2 294 40.2 36.8-43.6
2500+ grams 896 566 61.1 57.9-64.3 330 38.9 35.7-42.1

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

#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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