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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Problem getting prenatal care: 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 1294 1079 83.3 80.8-85.5 215 16.7 14.5-19.2
Age
< 20 years 146 119 85.1 77.4-90.6 27 14.9 9.4-22.6
20-24 years 312 247 78.6 72.8-83.5 65 21.4 16.5-27.2
25-34 years 649 551 84.6 81.1-87.5 98 15.4 12.5-18.9
35+ years 187 162 85.4 78.6-90.3 25 14.6 9.7-21.4
Race
White 910 769 84.9 82.1-87.4 141 15.1 12.6-17.9
Black 321 262 79.6 73.6-84.6 59 20.4 15.4-26.4
Other 63 48 75.1 60.9-85.4 15 24.9 14.6-39.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 163 115 72.0 63.6-79.1 48 28.0 20.9-36.4
No 1130 963 85.1 82.6-87.4 167 14.9 12.6-17.4
Education
< High School 244 183 74.9 68.1-80.6 61 25.1 19.4-31.9
High School 362 294 81.1 75.9-85.4 68 18.9 14.6-24.1
> High School 684 599 88.1 85.1-90.6 85 11.9 9.4-14.9
Marital Status
Married 780 679 86.9 83.9-89.4 101 13.1 10.6-16.1
Other 514 400 78.1 73.6-82.0 114 21.9 18.0-26.4
Income
14,999 or less 359 267 75.3 69.6-80.1 92 24.7 19.9-30.4
15,000-24,999 168 131 76.4 68.3-83.0 37 23.6 17.0-31.7
25,000-49,999 252 223 88.5 83.3-92.2 29 11.5 7.8-16.7
50,000 or more 416 382 92.4 89.1-94.7 34 7.6 5.3-10.9
WIC recipient
No 698 615 88.6 85.6-91.0 83 11.4 9.0-14.4
Yes 588 457 77.5 73.4-81.2 131 22.5 18.8-26.6
Medicaid recipient
No 601 544 91.2 88.4-93.4 57 8.8 6.6-11.6
Yes 693 535 76.7 72.9-80.2 158 23.3 19.8-27.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 426 347 80.6 76.5-84.1 79 19.4 15.9-23.5
2500+ grams 868 732 83.5 80.8-85.9 136 16.5 14.1-19.2

*Excludes mothers that did not want prenatal care (N=12).

#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 20MAY10

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