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2008 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 1375 821 58.3 55.3-61.2 554 41.7 38.8-44.7
Age
< 20 years 150 79 50.3 41.0-59.6 71 49.7 40.4-59.0
20-24 years 325 159 49.4 43.1-55.7 166 50.6 44.3-56.9
25-34 years 689 436 61.4 57.2-65.4 253 38.6 34.6-42.8
35+ years 211 147 68.4 61.0-75.0 64 31.6 25.0-39.0
Race
White 974 621 62.2 58.7-65.6 353 37.8 34.4-41.3
Black 334 168 47.8 41.5-54.3 166 52.2 45.7-58.5
Other 67 32 44.1 31.2-57.8 35 55.9 42.2-68.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 194 72 39.5 32.0-47.5 122 60.5 52.5-68.0
No 1180 748 61.9 58.6-65.0 432 38.1 35.0-41.4
Education
< High School 270 111 40.5 34.0-47.4 159 59.5 52.6-66.0
High School 378 207 54.6 48.6-60.3 171 45.4 39.7-51.4
> High School 723 500 68.3 64.4-72.0 223 31.7 28.0-35.6
Marital Status
Married 829 566 67.5 63.8-71.0 263 32.5 29.0-36.2
Other 546 255 45.2 40.4-50.1 291 54.8 49.9-59.6
Income
14,999 or less 381 165 44.4 38.6-50.4 216 55.6 49.6-61.4
15,000-24,999 177 75 40.5 32.6-48.9 102 59.5 51.1-67.4
25,000-49,999 263 164 62.0 55.2-68.3 99 38.0 31.7-44.8
50,000 or more 442 358 79.3 74.8-83.2 84 20.7 16.8-25.2
WIC recipient
No 742 518 68.7 64.8-72.3 224 31.3 27.7-35.2
Yes 624 297 46.8 42.3-51.3 327 53.2 48.7-57.7
Medicaid recipient
No 639 483 74.7 70.7-78.2 156 25.3 21.8-29.3
Yes 736 338 44.8 40.6-49.0 398 55.2 51.0-59.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 452 265 57.0 52.4-61.5 187 43.0 38.5-47.6
2500+ grams 923 556 58.4 55.1-61.6 367 41.6 38.4-44.9

*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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