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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Problem getting prenatal care: THE DOCTOR OR MY HEALTH PLAN WOULD NOT START CARE AS EARLY AS I WANTED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1281 1161 90.4 88.3-92.1 120 9.6 7.9-11.7
Age
< 20 years 142 125 89.6 82.1-94.1 17 10.4 5.9-17.9
20-24 years 310 279 89.5 84.8-92.9 31 10.5 7.1-15.2
25-34 years 644 579 89.4 86.4-91.8 65 10.6 8.2-13.6
35+ years 185 178 96.1 91.6-98.3 7 3.9 1.7- 8.4
Race
White 900 821 91.0 88.6-92.9 79 9.0 7.1-11.4
Black 320 291 89.9 85.0-93.3 29 10.1 6.7-15.0
Other 61 49 82.9 69.2-91.3 12 17.1 8.7-30.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 155 125 79.3 71.1-85.7 30 20.7 14.3-28.9
No 1125 1035 92.1 90.1-93.7 90 7.9 6.3- 9.9
Education
< High School 238 207 86.3 80.4-90.6 31 13.7 9.4-19.6
High School 358 324 90.2 85.9-93.3 34 9.8 6.7-14.1
> High School 682 627 92.1 89.6-94.1 55 7.9 5.9-10.4
Marital Status
Married 776 713 91.7 89.2-93.6 63 8.3 6.4-10.8
Other 505 448 88.4 84.7-91.3 57 11.6 8.7-15.3
Income
14,999 or less 354 307 86.5 81.7-90.2 47 13.5 9.8-18.3
15,000-24,999 167 149 87.7 80.7-92.4 18 12.3 7.6-19.3
25,000-49,999 253 232 92.3 87.8-95.2 21 7.7 4.8-12.2
50,000 or more 415 390 94.0 91.0-96.1 25 6.0 3.9- 9.0
WIC recipient
No 691 641 92.4 89.8-94.3 50 7.6 5.7-10.2
Yes 582 513 88.3 84.9-91.0 69 11.7 9.0-15.1
Medicaid recipient
No 599 560 93.3 90.7-95.2 39 6.7 4.8- 9.3
Yes 682 601 87.9 84.7-90.5 81 12.1 9.5-15.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 418 378 89.9 86.6-92.5 40 10.1 7.5-13.4
2500+ grams 863 783 90.4 88.2-92.2 80 9.6 7.8-11.8

*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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