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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Problem getting prenatal care: I COULDN'T GET AN APPOINTMENT WHEN I WANTED ONE*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
FALSE TRUE
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 241 122 47.9 40.4-55.4 119 52.1 44.6-59.6
Age
< 20 years 46 26 58.0 40.3-73.8 20 42.0 26.2-59.7
20-24 years 82 39 48.3 36.1-60.7 43 51.7 39.3-63.9
25-34 years 93 44 40.6 29.6-52.5 49 59.4 47.5-70.4
35+ years 20 13 57.8 30.7-80.9 7 42.2 19.1-69.3
Race
White 142 72 48.4 39.2-57.8 70 51.6 42.2-60.8
Black 80 40 46.9 33.4-60.8 40 53.1 39.2-66.6
Other 19 10 47.3 22.8-73.1 9 52.7 26.9-77.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 24 11 37.8 20.0-59.6 13 62.2 40.4-80.0
No 217 111 49.5 41.6-57.4 106 50.5 42.6-58.4
Education
< High School 61 35 55.3 39.7-69.9 26 44.7 30.1-60.3
High School 89 42 43.7 32.0-56.0 47 56.3 44.0-68.0
> High School 90 44 46.4 35.0-58.2 46 53.6 41.8-65.0
Marital Status
Married 95 46 46.8 35.5-58.5 49 53.2 41.5-64.5
Other 146 76 48.4 38.9-58.1 70 51.6 41.9-61.1
Income
14,999 or less 76 45 63.1 48.7-75.5 31 36.9 24.5-51.3
15,000-24,999 78 30 36.3 25.1-49.2 48 63.7 50.8-74.9
25,000-49,999 46 24 45.6 30.4-61.7 22 54.4 38.3-69.6
50,000 or more 26 15 53.0 31.2-73.7 11 47.0 26.3-68.8
WIC recipient
No 82 43 46.8 34.5-59.4 39 53.2 40.6-65.5
Yes 159 79 48.4 39.2-57.6 80 51.6 42.4-60.8
Medicaid recipient
No 57 31 47.5 33.1-62.3 26 52.5 37.7-66.9
Yes 184 91 48.0 39.5-56.6 93 52.0 43.4-60.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 94 53 55.5 45.4-65.1 41 44.5 34.9-54.6
2500+ grams 147 69 47.1 39.0-55.3 78 52.9 44.7-61.0

*Excludes mothers that did not want prenatal care

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 28JUL11

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