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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Problem getting prenatal care: I DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO KNOW I WAS PREGNANT*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
FALSE TRUE
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 237 201 84.3 77.8-89.1 36 15.7 10.9-22.2
Age
< 20 years 46 33 74.1 56.1-86.5 13 25.9 13.5-43.9
20-24 years 81 70 84.8 73.2-91.9 11 15.2 8.1-26.8
25-34 years 90 80 88.2 77.4-94.2 10 11.8 5.8-22.6
35+ years 20 18 89.8 58.1-98.2 2 10.2 1.8-41.9
Race
White 140 130 92.2 85.4-96.0 10 7.8 4.0-14.6
Black 79 56 67.8 53.4-79.5 23 32.2 20.5-46.6
Other 18 15 88.6 61.3-97.4 3 11.4 2.6-38.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 23 90.9 69.7-97.7 2 9.1 2.3-30.3
No 212 178 83.1 76.0-88.5 34 16.9 11.5-24.0
Education
< High School 60 50 86.3 72.3-93.9 10 13.7 6.1-27.7
High School 87 75 88.7 78.2-94.5 12 11.3 5.5-21.8
> High School 89 76 78.9 66.6-87.5 13 21.1 12.5-33.4
Marital Status
Married 92 87 92.8 82.6-97.2 5 7.2 2.8-17.4
Other 145 114 79.6 70.7-86.3 31 20.4 13.7-29.3
Income
14,999 or less 75 59 74.1 59.3-84.9 16 25.9 15.1-40.7
15,000-24,999 75 64 88.3 77.8-94.2 11 11.7 5.8-22.2
25,000-49,999 46 41 89.9 74.7-96.4 5 10.1 3.6-25.3
50,000 or more 26 25 92.1 61.0-98.9 1 7.9 1.1-39.0
WIC recipient
No 81 70 83.9 71.4-91.6 11 16.1 8.4-28.6
Yes 156 131 84.4 76.3-90.1 25 15.6 9.9-23.7
Medicaid recipient
No 57 54 93.9 80.0-98.4 3 6.1 1.6-20.0
Yes 180 147 81.6 73.8-87.4 33 18.4 12.6-26.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 91 76 82.1 72.7-88.8 15 17.9 11.2-27.3
2500+ grams 146 125 84.5 77.3-89.7 21 15.5 10.3-22.7

*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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