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2009 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 1159 910 76.9 73.8-79.7 249 23.1 20.3-26.2
Age
< 20 years 117 71 61.8 50.7-71.7 46 38.2 28.3-49.3
20-24 years 266 181 64.6 57.4-71.1 85 35.4 28.9-42.6
25-34 years 597 499 82.7 78.8-86.0 98 17.3 14.0-21.2
35+ years 179 159 90.2 83.8-94.3 20 9.8 5.7-16.2
Race
White 838 689 80.1 76.7-83.1 149 19.9 16.9-23.3
Black 268 188 69.8 62.4-76.3 80 30.2 23.7-37.6
Other 53 33 61.5 45.1-75.6 20 38.5 24.4-54.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 146 118 76.7 67.7-83.7 28 23.3 16.3-32.3
No 1013 792 76.9 73.7-79.9 221 23.1 20.1-26.3
Education
< High School 197 134 68.4 60.0-75.8 63 31.6 24.2-40.0
High School 319 227 72.0 66.0-77.4 92 28.0 22.6-34.0
> High School 639 546 83.0 79.2-86.2 93 17.0 13.8-20.8
Marital Status
Married 713 612 85.2 81.9-88.0 101 14.8 12.0-18.1
Other 446 298 65.5 60.0-70.6 148 34.5 29.4-40.0
Income
14,999 or less 212 133 62.9 54.6-70.6 79 37.1 29.4-45.4
15,000-24,999 272 189 68.2 61.5-74.2 83 31.8 25.8-38.5
25,000-49,999 235 189 78.0 71.1-83.6 46 22.0 16.4-28.9
50,000 or more 379 353 92.8 89.0-95.4 26 7.2 4.6-11.0
WIC recipient
No 619 534 85.6 82.0-88.6 85 14.4 11.4-18.0
Yes 539 375 68.2 63.3-72.7 164 31.8 27.3-36.7
Medicaid recipient
No 577 517 89.0 85.6-91.6 60 11.0 8.4-14.4
Yes 582 393 66.5 61.8-70.9 189 33.5 29.1-38.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 397 305 74.8 70.2-78.9 92 25.2 21.1-29.8
2500+ grams 762 605 77.1 73.8-80.1 157 22.9 19.9-26.2

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 17 and 18 (a-j).

~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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