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2009 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.#
FALSE TRUE
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 238 176 73.5 66.4-79.6 62 26.5 20.4-33.6
Age
< 20 years 46 41 91.3 76.0-97.2 5 8.7 2.8-24.0
20-24 years 81 58 73.5 61.3-82.9 23 26.5 17.1-38.7
25-34 years 91 62 64.3 52.0-75.0 29 35.7 25.0-48.0
35+ years 20 15 71.9 42.8-89.7 5 28.1 10.3-57.2
Race
White 140 102 73.7 64.8-81.0 38 26.3 19.0-35.2
Black 80 61 74.7 60.7-85.0 19 25.3 15.0-39.3
Other 18 13 66.4 36.4-87.2 5 33.6 12.8-63.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 23 18 76.7 52.9-90.7 5 23.3 9.3-47.1
No 215 158 73.0 65.4-79.4 57 27.0 20.6-34.6
Education
< High School 59 49 83.5 68.4-92.2 10 16.5 7.8-31.6
High School 87 65 75.0 62.6-84.3 22 25.0 15.7-37.4
> High School 91 61 65.2 53.4-75.4 30 34.8 24.6-46.6
Marital Status
Married 94 62 67.6 56.0-77.3 32 32.4 22.7-44.0
Other 144 114 76.9 67.5-84.1 30 23.1 15.9-32.5
Income
14,999 or less 74 62 88.5 77.0-94.6 12 11.5 5.4-23.0
15,000-24,999 77 54 68.6 55.6-79.3 23 31.4 20.7-44.4
25,000-49,999 46 33 68.9 52.4-81.6 13 31.1 18.4-47.6
50,000 or more 26 18 67.9 44.7-84.7 8 32.1 15.3-55.3
WIC recipient
No 80 54 67.0 54.0-77.8 26 33.0 22.2-46.0
Yes 158 122 76.3 67.6-83.2 36 23.7 16.8-32.4
Medicaid recipient
No 57 36 65.3 50.3-77.7 21 34.7 22.3-49.7
Yes 181 140 75.8 67.6-82.5 41 24.2 17.5-32.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 92 71 76.9 67.2-84.4 21 23.1 15.6-32.8
2500+ grams 146 105 73.2 65.3-79.8 41 26.8 20.2-34.7

*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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