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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-BARRIERS

Problem getting prenatal care: I HAD NO TRANSPORTATION TO GET TO THE CLINIC OR DOCTOR'S OFFICE*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
FALSE TRUE
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 238 210 87.6 81.4-92.0 28 12.4 8.0-18.6
Age
< 20 years 46 41 86.9 68.6-95.2 5 13.1 4.8-31.4
20-24 years 80 69 88.6 77.7-94.5 11 11.4 5.5-22.3
25-34 years 91 80 86.5 74.9-93.2 11 13.5 6.8-25.1
35+ years 21 20 91.0 57.1-98.7 1 9.0 1.3-42.9
Race
White 139 127 90.1 82.2-94.7 12 9.9 5.3-17.8
Black 81 69 85.8 73.0-93.1 12 14.2 6.9-27.0
Other 18 14 74.7 42.4-92.2 4 25.3 7.8-57.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 24 17 73.4 51.0-88.0 7 26.6 12.0-49.0
No 214 193 89.9 83.5-94.0 21 10.1 6.0-16.5
Education
< High School 59 43 71.0 54.9-83.1 16 29.0 16.9-45.1
High School 89 80 89.3 78.3-95.1 9 10.7 4.9-21.7
> High School 89 87 98.2 90.9-99.7 2 1.8 0.3- 9.1
Marital Status
Married 93 85 93.2 84.1-97.3 8 6.8 2.7-15.9
Other 145 125 84.6 75.8-90.6 20 15.4 9.4-24.2
Income
14,999 or less 75 53 69.7 55.2-81.1 22 30.3 18.9-44.8
15,000-24,999 75 71 95.0 84.5-98.5 4 5.0 1.5-15.5
25,000-49,999 46 46 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
50,000 or more 26 25 92.1 61.0-98.9 1 7.9 1.1-39.0
WIC recipient
No 81 70 88.0 76.2-94.4 11 12.0 5.6-23.8
Yes 157 140 87.5 79.5-92.6 17 12.5 7.4-20.5
Medicaid recipient
No 57 56 96.5 79.1-99.5 1 3.5 0.5-20.9
Yes 181 154 85.2 77.7-90.5 27 14.8 9.5-22.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 92 80 86.1 77.3-91.9 12 13.9 8.1-22.7
2500+ grams 146 130 87.8 80.9-92.5 16 12.2 7.5-19.1

*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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