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2012 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 606 489 80.5 76.5-84.0 117 19.5 16.0-23.5
Age
< 20 years 46 29 60.6 44.3-74.8 17 39.4 25.2-55.7
20-24 years 140 106 76.5 67.1-83.9 34 23.5 16.1-32.9
25-34 years 337 289 86.1 81.3-89.8 48 13.9 10.2-18.7
35+ years 83 65 80.5 68.6-88.7 18 19.5 11.3-31.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 346 291 84.7 79.9-88.6 55 15.3 11.4-20.1
Non-Hispanic Black 140 95 67.3 57.0-76.2 45 32.7 23.8-43.0
Non-Hispanic Other 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 90 66 71.9 59.4-81.8 24 28.1 18.2-40.6
High School 116 84 69.9 59.2-78.8 32 30.1 21.2-40.8
> High School 400 339 86.1 81.8-89.5 61 13.9 10.5-18.2
Marital Status
Married 364 313 86.2 81.7-89.7 51 13.8 10.3-18.3
Other 242 176 73.2 66.0-79.4 66 26.8 20.6-34.0
WIC recipient
No 282 247 87.0 81.8-90.9 35 13.0 9.1-18.2
Yes 321 239 75.0 68.9-80.2 82 25.0 19.8-31.1
Medicaid recipient
No 314 279 88.5 83.7-91.9 35 11.5 8.1-16.3
Yes 292 210 72.4 65.9-78.1 82 27.6 21.9-34.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 195 151 77.1 70.5-82.6 44 22.9 17.4-29.5
2500+ grams 411 338 80.8 76.5-84.5 73 19.2 15.5-23.5

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

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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.

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