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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-CONTENT

During your most recent pregnancy, did you take a class or classes to prepare for childbirth and learn what to expect during labor and delivery?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 969 745 76.2 72.9-79.2 224 23.8 20.8-27.1
Age
< 20 years 48 38 72.4 54.3-85.3 *** *** ***
20-24 years 214 176 84.0 77.5-88.9 38 16.0 11.1-22.5
25-34 years 538 393 72.6 67.9-76.7 145 27.4 23.3-32.1
35+ years 169 138 78.2 70.0-84.6 31 21.8 15.4-30.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 509 372 71.6 67.0-75.9 137 28.4 24.1-33.0
Non-Hispanic Black 189 152 82.0 74.5-87.7 37 18.0 12.3-25.5
Non-Hispanic Other 59 41 69.0 52.9-81.6 18 31.0 18.4-47.1
Latina 191 165 84.5 77.4-89.7 26 15.5 10.3-22.6
Education
< High School 176 151 85.3 77.6-90.7 25 14.7 9.3-22.4
High School 191 172 89.8 83.4-94.0 19 10.2 6.0-16.6
> High School 601 422 68.6 64.2-72.8 179 31.4 27.2-35.8
Marital Status
Married 586 422 70.3 65.9-74.4 164 29.7 25.6-34.1
Other 383 323 85.4 80.6-89.1 60 14.6 10.9-19.4
WIC recipient
No 560 415 72.1 67.5-76.2 145 27.9 23.8-32.5
Yes 400 321 81.2 76.2-85.3 79 18.8 14.7-23.8
Medicaid recipient
No 593 433 71.5 67.1-75.6 160 28.5 24.4-32.9
Yes 376 312 82.9 77.9-86.9 64 17.1 13.1-22.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 338 272 81.2 76.7-85.1 66 18.8 14.9-23.3
2500+ grams 631 473 75.8 72.2-79.0 158 24.2 21.0-27.8

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

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

#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.

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