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2014 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 968 805 82.1 79.0-84.8 163 17.9 15.2-21.0
Age
< 20 years 48 34 67.0 49.2-81.0 14 33.0 19.0-50.8
20-24 years 214 167 79.7 72.7-85.3 47 20.3 14.7-27.3
25-34 years 538 460 83.8 79.6-87.2 78 16.2 12.8-20.4
35+ years 168 144 84.7 77.2-90.0 24 15.3 10.0-22.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 510 424 82.7 78.5-86.2 86 17.3 13.8-21.5
Non-Hispanic Black 191 152 78.5 70.5-84.8 39 21.5 15.2-29.5
Non-Hispanic Other 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 189 165 85.1 77.7-90.3 24 14.9 9.7-22.3
Education
< High School 175 140 75.4 66.6-82.5 35 24.6 17.5-33.4
High School 191 156 82.3 74.8-88.0 35 17.7 12.0-25.2
> High School 601 508 83.8 80.0-87.0 93 16.2 13.0-20.0
Marital Status
Married 583 508 85.3 81.5-88.5 75 14.7 11.5-18.5
Other 385 297 77.0 71.5-81.7 88 23.0 18.3-28.5
WIC recipient
No 556 482 86.7 83.1-89.7 74 13.3 10.3-16.9
Yes 398 314 76.3 70.8-81.0 84 23.7 19.0-29.2
Medicaid recipient
No 594 532 89.0 85.6-91.6 62 11.0 8.4-14.4
Yes 374 273 72.2 66.4-77.3 101 27.8 22.7-33.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 339 282 80.9 76.0-85.0 57 19.1 15.0-24.0
2500+ grams 629 523 82.2 78.8-85.1 106 17.8 14.9-21.2

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 20 and 21 (a-k).

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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