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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PRENATAL CARE-TIMING

First Trimester Entry into Prenatal Care*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
YES NO
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 890 751 84.2 81.0-87.0 139 15.8 13.0-19.0
Age
< 20 years 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 159 129 80.9 72.1-87.4 30 19.1 12.6-27.9
25-34 years 523 449 85.5 81.4-88.9 74 14.5 11.1-18.6
35+ years 165 142 86.3 78.6-91.5 23 13.7 8.5-21.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 482 430 88.4 84.4-91.5 52 11.6 8.5-15.6
Non-Hispanic Black 205 162 81.3 73.1-87.4 43 18.7 12.6-26.9
Non-Hispanic Other 62 49 78.8 64.2-88.5 13 21.2 11.5-35.8
Latina 125 94 74.5 64.3-82.5 31 25.5 17.5-35.7
Education
< High School 118 85 75.9 65.2-84.0 33 24.1 16.0-34.8
High School 167 124 75.3 66.6-82.3 43 24.7 17.7-33.4
> High School 599 536 89.3 85.8-92.0 63 10.7 8.0-14.2
Marital Status
Married 592 532 88.9 85.4-91.6 60 11.1 8.4-14.6
Other 298 219 76.1 69.5-81.6 79 23.9 18.4-30.5
WIC recipient
No 539 486 89.4 85.7-92.2 53 10.6 7.8-14.3
Yes 338 256 78.0 72.1-82.9 82 22.0 17.1-27.9
Medicaid recipient
No 553 505 90.6 87.1-93.2 48 9.4 6.8-12.9
Yes 337 246 75.1 69.0-80.4 91 24.9 19.6-31.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 317 256 78.9 73.9-83.1 61 21.1 16.9-26.1
2500+ grams 573 495 84.7 81.2-87.7 78 15.3 12.3-18.8

*How many weeks or months pregnant were you when you had your first visit for prenatal care? Do not count a visit that was only for a pregnancy test or only for WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children).

The overall weighted response rate in 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% 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.

This page was generated on 26OCT17

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