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2015 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 881 724 81.8 78.4-84.8 157 18.2 15.2-21.6
Age
< 20 years 43 28 61.0 41.1-77.7 15 39.0 22.3-58.9
20-24 years 159 122 80.4 72.1-86.7 37 19.6 13.3-27.9
25-34 years 516 433 83.5 79.1-87.1 83 16.5 12.9-20.9
35+ years 163 141 86.2 78.5-91.4 22 13.8 8.6-21.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 478 407 82.5 77.8-86.3 71 17.5 13.7-22.2
Non-Hispanic Black 205 158 79.8 71.1-86.4 47 20.2 13.6-28.9
Non-Hispanic Other 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 122 95 81.1 71.7-87.9 27 18.9 12.1-28.3
Education
< High School 116 90 81.3 71.1-88.5 26 18.7 11.5-28.9
High School 166 120 73.9 64.8-81.2 46 26.1 18.8-35.2
> High School 593 508 84.7 80.7-88.0 85 15.3 12.0-19.3
Marital Status
Married 586 514 87.2 83.6-90.2 72 12.8 9.8-16.4
Other 295 210 72.5 65.5-78.5 85 27.5 21.5-34.5
WIC recipient
No 535 471 88.1 84.5-91.1 64 11.9 8.9-15.5
Yes 334 243 73.4 67.1-79.0 91 26.6 21.0-32.9
Medicaid recipient
No 546 488 89.8 86.3-92.4 58 10.2 7.6-13.7
Yes 335 236 70.7 64.2-76.5 99 29.3 23.5-35.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 315 247 76.5 71.3-80.9 68 23.5 19.1-28.7
2500+ grams 566 477 82.3 78.5-85.5 89 17.7 14.5-21.5

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

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 30OCT17

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