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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

ORAL HEALTH

Did any of the following things make it hard for you to go to a dentist or dental clinic during your most recent pregnancy? COULD NOT FIND A DENTIST OR DENTAL CLINIC THAT WOULD TAKE MEDICAID PATIENTS1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 878 754 84.5 81.3-87.3 124 15.5 12.7-18.7
Age
< 25 years 206 166 80.9 73.8-86.4 40 19.1 13.6-26.2
25-34 years 498 437 85.3 80.8-88.9 61 14.7 11.1-19.2
35+ years 174 151 87.3 80.0-92.2 23 12.7 7.8-20.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 485 435 89.4 85.8-92.1 50 10.6 7.9-14.2
Non-Hispanic Black 159 128 77.5 67.7-85.0 31 22.5 15.0-32.3
Non-Hispanic Other 63 57 89.1 77.0-95.3 *** *** ***
Latina 149 115 76.2 67.7-83.0 34 23.8 17.0-32.3
Education
< High School 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 192 151 76.2 67.9-82.9 41 23.8 17.1-32.1
> High School 582 526 89.2 85.6-92.0 56 10.8 8.0-14.4
Marital Status
Married 559 506 89.8 86.6-92.3 53 10.2 7.7-13.4
Other 319 248 76.4 69.8-81.8 71 23.6 18.2-30.2
Medicaid recipient
No 485 461 94.2 91.1-96.3 24 5.8 3.7- 8.9
Yes 393 293 73.4 67.6-78.4 100 26.6 21.6-32.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 276 236 83.5 78.3-87.7 40 16.5 12.3-21.7
2500+ grams 602 518 84.6 81.1-87.5 84 15.4 12.5-18.9

1Asked of all mothers.
Please visit PRAMS–Annual Questionnaires for the new Phase 8 oral health questions.
2Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards.
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.
The overall weighted response rate in 2018 was 53%.

This page was generated on 10OCT19

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