A to Z
Data &
Forms &
News &
Licensing &
Rules &
Public Health

Did any of these things keep you from getting prenatal care as early in your pregnancy as you wanted?
Check all that apply.


I couldn't get an appointment earlier in my pregnancy 13.6%
I didn't have enough money to pay for my visits 7.3%
I didn't have insurance to pay for my visits 10.4%
I didn't know that I was pregnant 10.5%
I had no way to get to the clinic or doctor's office 2.1%
The doctor or my health plan would not start care earlier 7.9%
I couldn't find a doctor or a nurse who would take me as a patient 2.2%
I had no one to take care of my children 1.4%
I had too many other things going on 2.2%
Other 3.1%
No, I got prenatal care as early as I wanted 61.4%
No, I did not want prenatal care .4%
(n = 1,321)

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from March 2001 through January 2002. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2001 through 11/04/2001.
  • The number of respondents (n) is the number of women who chose the responses above.
  • Percents may not add to 100.0 due to rounding.

Return to Question Page