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Table 1 Percent Utilization Rate (PUR) for dental services by eligible women in the Medicaid for Pregnant Women Program by RUCC for North Carolina Counties 2014–2016

From: County‐level correlates of dental service utilization for low income pregnant women. Ecologic study of the North Carolina Medicaid for Pregnant Women (MPW) program

Rural Urban Continuum Code Description Mean PUR Std N (counties) Min Max 95% Confidence Interval
(1) Metro areas of 1 million or more 9.06 2.61 12 4.79 15.21 (7.40 10.72)
(2) Metro areas of 250,000 to 1 million 8.56 2.57 25 4.57 13.60 (7.50 9.62)
(3) Metro areas of fewer than 250,000 10.07 3.10 9 7.02 15.57 (7.69 12.46)
(4) Urban areas of 20,000 or more, adjacent to metro 9.83 4.33 15 4.72 18.65 (7.43 12.23)
(5) Urban areas of 20,000 or more, not adjacent to metro 8.05 3.32 2 5.70 10.39 (-21.73 37.83)
(6) Urban areas of 2,500 to 19,999, adjacent to metro 8.99 2.78 16 4.53 14.56 (7.51 10.47)
(7) Urban areas of 2,500 to 19,000, not adjacent to metro 8.83 4.54 5 5.82 16.71 (3.19 14.47)
(8) Rural areas of or less than 2,500, adjacent to metro 8.22 3.21 9 3.39 13.50 (5.57 10.69)
(9) Rural areas of or less than 2,500, not adjacent to metro 13.18 8.58 7 0.97 26.19 (5.24 21.11)
  1. Note: RUCC is Rural Urban Continuum Code (USDA)