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Maternal Feelings Regarding Pregnancy*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  Wanted to be pregnant sooner Wanted to be pregnant later Wanted to be pregnant then Not pregnant then or anytime
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 804 160 17.0 13.9-20.8 258 36.4 31.8-41.1 294 35.3 31.0-39.9 92 11.3 8.6-14.7
Age
< 20 years 122 8 2.9 0.8-10.4 79 71.0 58.9-80.7 22 14.0 7.5-24.5 13 12.1 6.1-22.6
20-24 years 213 21 11.2 6.4-18.8 95 49.1 39.7-58.6 71 25.8 18.7-34.6 26 13.9 8.4-22.1
25-34 years 380 99 22.4 17.3-28.4 78 21.8 16.7-28.0 162 45.8 39.2-52.5 41 10.0 6.6-14.9
35+ years 89 32 33.1 22.0-46.5 6 7.2 2.4-19.6 39 50.7 37.5-63.8 12 9.0 4.0-19.3
Mother's Race
White 543 124 20.2 16.1-24.9 145 30.6 25.5-36.2 240 42.4 37.1-48.0 34 6.8 4.4-10.2
African American 239 33 10.3 6.1-17.0 100 46.4 37.3-55.8 51 20.0 13.6-28.5 55 23.2 16.3-32.1
Other Minorities 22 3 6.8 1.3-29.5 13 73.6 44.6-90.6 3 10.9 1.7-46.5 3 8.7 1.6-35.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 18 4 39.9 10.9-78.1 7 51.0 16.9-84.2 7 9.1 3.0-24.5 0 0.0 -
No 786 156 16.7 13.5-20.4 251 36.1 31.6-40.9 287 35.7 31.4-40.3 92 11.5 8.7-15.0
Education
< High School 156 21 11.1 5.6-20.9 76 61.4 49.8-71.8 36 16.1 9.4-26.3 23 11.4 6.1-20.2
High School 272 48 16.9 11.5-24.0 94 36.5 28.7-45.1 89 30.0 23.0-38.1 41 16.6 11.1-24.0
> High School 376 91 19.9 15.4-25.4 88 24.6 19.4-30.7 169 48.0 41.6-54.4 28 7.5 4.6-11.9
Marital Status
Married 544 146 23.9 19.5-28.9 110 23.2 18.7-28.4 249 46.7 41.3-52.3 39 6.2 4.1- 9.4
Other 260 14 3.2 1.3- 7.8 148 63.0 54.2-70.9 45 12.2 7.7-18.9 53 21.5 15.2-29.7
Income
15,999 or less 247 30 8.1 4.4-14.6 120 58.7 49.4-67.3 49 15.1 9.7-22.8 48 18.1 12.2-26.1
16,000-24,999 123 23 11.4 5.4-22.5 55 58.0 44.5-70.4 35 24.3 14.9-37.1 10 6.3 2.1-17.5
25,000-39,999 131 29 20.1 12.9-30.0 31 28.1 19.2-39.1 62 45.8 35.3-56.8 9 6.0 2.6-13.2
40,000 or more 255 72 25.2 19.2-32.3 33 12.9 8.4-19.2 137 56.0 48.3-63.4 13 5.9 3.1-10.9
WIC recipient
No 443 108 22.7 18.1-28.2 91 19.3 14.9-24.7 208 50.6 44.5-56.7 36 7.3 4.7-11.3
Yes 356 49 10.3 6.6-15.6 166 55.9 48.6-63.1 85 17.9 13.1-24.0 56 15.9 11.2-22.0
Medicaid recipient
No 423 112 22.9 18.3-28.3 76 20.1 15.5-25.6 204 49.2 43.2-55.3 31 7.8 5.0-11.8
Yes 381 48 10.0 6.4-15.4 182 55.7 48.3-62.9 90 18.7 13.7-25.0 61 15.5 10.9-21.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 162 36 18.6 13.6-24.9 52 35.5 28.3-43.5 54 33.5 26.5-41.3 20 12.4 8.1-18.5
1500-2499 grams 251 54 19.8 15.4-25.1 77 31.7 26.1-37.9 88 33.2 27.6-39.3 32 15.3 11.0-20.9
2500+ grams 389 70 16.8 13.4-20.9 129 36.7 31.8-41.9 150 35.5 30.8-40.4 40 11.0 8.1-14.8

*Survey Question:
5. Thinking back to just before you got pregnant, how did you feel about becoming pregnant?

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.