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No Birth Control: Did Not Think Was Going to Have Sex*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 674 646 94.5 91.4-96.6 28 5.5 3.4- 8.6
Age
< 20 years 96 87 90.5 78.4-96.2 9 9.5 3.8-21.6
20-24 years 157 149 92.2 82.9-96.6 8 7.8 3.4-17.1
25-34 years 338 327 95.7 91.3-97.9 11 4.3 2.1- 8.7
35+ years 83 83 100 - 0 0.0 -
Mother's Race
White 473 463 96.9 93.6-98.5 10 3.1 1.5- 6.4
African American 183 165 87.5 78.2-93.1 18 12.5 6.9-21.8
Other Minorities 18 18 100 - 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 15 15 100 - 0 0.0 -
No 659 631 94.4 91.2-96.5 28 5.6 3.5- 8.8
Education
< High School 121 114 91.8 80.9-96.8 7 8.2 3.2-19.1
High School 234 225 95.0 88.9-97.8 9 5.0 2.2-11.1
> High School 319 307 95.4 90.8-97.8 12 4.6 2.2- 9.2
Marital Status
Married 473 464 98.3 95.9-99.3 9 1.7 0.7- 4.1
Other 201 182 85.9 77.1-91.7 19 14.1 8.3-22.9
Income
15,999 or less 196 180 89.7 80.8-94.7 16 10.3 5.3-19.2
16,000-24,999 97 93 92.0 77.9-97.4 4 8.0 2.6-22.1
25,000-39,999 112 109 95.2 85.9-98.5 3 4.8 1.5-14.1
40,000 or more 231 229 99.3 95.8-99.9 2 0.7 0.1- 4.2
WIC recipient
No 398 391 98.5 96.0-99.5 7 1.5 0.5- 4.0
Yes 271 250 89.0 82.2-93.4 21 11.0 6.6-17.8
Medicaid recipient
No 366 364 99.6 97.3-99.9 2 0.4 0.1- 2.7
Yes 308 282 88.2 81.5-92.6 26 11.8 7.4-18.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 138 133 96.5 91.9-98.6 5 3.5 1.4- 8.1
1500-2499 grams 212 206 96.6 92.5-98.5 6 3.4 1.5- 7.5
2500+ grams 322 306 94.4 90.9-96.6 16 5.6 3.4- 9.1

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control?
9e. I didn't think I was going to have sex

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