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No Birth Control: Did Not Want to Use*

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 673 580 82.7 78.1-86.5 93 17.3 13.5-21.9
Age
< 20 years 95 63 62.6 48.0-75.3 32 37.4 24.7-52.0
20-24 years 157 130 79.1 68.5-86.9 27 20.9 13.1-31.5
25-34 years 338 310 89.7 84.1-93.5 28 10.3 6.5-15.9
35+ years 83 77 88.5 74.9-95.2 6 11.5 4.8-25.1
Mother's Race
White 473 417 86.7 81.7-90.5 56 13.3 9.5-18.3
African American 182 153 77.3 67.1-85.0 29 22.7 15.0-32.9
Other Minorities 18 10 41.1 16.5-71.1 8 58.9 28.9-83.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 15 13 82.8 38.1-97.4 2 17.2 2.6-61.9
No 658 567 82.7 78.0-86.5 91 17.3 13.5-22.0
Education
< High School 121 89 66.3 52.8-77.5 32 33.7 22.5-47.2
High School 233 199 80.8 72.3-87.1 34 19.2 12.9-27.7
> High School 319 292 91.4 86.4-94.6 27 8.6 5.4-13.6
Marital Status
Married 473 421 84.9 79.6-89.0 52 15.1 11.0-20.4
Other 200 159 77.6 67.9-85.0 41 22.4 15.0-32.1
Income
15,999 or less 195 162 77.5 66.9-85.4 33 22.5 14.6-33.1
16,000-24,999 97 81 79.9 64.6-89.6 16 20.1 10.4-35.4
25,000-39,999 112 97 84.3 73.4-91.2 15 15.7 8.8-26.6
40,000 or more 231 215 91.0 84.4-94.9 16 9.0 5.1-15.6
WIC recipient
No 398 358 88.8 83.7-92.5 40 11.2 7.5-16.3
Yes 270 217 74.0 65.6-81.0 53 26.0 19.0-34.4
Medicaid recipient
No 366 330 88.8 83.6-92.5 36 11.2 7.5-16.4
Yes 307 250 74.8 66.7-81.5 57 25.2 18.5-33.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 138 125 90.5 84.2-94.4 13 9.5 5.6-15.8
1500-2499 grams 211 181 85.1 79.4-89.5 30 14.9 10.5-20.6
2500+ grams 322 272 82.4 77.4-86.4 50 17.6 13.6-22.6

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control?
9d. I didn't want to use birth control

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