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No Birth Control: Other Reasons*

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 673 607 90.6 87.0-93.2 66 9.4 6.8-13.0
Age
< 20 years 95 80 82.8 69.1-91.2 15 17.2 8.8-30.9
20-24 years 157 145 91.6 82.5-96.1 12 8.4 3.9-17.5
25-34 years 338 308 91.6 86.7-94.7 30 8.4 5.3-13.3
35+ years 83 74 95.0 84.7-98.5 9 5.0 1.5-15.3
Mother's Race
White 473 433 91.9 87.7-94.8 40 8.1 5.2-12.3
African American 182 158 85.8 76.9-91.7 24 14.2 8.3-23.1
Other Minorities 18 16 98.1 92.0-99.6 2 1.9 0.4- 8.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 15 14 98.2 86.8-99.8 1 1.8 0.2-13.2
No 658 593 90.4 86.8-93.1 65 9.6 6.9-13.2
Education
< High School 120 106 89.0 77.5-95.0 14 11.0 5.0-22.5
High School 234 202 86.5 79.0-91.6 32 13.5 8.4-21.0
> High School 319 299 94.3 90.1-96.8 20 5.7 3.2- 9.9
Marital Status
Married 473 436 92.8 88.7-95.4 37 7.2 4.6-11.3
Other 200 171 85.5 77.3-91.1 29 14.5 8.9-22.7
Income
15,999 or less 195 167 86.7 77.7-92.4 28 13.3 7.6-22.3
16,000-24,999 97 82 81.2 65.5-90.8 15 18.8 9.2-34.5
25,000-39,999 112 103 90.5 80.6-95.6 9 9.5 4.4-19.4
40,000 or more 231 218 95.3 90.4-97.7 13 4.7 2.3- 9.6
WIC recipient
No 398 366 91.6 86.8-94.8 32 8.4 5.2-13.2
Yes 270 236 89.0 82.7-93.2 34 11.0 6.8-17.3
Medicaid recipient
No 366 342 93.3 88.8-96.0 24 6.7 4.0-11.2
Yes 307 265 87.1 80.6-91.6 42 12.9 8.4-19.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 138 121 87.6 80.9-92.2 17 12.4 7.8-19.1
1500-2499 grams 212 191 89.2 84.0-92.9 21 10.8 7.1-16.0
2500+ grams 321 293 90.7 86.8-93.6 28 9.3 6.4-13.2

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control?
9g. Other reasons

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