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No Birth Control: Wanted to Get Pregnant*

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 672 288 46.3 41.1-51.5 384 53.7 48.5-58.9
Age
< 20 years 95 73 86.3 73.9-93.4 22 13.7 6.6-26.1
20-24 years 156 91 58.3 47.1-68.7 65 41.7 31.3-52.9
25-34 years 338 107 34.6 28.0-41.9 231 65.4 58.1-72.0
35+ years 83 17 15.7 7.6-29.5 66 84.3 70.5-92.4
Mother's Race
White 471 155 34.6 28.9-40.8 316 65.4 59.2-71.1
African American 183 121 74.9 65.1-82.7 62 25.1 17.3-34.9
Other Minorities 18 12 68.0 35.4-89.2 6 32.0 10.8-64.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 15 7 53.0 17.4-85.8 8 47.0 14.2-82.6
No 657 281 46.2 41.0-51.4 376 53.8 48.6-59.0
Education
< High School 119 81 77.7 64.9-86.7 38 22.3 13.3-35.1
High School 234 119 52.6 43.6-61.5 115 47.4 38.5-56.4
> High School 319 88 27.6 21.7-34.5 231 72.4 65.5-78.3
Marital Status
Married 472 132 29.1 23.8-35.1 340 70.9 64.9-76.2
Other 200 156 85.3 77.0-90.9 44 14.7 9.1-23.0
Income
15,999 or less 195 138 80.9 71.4-87.8 57 19.1 12.2-28.6
16,000-24,999 97 53 63.5 48.4-76.3 44 36.5 23.7-51.6
25,000-39,999 112 34 37.1 26.6-48.9 78 62.9 51.1-73.4
40,000 or more 231 40 18.8 13.0-26.3 191 81.2 73.7-87.0
WIC recipient
No 397 116 30.0 24.2-36.4 281 70.0 63.6-75.8
Yes 270 171 69.1 60.9-76.3 99 30.9 23.7-39.1
Medicaid recipient
No 366 87 26.7 21.1-33.1 279 73.3 66.9-78.9
Yes 306 201 71.3 63.3-78.2 105 28.7 21.8-36.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 137 65 49.4 41.0-57.9 72 50.6 42.1-59.0
1500-2499 grams 211 89 45.3 38.5-52.3 122 54.7 47.7-61.5
2500+ grams 322 134 46.3 40.7-52.0 188 53.7 48.0-59.3

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control?
9a. I wanted to get pregnant

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