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Maternal Feelings Regarding Pregnancy*

1998 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 any time
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1678 319 18.0 15.7-20.5 571 35.1 32.1-38.1 571 35.0 32.1-38.0 217 12.0 10.1-14.2
Age
< 20 years 260 13 5.1 2.3-10.6 173 70.6 62.4-77.6 38 11.4 7.3-17.6 36 12.9 8.2-19.7
20-24 years 465 46 11.2 7.7-15.9 204 44.4 38.5-50.5 145 32.2 26.8-38.1 70 12.3 8.9-16.7
25-34 years 767 189 22.7 19.2-26.7 169 23.0 19.4-27.0 323 42.7 38.4-47.1 86 11.6 9.0-14.9
35+ years 186 71 32.2 24.0-41.6 25 17.2 11.0-26.1 65 39.0 30.0-48.7 25 11.6 6.7-19.3
Mother's Race
White 1109 256 21.5 18.6-24.7 331 31.5 28.1-35.1 436 39.7 36.1-43.4 86 7.3 5.6- 9.5
African American 505 54 8.8 6.0-12.9 218 45.8 39.7-52.0 115 20.5 16.0-25.9 118 24.9 19.8-30.7
Other Minorities 64 9 8.4 2.9-22.0 22 34.6 20.8-51.4 20 37.2 23.1-53.9 13 19.8 9.7-36.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 84 27 35.6 23.7-49.6 25 30.8 19.8-44.4 25 28.0 17.7-41.2 7 5.7 1.8-16.4
No 1593 292 16.5 14.3-19.0 546 35.5 32.4-38.6 545 35.5 32.5-38.6 210 12.5 10.5-14.8
Education
< High School 348 47 17.0 11.9-23.7 164 46.5 39.3-53.7 68 18.8 13.8-25.1 69 17.7 12.9-23.8
High School 566 96 17.4 13.6-21.9 213 40.1 34.9-45.5 178 30.3 25.6-35.5 79 12.2 9.1-16.2
> High School 763 176 18.9 15.7-22.6 194 26.2 22.4-30.4 324 45.7 41.3-50.2 69 9.2 6.8-12.2
Marital Status
Married 1095 284 22.9 19.9-26.2 262 26.5 23.3-29.9 467 43.3 39.7-47.1 82 7.2 5.5- 9.4
Other 583 35 7.5 4.8-11.4 309 53.2 47.4-58.9 104 17.4 13.4-22.2 135 22.0 17.6-27.0
Income
15,999 or less 509 51 10.8 7.6-15.3 242 46.4 40.5-52.4 118 23.9 19.2-29.4 98 18.8 14.6-24.0
16,000-24,999 262 43 16.3 11.0-23.5 91 35.7 28.5-43.6 84 31.5 24.7-39.2 44 16.4 11.4-23.1
25,000-39,999 266 56 18.9 13.7-25.6 84 35.2 28.2-42.8 91 33.9 27.1-41.5 35 12.0 7.8-17.9
40,000 or more 506 145 24.1 19.8-29.0 91 20.5 16.4-25.3 245 50.8 45.4-56.2 25 4.6 2.8- 7.5
WIC recipient
No 899 216 21.9 18.7-25.6 223 24.9 21.5-28.7 373 45.2 41.0-49.3 87 8.0 6.0-10.5
Yes 763 95 12.6 9.6-16.3 345 47.5 42.8-52.3 193 22.9 19.2-27.1 130 17.0 13.7-20.9
Medicaid recipient
No 850 213 22.1 18.9-25.8 200 25.8 22.2-29.6 378 46.4 42.3-50.6 59 5.7 4.1- 7.9
Yes 828 106 13.2 10.2-17.0 371 45.7 41.0-50.4 193 22.0 18.4-26.1 158 19.1 15.7-23.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 299 61 19.1 15.0-24.0 100 34.6 29.3-40.4 100 31.8 26.7-37.3 38 14.5 10.7-19.3
1500-2499 grams 524 105 17.8 14.8-21.2 180 36.1 32.0-40.5 155 28.2 24.5-32.2 84 17.9 14.6-21.7
2500+ grams 852 153 17.9 15.5-20.7 290 35.0 31.8-38.3 315 35.5 32.4-38.8 94 11.5 9.5-13.9

*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.