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No Birth Control: Did Not Think Could Become Pregnant*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1368 1152 85.6 83.0-87.9 216 14.4 12.1-17.0
Age
< 20 years 185 143 77.2 67.4-84.7 42 22.8 15.3-32.6
20-24 years 365 297 85.5 80.0-89.7 68 14.5 10.3-20.0
25-34 years 646 563 87.7 84.0-90.6 83 12.3 9.4-16.0
35+ years 172 149 86.6 77.9-92.2 23 13.4 7.8-22.1
Mother's Race
White 935 819 88.4 85.4-90.8 116 11.6 9.2-14.6
African American 382 291 78.3 71.9-83.6 91 21.7 16.4-28.1
Other Minorities 51 42 76.0 56.8-88.4 9 24.0 11.6-43.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 61 47 73.0 56.7-84.8 14 27.0 15.2-43.3
No 1306 1104 86.5 83.9-88.8 202 13.5 11.2-16.1
Education
< High School 267 205 77.7 70.0-83.8 62 22.3 16.2-30.0
High School 469 377 84.2 79.5-88.0 92 15.8 12.0-20.5
> High School 631 570 90.7 87.3-93.2 61 9.3 6.8-12.7
Marital Status
Married 951 852 90.0 87.3-92.2 99 10.0 7.8-12.7
Other 417 300 74.6 68.3-80.1 117 25.4 19.9-31.7
Income
15,999 or less 395 292 76.1 69.9-81.4 103 23.9 18.6-30.1
16,000-24,999 201 166 85.4 77.9-90.6 35 14.6 9.4-22.1
25,000-39,999 215 186 88.8 82.2-93.2 29 11.2 6.8-17.8
40,000 or more 453 426 93.4 89.9-95.8 27 6.6 4.2-10.1
WIC recipient
No 764 688 90.4 87.3-92.8 76 9.6 7.2-12.7
Yes 594 455 79.1 74.3-83.2 139 20.9 16.8-25.7
Medicaid recipient
No 734 672 91.2 88.2-93.5 62 8.8 6.5-11.8
Yes 634 480 78.4 73.6-82.5 154 21.6 17.5-26.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 245 202 81.1 75.4-85.7 43 18.9 14.3-24.6
1500-2499 grams 426 344 79.7 75.4-83.4 82 20.3 16.6-24.6
2500+ grams 695 604 86.1 83.2-88.6 91 13.9 11.4-16.8

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9b. I didn't think I could get
pregnant

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