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No Birth Control: Did Not Think Was Going to Have Sex*

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 1371 1299 96.0 94.4-97.2 72 4.0 2.8- 5.6
Age
< 20 years 186 151 85.2 77.0-90.8 35 14.8 9.2-23.0
20-24 years 365 349 97.1 93.5-98.7 16 2.9 1.3- 6.5
25-34 years 648 632 98.0 96.1-99.0 16 2.0 1.0- 3.9
35+ years 172 167 96.7 89.6-99.0 5 3.3 1.0-10.4
Mother's Race
White 937 914 98.5 97.1-99.2 23 1.5 0.8- 2.9
African American 383 338 88.1 82.6-92.1 45 11.9 7.9-17.4
Other Minorities 51 47 95.3 80.9-99.0 4 4.7 1.0-19.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 61 58 96.5 81.5-99.4 3 3.5 0.6-18.5
No 1309 1240 96.0 94.3-97.2 69 4.0 2.8- 5.7
Education
< High School 267 233 89.6 83.7-93.5 34 10.4 6.5-16.3
High School 471 449 97.9 95.6-99.0 22 2.1 1.0- 4.4
> High School 632 617 97.9 95.8-99.0 15 2.1 1.0- 4.2
Marital Status
Married 954 939 98.5 97.0-99.3 15 1.5 0.7- 3.0
Other 417 360 89.8 85.1-93.1 57 10.2 6.9-14.9
Income
15,999 or less 395 350 90.9 86.3-94.1 45 9.1 5.9-13.7
16,000-24,999 201 195 97.8 93.2-99.3 6 2.2 0.7- 6.8
25,000-39,999 216 206 96.0 90.7-98.4 10 4.0 1.6- 9.3
40,000 or more 455 452 99.6 97.8-99.9 3 0.4 0.1- 2.2
WIC recipient
No 767 742 97.6 95.7-98.7 25 2.4 1.3- 4.3
Yes 594 547 93.8 90.7-95.9 47 6.2 4.1- 9.3
Medicaid recipient
No 737 724 98.6 97.0-99.4 13 1.4 0.6- 3.0
Yes 634 575 92.6 89.3-94.9 59 7.4 5.1-10.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 245 224 90.6 85.9-93.8 21 9.4 6.2-14.1
1500-2499 grams 428 402 93.5 90.6-95.6 26 6.5 4.4- 9.4
2500+ grams 696 672 96.3 94.5-97.5 24 3.7 2.5- 5.5

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9e. I didn't think I was going
to have sex

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