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No Birth Control: Did Not Want to Use*

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 1187 86.3 83.6-88.6 184 13.7 11.4-16.4
Age
< 20 years 186 158 83.2 74.1-89.5 28 16.8 10.5-25.9
20-24 years 365 293 78.0 71.5-83.3 72 22.0 16.7-28.5
25-34 years 648 578 90.4 87.1-92.9 70 9.6 7.1-12.9
35+ years 172 158 91.3 82.9-95.8 14 8.7 4.2-17.1
Mother's Race
White 937 819 86.4 83.2-89.1 118 13.6 10.9-16.8
African American 383 321 85.1 79.4-89.4 62 14.9 10.6-20.6
Other Minorities 51 47 91.1 72.3-97.6 4 8.9 2.4-27.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 61 41 61.5 45.0-75.7 20 38.5 24.3-55.0
No 1309 1145 88.1 85.6-90.2 164 11.9 9.8-14.4
Education
< High School 267 210 75.6 67.6-82.2 57 24.4 17.8-32.4
High School 471 398 84.3 79.5-88.1 73 15.7 11.9-20.5
> High School 632 579 93.0 90.0-95.2 53 7.0 4.8-10.0
Marital Status
Married 954 846 88.5 85.6-90.9 108 11.5 9.1-14.4
Other 417 341 80.7 74.6-85.7 76 19.3 14.3-25.4
Income
15,999 or less 395 318 79.0 72.8-84.1 77 21.0 15.9-27.2
16,000-24,999 201 167 80.7 72.4-87.0 34 19.3 13.0-27.6
25,000-39,999 216 196 92.7 87.1-96.0 20 7.3 4.0-12.9
40,000 or more 455 418 92.8 89.3-95.3 37 7.2 4.7-10.7
WIC recipient
No 767 691 89.9 86.6-92.4 76 10.1 7.6-13.4
Yes 594 486 81.3 76.6-85.3 108 18.7 14.7-23.4
Medicaid recipient
No 737 668 90.4 87.4-92.8 69 9.6 7.2-12.6
Yes 634 519 80.9 76.2-84.9 115 19.1 15.1-23.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 245 205 82.8 77.2-87.2 40 17.2 12.8-22.8
1500-2499 grams 428 372 86.2 82.4-89.2 56 13.8 10.8-17.6
2500+ grams 696 608 86.4 83.5-88.8 88 13.6 11.2-16.5

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9d. I didn't want to use birth
control

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