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No Birth Control: Other Reasons*

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 1370 1179 86.6 84.0-88.8 191 13.4 11.2-16.0
Age
< 20 years 185 144 78.0 68.6-85.2 41 22.0 14.8-31.4
20-24 years 365 315 85.6 79.9-89.9 50 14.4 10.1-20.1
25-34 years 648 577 88.9 85.4-91.7 71 11.1 8.3-14.6
35+ years 172 143 88.0 80.1-93.0 29 12.0 7.0-19.9
Mother's Race
White 937 824 88.7 85.8-91.1 113 11.3 8.9-14.2
African American 382 311 80.4 74.0-85.5 71 19.6 14.5-26.0
Other Minorities 51 44 81.0 62.5-91.6 7 19.0 8.4-37.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 61 51 80.0 63.9-90.1 10 20.0 9.9-36.1
No 1308 1127 87.0 84.4-89.2 181 13.0 10.8-15.6
Education
< High School 266 227 83.2 76.0-88.6 39 16.8 11.4-24.0
High School 471 396 85.0 80.2-88.7 75 15.0 11.3-19.8
> High School 632 556 89.7 86.2-92.3 76 10.3 7.7-13.8
Marital Status
Married 954 844 89.0 86.2-91.3 110 11.0 8.7-13.8
Other 416 335 80.4 74.5-85.2 81 19.6 14.8-25.5
Income
15,999 or less 394 326 82.7 76.8-87.3 68 17.3 12.7-23.2
16,000-24,999 201 167 82.2 74.3-88.0 34 17.8 12.0-25.7
25,000-39,999 216 190 90.2 84.0-94.2 26 9.8 5.8-16.0
40,000 or more 455 411 91.3 87.5-94.1 44 8.7 5.9-12.5
WIC recipient
No 767 681 90.2 87.1-92.6 86 9.8 7.4-12.9
Yes 593 488 81.5 76.8-85.4 105 18.5 14.6-23.2
Medicaid recipient
No 737 662 90.8 87.9-93.1 75 9.2 6.9-12.1
Yes 633 517 81.0 76.3-84.9 116 19.0 15.1-23.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 245 202 81.9 76.3-86.4 43 18.1 13.6-23.7
1500-2499 grams 428 369 85.5 81.7-88.7 59 14.5 11.3-18.3
2500+ grams 695 606 86.7 83.9-89.1 89 13.3 10.9-16.1

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9g. Other reasons

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