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No Birth Control: Wanted to Get 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 1370 620 44.0 40.6-47.5 750 56.0 52.5-59.4
Age
< 20 years 186 151 83.6 75.2-89.6 35 16.4 10.4-24.8
20-24 years 364 209 51.1 44.3-58.0 155 48.9 42.0-55.7
25-34 years 648 201 32.1 27.7-36.9 447 67.9 63.1-72.3
35+ years 172 59 34.5 25.4-44.9 113 65.5 55.1-74.6
Mother's Race
White 936 335 34.8 31.0-38.8 601 65.2 61.2-69.0
African American 383 259 70.7 64.0-76.7 124 29.3 23.3-36.0
Other Minorities 51 26 59.4 41.2-75.3 25 40.6 24.7-58.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 61 30 48.0 32.6-63.7 31 52.0 36.3-67.4
No 1308 590 43.7 40.3-47.3 718 56.3 52.7-59.7
Education
< High School 267 178 65.2 56.8-72.8 89 34.8 27.2-43.2
High School 470 242 51.0 45.0-56.9 228 49.0 43.1-55.0
> High School 632 200 29.4 25.0-34.1 432 70.6 65.9-75.0
Marital Status
Married 953 291 30.7 27.1-34.6 662 69.3 65.4-72.9
Other 417 329 77.1 70.7-82.4 88 22.9 17.6-29.3
Income
15,999 or less 394 272 67.4 60.7-73.5 122 32.6 26.5-39.3
16,000-24,999 201 97 48.0 39.2-57.0 104 52.0 43.0-60.8
25,000-39,999 216 85 35.8 28.0-44.3 131 64.2 55.7-72.0
40,000 or more 455 105 24.0 19.4-29.3 350 76.0 70.7-80.6
WIC recipient
No 767 240 28.0 24.1-32.2 527 72.0 67.8-75.9
Yes 593 379 66.1 60.7-71.0 214 33.9 29.0-39.3
Medicaid recipient
No 737 210 28.9 24.9-33.2 527 71.1 66.8-75.1
Yes 633 410 63.7 58.3-68.7 223 36.3 31.3-41.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 245 117 50.2 43.8-56.6 128 49.8 43.4-56.2
1500-2499 grams 428 214 53.9 49.0-58.6 214 46.1 41.4-51.0
2500+ grams 695 288 43.2 39.5-47.0 407 56.8 53.0-60.5

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9a. I wanted to get pregnant

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