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Maternal Feelings Regarding Pregnancy*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  Wanted to be pregnant sooner Wanted to be pregnant later Wanted to be pregnant then Did not want to be pregnant then or any time
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1650 329 18.5 16.2-21.1 536 32.5 29.6-35.6 617 39.6 36.5-42.7 168 9.3 7.6-11.4
Age
< 20 years 247 17 6.3 3.3-11.9 146 58.5 49.9-66.7 47 21.3 15.0-29.3 37 13.8 8.8-21.0
20-24 years 438 45 9.8 6.7-14.1 185 40.9 35.1-47.1 161 39.1 33.3-45.3 47 10.2 7.0-14.6
25-34 years 786 207 25.4 21.6-29.5 184 24.0 20.4-28.1 338 44.9 40.4-49.4 57 5.7 3.9- 8.2
35+ years 179 60 26.9 19.5-35.9 21 13.9 8.6-21.8 71 42.1 33.1-51.6 27 17.1 11.0-25.6
Mother's Race
White 1114 263 20.7 17.9-23.8 307 29.6 26.3-33.1 480 44.3 40.7-48.0 64 5.4 4.0- 7.4
African American 479 54 10.6 7.2-15.3 208 42.4 36.1-49.0 117 25.7 20.4-31.9 100 21.3 16.4-27.2
Other Minorities 57 12 27.8 15.0-45.8 21 27.4 15.1-44.4 20 34.2 20.3-51.4 4 10.6 3.5-27.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 104 32 29.8 20.2-41.6 28 27.2 18.2-38.7 38 36.8 26.3-48.6 6 6.2 2.4-14.9
No 1546 297 17.5 15.2-20.1 508 33.0 30.0-36.2 579 39.8 36.7-43.1 162 9.6 7.8-11.8
Education
< High School 371 58 15.5 11.1-21.2 159 42.4 35.7-49.3 100 28.7 22.9-35.4 54 13.4 9.3-18.9
High School 543 93 16.5 12.6-21.3 203 36.8 31.5-42.5 171 33.4 28.1-39.1 76 13.3 9.9-17.6
> High School 735 178 21.4 18.0-25.3 173 24.7 21.1-28.8 346 49.2 44.7-53.7 38 4.7 3.1- 7.0
Marital Status
Married 1093 274 22.1 19.1-25.3 253 24.8 21.7-28.2 498 47.5 43.8-51.3 68 5.6 4.1- 7.6
Other 557 55 10.6 7.5-14.8 283 49.9 44.2-55.7 119 21.7 17.3-26.9 100 17.7 13.7-22.6
Income
15,999 or less 467 67 14.0 10.2-18.9 218 46.0 39.9-52.3 100 25.0 20.0-30.9 82 15.0 11.1-19.9
16,000-24,999 257 40 19.5 13.7-27.0 94 32.7 25.6-40.8 89 34.8 27.4-42.9 34 12.9 8.4-19.5
25,000-39,999 248 43 13.9 9.3-20.3 79 36.1 28.7-44.1 110 43.5 35.8-51.6 16 6.5 3.4-12.0
40,000 or more 516 142 22.4 18.3-27.1 88 19.1 15.2-23.7 268 54.1 48.7-59.4 18 4.4 2.6- 7.4
WIC recipient
No 873 220 22.7 19.4-26.5 201 23.9 20.5-27.8 385 47.2 42.9-51.4 67 6.2 4.4- 8.6
Yes 763 107 14.0 11.0-17.6 333 42.6 38.0-47.4 223 30.5 26.3-35.1 100 12.9 10.0-16.5
Medicaid recipient
No 830 217 23.1 19.8-26.9 171 22.5 19.2-26.3 401 48.6 44.4-52.9 41 5.7 3.9- 8.1
Yes 820 112 13.4 10.5-16.9 365 43.8 39.2-48.5 216 29.4 25.3-33.9 127 13.4 10.6-16.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 304 65 20.4 16.3-25.3 108 36.7 31.3-42.4 100 31.6 26.6-37.1 31 11.3 8.0-15.8
1500-2499 grams 508 108 20.1 16.9-23.8 163 33.5 29.5-37.9 171 32.3 28.4-36.5 66 14.0 11.1-17.5
2500+ grams 833 155 18.4 15.9-21.2 265 32.4 29.3-35.7 343 40.2 36.9-43.6 70 9.0 7.1-11.2

*Survey Question:
5. Thinking back to just before you got pregnant, how did you feel about becoming pregnant?

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