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No Birth Control: Did Not Think Could Become Pregnant*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1395 1178 87.1 84.7-89.3 217 12.9 10.7-15.3
Age
< 20 years 190 136 75.0 65.8-82.4 54 25.0 17.6-34.2
20-24 years 327 277 86.6 81.0-90.7 50 13.4 9.3-19.0
25-34 years 708 627 90.3 87.1-92.8 81 9.7 7.2-12.9
35+ years 170 138 88.6 80.9-93.4 32 11.4 6.6-19.1
Mother's Race
White 976 868 90.5 87.9-92.6 108 9.5 7.4-12.1
African American 370 275 77.6 70.8-83.2 95 22.4 16.8-29.2
Other Minorities 49 35 69.8 50.3-84.1 14 30.2 15.9-49.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 90 78 84.0 72.5-91.3 12 16.0 8.7-27.5
No 1305 1100 87.4 84.9-89.6 205 12.6 10.4-15.1
Education
< High School 309 219 72.6 65.5-78.8 90 27.4 21.2-34.5
High School 430 362 88.8 84.2-92.2 68 11.2 7.8-15.8
> High School 655 597 93.1 90.3-95.1 58 6.9 4.9- 9.7
Marital Status
Married 970 869 91.1 88.5-93.1 101 8.9 6.9-11.5
Other 425 309 76.7 70.7-81.8 116 23.3 18.2-29.3
Income
15,999 or less 376 281 74.8 68.3-80.3 95 25.2 19.7-31.7
16,000-24,999 188 154 87.9 80.4-92.8 34 12.1 7.2-19.6
25,000-39,999 211 188 89.5 83.0-93.7 23 10.5 6.3-17.0
40,000 or more 484 445 94.4 91.4-96.5 39 5.6 3.5- 8.6
WIC recipient
No 768 688 92.0 89.2-94.1 80 8.0 5.9-10.8
Yes 614 477 80.6 76.1-84.5 137 19.4 15.5-23.9
Medicaid recipient
No 754 687 93.6 91.1-95.4 67 6.4 4.6- 8.9
Yes 641 491 78.8 74.1-82.8 150 21.2 17.2-25.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 249 201 78.9 72.9-83.8 48 21.1 16.2-27.1
1500-2499 grams 427 341 78.9 74.7-82.6 86 21.1 17.4-25.3
2500+ grams 715 633 87.8 85.1-90.1 82 12.2 9.9-14.9

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9b. I didn't think I could get
pregnant

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