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No Birth Control: Did Not Think Was Going to Have Sex*

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 1327 95.9 94.3-97.1 68 4.1 2.9- 5.7
Age
< 20 years 190 166 87.7 79.6-92.8 24 12.3 7.2-20.4
20-24 years 326 307 96.1 92.4-98.0 19 3.9 2.0- 7.6
25-34 years 709 688 97.7 95.8-98.7 21 2.3 1.3- 4.2
35+ years 170 166 97.5 91.8-99.3 4 2.5 0.7- 8.2
Mother's Race
White 977 950 97.7 96.1-98.6 27 2.3 1.4- 3.9
African American 369 329 88.9 83.2-92.8 40 11.1 7.2-16.8
Other Minorities 49 48 99.8 98.6- 100 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 90 87 96.8 88.2-99.2 3 3.2 0.8-11.8
No 1305 1240 95.8 94.1-97.1 65 4.2 2.9- 5.9
Education
< High School 310 279 91.8 86.7-95.0 31 8.2 5.0-13.3
High School 429 410 95.7 92.2-97.6 19 4.3 2.4- 7.8
> High School 655 637 98.0 96.2-99.0 18 2.0 1.0- 3.8
Marital Status
Married 971 956 98.4 96.9-99.2 15 1.6 0.8- 3.1
Other 424 371 89.4 84.6-92.8 53 10.6 7.2-15.4
Income
15,999 or less 377 350 94.6 90.6-96.9 27 5.4 3.1- 9.4
16,000-24,999 188 177 94.9 88.9-97.8 11 5.1 2.2-11.1
25,000-39,999 210 199 95.4 90.2-97.9 11 4.6 2.1- 9.8
40,000 or more 484 479 99.0 96.6-99.7 5 1.0 0.3- 3.4
WIC recipient
No 768 742 97.8 96.1-98.7 26 2.2 1.3- 3.9
Yes 614 572 93.4 90.2-95.6 42 6.6 4.4- 9.8
Medicaid recipient
No 753 740 98.2 96.4-99.1 13 1.8 0.9- 3.6
Yes 642 587 92.9 89.8-95.2 55 7.1 4.8-10.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 249 235 94.2 90.3-96.6 14 5.8 3.4- 9.7
1500-2499 grams 428 401 93.2 90.3-95.3 27 6.8 4.7- 9.7
2500+ grams 714 687 96.1 94.3-97.3 27 3.9 2.7- 5.7

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9e. I didn't think I was going
to have sex

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