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No Birth Control: Did Not Want to Use*

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 1396 1189 86.1 83.6-88.3 207 13.9 11.7-16.4
Age
< 20 years 190 150 82.6 74.3-88.7 40 17.4 11.3-25.7
20-24 years 327 267 83.5 77.6-88.1 60 16.5 11.9-22.4
25-34 years 709 625 88.9 85.6-91.5 84 11.1 8.5-14.4
35+ years 170 147 83.4 74.8-89.6 23 16.6 10.4-25.2
Mother's Race
White 977 854 87.2 84.3-89.6 123 12.8 10.4-15.7
African American 370 294 83.9 77.9-88.5 76 16.1 11.5-22.1
Other Minorities 49 41 74.9 55.1-87.9 8 25.1 12.1-44.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 90 75 86.9 76.2-93.2 15 13.1 6.8-23.8
No 1306 1114 86.0 83.4-88.3 192 14.0 11.7-16.6
Education
< High School 310 251 85.4 79.5-89.9 59 14.6 10.1-20.5
High School 430 357 82.8 77.3-87.2 73 17.2 12.8-22.7
> High School 655 580 88.3 85.0-91.0 75 11.7 9.0-15.0
Marital Status
Married 971 851 87.5 84.6-89.9 120 12.5 10.1-15.4
Other 425 338 82.4 76.9-86.8 87 17.6 13.2-23.1
Income
15,999 or less 377 304 82.7 76.9-87.2 73 17.3 12.8-23.1
16,000-24,999 188 155 85.1 77.1-90.6 33 14.9 9.4-22.9
25,000-39,999 211 184 87.3 80.4-92.0 27 12.7 8.0-19.6
40,000 or more 484 439 90.8 87.1-93.5 45 9.2 6.5-12.9
WIC recipient
No 768 684 90.2 87.2-92.5 84 9.8 7.5-12.8
Yes 615 492 80.6 76.0-84.4 123 19.4 15.6-24.0
Medicaid recipient
No 754 670 88.6 85.4-91.1 84 11.4 8.9-14.6
Yes 642 519 82.9 78.6-86.4 123 17.1 13.6-21.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 249 207 82.6 77.2-87.0 42 17.4 13.0-22.8
1500-2499 grams 428 364 84.3 80.5-87.6 64 15.7 12.4-19.5
2500+ grams 715 616 86.3 83.5-88.6 99 13.7 11.4-16.5

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9d. I didn't want to use birth
control

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