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No Birth Control: Other Reasons*

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 1225 87.2 84.7-89.4 171 12.8 10.6-15.3
Age
< 20 years 190 161 84.4 76.2-90.1 29 15.6 9.9-23.8
20-24 years 327 274 81.4 75.2-86.3 53 18.6 13.7-24.8
25-34 years 709 635 89.6 86.3-92.2 74 10.4 7.8-13.7
35+ years 170 155 92.2 85.2-96.0 15 7.8 4.0-14.8
Mother's Race
White 977 871 88.5 85.7-90.8 106 11.5 9.2-14.3
African American 370 310 82.2 75.7-87.3 60 17.8 12.7-24.3
Other Minorities 49 44 90.6 72.9-97.2 5 9.4 2.8-27.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 90 82 89.1 78.0-94.9 8 10.9 5.1-22.0
No 1306 1143 87.1 84.5-89.3 163 12.9 10.7-15.5
Education
< High School 310 263 83.0 76.6-87.9 47 17.0 12.1-23.4
High School 430 361 83.6 78.2-87.9 69 16.4 12.1-21.8
> High School 655 600 91.3 88.2-93.6 55 8.7 6.4-11.8
Marital Status
Married 971 870 89.4 86.6-91.6 101 10.6 8.4-13.4
Other 425 355 81.5 75.8-86.2 70 18.5 13.8-24.2
Income
15,999 or less 377 304 79.5 73.4-84.5 73 20.5 15.5-26.6
16,000-24,999 188 171 90.1 82.7-94.5 17 9.9 5.5-17.3
25,000-39,999 211 177 81.9 74.3-87.7 34 18.1 12.3-25.7
40,000 or more 484 453 92.9 89.4-95.3 31 7.1 4.7-10.6
WIC recipient
No 768 692 89.8 86.7-92.3 76 10.2 7.7-13.3
Yes 615 520 83.6 79.3-87.1 95 16.4 12.9-20.7
Medicaid recipient
No 754 693 91.2 88.3-93.5 61 8.8 6.5-11.7
Yes 642 532 82.1 77.7-85.8 110 17.9 14.2-22.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 249 220 88.6 83.9-92.0 29 11.4 8.0-16.1
1500-2499 grams 428 375 87.1 83.4-90.0 53 12.9 10.0-16.6
2500+ grams 715 626 87.2 84.5-89.5 89 12.8 10.5-15.5

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9g. Other reasons

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