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No Birth Control: Wanted to Get 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 1396 605 41.6 38.3-45.1 791 58.4 54.9-61.7
Age
< 20 years 190 143 68.9 59.1-77.2 47 31.1 22.8-40.9
20-24 years 327 181 55.7 48.5-62.5 146 44.3 37.5-51.5
25-34 years 709 226 30.1 26.0-34.7 483 69.9 65.3-74.0
35+ years 170 55 31.0 22.7-40.9 115 69.0 59.1-77.3
Mother's Race
White 977 338 36.0 32.3-39.9 639 64.0 60.1-67.7
African American 370 244 62.3 54.7-69.3 126 37.7 30.7-45.3
Other Minorities 49 23 41.2 24.7-60.0 26 58.8 40.0-75.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 90 38 46.1 34.0-58.6 52 53.9 41.4-66.0
No 1306 567 41.2 37.8-44.8 739 58.8 55.2-62.2
Education
< High School 310 202 61.4 53.8-68.5 108 38.6 31.5-46.2
High School 430 224 48.9 42.5-55.4 206 51.1 44.6-57.5
> High School 655 178 28.0 24.0-32.5 477 72.0 67.5-76.0
Marital Status
Married 971 295 30.6 27.0-34.4 676 69.4 65.6-73.0
Other 425 310 70.9 64.5-76.7 115 29.1 23.3-35.5
Income
15,999 or less 377 254 65.3 58.5-71.6 123 34.7 28.4-41.5
16,000-24,999 188 92 44.8 35.6-54.3 96 55.2 45.7-64.4
25,000-39,999 211 87 44.4 36.1-52.9 124 55.6 47.1-63.9
40,000 or more 484 103 21.5 17.3-26.4 381 78.5 73.6-82.7
WIC recipient
No 768 224 28.3 24.4-32.6 544 71.7 67.4-75.6
Yes 615 379 59.1 53.7-64.2 236 40.9 35.8-46.3
Medicaid recipient
No 754 193 27.0 23.2-31.2 561 73.0 68.8-76.8
Yes 642 412 60.5 55.2-65.5 230 39.5 34.5-44.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 249 120 50.4 44.0-56.7 129 49.6 43.3-56.0
1500-2499 grams 428 200 49.5 44.7-54.3 228 50.5 45.7-55.3
2500+ grams 715 284 41.0 37.4-44.7 431 59.0 55.3-62.6

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9a. I wanted to get pregnant

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