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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

WAS PREGNANCY INTENDED?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
UNINTENDED INTENDED
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1530 652 40.6 37.6-43.7 878 59.4 56.3-62.4
Age
< 20 years 198 145 70.4 61.3-78.1 53 29.6 21.9-38.7
20-24 years 397 220 51.3 45.2-57.4 177 48.7 42.6-54.8
25-34 years 752 236 30.3 26.5-34.5 516 69.7 65.5-73.5
35+ years 183 51 30.2 22.7-39.0 132 69.8 61.0-77.3
Race
White 1052 351 32.5 29.2-36.0 701 67.5 64.0-70.8
Black 404 263 65.3 58.6-71.4 141 34.7 28.6-41.4
Other 74 38 50.4 36.9-63.9 36 49.6 36.1-63.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 161 61 40.1 31.4-49.6 100 59.9 50.4-68.6
No 1369 591 40.6 37.4-43.9 778 59.4 56.1-62.6
Education
< High School 343 198 55.5 48.9-61.9 145 44.5 38.1-51.1
High School 437 236 51.2 45.1-57.2 201 48.8 42.8-54.9
> High School 747 218 27.5 23.8-31.5 529 72.5 68.5-76.2
Marital Status
Married 971 268 28.0 24.7-31.5 703 72.0 68.5-75.3
Other 559 384 66.4 61.0-71.3 175 33.6 28.7-39.0
Income
15,999 or less 458 281 58.5 52.5-64.2 177 41.5 35.8-47.5
16,000-24,999 171 94 50.8 41.4-60.2 77 49.2 39.8-58.6
25,000-39,999 205 78 40.4 32.3-49.0 127 59.6 51.0-67.7
40,000 or more 548 111 19.7 16.1-24.0 437 80.3 76.0-83.9
WIC recipient
No 833 251 27.7 24.2-31.6 582 72.3 68.4-75.8
Yes 683 396 57.2 52.5-61.9 287 42.8 38.1-47.5
Medicaid recipient
No 753 192 24.5 21.0-28.4 561 75.5 71.6-79.0
Yes 777 460 58.4 53.9-62.8 317 41.6 37.2-46.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 687 327 50.2 46.6-53.9 360 49.8 46.1-53.4
2500+ grams 843 325 39.7 36.5-43.1 518 60.3 56.9-63.5

* Respondents were asked "Thinking back to just before you got pregnant with your new baby, how did you feel about becoming pregnant?" Those who chose the answers "I wanted to be pregnant sooner" or "I wanted to be pregnant then" were considered to have had an intended pregnancy. Those who chose "I wanted to be pregnant later" or "I didnít want to be pregnant then or at any time in the future" were considered to have had an unintended pregnancy.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

This page was generated on 16NOV11

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