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2005 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 1015 435 44.4 40.5-48.3 580 55.6 51.7-59.5
Age
< 20 years 97 64 68.3 55.4-78.9 33 31.7 21.1-44.6
20-24 years 253 141 58.4 50.5-66.0 112 41.6 34.0-49.5
25-34 years 510 189 36.8 31.8-42.1 321 63.2 57.9-68.2
35+ years 155 41 29.8 21.5-39.8 114 70.2 60.2-78.5
Race
White 728 263 39.3 35.1-43.8 465 60.7 56.2-64.9
Black 247 155 61.9 53.2-69.9 92 38.1 30.1-46.8
Other 40 17 50.3 31.4-69.2 23 49.7 30.8-68.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 131 67 57.5 47.3-67.0 64 42.5 33.0-52.7
No 884 368 41.8 37.7-46.0 516 58.2 54.0-62.3
Education
< High School 201 111 57.0 48.4-65.2 90 43.0 34.8-51.6
High School 288 146 52.5 44.8-60.0 142 47.5 40.0-55.2
> High School 524 177 34.6 29.8-39.8 347 65.4 60.2-70.2
Marital Status
Married 647 192 31.4 27.2-35.9 455 68.6 64.1-72.8
Other 368 243 67.2 60.5-73.2 125 32.8 26.8-39.5
Income
14,999 or less 293 184 63.1 55.6-70.0 109 36.9 30.0-44.4
15,000-24,999 154 77 52.3 41.9-62.5 77 47.7 37.5-58.1
25,000-49,999 176 69 36.0 28.1-44.9 107 64.0 55.1-71.9
50,000 or more 294 52 19.8 14.8-26.0 242 80.2 74.0-85.2
WIC recipient
No 552 173 33.5 28.8-38.5 379 66.5 61.5-71.2
Yes 448 256 57.9 51.8-63.7 192 42.1 36.3-48.2
Medicaid recipient
No 473 121 28.6 23.9-33.9 352 71.4 66.1-76.1
Yes 542 314 58.2 52.7-63.5 228 41.8 36.5-47.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 456 202 46.6 42.1-51.1 254 53.4 48.9-57.9
2500+ grams 559 233 44.2 40.0-48.4 326 55.8 51.6-60.0

* 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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