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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

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What were your or your husband's or partner's reasons for not doing anything to keep from getting pregnant? I THOUGHT I COULD NOT GET PREGNANT AT THAT TIME*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 541 370 66.9 61.5-71.8 171 33.1 28.2-38.5
Age
< 20 years 91 62 65.4 52.0-76.8 29 34.6 23.2-48.0
20-24 years 154 101 59.0 48.8-68.5 53 41.0 31.5-51.2
25-34 years 238 169 72.1 63.8-79.1 69 27.9 20.9-36.2
35+ years 58 38 71.9 56.0-83.7 20 28.1 16.3-44.0
Race
White 325 228 69.1 62.3-75.1 97 30.9 24.9-37.7
Black 195 125 62.1 52.5-70.8 70 37.9 29.2-47.5
Other 21 17 73.3 44.1-90.5 4 26.7 9.5-55.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 58 38 61.0 44.8-75.0 20 39.0 25.0-55.2
No 483 332 67.7 62.0-73.0 151 32.3 27.0-38.0
Education
< High School 145 93 62.2 51.3-72.0 52 37.8 28.0-48.7
High School 179 126 69.6 60.1-77.6 53 30.4 22.4-39.9
> High School 215 149 67.5 58.9-75.0 66 32.5 25.0-41.1
Marital Status
Married 228 176 77.9 70.3-84.0 52 22.1 16.0-29.7
Other 313 194 60.0 52.7-66.8 119 40.0 33.2-47.3
Income
14,999 or less 210 137 63.2 54.1-71.4 73 36.8 28.6-45.9
15,000-24,999 109 73 61.8 49.1-73.1 36 38.2 26.9-50.9
25,000-49,999 89 62 68.3 54.7-79.4 27 31.7 20.6-45.3
50,000 or more 88 66 79.2 67.0-87.8 22 20.8 12.2-33.0
WIC recipient
No 234 170 72.0 63.9-78.9 64 28.0 21.1-36.1
Yes 297 194 63.5 56.1-70.4 103 36.5 29.6-43.9
Medicaid recipient
No 144 110 74.8 64.8-82.7 34 25.2 17.3-35.2
Yes 397 260 64.0 57.6-70.0 137 36.0 30.0-42.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 273 188 68.8 63.2-73.9 85 31.2 26.1-36.8
2500+ grams 268 182 66.7 60.7-72.1 86 33.3 27.9-39.3

*Asked of mothers that reported that they did not try to get pregnant and were not using anything to keep from getting pregnant

#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.

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