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2007 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 1657 672 39.8 36.9-42.9 985 60.2 57.1-63.1
Age
< 20 years 197 127 60.3 51.2-68.8 70 39.7 31.2-48.8
20-24 years 398 212 54.0 47.8-60.0 186 46.0 40.0-52.2
25-34 years 833 276 30.8 26.9-34.9 557 69.2 65.1-73.1
35+ years 229 57 26.3 19.7-34.3 172 73.7 65.7-80.3
Race
White 1142 386 33.9 30.6-37.4 756 66.1 62.6-69.4
Black 443 265 59.6 53.2-65.7 178 40.4 34.3-46.8
Other 72 21 33.0 20.8-47.9 51 67.0 52.1-79.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 214 69 29.9 23.2-37.6 145 70.1 62.4-76.8
No 1440 601 41.7 38.5-45.0 839 58.3 55.0-61.5
Education
< High School 337 183 52.2 45.5-58.9 154 47.8 41.1-54.5
High School 452 214 44.2 38.4-50.1 238 55.8 49.9-61.6
> High School 863 274 31.8 28.0-35.9 589 68.2 64.1-72.0
Marital Status
Married 1005 257 24.3 21.1-27.7 748 75.7 72.3-78.9
Other 652 415 61.6 56.6-66.3 237 38.4 33.7-43.4
Income
14,999 or less 447 276 59.2 53.2-65.0 171 40.8 35.0-46.8
15,000-24,999 256 130 48.4 40.6-56.3 126 51.6 43.7-59.4
25,000-49,999 304 120 38.3 31.7-45.4 184 61.7 54.6-68.3
50,000 or more 534 92 17.3 13.6-21.6 442 82.7 78.4-86.4
WIC recipient
No 938 279 29.4 25.8-33.3 659 70.6 66.7-74.2
Yes 704 385 52.1 47.4-56.8 319 47.9 43.2-52.6
Medicaid recipient
No 781 163 21.0 17.6-24.8 618 79.0 75.2-82.4
Yes 876 509 55.3 51.0-59.5 367 44.7 40.5-49.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 763 347 48.2 44.8-51.7 416 51.8 48.3-55.2
2500+ grams 894 325 39.1 35.9-42.4 569 60.9 57.6-64.1

* 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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