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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

CONTRACEPTION

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 426 293 70.0 64.7-74.7 133 30.0 25.3-35.3
Age
< 20 years 74 44 56.9 43.4-69.4 30 43.1 30.6-56.6
20-24 years 141 92 69.9 60.4-77.9 49 30.1 22.1-39.6
25-34 years 154 118 76.5 68.0-83.4 36 23.5 16.6-32.0
35+ years 57 39 69.3 55.2-80.6 18 30.7 19.4-44.8
Race
White 255 188 76.3 69.9-81.6 67 23.7 18.4-30.1
Black 151 88 55.5 45.8-64.8 63 44.5 35.2-54.2
Other 20 17 82.4 57.1-94.3 3 17.6 5.7-42.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 53 30 56.4 40.8-70.8 23 43.6 29.2-59.2
No 373 263 72.0 66.5-76.9 110 28.0 23.1-33.5
Education
< High School 105 61 61.5 50.5-71.4 44 38.5 28.6-49.5
High School 152 102 67.4 58.1-75.6 50 32.6 24.4-41.9
> High School 169 130 78.4 70.7-84.5 39 21.6 15.5-29.3
Marital Status
Married 181 134 76.3 68.7-82.5 47 23.7 17.5-31.3
Other 245 159 65.3 58.0-71.9 86 34.7 28.1-42.0
Income
14,999 or less 178 110 64.2 55.4-72.1 68 35.8 27.9-44.6
15,000-24,999 61 46 76.3 61.9-86.4 15 23.7 13.6-38.1
25,000-49,999 76 53 71.2 58.4-81.3 23 28.8 18.7-41.6
50,000 or more 76 61 80.5 69.1-88.3 15 19.5 11.7-30.9
WIC recipient
No 176 133 77.4 69.8-83.5 43 22.6 16.5-30.2
Yes 245 157 64.5 57.2-71.2 88 35.5 28.8-42.8
Medicaid recipient
No 120 95 81.0 72.2-87.5 25 19.0 12.5-27.8
Yes 306 198 65.7 59.2-71.6 108 34.3 28.4-40.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 152 97 63.3 55.4-70.5 55 36.7 29.5-44.6
2500+ grams 274 196 70.6 64.9-75.8 78 29.4 24.2-35.1

*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.

This page was generated on 20MAY10

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