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2008 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 1367 592 43.9 41.0-47.0 775 56.1 53.0-59.0
Age
< 20 years 147 109 70.3 60.8-78.3 38 29.7 21.7-39.2
20-24 years 320 188 58.1 51.7-64.3 132 41.9 35.7-48.3
25-34 years 693 236 35.7 31.8-39.9 457 64.3 60.1-68.2
35+ years 207 59 29.0 22.5-36.4 148 71.0 63.6-77.5
Race
White 967 349 36.6 33.2-40.0 618 63.4 60.0-66.8
Black 332 216 69.7 63.6-75.2 116 30.3 24.8-36.4
Other 68 27 40.0 27.4-54.0 41 60.0 46.0-72.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 191 88 41.6 34.0-49.6 103 58.4 50.4-66.0
No 1175 503 44.4 41.1-47.6 672 55.6 52.4-58.9
Education
< High School 267 149 54.9 48.0-61.6 118 45.1 38.4-52.0
High School 375 206 55.0 49.1-60.8 169 45.0 39.2-50.9
> High School 721 235 33.0 29.3-37.0 486 67.0 63.0-70.7
Marital Status
Married 827 241 29.6 26.2-33.3 586 70.4 66.7-73.8
Other 540 351 64.4 59.6-68.9 189 35.6 31.1-40.4
Income
14,999 or less 379 241 62.3 56.4-67.9 138 37.7 32.1-43.6
15,000-24,999 175 105 61.5 53.0-69.3 70 38.5 30.7-47.0
25,000-49,999 264 106 39.2 32.9-46.0 158 60.8 54.0-67.1
50,000 or more 440 87 20.7 16.8-25.2 353 79.3 74.8-83.2
WIC recipient
No 738 226 31.4 27.8-35.3 512 68.6 64.7-72.2
Yes 620 358 57.4 52.9-61.9 262 42.6 38.1-47.1
Medicaid recipient
No 635 145 23.1 19.6-26.9 490 76.9 73.1-80.4
Yes 732 447 61.1 56.9-65.2 285 38.9 34.8-43.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 450 213 49.1 44.5-53.7 237 50.9 46.3-55.5
2500+ grams 917 379 43.5 40.3-46.8 538 56.5 53.2-59.7

* 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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