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2009 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 DIDN'T MIND IF I GOT PREGNANT*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 322 191 57.5 51.1-63.8 131 42.5 36.2-48.9
Age
< 20 years 61 47 79.3 65.0-88.7 14 20.7 11.3-35.0
20-24 years 99 55 53.1 41.2-64.5 44 46.9 35.5-58.8
25-34 years 127 70 53.0 42.9-62.9 57 47.0 37.1-57.1
35+ years 35 19 43.8 26.3-63.0 16 56.2 37.0-73.7
Race
White 198 109 53.7 45.7-61.5 89 46.3 38.5-54.3
Black 108 72 64.2 52.4-74.4 36 35.8 25.6-47.6
Other 16 10 59.7 30.3-83.4 6 40.3 16.6-69.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 39 29 69.7 51.0-83.6 10 30.3 16.4-49.0
No 283 162 55.5 48.6-62.2 121 44.5 37.8-51.4
Education
< High School 81 60 72.6 59.0-82.9 21 27.4 17.1-41.0
High School 119 71 55.3 44.6-65.5 48 44.7 34.5-55.4
> High School 121 59 48.5 38.4-58.6 62 51.5 41.4-61.6
Marital Status
Married 129 60 42.8 33.5-52.6 69 57.2 47.4-66.5
Other 193 131 66.7 58.1-74.2 62 33.3 25.8-41.9
Income
14,999 or less 99 65 65.9 53.8-76.3 34 34.1 23.7-46.2
15,000-24,999 90 57 62.4 50.3-73.1 33 37.6 26.9-49.7
25,000-49,999 59 32 47.3 32.6-62.5 27 52.7 37.5-67.4
50,000 or more 51 16 31.2 19.0-46.7 35 68.8 53.3-81.0
WIC recipient
No 116 48 36.5 27.1-47.0 68 63.5 53.0-72.9
Yes 206 143 68.6 60.6-75.7 63 31.4 24.3-39.4
Medicaid recipient
No 95 41 38.3 28.0-49.9 54 61.7 50.1-72.0
Yes 227 150 64.9 57.2-72.0 77 35.1 28.0-42.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 121 84 69.9 61.2-77.3 37 30.1 22.7-38.8
2500+ grams 201 107 56.4 49.3-63.2 94 43.6 36.8-50.7

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

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 28JUL11

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