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2009 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 321 230 74.1 68.0-79.3 91 25.9 20.7-32.0
Age
< 20 years 60 38 68.0 52.7-80.1 22 32.0 19.9-47.3
20-24 years 99 77 77.5 66.1-85.9 22 22.5 14.1-33.9
25-34 years 127 93 75.8 66.0-83.5 34 24.2 16.5-34.0
35+ years 35 22 69.2 49.7-83.6 13 30.8 16.4-50.3
Race
White 198 146 74.9 67.4-81.2 52 25.1 18.8-32.6
Black 107 71 72.6 61.1-81.7 36 27.4 18.3-38.9
Other 16 13 73.4 38.9-92.3 3 26.6 7.7-61.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 39 24 64.1 46.1-78.9 15 35.9 21.1-53.9
No 282 206 75.7 69.3-81.2 76 24.3 18.8-30.7
Education
< High School 80 53 68.7 55.2-79.7 27 31.3 20.3-44.8
High School 119 90 77.2 67.1-84.9 29 22.8 15.1-32.9
> High School 121 87 74.8 65.1-82.5 34 25.2 17.5-34.9
Marital Status
Married 129 101 79.2 70.3-85.9 28 20.8 14.1-29.7
Other 192 129 70.9 62.5-78.0 63 29.1 22.0-37.5
Income
14,999 or less 99 71 75.7 63.9-84.6 28 24.3 15.4-36.1
15,000-24,999 90 67 75.7 64.2-84.4 23 24.3 15.6-35.8
25,000-49,999 59 38 68.3 52.6-80.7 21 31.7 19.3-47.4
50,000 or more 51 38 75.4 60.4-86.0 13 24.6 14.0-39.6
WIC recipient
No 116 84 73.4 63.2-81.6 32 26.6 18.4-36.8
Yes 205 146 74.4 66.6-80.9 59 25.6 19.1-33.4
Medicaid recipient
No 95 72 78.1 67.5-86.0 23 21.9 14.0-32.5
Yes 226 158 72.5 65.0-78.9 68 27.5 21.1-35.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 121 80 67.4 58.8-75.1 41 32.6 24.9-41.2
2500+ grams 200 150 74.7 68.0-80.4 50 25.3 19.6-32.0

*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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