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2010 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

INTENDEDNESS OF PREGNANCY

WAS PREGNANCY INTENDED?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
UNINTENDED INTENDED
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 969 405 45.2 41.6-48.9 564 54.8 51.1-58.4
Age
< 20 years 85 68 83.1 71.9-90.5 17 16.9 9.5-28.1
20-24 years 223 124 58.3 50.7-65.4 99 41.7 34.6-49.3
25-34 years 503 165 34.1 29.5-39.0 338 65.9 61.0-70.5
35+ years 158 48 32.2 24.1-41.5 110 67.8 58.5-75.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 593 205 39.9 35.4-44.6 388 60.1 55.4-64.6
Non-Hispanic Black 205 132 64.5 56.4-71.9 73 35.5 28.1-43.6
Non-Hispanic Other 52 19 39.3 25.2-55.4 33 60.7 44.6-74.8
Latina 114 47 40.0 30.3-50.6 67 60.0 49.4-69.7
Education
< High School 155 83 56.1 46.5-65.3 72 43.9 34.7-53.5
High School 253 142 57.7 50.6-64.4 111 42.3 35.6-49.4
> High School 558 180 34.8 30.4-39.4 378 65.2 60.6-69.6
Marital Status
Married 613 178 31.7 27.6-36.1 435 68.3 63.9-72.4
Other 356 227 64.0 57.9-69.7 129 36.0 30.3-42.1
WIC recipient
No 526 144 28.8 24.5-33.5 382 71.2 66.5-75.5
Yes 436 259 61.2 55.8-66.4 177 38.8 33.6-44.2
Medicaid recipient
No 474 111 25.8 21.5-30.7 363 74.2 69.3-78.5
Yes 495 294 60.4 55.2-65.3 201 39.6 34.7-44.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 323 135 46.6 41.1-52.1 188 53.4 47.9-58.9
2500+ grams 646 270 45.1 41.2-49.1 376 54.9 50.9-58.8

* 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 h ad an intended pregnancy. Those who chose -I wanted to be pregnant later- or -I didnt want to be pregnant then or at any time in the future- were considered to have had an unintended pregnancy.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2010.The overall weighted response rate was 56%.

#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 16NOV12

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