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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

INTENDEDNESS OF PREGNANCY

WAS PREGNANCY INTENDED?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
UNINTENDED INTENDED WAS NOT SURE
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 609 202 34.7 30.4-39.3 332 52.7 48.0-57.2 75 12.6 9.8-16.2
Age
< 20 years 46 31 69.6 53.5-82.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 138 73 51.9 42.0-61.7 48 35.7 26.8-45.6 17 12.4 7.0-21.2
25-34 years 342 76 23.0 18.2-28.6 229 66.1 60.1-71.7 37 10.9 7.5-15.5
35+ years 83 22 24.6 15.2-37.1 45 54.1 41.6-66.2 16 21.3 12.7-33.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 348 87 28.3 23.1-34.1 231 64.4 58.5-70.0 30 7.3 4.8-11.0
Non-Hispanic Black 140 69 49.3 39.1-59.5 35 22.0 14.9-31.2 36 28.8 20.3-39.0
Non-Hispanic Other 30 11 35.6 18.8-56.9 18 63.6 42.4-80.6 *** *** ***
Latina 83 30 35.8 25.1-48.2 47 54.5 42.3-66.3 *** *** ***
Education
< High School 91 45 51.4 39.4-63.3 37 36.7 26.1-48.7 *** *** ***
High School 115 43 39.6 29.7-50.4 51 41.5 31.5-52.2 21 18.9 11.8-29.0
> High School 403 114 28.9 24.0-34.4 244 60.3 54.6-65.7 45 10.8 7.7-14.9
Marital Status
Married 366 73 20.8 16.5-25.8 269 73.5 68.2-78.3 24 5.7 3.6- 8.9
Other 243 129 52.9 45.4-60.4 63 25.4 19.4-32.5 51 21.7 16.1-28.6
WIC recipient
No 285 55 22.0 16.9-28.1 208 70.9 64.5-76.6 22 7.1 4.4-11.3
Yes 321 147 45.7 39.3-52.3 122 37.3 31.3-43.8 52 17.0 12.5-22.6
Medicaid recipient
No 316 68 22.3 17.5-28.1 231 72.8 66.9-78.0 17 4.9 2.9- 8.1
Yes 293 134 47.4 40.7-54.3 101 32.0 26.2-38.5 58 20.6 15.5-26.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 197 73 39.1 32.3-46.3 95 46.5 39.5-53.6 29 14.4 10.1-20.1
2500+ grams 412 129 34.3 29.7-39.3 237 53.2 48.2-58.1 46 12.5 9.4-16.3

* 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.Those who reported not sure what they wanted,listed seperately.

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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 28JUL15

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