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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

INTENDEDNESS OF PREGNANCY

When you got pregnant with your new baby, were you trying to become pregnant?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 964 460 49.1 45.3-52.8 504 50.9 47.2-54.7
Age
< 20 years 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 214 144 66.6 58.7-73.6 70 33.4 26.4-41.3
25-34 years 534 205 39.6 34.8-44.6 329 60.4 55.4-65.2
35+ years 168 71 43.3 34.9-52.1 97 56.7 47.9-65.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 507 203 41.3 36.5-46.3 304 58.7 53.7-63.5
Non-Hispanic Black 190 129 71.5 63.2-78.6 61 28.5 21.4-36.8
Non-Hispanic Other 58 26 43.3 28.8-59.0 32 56.7 41.0-71.2
Latina 188 88 45.0 36.9-53.4 100 55.0 46.6-63.1
Education
< High School 175 96 59.2 50.3-67.5 79 40.8 32.5-49.7
High School 189 117 58.6 50.1-66.7 72 41.4 33.3-49.9
> High School 599 246 42.5 37.9-47.2 353 57.5 52.8-62.1
Marital Status
Married 583 189 33.5 29.3-38.1 394 66.5 61.9-70.7
Other 381 271 72.9 67.1-78.0 110 27.1 22.0-32.9
WIC recipient
No 557 210 39.1 34.5-43.9 347 60.9 56.1-65.5
Yes 392 242 62.4 56.5-68.0 150 37.6 32.0-43.5
Medicaid recipient
No 592 193 33.8 29.5-38.4 399 66.2 61.6-70.5
Yes 372 267 71.1 65.2-76.4 105 28.9 23.6-34.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 341 172 53.7 48.3-59.1 169 46.3 40.9-51.7
2500+ grams 623 288 48.6 44.6-52.7 335 51.4 47.3-55.4

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

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

#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 10FEB17

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