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2015 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 884 392 46.3 42.3-50.3 492 53.7 49.7-57.7
Age
< 20 years 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 158 94 58.8 49.2-67.8 64 41.2 32.2-50.8
25-34 years 521 203 38.8 33.9-44.0 318 61.2 56.0-66.1
35+ years 164 64 47.8 38.9-56.9 100 52.2 43.1-61.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 482 182 39.6 34.5-45.0 300 60.4 55.0-65.5
Non-Hispanic Black 204 125 66.8 58.0-74.6 79 33.2 25.4-42.0
Non-Hispanic Other 63 19 35.5 22.6-50.8 44 64.5 49.2-77.4
Latina 120 60 47.6 37.3-58.2 60 52.4 41.8-62.7
Education
< High School 116 69 44.8 34.0-56.1 47 55.2 43.9-66.0
High School 162 96 57.7 48.3-66.6 66 42.3 33.4-51.7
> High School 600 223 42.6 37.9-47.4 377 57.4 52.6-62.1
Marital Status
Married 589 181 32.2 27.8-36.9 408 67.8 63.1-72.2
Other 295 211 71.0 64.1-77.2 84 29.0 22.8-35.9
WIC recipient
No 536 176 34.2 29.5-39.2 360 65.8 60.8-70.5
Yes 336 209 61.3 54.7-67.5 127 38.7 32.5-45.3
Medicaid recipient
No 546 163 33.1 28.5-38.1 383 66.9 61.9-71.5
Yes 338 229 64.6 57.9-70.7 109 35.4 29.3-42.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 318 157 53.3 47.9-58.7 161 46.7 41.3-52.1
2500+ grams 566 235 45.7 41.3-50.0 331 54.3 50.0-58.7

The overall weighted response rate in 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% 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 26OCT17

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