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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

Preconception Health Indicators Women 18-44

Percentage of women having a live birth who were not trying to get pregnant at the time of conception and neither they nor their husbands or partners were doing anything to keep from getting pregnant?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 361 158 45.7 39.2-52.3 203 54.3 47.7-60.8
Age
18-19 years 41 20 49.5 30.3-68.8 21 50.5 31.2-69.7
20-24 years 124 51 42.4 31.8-53.8 73 57.6 46.2-68.2
25-34 years 163 74 48.0 38.5-57.6 89 52.0 42.4-61.5
35-44 years 33 13 42.7 23.9-63.9 20 57.3 36.1-76.1
Race
White 214 99 47.3 39.3-55.3 115 52.7 44.7-60.7
Black 133 52 38.9 27.9-51.1 81 61.1 48.9-72.1
Other 14 7 69.5 36.4-90.0 7 30.5 10.0-63.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 58 23 43.8 30.3-58.2 35 56.2 41.8-69.7
No 303 135 46.3 39.0-53.7 168 53.7 46.3-61.0
Education
< High School 81 42 48.7 35.8-61.8 39 51.3 38.2-64.2
High School 132 53 41.5 30.8-53.1 79 58.5 46.9-69.2
> High School 147 63 47.5 37.6-57.6 84 52.5 42.4-62.4
Marital Status
Married 155 61 43.6 34.5-53.1 94 56.4 46.9-65.5
Other 206 97 47.3 38.4-56.4 109 52.7 43.6-61.6
Income
14,999 or less 158 72 45.3 35.4-55.6 86 54.7 44.4-64.6
15,000-24,999 67 33 50.6 35.6-65.5 34 49.4 34.5-64.4
25,000-49,999 60 19 37.3 23.3-53.7 41 62.7 46.3-76.7
50,000 or more 36 21 62.2 42.3-78.7 15 37.8 21.3-57.7
WIC recipient
No 141 67 50.1 40.1-60.1 74 49.9 39.9-59.9
Yes 215 89 42.8 34.4-51.7 126 57.2 48.3-65.6
Medicaid recipient
No 96 47 54.6 42.7-66.1 49 45.4 33.9-57.3
Yes 265 111 42.1 34.6-50.0 154 57.9 50.0-65.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 71 42.3 35.2-49.8 101 57.7 50.2-64.8
2500+ grams 189 87 46.0 39.0-53.2 102 54.0 46.8-61.0

#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.

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