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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

Preconception Health Indicators Women 18-44

Pregnancy Intendedness*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Unintended Intended
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 983 414 43.4 39.5-47.3 569 56.6 52.7-60.5
Age
18-19 years 68 43 64.2 48.4-77.4 25 35.8 22.6-51.6
20-24 years 253 141 58.4 50.5-66.0 112 41.6 34.0-49.5
25-34 years 510 189 36.8 31.8-42.1 321 63.2 57.9-68.2
35-44 years 152 41 30.2 21.7-40.3 111 69.8 59.7-78.3
Race
White 705 249 38.4 34.1-42.9 456 61.6 57.1-65.9
Black 238 148 60.7 51.8-68.9 90 39.3 31.1-48.2
Other 40 17 50.3 31.4-69.2 23 49.7 30.8-68.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 126 64 56.7 46.3-66.5 62 43.3 33.5-53.7
No 857 350 40.8 36.7-45.0 507 59.2 55.0-63.3
Education
< High School 172 90 53.9 44.7-62.9 82 46.1 37.1-55.3
High School 287 146 52.5 44.8-60.1 141 47.5 39.9-55.2
> High School 522 177 34.7 29.9-40.0 345 65.3 60.0-70.1
Marital Status
Married 642 191 31.4 27.2-35.9 451 68.6 64.1-72.8
Other 341 223 66.0 59.0-72.4 118 34.0 27.6-41.0
Income
14,999 or less 281 175 61.8 54.1-68.9 106 38.2 31.1-45.9
15,000-24,999 149 74 52.3 41.8-62.6 75 47.7 37.4-58.2
25,000-49,999 176 69 36.0 28.1-44.9 107 64.0 55.1-71.9
50,000 or more 292 52 20.0 14.9-26.2 240 80.0 73.8-85.1
WIC recipient
No 548 173 33.6 28.9-38.6 375 66.4 61.4-71.1
Yes 421 236 56.4 50.1-62.5 185 43.6 37.5-49.9
Medicaid recipient
No 470 120 28.4 23.7-33.7 350 71.6 66.3-76.3
Yes 513 294 57.2 51.5-62.6 219 42.8 37.4-48.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 439 192 45.8 41.2-50.4 247 54.2 49.6-58.8
2500+ grams 544 222 43.2 39.0-47.5 322 56.8 52.5-61.0

Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 11: Thinking back to just before you got pregnant, how did you feel about becoming pregnant?

#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 12JUL10

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