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2008 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 505 272 53.3 48.3-58.3 233 46.7 41.7-51.7
Age
18-19 years 72 41 55.6 42.1-68.4 31 44.4 31.6-57.9
20-24 years 178 109 61.7 53.1-69.7 69 38.3 30.3-46.9
25-34 years 203 98 47.4 39.8-55.1 105 52.6 44.9-60.2
35-44 years 52 24 45.1 30.9-60.2 28 54.9 39.8-69.1
Race
White 295 156 52.7 46.2-59.1 139 47.3 40.9-53.8
Black 185 104 54.2 45.7-62.4 81 45.8 37.6-54.3
Other 25 12 54.6 32.7-74.8 13 45.4 25.2-67.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 70 29 37.7 25.5-51.7 41 62.3 48.3-74.5
No 435 243 55.8 50.4-61.0 192 44.2 39.0-49.6
Education
< High School 104 60 56.5 45.5-67.0 44 43.5 33.0-54.5
High School 192 109 55.4 47.2-63.4 83 44.6 36.6-52.8
> High School 208 103 49.4 41.7-57.0 105 50.6 43.0-58.3
Marital Status
Married 206 111 55.9 48.1-63.4 95 44.1 36.6-51.9
Other 299 161 51.6 45.0-58.1 138 48.4 41.9-55.0
Income
14,999 or less 208 128 59.4 51.2-67.0 80 40.6 33.0-48.8
15,000-24,999 93 40 44.8 33.6-56.6 53 55.2 43.4-66.4
25,000-49,999 92 48 50.2 38.9-61.5 44 49.8 38.5-61.1
50,000 or more 74 40 57.8 45.2-69.4 34 42.2 30.6-54.8
WIC recipient
No 196 108 55.4 47.4-63.1 88 44.6 36.9-52.6
Yes 302 161 52.5 46.0-58.9 141 47.5 41.1-54.0
Medicaid recipient
No 121 60 48.5 38.7-58.3 61 51.5 41.7-61.3
Yes 384 212 54.8 48.9-60.5 172 45.2 39.5-51.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 182 102 56.5 49.3-63.4 80 43.5 36.6-50.7
2500+ grams 323 170 53.0 47.5-58.4 153 47.0 41.6-52.5

#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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