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2008 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 1316 558 43.3 40.3-46.4 758 56.7 53.6-59.7
Age
18-19 years 100 76 74.5 63.2-83.3 24 25.5 16.7-36.8
20-24 years 320 188 58.1 51.7-64.3 132 41.9 35.7-48.3
25-34 years 693 236 35.7 31.8-39.9 457 64.3 60.1-68.2
35-44 years 203 58 29.3 22.8-36.7 145 70.7 63.3-77.2
Race
White 933 329 36.0 32.6-39.6 604 64.0 60.4-67.4
Black 316 203 69.0 62.8-74.7 113 31.0 25.3-37.2
Other 67 26 39.7 27.1-53.8 41 60.3 46.2-72.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 179 82 42.1 34.3-50.4 97 57.9 49.6-65.7
No 1136 475 43.5 40.3-46.9 661 56.5 53.1-59.7
Education
< High School 225 120 53.8 46.3-61.1 105 46.2 38.9-53.7
High School 370 202 54.8 48.8-60.7 168 45.2 39.3-51.2
> High School 717 234 33.1 29.4-37.1 483 66.9 62.9-70.6
Marital Status
Married 819 238 29.7 26.3-33.4 581 70.3 66.6-73.7
Other 497 320 64.3 59.3-69.0 177 35.7 31.0-40.7
Income
14,999 or less 353 223 62.8 56.7-68.6 130 37.2 31.4-43.3
15,000-24,999 172 102 60.5 51.9-68.5 70 39.5 31.5-48.1
25,000-49,999 259 103 39.1 32.7-45.9 156 60.9 54.1-67.3
50,000 or more 437 87 20.7 16.8-25.3 350 79.3 74.7-83.2
WIC recipient
No 728 221 31.3 27.6-35.2 507 68.7 64.8-72.4
Yes 579 329 57.1 52.4-61.7 250 42.9 38.3-47.6
Medicaid recipient
No 629 144 23.1 19.6-27.0 485 76.9 73.0-80.4
Yes 687 414 61.0 56.7-65.1 273 39.0 34.9-43.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 428 195 47.2 42.5-51.9 233 52.8 48.1-57.5
2500+ grams 888 363 43.0 39.7-46.3 525 57.0 53.7-60.3

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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