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2009 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 416 196 47.6 42.0-53.3 220 52.4 46.7-58.0
Age
18-19 years 62 39 66.4 51.3-78.8 23 33.6 21.2-48.7
20-24 years 140 73 51.6 42.0-61.1 67 48.4 38.9-58.0
25-34 years 178 69 37.9 29.9-46.6 109 62.1 53.4-70.1
35-44 years 36 15 41.6 24.5-61.0 21 58.4 39.0-75.5
Race
White 259 113 44.7 38.0-51.7 146 55.3 48.3-62.0
Black 141 75 53.5 43.1-63.6 66 46.5 36.4-56.9
Other 16 8 44.5 20.2-71.7 8 55.5 28.3-79.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 48 18 43.3 28.4-59.5 30 56.7 40.5-71.6
No 368 178 48.2 42.2-54.3 190 51.8 45.7-57.8
Education
< High School 87 45 56.0 43.3-67.9 42 44.0 32.1-56.7
High School 143 77 51.1 41.5-60.6 66 48.9 39.4-58.5
> High School 184 73 40.1 32.2-48.5 111 59.9 51.5-67.8
Marital Status
Married 171 70 42.1 34.0-50.7 101 57.9 49.3-66.0
Other 245 126 51.1 43.6-58.6 119 48.9 41.4-56.4
Income
14,999 or less 173 95 54.5 45.7-63.2 78 45.5 36.8-54.3
15,000-24,999 71 29 43.7 31.0-57.3 42 56.3 42.7-69.0
25,000-49,999 90 35 34.9 24.3-47.3 55 65.1 52.7-75.7
50,000 or more 56 24 45.8 32.0-60.3 32 54.2 39.7-68.0
WIC recipient
No 152 68 44.9 35.9-54.2 84 55.1 45.8-64.1
Yes 263 128 49.2 42.1-56.3 135 50.8 43.7-57.9
Medicaid recipient
No 118 47 40.8 31.1-51.2 71 59.2 48.8-68.9
Yes 298 149 49.9 43.2-56.6 149 50.1 43.4-56.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 154 76 49.2 41.5-57.0 78 50.8 43.0-58.5
2500+ grams 262 120 47.4 41.3-53.6 142 52.6 46.4-58.7

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009. The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 18APR12

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