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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Family Planning

How do you feel about having a child now or sometime in the future? Would you say:

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  Total
Respond.^
Do NOT want to have one Do want to have one Not sure if do or don't
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,458 1,437 41.9 39.9-43.9 1,398 40.1 38.1-42.1 623 18.0 16.5-19.7
GENDER
Male 1,719 795 45.2 42.3-48.0 641 37.4 34.7-40.2 283 17.4 15.3-19.8
Female 1,739 642 37.1 34.4-40.0 757 44.0 41.2-46.8 340 18.9 16.8-21.2
RACE
White 2,455 1,026 42.7 40.3-45.1 997 40.1 37.7-42.5 432 17.3 15.5-19.2
African American 586 268 46.6 41.7-51.5 224 39.2 34.5-44.0 94 14.3 11.3-17.9
Asian 48 21 39.5 24.5-56.8 16 37.9 23.1-55.3 11 22.7 11.8-39.1
Native American 53 24 45.3 30.2-61.3 21 36.0 22.5-52.1 8 18.8 8.3-37.1
Other Minorities 295 90 30.5 24.1-37.7 134 43.0 36.1-50.2 71 26.5 20.4-33.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 305 101 32.9 26.4-40.0 128 39.4 32.7-46.4 76 27.8 21.6-34.9
-English Speaking 101 34 36.5 26.2-48.2 48 44.7 33.6-56.3 19 18.8 11.3-29.7
-Spanish Speaking 204 67 31.4 23.6-40.4 80 37.2 29.3-46.0 57 31.3 23.5-40.4
Non-Hispanic 3,151 1,335 43.0 40.9-45.2 1,270 40.2 38.1-42.3 546 16.8 15.2-18.4
AGE
18-24 535 108 22.0 17.8-26.8 341 61.2 56.0-66.2 86 16.8 13.2-21.1
25-34 1,398 373 25.8 23.1-28.6 718 52.1 48.9-55.3 307 22.2 19.5-25.0
35-44 1,026 576 57.2 53.4-60.8 265 25.0 22.0-28.4 185 17.8 15.1-20.8
45-54 (All Males*) 327 244 73.8 67.5-79.3 54 17.7 13.1-23.5 29 8.5 5.5-12.9
55-59 (All Males*) 172 136 76.7 67.8-83.7 20 12.2 7.6-19.1 16 11.1 6.1-19.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 419 177 37.2 31.8-42.8 153 37.9 32.3-43.9 89 24.9 19.7-30.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 864 405 47.1 43.0-51.2 320 37.2 33.3-41.2 139 15.8 13.1-18.8
Some Post-H.S. 887 367 41.6 37.7-45.7 363 41.7 37.8-45.7 157 16.7 13.9-19.9
College Graduate 1,285 486 40.3 37.0-43.7 562 41.9 38.7-45.3 237 17.8 15.4-20.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 243 99 40.5 32.2-49.3 101 43.1 34.9-51.7 43 16.4 11.4-23.2
$15,000- 24,999 521 204 38.0 33.0-43.2 213 40.8 35.6-46.1 104 21.3 17.1-26.1
$25,000- 34,999 454 186 41.9 36.6-47.5 188 40.7 35.4-46.1 80 17.4 13.4-22.2
$35,000- 49,999 547 231 42.4 37.6-47.4 224 41.8 36.9-46.8 92 15.8 12.6-19.6
$50,000-74,999 544 232 42.2 37.3-47.2 227 42.3 37.4-47.3 85 15.6 12.2-19.6
$75,000+ 620 280 47.9 43.2-52.7 231 34.8 30.5-39.4 109 17.2 14.0-21.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 582 256 42.4 37.4-47.5 228 39.7 34.8-44.7 98 18.0 14.1-22.6
No 2,810 1,154 41.8 39.6-44.1 1,140 40.1 37.9-42.4 516 18.0 16.4-19.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 328 187 58.5 52.0-64.8 93 28.7 23.2-34.7 48 12.8 9.3-17.5
Non-Veteran 3,037 1,218 40.0 37.8-42.1 1,261 41.4 39.2-43.5 558 18.7 17.0-20.5
Currently Serving 93 32 40.5 29.5-52.6 44 43.6 32.6-55.2 17 15.9 9.5-25.4

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* This question was asked of female respondents who reported being ages 18-44 years old and not pregnant, or male respondents who reported being ages 18-59 years old

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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