2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Preconception Health & Family Planning

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health care worker ever talked with you about any of the following topics during a routine health care visit:
DO NOT include visits while pregnant, also called prenatal care visits.
Your plans for having children?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 572 292 49.7 44.8-54.5 280 50.3 45.5-55.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 318 150 46.1 39.7-52.6 168 53.9 47.4-60.3
Non-Hispanic Black 129 69 51.1 41.4-60.8 60 48.9 39.2-58.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 317 152 45.6 39.4-52.0 165 54.4 48.0-60.6
35-44 255 140 56.1 48.7-63.3 115 43.9 36.7-51.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 188 80 43.8 35.8-52.0 108 56.2 48.0-64.2
College Graduate 222 119 52.8 45.2-60.2 103 47.2 39.8-54.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 116 69 56.6 46.1-66.6 47 43.4 33.4-53.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 456 229 49.6 44.3-55.0 227 50.4 45.0-55.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 553 279 49.2 44.3-54.1 274 50.8 45.9-55.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 182 84 44.6 36.6-52.9 98 55.4 47.1-63.4
Regional City or Suburban County 150 72 48.2 39.1-57.4 78 51.8 42.6-60.9
Rural 240 136 56.1 48.3-63.6 104 43.9 36.4-51.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 387 198 51.0 45.2-56.8 189 49.0 43.2-54.8
Unemployed 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 125 58 40.1 30.5-50.5 67 59.9 49.5-69.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 249 128 49.9 42.8-57.0 121 50.1 43.0-57.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 241 118 49.4 42.0-56.7 123 50.6 43.3-58.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 239 121 48.7 41.5-56.0 118 51.3 44.0-58.5

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*Asked of female respondents aged 18-44.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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