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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

WAS PREGNANCY INTENDED?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
UNINTENDED INTENDED
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1811 819 45.3 42.3-48.4 992 54.7 51.6-57.7
Age
< 20 years 230 171 70.4 61.7-77.8 59 29.6 22.2-38.3
20-24 years 489 277 57.7 51.7-63.4 212 42.3 36.6-48.3
25-34 years 885 314 34.9 30.9-39.2 571 65.1 60.8-69.1
35+ years 207 57 30.7 22.9-39.7 150 69.3 60.3-77.1
Race
White 1206 429 37.8 34.4-41.3 777 62.2 58.7-65.6
Black 549 356 65.9 59.7-71.6 193 34.1 28.4-40.3
Other 56 34 67.9 49.7-81.9 22 32.1 18.1-50.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 147 56 40.6 31.1-50.8 91 59.4 49.2-68.9
No 1663 762 45.8 42.6-49.0 901 54.2 51.0-57.4
Education
< High School 396 245 59.1 52.4-65.4 151 40.9 34.6-47.6
High School 598 307 52.2 46.8-57.6 291 47.8 42.4-53.2
> High School 815 266 32.8 28.7-37.1 549 67.2 62.9-71.3
Marital Status
Married 1150 349 32.0 28.6-35.6 801 68.0 64.4-71.4
Other 661 470 71.3 66.2-75.9 191 28.7 24.1-33.8
Income
15,999 or less 538 338 63.3 57.5-68.7 200 36.7 31.3-42.5
16,000-24,999 245 144 57.6 49.3-65.5 101 42.4 34.5-50.7
25,000-39,999 262 116 45.9 38.2-53.8 146 54.1 46.2-61.8
40,000 or more 600 130 21.7 17.7-26.3 470 78.3 73.7-82.3
WIC recipient
No 970 326 33.2 29.4-37.2 644 66.8 62.8-70.6
Yes 831 488 58.6 54.0-63.0 343 41.4 37.0-46.0
Medicaid recipient
No 885 249 29.2 25.4-33.2 636 70.8 66.8-74.6
Yes 926 570 61.3 56.9-65.5 356 38.7 34.5-43.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 359 162 45.8 41.2-50.5 197 54.2 49.5-58.8
2500+ grams 573 273 49.6 45.6-53.6 300 50.4 46.4-54.4

* Respondents were asked "Thinking back to just before you got pregnant with your new baby, how did you feel about becoming pregnant?" Those who chose the answers "I wanted to be pregnant sooner" or "I wanted to be pregnant then" were considered to have had an intended pregnancy. Those who chose "I wanted to be pregnant later" or "I didnít want to be pregnant then or at any time in the future" were considered to have had an unintended pregnancy.

#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 16NOV11

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