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2001 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 1655 709 42.6 39.5-45.8 946 57.4 54.2-60.5
Age
< 20 years 228 159 64.7 55.8-72.7 69 35.3 27.3-44.2
20-24 years 440 238 55.4 49.2-61.4 202 44.6 38.6-50.8
25-34 years 802 260 32.9 28.8-37.3 542 67.1 62.7-71.2
35+ years 185 52 25.2 17.7-34.6 133 74.8 65.4-82.3
Race
White 1123 380 34.9 31.5-38.6 743 65.1 61.4-68.5
Black 472 298 65.5 59.0-71.5 174 34.5 28.5-41.0
Other 60 31 38.8 24.8-54.9 29 61.2 45.1-75.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 175 72 40.5 31.7-50.0 103 59.5 50.0-68.3
No 1478 636 42.9 39.6-46.2 842 57.1 53.8-60.4
Education
< High School 366 210 56.3 49.3-63.1 156 43.7 36.9-50.7
High School 516 273 52.2 46.4-57.9 243 47.8 42.1-53.6
> High School 768 223 29.5 25.5-33.8 545 70.5 66.2-74.5
Marital Status
Married 1044 298 28.9 25.5-32.5 746 71.1 67.5-74.5
Other 611 411 68.3 62.9-73.3 200 31.7 26.7-37.1
Income
15,999 or less 503 310 61.0 54.9-66.8 193 39.0 33.2-45.1
16,000-24,999 181 100 58.1 48.6-67.0 81 41.9 33.0-51.4
25,000-39,999 249 100 41.7 34.0-49.9 149 58.3 50.1-66.0
40,000 or more 557 112 21.4 17.4-26.0 445 78.6 74.0-82.6
WIC recipient
No 858 249 27.2 23.6-31.3 609 72.8 68.7-76.4
Yes 785 452 58.7 54.0-63.3 333 41.3 36.7-46.0
Medicaid recipient
No 823 212 26.1 22.5-30.1 611 73.9 69.9-77.5
Yes 832 497 60.1 55.5-64.6 335 39.9 35.4-44.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 321 144 46.5 41.5-51.5 177 53.5 48.5-58.5
2500+ grams 497 236 49.7 45.4-54.0 261 50.3 46.0-54.6

* 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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