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2003 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 1462 639 42.2 39.1-45.5 823 57.8 54.5-60.9
Age
< 20 years 159 112 65.5 54.7-74.9 47 34.5 25.1-45.3
20-24 years 400 246 60.8 54.6-66.7 154 39.2 33.3-45.4
25-34 years 719 229 30.6 26.6-34.8 490 69.4 65.2-73.4
35+ years 184 52 26.6 19.1-35.6 132 73.4 64.4-80.9
Race
White 999 355 37.5 33.9-41.3 644 62.5 58.7-66.1
Black 399 255 57.3 50.4-64.0 144 42.7 36.0-49.6
Other 64 29 44.5 30.3-59.6 35 55.5 40.4-69.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 149 59 46.8 37.5-56.3 90 53.2 43.7-62.5
No 1310 580 41.7 38.3-45.1 730 58.3 54.9-61.7
Education
< High School 320 184 52.9 45.8-59.9 136 47.1 40.1-54.2
High School 433 236 52.5 46.4-58.5 197 47.5 41.5-53.6
> High School 707 218 30.6 26.5-35.0 489 69.4 65.0-73.5
Marital Status
Married 918 270 28.9 25.4-32.6 648 71.1 67.4-74.6
Other 544 369 66.5 61.0-71.6 175 33.5 28.4-39.0
Income
15,999 or less 402 257 59.3 52.8-65.5 145 40.7 34.5-47.2
16,000-24,999 192 97 49.1 40.4-57.9 95 50.9 42.1-59.6
25,000-39,999 209 90 38.3 30.4-46.8 119 61.7 53.2-69.6
40,000 or more 497 101 21.8 17.7-26.6 396 78.2 73.4-82.3
WIC recipient
No 755 215 27.2 23.4-31.3 540 72.8 68.7-76.6
Yes 700 420 58.3 53.5-63.0 280 41.7 37.0-46.5
Medicaid recipient
No 700 178 25.7 22.0-29.9 522 74.3 70.1-78.0
Yes 762 461 57.8 53.2-62.3 301 42.2 37.7-46.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 667 325 51.6 47.9-55.3 342 48.4 44.7-52.1
2500+ grams 795 314 41.4 38.0-44.9 481 58.6 55.1-62.0

* 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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