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2004 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 1552 712 44.0 40.9-47.1 840 56.0 52.9-59.1
Age
< 20 years 165 112 65.0 54.8-73.9 53 35.0 26.1-45.2
20-24 years 401 239 55.0 48.8-61.0 162 45.0 39.0-51.2
25-34 years 794 305 37.4 33.3-41.7 489 62.6 58.3-66.7
35+ years 192 56 26.5 19.5-34.9 136 73.5 65.1-80.5
Race
White 1073 414 37.5 34.1-41.1 659 62.5 58.9-65.9
Black 416 267 63.7 57.1-69.9 149 36.3 30.1-42.9
Other 63 31 53.5 38.8-67.5 32 46.5 32.5-61.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 177 70 38.6 30.5-47.5 107 61.4 52.5-69.5
No 1375 642 44.9 41.6-48.3 733 55.1 51.7-58.4
Education
< High School 318 168 46.5 39.6-53.5 150 53.5 46.5-60.4
High School 439 248 54.6 48.6-60.5 191 45.4 39.5-51.4
> High School 792 295 36.3 32.3-40.5 497 63.7 59.5-67.7
Marital Status
Married 953 310 31.9 28.4-35.5 643 68.1 64.5-71.6
Other 599 402 62.6 57.3-67.6 197 37.4 32.4-42.7
Income
14,999 or less 456 274 53.9 47.9-59.8 182 46.1 40.2-52.1
15,000-24,999 242 139 55.2 47.2-63.0 103 44.8 37.0-52.8
25,000-49,999 315 151 47.2 40.6-53.9 164 52.8 46.1-59.4
50,000 or more 416 88 22.8 18.3-28.1 328 77.2 71.9-81.7
WIC recipient
No 790 254 30.5 26.7-34.6 536 69.5 65.4-73.3
Yes 749 452 57.6 53.0-62.1 297 42.4 37.9-47.0
Medicaid recipient
No 712 211 29.7 25.8-34.0 501 70.3 66.0-74.2
Yes 840 501 55.4 51.1-59.7 339 44.6 40.3-48.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 696 357 53.7 50.1-57.3 339 46.3 42.7-49.9
2500+ grams 856 355 43.1 39.8-46.5 501 56.9 53.5-60.2

* 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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