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2006 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

KNOWLEDGE OF PREGNANCY

How many weeks or months pregnant were you when you were sure you were pregnant?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
1 to 4 weeks 5 to 8 weeks 9 to 12 weeks 13 weeks or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1279 500 37.2 33.9-40.6 523 39.2 35.9-42.6 150 12.5 10.3-15.2 106 11.0 8.9-13.7
Age
< 20 years 127 38 30.6 21.4-41.7 46 30.2 21.3-41.0 17 14.3 8.2-23.7 26 24.9 16.2-36.1
20-24 years 289 97 36.0 29.3-43.3 119 37.2 30.5-44.5 44 15.7 11.1-21.7 29 11.1 7.2-16.8
25-34 years 654 279 38.8 34.3-43.5 271 42.0 37.3-46.8 64 10.7 7.9-14.4 40 8.5 5.9-12.2
35+ years 209 86 39.7 31.6-48.4 87 40.6 32.4-49.5 25 12.3 7.2-20.1 11 7.3 3.8-13.8
Race
White 950 404 41.6 37.8-45.6 387 38.7 34.9-42.6 95 11.6 9.2-14.6 64 8.1 5.9-10.8
Black 263 68 21.2 15.4-28.5 113 43.3 35.6-51.3 46 14.8 10.0-21.2 36 20.7 14.8-28.2
Other 66 28 49.6 34.7-64.6 23 26.4 15.7-41.0 9 15.2 6.2-32.6 6 8.7 3.2-21.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 175 58 33.0 25.1-42.0 49 22.6 16.1-30.9 41 26.7 19.2-35.8 27 17.7 11.3-26.4
No 1104 442 38.1 34.5-41.8 474 42.5 38.9-46.3 109 9.7 7.6-12.2 79 9.7 7.5-12.5
Education
< High School 199 58 31.4 23.7-40.3 56 24.1 17.2-32.7 44 21.3 14.8-29.5 41 23.2 16.2-31.9
High School 383 127 30.5 25.0-36.7 162 41.2 35.1-47.7 54 14.8 10.7-20.1 40 13.4 9.5-18.8
> High School 695 314 43.6 39.1-48.2 305 44.1 39.6-48.7 51 7.5 5.3-10.4 25 4.8 3.0- 7.5
Marital Status
Married 845 377 44.3 40.3-48.5 355 41.3 37.3-45.5 68 8.2 6.2-10.8 45 6.1 4.3- 8.6
Other 434 123 26.8 21.7-32.5 168 36.0 30.4-42.0 82 18.9 14.6-24.2 61 18.3 13.8-23.8
Income
14,999 or less 329 95 27.9 22.0-34.7 117 32.8 26.6-39.7 73 23.6 18.0-30.2 44 15.7 11.0-21.8
15,000-24,999 169 54 35.7 27.1-45.3 74 35.9 27.3-45.7 20 11.8 6.9-19.5 21 16.6 10.3-25.7
25,000-49,999 248 95 35.9 28.9-43.5 120 50.0 42.3-57.6 22 8.5 5.1-14.0 11 5.6 2.8-11.0
50,000 or more 424 224 51.0 45.2-56.7 171 41.4 35.9-47.2 18 4.1 2.3- 7.0 11 3.6 1.8- 6.8
WIC recipient
No 719 324 41.9 37.4-46.4 305 42.9 38.4-47.5 47 7.7 5.4-10.7 43 7.6 5.3-10.8
Yes 548 173 32.4 27.6-37.6 211 34.5 29.6-39.7 102 18.1 14.3-22.6 62 15.0 11.3-19.6
Medicaid recipient
No 648 306 45.9 41.3-50.7 282 42.8 38.2-47.6 36 5.6 3.8- 8.3 24 5.6 3.5- 8.8
Yes 631 194 29.7 25.3-34.6 241 36.1 31.4-41.0 114 18.5 14.8-22.8 82 15.7 12.2-20.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 559 212 34.9 31.0-39.0 236 41.2 37.0-45.4 70 14.8 11.8-18.3 41 9.2 6.8-12.3
2500+ grams 720 288 37.4 33.9-41.1 287 39.0 35.4-42.8 80 12.3 10.0-15.2 65 11.2 8.8-14.1

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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 01MAY08

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