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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

CONTRACEPTION

What were your or your husband's or partner's reasons for not doing anything to keep from getting pregnant? I DIDN'T MIND IF I GOT PREGNANT*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 427 284 67.0 61.7-71.9 143 33.0 28.1-38.3
Age
< 20 years 74 59 82.7 70.5-90.6 15 17.3 9.4-29.5
20-24 years 142 105 75.5 66.3-82.8 37 24.5 17.2-33.7
25-34 years 154 88 57.4 48.4-65.9 66 42.6 34.1-51.6
35+ years 57 32 51.5 37.7-65.0 25 48.5 35.0-62.3
Race
White 255 154 61.4 54.6-67.9 101 38.6 32.1-45.4
Black 152 118 78.1 69.2-84.9 34 21.9 15.1-30.8
Other 20 12 64.9 41.2-83.1 8 35.1 16.9-58.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 53 40 79.3 64.4-89.0 13 20.7 11.0-35.6
No 374 244 65.1 59.4-70.4 130 34.9 29.6-40.6
Education
< High School 105 83 77.2 66.7-85.1 22 22.8 14.9-33.3
High School 152 107 72.2 63.0-79.9 45 27.8 20.1-37.0
> High School 170 94 55.0 46.7-63.1 76 45.0 36.9-53.3
Marital Status
Married 181 91 50.1 42.1-58.2 90 49.9 41.8-57.9
Other 246 193 79.3 72.8-84.6 53 20.7 15.4-27.2
Income
14,999 or less 178 138 79.0 71.0-85.2 40 21.0 14.8-29.0
15,000-24,999 61 40 63.8 49.1-76.3 21 36.2 23.7-50.9
25,000-49,999 76 46 60.5 47.6-72.1 30 39.5 27.9-52.4
50,000 or more 76 32 42.3 31.0-54.4 44 57.7 45.6-69.0
WIC recipient
No 176 96 52.4 44.1-60.5 80 47.6 39.5-55.9
Yes 246 183 76.7 70.1-82.3 63 23.3 17.7-29.9
Medicaid recipient
No 120 57 45.4 35.9-55.3 63 54.6 44.7-64.1
Yes 307 227 75.4 69.4-80.5 80 24.6 19.5-30.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 152 106 70.8 63.3-77.4 46 29.2 22.6-36.7
2500+ grams 275 178 66.6 60.8-71.9 97 33.4 28.1-39.2

*Asked of mothers that reported that they did not try to get pregnant and were not using anything to keep from getting pregnant

#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.

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