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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

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What were your or your husband's or partner's reasons for not doing anything to keep from getting pregnant? UNSPECIFIED REASON*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 427 377 88.0 83.9-91.1 50 12.0 8.9-16.1
Age
< 20 years 74 62 87.5 76.4-93.8 12 12.5 6.2-23.6
20-24 years 142 124 85.3 76.8-91.0 18 14.7 9.0-23.2
25-34 years 154 140 89.7 82.7-94.1 14 10.3 5.9-17.3
35+ years 57 51 90.6 78.9-96.1 6 9.4 3.9-21.1
Race
White 255 221 86.7 81.2-90.7 34 13.3 9.3-18.8
Black 152 139 91.5 84.5-95.5 13 8.5 4.5-15.5
Other 20 17 81.5 55.7-93.9 3 18.5 6.1-44.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 53 47 89.7 75.4-96.1 6 10.3 3.9-24.6
No 374 330 87.7 83.3-91.1 44 12.3 8.9-16.7
Education
< High School 105 92 89.2 80.5-94.3 13 10.8 5.7-19.5
High School 152 135 86.7 78.5-92.1 17 13.3 7.9-21.5
> High School 170 150 88.2 81.7-92.5 20 11.8 7.5-18.3
Marital Status
Married 181 163 89.5 83.4-93.6 18 10.5 6.4-16.6
Other 246 214 86.8 81.0-91.1 32 13.2 8.9-19.0
Income
14,999 or less 178 157 89.3 82.7-93.6 21 10.7 6.4-17.3
15,000-24,999 61 55 87.2 73.3-94.4 6 12.8 5.6-26.7
25,000-49,999 76 67 87.2 76.2-93.6 9 12.8 6.4-23.8
50,000 or more 76 67 87.6 76.8-93.8 9 12.4 6.2-23.2
WIC recipient
No 176 155 88.5 82.0-92.8 21 11.5 7.2-18.0
Yes 246 217 87.5 81.7-91.6 29 12.5 8.4-18.3
Medicaid recipient
No 120 106 86.8 78.4-92.2 14 13.2 7.8-21.6
Yes 307 271 88.4 83.5-92.0 36 11.6 8.0-16.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 152 135 88.6 82.5-92.7 17 11.4 7.3-17.5
2500+ grams 275 242 87.9 83.4-91.3 33 12.1 8.7-16.6

*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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