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2009 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 322 275 86.4 81.3-90.2 47 13.6 9.8-18.7
Age
< 20 years 61 56 91.8 79.0-97.1 5 8.2 2.9-21.0
20-24 years 99 86 89.3 79.4-94.7 13 10.7 5.3-20.6
25-34 years 127 104 83.3 74.3-89.6 23 16.7 10.4-25.7
35+ years 35 29 78.6 57.9-90.7 6 21.4 9.3-42.1
Race
White 198 169 86.5 80.1-91.1 29 13.5 8.9-19.9
Black 108 93 85.2 74.7-91.9 15 14.8 8.1-25.3
Other 16 13 94.3 82.2-98.4 3 5.7 1.6-17.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 39 34 90.2 73.5-96.9 5 9.8 3.1-26.5
No 283 241 85.7 80.2-89.9 42 14.3 10.1-19.8
Education
< High School 81 68 86.9 75.3-93.5 13 13.1 6.5-24.7
High School 119 103 87.0 78.1-92.7 16 13.0 7.3-21.9
> High School 121 103 85.3 76.3-91.2 18 14.7 8.8-23.7
Marital Status
Married 129 109 86.8 79.0-92.0 20 13.2 8.0-21.0
Other 193 166 86.1 79.0-91.1 27 13.9 8.9-21.0
Income
14,999 or less 99 84 84.6 73.2-91.7 15 15.4 8.3-26.8
15,000-24,999 90 75 83.7 73.4-90.6 15 16.3 9.4-26.6
25,000-49,999 59 50 89.1 75.7-95.5 9 10.9 4.5-24.3
50,000 or more 51 47 91.7 79.9-96.9 4 8.3 3.1-20.1
WIC recipient
No 116 103 89.4 80.9-94.3 13 10.6 5.7-19.1
Yes 206 172 84.8 78.0-89.8 34 15.2 10.2-22.0
Medicaid recipient
No 95 81 88.9 79.7-94.3 14 11.1 5.7-20.3
Yes 227 194 85.4 79.0-90.1 33 14.6 9.9-21.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 121 100 81.6 73.5-87.6 21 18.4 12.4-26.5
2500+ grams 201 175 86.8 81.2-91.0 26 13.2 9.0-18.8

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

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 28JUL11

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