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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? I THOUGHT MY HUSBAND OR PARTNER OR I WAS STERILE*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 322 295 90.8 86.1-94.0 27 9.2 6.0-13.9
Age
< 20 years 61 53 85.8 72.3-93.3 8 14.2 6.7-27.7
20-24 years 99 90 90.9 81.1-95.9 9 9.1 4.1-18.9
25-34 years 127 120 93.4 85.7-97.1 7 6.6 2.9-14.3
35+ years 35 32 90.5 70.4-97.5 3 9.5 2.5-29.6
Race
White 198 178 88.0 81.3-92.5 20 12.0 7.5-18.7
Black 108 102 95.8 88.1-98.6 6 4.2 1.4-11.9
Other 16 15 89.7 52.5-98.5 1 10.3 1.5-47.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 39 34 85.7 68.2-94.4 5 14.3 5.6-31.8
No 283 261 91.6 86.7-94.8 22 8.4 5.2-13.3
Education
< High School 81 72 86.4 73.9-93.4 9 13.6 6.6-26.1
High School 119 107 90.4 82.7-94.9 12 9.6 5.1-17.3
> High School 121 115 94.5 86.7-97.8 6 5.5 2.2-13.3
Marital Status
Married 129 122 93.7 86.9-97.1 7 6.3 2.9-13.1
Other 193 173 89.0 82.2-93.4 20 11.0 6.6-17.8
Income
14,999 or less 99 93 92.9 83.4-97.2 6 7.1 2.8-16.6
15,000-24,999 90 79 88.4 78.4-94.1 11 11.6 5.9-21.6
25,000-49,999 59 53 90.3 76.4-96.4 6 9.7 3.6-23.6
50,000 or more 51 49 95.3 83.0-98.8 2 4.7 1.2-17.0
WIC recipient
No 116 107 90.0 80.9-95.0 9 10.0 5.0-19.1
Yes 206 188 91.2 85.3-94.8 18 8.8 5.2-14.7
Medicaid recipient
No 95 90 94.0 85.6-97.7 5 6.0 2.3-14.4
Yes 227 205 89.5 83.6-93.5 22 10.5 6.5-16.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 121 112 92.7 86.6-96.1 9 7.3 3.9-13.4
2500+ grams 201 183 90.6 85.5-94.0 18 9.4 6.0-14.5

*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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