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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

WAS PREGNANCY INTENDED?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
UNINTENDED INTENDED
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1152 492 44.6 41.3-48.0 660 55.4 52.0-58.7
Age
< 20 years 120 88 71.8 61.2-80.4 32 28.2 19.6-38.8
20-24 years 265 155 60.3 53.3-67.0 110 39.7 33.0-46.7
25-34 years 591 210 36.9 32.4-41.5 381 63.1 58.5-67.6
35+ years 176 39 21.4 15.2-29.3 137 78.6 70.7-84.8
Race
White 831 302 38.2 34.5-42.1 529 61.8 57.9-65.5
Black 268 168 63.2 55.8-70.1 100 36.8 29.9-44.2
Other 53 22 49.2 33.9-64.7 31 50.8 35.3-66.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 146 62 42.4 33.7-51.6 84 57.6 48.4-66.3
No 1006 430 45.1 41.4-48.7 576 54.9 51.3-58.6
Education
< High School 195 116 58.8 50.3-66.8 79 41.2 33.2-49.7
High School 318 166 51.4 45.0-57.7 152 48.6 42.3-55.0
> High School 635 208 35.2 31.0-39.7 427 64.8 60.3-69.0
Marital Status
Married 704 195 28.7 25.1-32.7 509 71.3 67.3-74.9
Other 448 297 65.8 60.3-70.8 151 34.2 29.2-39.7
Income
14,999 or less 330 202 61.8 55.5-67.8 128 38.2 32.2-44.5
15,000-24,999 153 80 53.8 44.6-62.7 73 46.2 37.3-55.4
25,000-49,999 232 103 43.2 35.9-50.8 129 56.8 49.2-64.1
50,000 or more 375 69 20.0 15.7-25.0 306 80.0 75.0-84.3
WIC recipient
No 613 177 29.8 25.7-34.2 436 70.2 65.8-74.3
Yes 536 313 59.2 54.2-64.0 223 40.8 36.0-45.8
Medicaid recipient
No 582 144 25.5 21.6-29.8 438 74.5 70.2-78.4
Yes 570 348 61.7 56.9-66.3 222 38.3 33.7-43.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 396 187 50.3 45.4-55.2 209 49.7 44.8-54.6
2500+ grams 756 305 44.1 40.5-47.8 451 55.9 52.2-59.5

* Respondents were asked "Thinking back to just before you got pregnant with your new baby, how did you feel about becoming pregnant?" Those who chose the answers "I wanted to be pregnant sooner" or "I wanted to be pregnant then" were considered to have had an intended pregnancy. Those who chose "I wanted to be pregnant later" or "I didnít want to be pregnant then or at any time in the future" were considered to have had an unintended pregnancy.

~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 16NOV11

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