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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

INTENDEDNESS OF PREGNANCY

WAS PREGNANCY INTENDED?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
UNINTENDED INTENDED WAS NOT SURE
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 965 293 31.8 28.4-35.5 547 55.8 52.1-59.5 125 12.3 10.1-15.0
Age
< 20 years 49 30 58.9 41.6-74.2 11 27.9 15.0-46.1 *** *** ***
20-24 years 217 110 51.6 43.7-59.3 79 38.3 31.0-46.2 28 10.1 6.4-15.6
25-34 years 532 116 22.4 18.5-26.9 348 64.3 59.3-69.0 68 13.3 10.2-17.2
35+ years 167 37 24.1 17.3-32.6 109 63.9 55.1-71.8 21 12.0 7.4-18.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 511 123 24.8 20.7-29.4 336 65.8 60.9-70.4 52 9.4 6.9-12.7
Non-Hispanic Black 190 89 51.6 43.0-60.2 68 32.6 25.0-41.1 33 15.8 10.5-23.1
Non-Hispanic Other 57 13 21.1 11.4-35.6 34 58.9 43.2-73.0 *** *** ***
Latina 186 58 30.8 23.6-39.1 105 57.2 48.7-65.2 23 12.0 7.7-18.4
Education
< High School 173 59 33.6 25.8-42.5 88 49.7 40.9-58.6 26 16.7 10.8-24.8
High School 190 81 41.6 33.5-50.1 81 46.3 38.0-54.8 28 12.1 7.7-18.5
> High School 601 153 27.8 23.7-32.2 378 61.3 56.6-65.7 70 11.0 8.4-14.2
Marital Status
Married 584 117 20.9 17.3-25.0 413 69.6 65.1-73.7 54 9.5 7.1-12.6
Other 381 176 48.8 42.7-55.0 134 34.5 28.9-40.6 71 16.7 12.6-21.7
WIC recipient
No 556 128 23.7 19.8-28.1 364 64.6 59.8-69.1 64 11.7 8.9-15.2
Yes 395 161 42.8 37.1-48.8 176 44.6 38.8-50.6 58 12.5 9.2-16.9
Medicaid recipient
No 587 117 21.0 17.4-25.2 417 69.8 65.3-74.0 53 9.1 6.8-12.2
Yes 378 176 47.1 41.1-53.2 130 36.1 30.5-42.2 72 16.8 12.8-21.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 338 104 33.4 28.4-38.8 183 50.4 44.9-55.8 51 16.2 12.5-20.7
2500+ grams 627 189 31.7 28.0-35.6 364 56.3 52.3-60.3 74 12.0 9.6-14.9

Respondents were asked: Thinking back to just before you got pregnant with your new baby how did you feel about becoming pregnant?
Mothers who chose the answers : [(b)I wanted to be pregnant sooner or (c) I wanted to be pregnant then] were classified as INTENDED PREGNANCY.
Those who chose [(a)I wanted to be pregnant later or (d)I did not want to be pregnant then or at any time in the future] were classified UNINTENDED PREGNANCY.
Those who reported [(e)I was not sure what I wanted] were listed as WAS NOT SURE.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the question, results from 2012 beyond are NOT comparable to results from 2011 and earlier.

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#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 18APR17

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