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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

INTENDEDNESS OF PREGNANCY

WAS PREGNANCY INTENDED?1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
UNINTENDED INTENDED WAS NOT SURE
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 910 219 26.6 23.2-30.4 561 58.8 54.9-62.6 130 14.6 12.0-17.6
Age
< 25 years 213 81 40.8 33.1-49.0 100 44.6 36.8-52.6 32 14.6 9.7-21.5
25-34 years 514 107 22.8 18.6-27.6 340 64.1 59.0-68.9 67 13.1 9.9-17.2
35+ years 183 31 17.8 11.9-25.8 121 63.6 54.9-71.4 31 18.6 12.8-26.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 496 88 19.3 15.7-23.6 351 70.6 65.9-74.9 57 10.1 7.5-13.4
Non-Hispanic Black 161 70 45.7 35.9-55.7 53 30.3 22.0-40.1 38 24.1 16.5-33.7
Non-Hispanic Other 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 163 31 19.8 13.6-27.9 110 64.3 55.6-72.1 22 15.9 10.6-23.1
Education
< High School 113 22 20.9 12.7-32.3 *** *** *** 24 23.0 14.8-33.9
High School 200 61 32.4 24.9-41.0 107 50.3 42.0-58.6 32 17.3 11.7-24.8
> High School 596 136 25.7 21.6-30.2 386 62.0 57.3-66.6 74 12.3 9.4-15.9
Marital Status
Married 585 100 17.8 14.5-21.5 426 71.7 67.4-75.6 59 10.6 8.1-13.7
Other 325 119 40.9 34.2-47.9 135 38.1 31.9-44.9 71 21.0 15.8-27.3
Medicaid recipient
No 506 79 17.6 13.9-22.0 376 71.7 66.9-76.1 51 10.6 7.9-14.3
Yes 404 140 37.2 31.5-43.3 185 43.6 37.8-49.5 79 19.2 14.8-24.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 291 73 26.8 21.9-32.4 169 54.7 48.8-60.5 49 18.5 14.2-23.6
2500+ grams 619 146 26.6 23.0-30.7 392 59.1 54.9-63.3 81 14.2 11.4-17.6

1Phase 7 (2012-2015) question: Question #13: 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.
Mothers who wanted to be pregnant later go to Quetion #14: How much longer did you want to wait to become pregnant?
Less than 1 year
1 year to less than 2 years
2 years to less than 3 years
3 years to 5 years
More than 5 years
All other answer options skipped Question #14.

Phase 7 (2016-2020) question: Question #16: 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.

2Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards.
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.
The overall weighted response rate in 2018 was 53%.

This page was generated on 10OCT19

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