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2006 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

Preconception Health Indicators Women 18-44

Percentage of women having a live birth who were not trying to get pregnant at the time of conception and neither they nor their husbands or partners were doing anything to keep from getting pregnant?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 498 243 47.5 42.0-53.1 255 52.5 46.9-58.0
Age
18-19 years 68 35 53.0 38.4-67.1 33 47.0 32.9-61.6
20-24 years 156 78 46.7 37.1-56.6 78 53.3 43.4-62.9
25-34 years 218 105 48.8 40.6-56.9 113 51.2 43.1-59.4
35-44 years 56 25 32.0 18.3-49.8 31 68.0 50.2-81.7
Race
White 318 150 47.4 40.7-54.1 168 52.6 45.9-59.3
Black 147 75 45.6 35.2-56.4 72 54.4 43.6-64.8
Other 33 18 58.6 35.7-78.2 15 41.4 21.8-64.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 65 28 46.4 32.3-61.1 37 53.6 38.9-67.7
No 433 215 47.7 41.8-53.7 218 52.3 46.3-58.2
Education
< High School 80 42 48.4 35.1-61.8 38 51.6 38.2-64.9
High School 201 101 49.4 40.6-58.2 100 50.6 41.8-59.4
> High School 215 100 45.8 37.7-54.1 115 54.2 45.9-62.3
Marital Status
Married 238 110 45.2 37.7-52.9 128 54.8 47.1-62.3
Other 260 133 49.2 41.5-57.0 127 50.8 43.0-58.5
Income
14,999 or less 206 111 51.5 42.6-60.3 95 48.5 39.7-57.4
15,000-24,999 80 35 42.0 29.4-55.8 45 58.0 44.2-70.6
25,000-49,999 96 44 51.1 39.2-62.8 52 48.9 37.2-60.8
50,000 or more 75 40 47.2 34.2-60.6 35 52.8 39.4-65.8
WIC recipient
No 194 86 42.1 33.7-50.9 108 57.9 49.1-66.3
Yes 300 155 51.1 43.9-58.2 145 48.9 41.8-56.1
Medicaid recipient
No 144 72 49.7 40.0-59.5 72 50.3 40.5-60.0
Yes 354 171 46.7 40.2-53.4 183 53.3 46.6-59.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 215 110 52.2 45.3-59.0 105 47.8 41.0-54.7
2500+ grams 283 133 47.1 41.1-53.1 150 52.9 46.9-58.9

#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.

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