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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

Preconception Health Indicators Women 18-44

Thinking back to just before you got pregnant, how did you feel about becoming pregnant?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
SOONER LATER THEN DID NOT WANT
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1115 212 17.7 15.3-20.4 331 31.9 28.7-35.3 437 38.4 35.1-41.7 135 12.0 9.9-14.5
Age
18-19 years 86 8 12.2 6.0-23.4 51 60.8 48.1-72.2 14 12.5 6.7-22.4 13 14.4 7.5-25.8
20-24 years 265 27 9.1 5.8-14.0 126 50.4 43.3-57.4 83 30.6 24.5-37.4 29 10.0 6.4-15.2
25-34 years 591 119 18.7 15.4-22.5 137 23.9 20.1-28.2 262 44.4 39.9-49.1 73 13.0 10.1-16.6
35-44 years 173 58 33.2 25.7-41.6 17 10.3 6.1-16.9 78 45.7 37.4-54.2 20 10.9 6.5-17.7
Race
White 814 168 18.5 15.7-21.6 215 28.7 25.2-32.4 356 43.9 40.1-47.8 75 9.0 7.0-11.4
Black 250 30 13.3 8.8-19.6 99 40.8 33.4-48.6 65 23.6 17.7-30.6 56 22.3 16.5-29.6
Other 51 14 28.4 16.4-44.5 17 40.0 25.3-56.8 16 22.4 12.4-37.2 4 9.2 3.1-24.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 140 23 15.8 10.1-23.7 45 34.8 26.3-44.3 58 41.6 32.8-51.1 14 7.8 4.3-13.9
No 975 189 18.1 15.5-21.0 286 31.4 28.0-35.0 379 37.8 34.3-41.3 121 12.8 10.4-15.6
Education
< High School 165 15 9.1 4.9-16.2 74 47.6 38.6-56.8 54 32.3 24.5-41.3 22 10.9 6.5-17.8
High School 314 51 15.2 11.2-20.4 108 34.9 29.0-41.3 101 33.9 28.1-40.2 54 16.0 11.8-21.3
> High School 632 146 22.0 18.6-25.8 148 25.1 21.4-29.3 280 42.8 38.5-47.2 58 10.1 7.6-13.3
Marital Status
Married 701 176 23.7 20.3-27.4 137 20.7 17.4-24.3 332 47.6 43.5-51.8 56 8.0 6.0-10.7
Other 414 36 9.1 6.2-13.0 194 48.1 42.4-53.9 105 25.0 20.4-30.3 79 17.8 13.8-22.6
Income
14,999 or less 312 34 10.4 7.1-15.0 132 45.4 39.0-52.1 86 27.4 22.0-33.6 60 16.7 12.4-22.2
15,000-24,999 151 22 15.9 10.2-23.9 60 42.1 33.3-51.5 50 30.1 22.4-39.0 19 11.9 7.0-19.6
25,000-49,999 227 43 18.6 13.4-25.2 65 26.0 20.0-33.1 85 38.9 31.8-46.6 34 16.5 11.4-23.2
50,000 or more 371 109 27.0 22.3-32.3 49 14.4 10.8-19.0 196 53.2 47.5-58.8 17 5.4 3.2- 8.9
WIC recipient
No 609 153 23.7 20.1-27.6 129 22.0 18.4-26.1 281 46.7 42.3-51.2 46 7.6 5.4-10.5
Yes 504 58 11.4 8.5-15.1 201 42.1 37.1-47.3 156 29.8 25.3-34.7 89 16.7 13.2-20.9
Medicaid recipient
No 563 153 25.9 22.1-30.1 101 19.0 15.6-23.0 276 49.6 45.0-54.3 33 5.5 3.7- 8.0
Yes 552 59 10.4 7.8-13.9 230 43.4 38.5-48.3 161 28.3 24.1-33.0 102 17.9 14.4-22.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 378 72 17.2 13.9-21.2 116 32.2 27.7-37.2 133 33.8 29.3-38.7 57 16.7 13.2-21.0
2500+ grams 737 140 17.7 15.2-20.7 215 31.9 28.5-35.5 304 38.7 35.3-42.3 78 11.6 9.4-14.3

~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.

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