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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

Preconception Health Indicators Women 18-44

Pregnancy Intendedness*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Unintended Intended
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1115 466 43.9 40.5-47.4 649 56.1 52.6-59.5
Age
18-19 years 86 64 75.2 63.2-84.3 22 24.8 15.7-36.8
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
35-44 years 173 37 21.2 14.9-29.1 136 78.8 70.9-85.1
Race
White 814 290 37.6 33.9-41.5 524 62.4 58.5-66.1
Black 250 155 63.1 55.4-70.2 95 36.9 29.8-44.6
Other 51 21 49.2 33.5-65.0 30 50.8 35.0-66.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 140 59 42.6 33.7-52.0 81 57.4 48.0-66.3
No 975 407 44.2 40.5-47.9 568 55.8 52.1-59.5
Education
< High School 165 96 58.5 49.3-67.2 69 41.5 32.8-50.7
High School 314 162 50.9 44.4-57.3 152 49.1 42.7-55.6
> High School 632 206 35.2 31.0-39.7 426 64.8 60.3-69.0
Marital Status
Married 701 193 28.7 25.0-32.7 508 71.3 67.3-75.0
Other 414 273 65.9 60.3-71.2 141 34.1 28.8-39.7
Income
14,999 or less 312 192 62.2 55.6-68.3 120 37.8 31.7-44.4
15,000-24,999 151 79 54.0 44.7-63.0 72 46.0 37.0-55.3
25,000-49,999 227 99 42.5 35.2-50.1 128 57.5 49.9-64.8
50,000 or more 371 66 19.8 15.5-24.9 305 80.2 75.1-84.5
WIC recipient
No 609 175 29.6 25.6-34.0 434 70.4 66.0-74.4
Yes 504 290 58.8 53.7-63.8 214 41.2 36.2-46.3
Medicaid recipient
No 563 134 24.5 20.6-28.8 429 75.5 71.2-79.4
Yes 552 332 61.2 56.3-65.9 220 38.8 34.1-43.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 378 173 48.9 43.9-54.0 205 51.1 46.0-56.1
2500+ grams 737 293 43.5 39.9-47.2 444 56.5 52.8-60.1

Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 11: Thinking back to just before you got pregnant, how did you feel about becoming pregnant?

~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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