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Percentage of respondents, by selected measures related to pregnancy decision-making, according to age, race/ethnicity and county of residence.

Appendix Table 5.

Percentage of respondents, by selected measures related to pregnancy
decision-making, according to age, race/ethnicity and county of
residence. UNWEIGHTED.

                                            State-  Unweighted  Age
                                          weighted       Total   15-16
                                             Total
Measure                                    (N=187)     (N=187)  (N=90)

Initial reaction
Was sure about keeping baby                   64.2        62.0    61.1
Needed time to think about what to do         35.8        38.0    38.9
Reasons for wanting to keep the baby
Wants/accepts having baby only                46.2        46.7    47.2
  She wants a baby (+)                        47.4        46.5    46.7
  Wants to take responsibility (+)            12.8        14.4    17.8
  Had support, could handle keeping (+)        6.4         6.4     3.3
Against having an abortion/adoption only      31.5        31.3    32.6
  Doesn't want abortion (+)                   45.0        45.5    46.7
  Doesn't want adoption (+)                   19.5        13.4    11.1
Wants/accepts baby and against                19.0        18.1    15.7
  abortion/adoption
Baby's dad or others want baby only            3.3         3.8     4.5
  Baby's dad/others want baby (+)             12.3        13.9    12.2
Option respondent favored most
  at first
Birth and marry or live with father           50.6        46.5    42.2
Birth and live with family or on own          40.0        42.8    44.4
Abortion                                       4.9         8.6    11.1
Adoption                                       2.4         1.6     2.2
No preference                                  2.0         0.5     0.0
Option baby's father favored most
  at first
Birth and marry or live with him              70.9        67.4    70.9
Birth and live with her family or             14.7        16.9    16.5
  on own
Abortion                                      13.0        14.5    11.4
Adoption                                       0.0         0.0     0.0
No preference                                  1.4         1.2     1.3
Who helped most with decision to
  continue pregnancy
Baby's Father                                 33.6        35.1    35.6
Respondent made the decision herself          23.1        22.7    25.6
Respondent's mother                           20.1        18.9    15.6
Other Relative                                14.5        15.1    14.4
Clinic/church/school staff                     5.1         4.9     5.6
Friends                                        3.6         3.2     3.3

                                          Age         Race/ethnic
                                                      ity (*)
                                           17-18     Hispanic
                                                    U.S.-born
Measure                                   (N=97)       (N=66)

Initial reaction
Was sure about keeping baby                 62.9         65.2
Needed time to think about what to do       37.1         34.8
Reasons for wanting to keep the baby
Wants/accepts having baby only              46.2         47.7
  She wants a baby (+)                      46.4         48.5
  Wants to take responsibility (+)          11.3         25.8
  Had support, could handle keeping (+)      9.3          3.0
Against having an abortion/adoption only    30.1         24.6
  Doesn't want abortion (+)                 44.3         47.0
  Doesn't want adoption (+)                 15.5         18.2
Wants/accepts baby and against              20.4         26.2
  abortion/adoption
Baby's dad or others want baby only          3.2          1.5
  Baby's dad/others want baby (+)           15.5          9.1
Option respondent favored most
  at first
Birth and marry or live with father         50.5         47.0
Birth and live with family or on own        41.2         42.4
Abortion                                     6.2          9.1
Adoption                                     1.0          1.5
No preference                                1.0          0.0
Option baby's father favored most
  at first
Birth and marry or live with him            64.5         64.5
Birth and live with her family or           17.2         17.7
  on own
Abortion                                    17.2         14.5
Adoption                                     0.0          0.0
No preference                                1.1          3.2
Who helped most with decision to
  continue pregnancy
Baby's Father                               34.7         34.8
Respondent made the decision herself        20.0         27.3
Respondent's mother                         22.1         18.2
Other Relative                              15.8          7.6
Clinic/church/school staff                   4.2          6.1
Friends                                      3.2          6.1

                                          Race/ethnicity (*)
                                             Hispanic   Black
                                              Foreign
Measure                                        (N=54)  (N=46)

Initial reaction
Was sure about keeping baby                      72.2    50.0
Needed time to think about what to do            27.8    50.0
Reasons for wanting to keep the baby
Wants/accepts having baby only                   67.3    29.5
  She wants a baby (+)                           63.0    28.3
  Wants to take responsibility (+)                7.4    10.9
  Had support, could handle keeping (+)           5.6    13.0
Against having an abortion/adoption only         21.2    50.0
  Doesn't want abortion (+)                      25.9    63.0
  Doesn't want adoption (+)                       7.4     6.5
Wants/accepts baby and against                    9.6    15.9
  abortion/adoption
Baby's dad or others want baby only               1.9     4.5
  Baby's dad/others want baby (+)                20.4    13.0
Option respondent favored most
  at first
Birth and marry or live with father              66.7    26.1
Birth and live with family or on own             33.3    54.3
Abortion                                          0.0    17.4
Adoption                                          0.0     2.2
No preference                                     0.0     0.0
Option baby's father favored most
  at first
Birth and marry or live with him                 78.0    57.1
Birth and live with her family or                14.0    21.4
  on own
Abortion                                          8.0    21.4
Adoption                                          0.0     0.0
No preference                                     0.0     0.0
Who helped most with decision to
  continue pregnancy
Baby's Father                                    39.6    35.6
Respondent made the decision herself             17.0    22.2
Respondent's mother                              17.0    20.0
Other Relative                                   18.9    17.8
Clinic/church/school staff                        3.8     4.4
Friends                                           3.8     0.0

                                          County
                                           Alameda   Santa
                                                     Clara
Measure                                     (N=78)  (N=53)

Initial reaction
Was sure about keeping baby                   55.1    62.3
Needed time to think about what to do         44.9    37.7
Reasons for wanting to keep the baby
Wants/accepts having baby only                42.9    46.2
  She wants a baby (+)                        39.7    50.9
  Wants to take responsibility (+)             9.0    18.9
  Had support, could handle keeping (+)       10.3     1.9
Against having an abortion/adoption only      37.7    28.8
  Doesn't want abortion (+)                   48.7    47.2
  Doesn't want adoption (+)                   10.3    17.0
Wants/accepts baby and against                13.0    23.1
  abortion/adoption
Baby's dad or others want baby only            6.5     1.9
  Baby's dad/others want baby (+)             17.9    11.3
Option respondent favored most
  at first
Birth and marry or live with father           44.9    50.9
Birth and live with family or on own          43.6    41.5
Abortion                                      10.3     7.5
Adoption                                       1.3     0.0
No preference                                  0.0     0.0
Option baby's father favored most
  at first
Birth and marry or live with him              66.2    61.5
Birth and live with her family or             23.9    13.5
  on own
Abortion                                       9.9    23.1
Adoption                                       0.0     0.0
No preference                                  0.0     1.9
Who helped most with decision to
  continue pregnancy
Baby's Father                                 32.1    35.8
Respondent made the decision herself          20.5    22.6
Respondent's mother                           23.1    20.8
Other Relative                                19.2    11.3
Clinic/church/school staff                     2.6     5.7
Friends                                        2.6     3.8

                                          County
                                          Santa Cruz/
                                             Monterey
Measure                                        (N=56)

Initial reaction
Was sure about keeping baby                      71.4
Needed time to think about what to do            28.6
Reasons for wanting to keep the baby
Wants/accepts having baby only                   52.8
  She wants a baby (+)                           51.8
  Wants to take responsibility (+)               17.9
  Had support, could handle keeping (+)           5.4
Against having an abortion/adoption only         24.5
  Doesn't want abortion (+)                      39.3
  Doesn't want adoption (+)                      14.3
Wants/accepts baby and against                   20.8
  abortion/adoption
Baby's dad or others want baby only               1.9
  Baby's dad/others want baby (+)                10.7
Option respondent favored most
  at first
Birth and marry or live with father              44.6
Birth and live with family or on own             42.9
Abortion                                          7.1
Adoption                                          3.6
No preference                                     1.8
Option baby's father favored most
  at first
Birth and marry or live with him                 75.5
Birth and live with her family or                10.2
  on own
Abortion                                         12.2
Adoption                                          0.0
No preference                                     2.0
Who helped most with decision to
  continue pregnancy
Baby's Father                                    38.9
Respondent made the decision herself             25.9
Respondent's mother                              11.1
Other Relative                                   13.0
Clinic/church/school staff                        7.4
Friends                                           3.7

(*)Any mention of specific reason

(*)Note: Non-Hispanic white and Asian respondents are excluded here, due
to small sample size.
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