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Percentage of respondents, by selected measures related to reactions and communication about the pregnancy, according to age, race/ethnicity and county of residence.

Appendix Table 4.

Percentage of respondents, by selected measures related to reactions and
communication about the pregnancy, according to age, race/ethnicity and
county of residence. UNWEIGHTED.

Respondent's reaction

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

Positive only                         27.4        27.8    25.6
Negative only                         41.8        43.9    46.7
Mixed                                 23.9        20.3    17.8
Neutral                                6.6         7.0     7.8
Told someone that day                 76.8        79.1    78.9
First person told
Baby's father                         42.4        42.8    43.3
Mother                                16.8        19.3    21.1
Girlfriend                            16.2        16.0    12.2
Other                                 24.6        21.9    23.3

                                  Age         Race/ethnicity (*)
                                   17-18      Hispanic    Hispanic
                                             U.S.-born     Foreign
Measure                           (N=97)        (N=66)      (N=54)

Positive only                       29.9          25.8        48.1
Negative only                       41.2          50.0        24.1
Mixed                               22.7          22.7        20.4
Neutral                              6.2           1.5         7.4
Told someone that day               79.4          80.3        72.2
First person told
Baby's father                       42.3          39.4        53.7
Mother                              17.5          19.7        13.0
Girlfriend                          19.6          16.7        18.5
Other                               20.6          24.2        14.8

                                  Race/ethni  County
                                  city (*)
                                   Black     Alameda   Santa       Santa
                                                       Clara    Monterey
Measure                           (N=46)      (N=78)  (N=53)      (N=56)

Positive only                       15.2        26.9    22.6        33.9
Negative only                       52.2        46.2    50.9        33.9
Mixed                               15.2        12.8    24.5        26.8
Neutral                             13.0        11.5     1.9         5.4
Told someone that day               89.1        80.8    84.9        71.4
First person told
Baby's father                       34.8        39.7    41.5        48.2
Mother                              28.3        20.5    24.5        12.5
Girlfriend                          15.2        15.4    13.2        19.6
Other                               21.7        24.4    20.8        19.6

Baby's father's reaction

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

Very happy initially                  66.5        67.6    67.4
Very happy now                        81.3        84.7    85.2

                                  Age         Race/ethnicity (*)
                                   17-18      Hispanic    Hispanic
                                             U.S.-born     Foreign
Measure                           (N=97)        (N=66)      (N=54)

Very happy initially                67.7          64.1        82.0
Very happy now                      84.3          85.5       100.0

                                  Race/ethni  County
                                  city (*)
                                   Black     Alameda   Santa       Santa
                                                       Clara    Monterey
Measure                           (N=46)      (N=78)  (N=53)      (N=56)

Very happy initially                64.4        69.3    56.9        75.5
Very happy now                      81.8        83.8    79.6        91.5

Support from baby's father

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

Father has come to                    54.3        52.2    54.0
prenatal care visits
Expected father to be                 80.4        80.4    80.0
at delivery

                                  Age         Race/ethnicity (*)
                                   17-18      Hispanic    Hispanic
                                             U.S.-born     Foreign
Measure                           (N=97)        (N=66)      (N=54)

Father has come to                  50.5          50.8        64.0
prenatal care visits
Expected father to be               80.9          84.4        90.0
at delivery

                                  Race/ethni  County
                                  city (*)
                                   Black     Alameda   Santa       Santa
                                                       Clara    Monterey
Measure                           (N=46)      (N=78)  (N=53)      (N=56)

Father has come to                  41.3        43.4    58.5        58.5
prenatal care visits
Expected father to be               71.1        77.3    76.9        88.5
at delivery

Mother's reaction

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

Positive, as expected                 16.4        17.5    15.3
Negative, as expected                 30.3        33.3    41.2
More positive than expected           38.3        36.3    30.6
Neutral/other                         14.9        12.9    13.0
Mother is now very supportive         80.7        81.8    82.8
Father's reaction
Positive, as expected                 11.2        11.8     6.5
Negative, as expected                 40.2        39.5    41.9
More positive than expected           30.7        32.8    38.7
Neutral/other                         17.8        16.0    12.9
Father now very supportive            61.8        58.5    52.2

                                  Age         Race/ethnicity (*)
                                   17-18      Hispanic    Hispanic
                                             U.S.-born     Foreign
Measure                           (N=97)        (N=66)      (N=54)

Positive, as expected               19.8          17.2        24.0
Negative, as expected               25.6          31.3        34.0
More positive than expected         41.9          35.9        26.0
Neutral/other                       12.8          15.6        16.0
Mother is now very supportive       80.9          81.3        86.0
Father's reaction
Positive, as expected               17.5           8.9        20.6
Negative, as expected               36.8          40.0        44.1
More positive than expected         26.3          42.2        11.8
Neutral/other                       19.3           8.9        23.5
Father now very supportive          65.2          51.0        71.1

                                  Race/ethni  County
                                  city (*)
                                   Black     Alameda   Santa       Santa
                                                       Clara    Monterey
Measure                           (N=46)      (N=78)  (N=53)      (N=56)

Positive, as expected               16.3        14.9    16.3        22.9
Negative, as expected               32.6        41.9    28.6        25.0
More positive than expected         48.8        35.1    38.8        35.4
Neutral/other                        2.3         8.1    16.3        16.7
Mother is now very supportive       80.0        88.2    78.4        75.5
Father's reaction
Positive, as expected               10.3        10.9     8.6        15.8
Negative, as expected               27.6        41.3    42.9        34.2
More positive than expected         44.8        37.0    37.1        23.7
Neutral/other                       17.1        10.9    11.5        26.3
Father now very supportive          54.5        63.5    52.5        58.1

Combined reactions of parents and
 baby's father

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


All positive                          11.7        10.2     5.6
Only parents positive                 12.3        15.0    16.7
Baby's father positive and one
parent positive                       23.7        22.5    18.9
Baby's father only positive           34.9        33.2    37.8
No one positive                       17.4        19.3    21.1
Felt comfortable telling friends      76.3        74.0    69.8
Relationship with friends             27.7        24.1    25.6
negatively affected

                                  Age         Race/ethnicity (*)
                                   17-18      Hispanic    Hispanic
                                             U.S.-born     Foreign
Measure                           (N=97)        (N=66)      (N=54)


All positive                        14.4           4.5        16.7
Only parents positive               13.4          13.6         9.3
Baby's father positive and one
parent positive                     25.8          28.8        20.4
Baby's father only positive         28.9          30.3        40.7
No one positive                     17.5          22.7        13.0
Felt comfortable telling friends    78.0          73.0        79.6
Relationship with friends           22.7          36.4         9.3
negatively affected

                                  Race/ethni  County
                                  city (*)
                                   Black     Alameda   Santa       Santa
                                                       Clara    Monterey
Measure                           (N=46)      (N=78)  (N=53)      (N=56)


All positive                        10.9        10.3     5.7        14.3
Only parents positive               26.1        14.1    20.8        10.7
Baby's father positive and one
parent positive                     17.4        20.5    18.9        28.6
Baby's father only positive         28.3        35.9    32.1        30.4
No one positive                     17.4        19.2    22.6        16.1
Felt comfortable telling friends    66.7        75.4    70.6        75.5
Relationship with friends           19.6        15.4    37.7        23.2
negatively affected

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