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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Family Planning

Are you or your husband/partner using any kind of birth control now? Birth control means having your tubes tied, vasectomy, the pill, condoms, diaphragm, foam, rhythm, Norplant, shots (Depo-Provera) or [any way] to keep from getting pregnant*.

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No Not Sexually Active
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,499 917 61.4 57.5-65.2 376 26.0 22.7-29.7 206 12.5 10.2-15.3
GENDER
Female 1,499 917 61.4 57.5-65.2 376 26.0 22.7-29.7 206 12.5 10.2-15.3
RACE
White 1,053 674 63.8 59.1-68.2 260 26.0 22.0-30.4 119 10.2 7.8-13.3
African American 347 186 54.4 46.3-62.3 87 26.5 19.9-34.3 74 19.1 13.6-26.2
Other Minorities 79 42 58.8 41.9-73.9 25 26.8 15.0-43.1 12 14.4 5.3-33.8
HISPANIC
Yes 50 27 58.5 37.0-77.1 15 32.6 16.0-55.1 8 8.9 3.5-20.8
No 1,447 889 61.5 57.5-65.3 361 25.9 22.5-29.6 197 12.6 10.2-15.6
AGE
18-24 285 179 57.4 48.2-66.0 59 24.4 17.0-33.6 47 18.3 12.4-26.2
25-34 599 392 68.0 62.2-73.3 139 22.6 18.1-27.7 68 9.4 6.4-13.7
35-44 615 346 57.9 51.7-63.8 178 30.6 25.2-36.7 91 11.5 8.5-15.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 84 46 59.8 43.0-74.5 24 26.6 14.7-43.3 14 13.7 6.3-27.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 422 245 57.3 49.5-64.7 117 30.4 23.6-38.2 60 12.3 8.4-17.6
Some Post-H.S. 451 279 62.9 56.0-69.3 117 24.7 19.4-30.9 55 12.4 8.0-18.7
College Graduate 540 346 65.0 58.9-70.7 118 22.4 17.8-27.8 76 12.5 9.0-17.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 126 59 46.5 32.9-60.6 32 27.3 16.9-41.1 35 26.2 15.9-40.0
$15,000- 24,999 262 150 57.1 47.9-65.8 69 30.0 22.0-39.3 43 12.9 8.2-19.7
$25,000- 34,999 251 155 65.9 56.6-74.1 63 23.9 17.1-32.4 33 10.2 6.1-16.8
$35,000- 49,999 273 186 70.9 62.6-78.0 60 22.2 15.7-30.4 27 6.9 4.1-11.4
$50,000+ 403 269 66.8 59.6-73.3 106 26.4 20.6-33.1 28 6.9 3.9-11.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 88 57 73.7 63.2-82.1 20 17.2 10.7-26.5 11 9.1 4.7-16.8
Cumberland 116 61 52.3 42.4-62.1 41 34.5 25.8-44.4 14 13.2 7.4-22.4
Durham 113 70 62.6 51.6-72.3 25 23.4 15.5-33.8 18 14.0 8.1-23.3
Forsyth 96 50 51.0 38.2-63.6 27 34.5 22.1-49.5 19 14.5 8.7-23.1
Gaston 115 78 67.1 56.2-76.5 26 23.2 15.3-33.6 11 9.6 4.5-19.3
Guilford 103 54 54.0 43.3-64.4 33 32.8 23.6-43.4 16 13.2 7.6-22.1
Mecklenburg 111 69 61.9 51.5-71.3 27 25.9 18.0-35.7 15 12.2 6.9-20.8
New Hanover 97 63 64.6 52.8-74.8 18 19.3 11.8-30.1 16 16.1 8.9-27.3
Onslow 130 86 67.6 57.5-76.2 31 24.4 16.8-34.1 13 8.0 3.9-15.5
Wake 119 75 62.7 52.4-71.9 28 25.6 17.5-35.7 16 11.8 6.8-19.6
Western NC 111 61 54.1 43.9-64.0 33 34.5 25.3-45.0 17 11.4 7.0-18.1
Piedmont NC 147 90 61.7 51.6-70.9 36 24.8 17.0-34.9 21 13.4 8.1-21.5
Eastern NC 153 103 64.7 55.2-73.2 31 23.0 16.0-31.9 19 12.3 7.2-20.0

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* This question was asked of female respondents who reported being ages 18-44 years old.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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