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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Family Planning

Are you or your husband/wife/partner doing anything now to keep from getting pregnant?
Some things people do to keep from getting pregnant include not having sex at certain times, using birth
control methods such as the pill, Norplant, shots or D epo-provera, condoms, diaphragm, foam, IUD, having
their tubes tied, or having a vasectomy.(If multiple partners consider usual method.)*.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not Sexually Active Same sex partner
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,964 4,090 58.3 56.8-59.8 1,626 25.5 24.3-26.9 1,223 15.8 14.7-16.9 25 0.4 0.2- 0.6
GENDER
Male 3,746 1,980 53.9 51.9-55.8 1,041 29.0 27.3-30.9 713 16.8 15.3-18.3 12 0.4 0.2- 0.7
Female 3,218 2,110 66.0 63.9-68.0 585 19.5 17.9-21.3 510 14.1 12.7-15.7 13 0.4 0.2- 0.6
RACE
White 4,921 2,980 60.7 59.0-62.4 1,132 25.7 24.2-27.2 788 13.2 12.1-14.3 21 0.5 0.3- 0.8
African American 1,297 697 54.4 51.0-57.7 312 26.0 23.0-29.1 286 19.5 17.0-22.3 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6
Asian 67 36 58.7 44.0-72.0 17 26.4 15.6-41.1 13 13.9 6.9-26.1 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3
Native American 135 78 56.2 45.1-66.6 34 24.9 16.9-35.1 23 18.9 11.1-30.4 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 508 282 50.0 44.2-55.7 119 23.3 18.9-28.4 106 26.7 21.3-32.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 512 294 52.0 46.2-57.7 120 22.4 18.1-27.4 97 25.6 20.3-31.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
-English Speaking 171 108 64.8 55.7-72.9 44 26.6 19.3-35.4 18 8.4 4.8-14.2 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
-Spanish Speaking 341 186 47.5 40.6-54.5 76 20.9 15.9-27.1 79 31.6 24.9-39.2 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 6,447 3,794 59.0 57.5-60.5 1,505 25.9 24.6-27.3 1,124 14.7 13.7-15.7 24 0.4 0.2- 0.6
AGE
18-24 780 452 54.5 49.9-59.1 123 15.1 12.3-18.5 202 30.1 25.7-34.8 3 0.3 0.1- 0.8
25-34 2,206 1,438 64.3 61.7-66.8 444 21.9 19.7-24.2 319 13.7 11.9-15.7 5 0.2 0.1- 0.4
35-44 2,473 1,544 62.9 60.5-65.3 526 24.1 21.9-26.3 388 12.2 10.8-13.8 15 0.8 0.4- 1.4
45-54 997 482 51.0 47.2-54.7 315 33.7 30.3-37.4 199 15.2 12.8-18.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
55-64 508 174 35.7 30.7-41.0 218 47.1 41.8-52.5 115 17.1 13.8-21.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 882 466 50.6 46.3-54.8 230 25.1 21.7-28.9 185 24.2 20.4-28.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,926 1,118 57.4 54.6-60.2 451 26.1 23.7-28.7 352 16.2 14.2-18.5 5 0.2 0.1- 0.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,855 1,107 59.7 56.9-62.5 426 25.8 23.3-28.4 314 14.0 12.2-16.0 8 0.5 0.2- 1.2
College Graduate 2,295 1,398 61.7 59.2-64.1 516 25.0 22.8-27.3 370 12.9 11.4-14.5 11 0.5 0.2- 1.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 593 283 48.9 43.2-54.6 105 18.0 14.3-22.5 203 32.9 27.6-38.7 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,088 615 53.9 49.9-57.8 230 25.2 21.8-29.0 238 20.4 17.3-24.0 5 0.5 0.2- 1.1
$25,000- 34,999 915 505 55.3 51.4-59.2 203 26.7 23.2-30.5 205 17.9 15.3-20.9 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,083 668 62.9 59.4-66.3 235 23.2 20.3-26.4 178 13.6 11.4-16.1 2 0.3 0.1- 1.8
$50,000-74,999 999 627 62.3 58.7-65.9 281 30.5 27.2-34.1 86 6.8 5.3- 8.7 5 0.3 0.1- 0.9
$75,000+ 1,167 772 65.3 61.9-68.6 331 29.5 26.4-32.8 56 4.3 3.1- 5.9 8 0.9 0.4- 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,491 752 49.7 46.5-52.9 367 27.6 24.8-30.6 366 22.2 19.6-25.1 6 0.5 0.2- 1.2
No 5,314 3,248 61.0 59.3-62.6 1,217 24.8 23.3-26.3 830 13.9 12.7-15.2 19 0.3 0.2- 0.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 824 427 54.2 50.0-58.3 261 34.9 31.0-39.0 133 10.5 8.6-12.7 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
Non-Veteran 5,986 3,566 58.7 57.1-60.3 1,329 24.2 22.8-25.6 1,069 16.7 15.5-18.0 22 0.4 0.2- 0.6
Currently Serving 153 97 66.2 57.0-74.3 36 25.4 18.0-34.4 20 8.4 5.0-13.8 0 0.0 . - .

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* This question was asked of female respondents who reported being ages 18-44 years old and not pregnant
and of male respondents who reported being ages 18-59 years old.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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