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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Family Planning

What is your main reason for not doing anything to keep you/your partner from getting pregnant?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Want to get pregnant Had hysterectomy Believe can't get pregnant Vasectomy/Tubes tied Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,418 310 21.6 19.2-24.3 104 8.6 6.9-10.7 175 12.5 10.6-14.8 284 19.7 17.3-22.4 545 37.5 34.5-40.6
GENDER
Male 903 140 16.6 13.9-19.8 103 11.9 9.6-14.7 131 13.5 11.1-16.4 177 19.2 16.3-22.6 352 38.7 35.0-42.6
Female 515 170 34.5 29.8-39.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 44 10.1 7.2-13.9 107 21.0 17.0-25.6 193 34.4 29.7-39.4
RACE
White 1,009 215 20.2 17.5-23.2 79 9.0 7.0-11.5 140 14.0 11.6-16.9 195 19.6 16.9-22.7 380 37.1 33.6-40.8
African American 261 51 17.4 12.7-23.3 18 8.4 5.1-13.6 28 11.8 7.9-17.4 61 23.2 16.9-31.1 103 39.1 32.1-46.6
Asian 11 5 51.8 22.6-79.8 1 2.4 0.3-16.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 45.8 18.7-75.7
Native American 30 8 32.3 15.3-55.7 1 3.8 0.5-22.7 2 8.0 1.9-28.0 8 20.7 9.4-39.6 11 35.3 16.7-59.7
Other Minorities 98 28 36.4 25.4-49.0 5 7.7 3.0-18.2 5 4.4 1.6-11.4 17 14.0 7.7-24.3 43 37.5 26.9-49.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 101 28 34.9 24.0-47.6 3 4.4 1.2-14.3 4 3.6 1.1-10.8 18 12.1 6.6-20.9 48 45.1 33.6-57.2
-English Speaking 38 10 26.4 13.5-45.1 2 5.6 1.3-20.4 1 3.0 0.4-18.7 8 13.1 4.8-31.3 17 51.9 33.4-69.9
-Spanish Speaking 63 18 39.3 25.1-55.7 1 3.8 0.5-22.2 3 3.8 0.9-14.6 10 11.5 5.4-22.7 31 41.6 27.7-56.9
Non-Hispanic 1,316 282 20.4 18.0-23.1 101 9.0 7.2-11.2 171 13.3 11.2-15.8 266 20.4 17.8-23.2 496 36.8 33.7-40.0
AGE
18-24 102 35 32.8 23.3-43.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.3 0.2- 6.9 6 3.4 1.4- 7.8 59 62.6 51.3-72.6
25-34 401 181 46.6 40.8-52.5 0 0.0 . - . 19 5.9 3.4-10.0 45 8.8 6.3-12.2 156 38.7 33.1-44.7
35-44 453 81 16.9 13.1-21.4 26 7.1 4.6-10.7 57 13.1 9.7-17.5 127 28.8 23.6-34.5 162 34.2 29.0-39.7
45-54 274 10 5.6 2.8-10.9 45 17.5 12.8-23.6 55 17.9 13.4-23.6 72 26.8 21.1-33.3 92 32.1 26.1-38.8
55-64 188 3 1.4 0.4- 4.8 33 20.0 13.8-28.1 42 21.8 15.4-29.9 34 18.5 12.8-26.2 76 38.3 30.4-46.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 203 39 20.6 14.5-28.4 10 7.0 3.4-13.5 26 11.1 7.2-16.6 47 21.2 15.5-28.3 81 40.2 32.2-48.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 388 71 18.6 14.3-23.8 34 10.4 7.1-15.0 52 14.0 10.3-18.9 90 22.2 17.2-28.0 141 34.8 29.4-40.7
Some Post-H.S. 378 72 18.3 14.2-23.2 33 9.5 6.5-13.7 51 13.8 10.0-18.9 80 21.4 16.8-26.9 142 37.0 31.3-43.0
College Graduate 448 128 27.7 23.1-32.8 27 7.0 4.6-10.6 46 10.8 7.7-14.8 67 15.3 11.7-19.7 180 39.2 33.9-44.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 89 12 11.8 6.4-20.6 7 11.0 5.1-22.2 13 17.7 8.7-32.7 17 14.5 7.8-25.6 40 45.0 32.4-58.3
$15,000- 24,999 208 38 21.1 14.9-29.1 9 5.6 2.6-11.9 22 12.2 7.5-19.2 45 19.4 12.8-28.2 94 41.7 33.4-50.5
$25,000- 34,999 179 32 17.6 11.8-25.3 15 9.5 5.4-16.1 23 9.8 6.4-14.9 39 23.6 17.0-31.8 70 39.5 31.4-48.2
$35,000- 49,999 199 39 18.6 13.3-25.4 20 11.6 7.1-18.4 23 11.9 7.6-18.2 42 21.2 15.1-29.0 75 36.6 29.2-44.7
$50,000-74,999 250 64 26.5 20.6-33.4 27 10.9 7.2-16.3 35 14.1 9.5-20.2 39 15.3 10.9-21.1 85 33.2 26.7-40.4
$75,000+ 298 75 21.2 16.5-26.8 17 6.8 3.9-11.6 41 14.1 10.0-19.6 72 25.0 19.6-31.2 93 32.9 26.8-39.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 320 49 15.1 11.0-20.5 33 11.6 7.9-16.6 52 17.6 12.8-23.6 65 20.6 15.8-26.3 121 35.2 29.2-41.6
No 1,069 259 24.2 21.3-27.4 69 7.6 5.8- 9.9 119 11.0 8.9-13.4 210 18.8 16.2-21.7 412 38.5 35.0-42.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 237 27 11.7 7.9-17.1 31 13.1 8.8-19.0 47 18.2 13.1-24.6 55 22.8 17.3-29.4 77 34.2 27.4-41.7
Non-Veteran 1,148 272 23.7 20.8-26.8 72 7.8 6.0-10.1 124 11.3 9.2-13.7 227 19.4 16.7-22.4 453 37.9 34.5-41.3
Currently Serving 33 11 25.9 13.4-44.1 1 1.8 0.3-12.2 4 14.5 4.4-38.5 2 7.1 1.5-27.7 15 50.7 31.8-69.4

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

First five most frequent response categorie s presented here. OTHER category was formed from the remaining responses.

^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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