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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

CONTRACEPTION

What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting pregnant? NOT HAVING SEX (ABSTINENCE)*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1203 1101 91.7 89.7-93.3 102 8.3 6.7-10.3
Age
< 20 years 130 113 89.3 81.8-93.9 17 10.7 6.1-18.2
20-24 years 287 265 91.3 86.7-94.4 22 8.7 5.6-13.3
25-34 years 605 558 92.5 89.7-94.5 47 7.5 5.5-10.3
35+ years 181 165 91.4 85.8-95.0 16 8.6 5.0-14.2
Race
White 863 802 93.2 91.2-94.9 61 6.8 5.1- 8.8
Black 287 253 87.1 81.6-91.2 34 12.9 8.8-18.4
Other 53 46 86.9 73.4-94.1 7 13.1 5.9-26.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 171 165 97.3 92.9-99.0 6 2.7 1.0- 7.1
No 1031 935 90.6 88.4-92.4 96 9.4 7.6-11.6
Education
< High School 231 215 95.1 90.9-97.4 16 4.9 2.6- 9.1
High School 326 301 91.6 87.4-94.5 25 8.4 5.5-12.6
> High School 642 582 90.3 87.4-92.6 60 9.7 7.4-12.6
Marital Status
Married 724 681 93.7 91.4-95.4 43 6.3 4.6- 8.6
Other 479 420 88.8 85.2-91.6 59 11.2 8.4-14.8
Income
14,999 or less 327 298 90.9 86.5-94.0 29 9.1 6.0-13.5
15,000-24,999 158 144 92.4 86.3-95.9 14 7.6 4.1-13.7
25,000-49,999 238 213 88.7 83.4-92.5 25 11.3 7.5-16.6
50,000 or more 389 364 93.6 90.4-95.8 25 6.4 4.2- 9.6
WIC recipient
No 659 604 91.0 88.3-93.2 55 9.0 6.8-11.7
Yes 538 494 92.9 90.0-94.9 44 7.1 5.1-10.0
Medicaid recipient
No 559 518 91.8 88.9-94.0 41 8.2 6.0-11.1
Yes 644 583 91.6 88.8-93.7 61 8.4 6.3-11.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 383 349 90.9 87.5-93.4 34 9.1 6.6-12.5
2500+ grams 820 752 91.7 89.6-93.5 68 8.3 6.5-10.4

*Asked only of mothers who reported current use of contraception.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

This page was generated on 20MAY10

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