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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

CONTRACEPTION

What were your or your husband's or partner's reasons for not doing anything to keep from getting pregnant? I HAD PROBLEMS GETTING BIRTH CONTROL WHEN I NEEDED IT*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 427 387 91.2 87.5-93.8 40 8.8 6.2-12.5
Age
< 20 years 74 66 90.9 80.4-96.0 8 9.1 4.0-19.6
20-24 years 142 128 90.0 82.4-94.6 14 10.0 5.4-17.6
25-34 years 154 138 90.2 83.4-94.3 16 9.8 5.7-16.6
35+ years 57 55 97.1 86.3-99.4 2 2.9 0.6-13.7
Race
White 255 238 94.2 90.1-96.6 17 5.8 3.4- 9.9
Black 152 132 85.3 76.9-91.0 20 14.7 9.0-23.1
Other 20 17 91.8 70.3-98.2 3 8.2 1.8-29.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 53 50 98.6 95.6-99.5 3 1.4 0.5- 4.4
No 374 337 90.0 85.9-93.1 37 10.0 6.9-14.1
Education
< High School 105 93 91.7 83.9-95.9 12 8.3 4.1-16.1
High School 152 136 88.5 81.0-93.4 16 11.5 6.6-19.0
> High School 170 158 93.0 87.1-96.3 12 7.0 3.7-12.9
Marital Status
Married 181 169 93.6 88.2-96.6 12 6.4 3.4-11.8
Other 246 218 89.4 84.0-93.1 28 10.6 6.9-16.0
Income
14,999 or less 178 156 89.1 82.5-93.5 22 10.9 6.5-17.5
15,000-24,999 61 57 94.1 81.9-98.3 4 5.9 1.7-18.1
25,000-49,999 76 71 92.4 81.9-97.0 5 7.6 3.0-18.1
50,000 or more 76 73 95.4 86.6-98.5 3 4.6 1.5-13.4
WIC recipient
No 176 163 93.2 87.5-96.5 13 6.8 3.5-12.5
Yes 246 219 89.6 84.3-93.2 27 10.4 6.8-15.7
Medicaid recipient
No 120 117 96.7 90.0-98.9 3 3.3 1.1-10.0
Yes 307 270 89.0 84.3-92.4 37 11.0 7.6-15.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 152 135 88.5 82.4-92.7 17 11.5 7.3-17.6
2500+ grams 275 252 91.4 87.4-94.2 23 8.6 5.8-12.6

*Asked of mothers that reported that they did not try to get pregnant and were not using anything to keep from getting pregnant

#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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