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2009 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? PILL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1016 744 73.8 70.6-76.8 272 26.2 23.2-29.4
Age
< 20 years 106 65 61.3 49.6-71.8 41 38.7 28.2-50.4
20-24 years 238 170 72.5 65.5-78.6 68 27.5 21.4-34.5
25-34 years 525 384 73.8 69.4-77.8 141 26.2 22.2-30.6
35+ years 147 125 87.2 80.0-92.0 22 12.8 8.0-20.0
Race
White 749 530 71.6 67.9-75.1 219 28.4 24.9-32.1
Black 224 180 80.6 73.2-86.3 44 19.4 13.7-26.8
Other 43 34 77.8 59.8-89.2 9 22.2 10.8-40.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 133 111 84.6 76.4-90.3 22 15.4 9.7-23.6
No 883 633 71.8 68.2-75.1 250 28.2 24.9-31.8
Education
< High School 174 134 80.2 72.3-86.4 40 19.8 13.6-27.7
High School 285 210 72.9 66.6-78.5 75 27.1 21.5-33.4
> High School 554 398 71.9 67.4-75.9 156 28.1 24.1-32.6
Marital Status
Married 619 446 72.8 68.7-76.6 173 27.2 23.4-31.3
Other 397 298 75.2 69.8-79.9 99 24.8 20.1-30.2
Income
14,999 or less 186 142 72.9 64.4-80.0 44 27.1 20.0-35.6
15,000-24,999 242 191 80.2 73.9-85.3 51 19.8 14.7-26.1
25,000-49,999 209 152 74.0 66.7-80.2 57 26.0 19.8-33.3
50,000 or more 324 222 69.6 63.8-74.9 102 30.4 25.1-36.2
WIC recipient
No 535 380 72.9 68.5-76.8 155 27.1 23.2-31.5
Yes 479 362 74.7 69.8-79.0 117 25.3 21.0-30.2
Medicaid recipient
No 498 343 69.9 65.2-74.1 155 30.1 25.9-34.8
Yes 518 401 77.2 72.6-81.2 117 22.8 18.8-27.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 344 253 74.5 69.7-78.8 91 25.5 21.2-30.3
2500+ grams 672 491 73.8 70.3-77.0 181 26.2 23.0-29.7

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

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 28JUL11

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