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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

CONTRACEPTION

What method of birth control were you using when you got pregnant? BIRTH CONTROL PILL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 134 96 72.2 62.9-80.0 38 27.8 20.0-37.1
Age
< 20 years 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 50 32 66.3 50.0-79.5 18 33.7 20.5-50.0
25-34 years 51 38 72.1 56.4-83.7 13 27.9 16.3-43.6
35+ years 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 58 44 76.1 61.9-86.2 14 23.9 13.8-38.1
Non-Hispanic Black 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 25 16 66.0 44.3-82.5 *** *** ***
Education
< High School 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 35 25 71.1 52.1-84.7 *** *** ***
> High School 70 45 64.6 51.1-76.1 25 35.4 23.9-48.9
Marital Status
Married 46 28 58.5 42.8-72.7 18 41.5 27.3-57.2
Other 88 68 78.3 66.6-86.7 20 21.7 13.3-33.4
WIC recipient
No 41 30 71.2 54.0-84.0 11 28.8 16.0-46.0
Yes 93 66 72.6 61.2-81.7 27 27.4 18.3-38.8
Medicaid recipient
No 43 28 65.1 48.2-79.0 15 34.9 21.0-51.8
Yes 91 68 75.3 63.9-84.1 23 24.7 15.9-36.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 40 30 76.8 61.5-87.3 *** *** ***
2500+ grams 94 66 71.9 61.9-80.1 28 28.1 19.9-38.1

*Asked of mothers that reported that they did not try to get pregnant and were using at least one method of birth control to keep from getting pregnant?

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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.

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