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2015 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? BIRTH CONTROL PILL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 712 570 81.3 77.7-84.6 142 18.7 15.4-22.3
Age
< 20 years 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 134 116 88.4 80.0-93.5 18 11.6 6.5-20.0
25-34 years 430 331 78.5 73.6-82.8 99 21.5 17.2-26.4
35+ years 111 92 85.1 75.8-91.3 19 14.9 8.7-24.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 389 317 83.8 79.3-87.5 72 16.2 12.5-20.7
Non-Hispanic Black 163 128 80.6 71.1-87.6 35 19.4 12.4-28.9
Non-Hispanic Other 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 104 74 69.3 57.8-78.8 30 30.7 21.2-42.2
Education
< High School 99 84 84.3 73.8-91.0 15 15.7 9.0-26.2
High School 132 112 85.3 76.7-91.1 20 14.7 8.9-23.3
> High School 477 370 79.1 74.3-83.1 107 20.9 16.9-25.7
Marital Status
Married 468 362 79.8 75.3-83.7 106 20.2 16.3-24.7
Other 244 208 83.9 77.0-89.1 36 16.1 10.9-23.0
WIC recipient
No 426 326 78.7 73.8-82.9 100 21.3 17.1-26.2
Yes 275 233 83.8 77.5-88.5 42 16.2 11.5-22.5
Medicaid recipient
No 437 337 79.0 74.2-83.1 100 21.0 16.9-25.8
Yes 275 233 84.6 78.3-89.3 42 15.4 10.7-21.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 246 190 78.8 73.4-83.4 56 21.2 16.6-26.6
2500+ grams 466 380 81.6 77.6-85.0 86 18.4 15.0-22.4

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

The overall weighted response rate in 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

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

#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 26OCT17

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