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2018 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)1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 731 634 87.3 84.1-89.9 97 12.7 10.1-15.9
Age
< 25 years 165 143 86.3 78.7-91.5 22 13.7 8.5-21.3
25-34 years 430 370 86.8 82.6-90.2 60 13.2 9.8-17.4
35+ years 136 121 90.2 83.4-94.4 15 9.8 5.6-16.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 414 375 91.7 88.3-94.2 39 8.3 5.8-11.7
Non-Hispanic Black 121 99 82.9 72.3-90.0 22 17.1 10.0-27.7
Non-Hispanic Other 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 133 106 77.0 67.9-84.2 27 23.0 15.8-32.1
Education
< High School 95 78 80.4 68.6-88.5 17 19.6 11.5-31.4
High School 157 132 85.0 77.0-90.6 25 15.0 9.4-23.0
> High School 478 423 89.1 85.4-91.9 55 10.9 8.1-14.6
Marital Status
Married 475 421 88.9 85.4-91.6 54 11.1 8.4-14.6
Other 256 213 84.6 78.1-89.4 43 15.4 10.6-21.9
Medicaid recipient
No 406 352 87.2 83.2-90.4 54 12.8 9.6-16.8
Yes 325 282 87.3 82.0-91.2 43 12.7 8.8-18.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 221 185 83.0 77.2-87.5 36 17.0 12.5-22.8
2500+ grams 510 449 87.6 84.2-90.4 61 12.4 9.6-15.8

1Asked only of mothers who reported current use of contraception.

Phase 7 (2012-2015) question: What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting pregnant?
Tubes tied or blocked (female sterilization, Essure, Adiana)
Vasectomy (male sterilization)
Birth control pill
Condoms
Injection (Depo-Provera)
Contraceptive implant (Implanon)
Contraceptive patch (OrthoEvra) or vaginal ring (NuvaRing)
IUD (including Mirena or ParaGard)
Natural family planning (including rhythm method)
Withdrawal (pulling out)
Not having sex (abstinence)
Other

Phase 8 (2016-2020) question: What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting pregnant?
Tubes tied or blocked (female sterilization or Essure)
Vasectomy (male sterilization)
Birth control pills
Condoms
Shots or injection (Depo-Provera)
Contraceptive patch (OrthoEra) or vaginal ring (NuvaRing)
IUD (including Mirena, ParaGard, Liletta, or Skyla)
Contraceptive implant in the arm (Nexplanon or Implanon)
Natural family planning (including rhythm method)
Withdrawal (pulling out)
Not having sex (abstinence)
Other

2Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards.
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.
The overall weighted response rate in 2018 was 53%.

This page was generated on 10OCT19

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