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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? BIRTH CONTROL PILL1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 712 532 72.9 68.8-76.6 180 27.1 23.4-31.2
Age
< 25 years 161 119 71.8 62.8-79.4 42 28.2 20.6-37.2
25-34 years 416 302 70.5 65.1-75.4 114 29.5 24.6-34.9
35+ years 135 111 82.1 73.3-88.5 24 17.9 11.5-26.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 402 295 72.9 67.8-77.5 107 27.1 22.5-32.2
Non-Hispanic Black 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 133 103 76.8 67.8-83.9 30 23.2 16.1-32.2
Education
< High School 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 150 111 68.1 58.4-76.5 39 31.9 23.5-41.6
> High School 466 346 74.1 69.3-78.5 120 25.9 21.5-30.7
Marital Status
Married 467 349 74.2 69.6-78.4 118 25.8 21.6-30.4
Other 245 183 70.6 62.7-77.4 62 29.4 22.6-37.3
Medicaid recipient
No 396 291 74.3 69.2-78.7 105 25.7 21.3-30.8
Yes 316 241 71.3 64.6-77.2 75 28.7 22.8-35.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 210 163 78.4 72.3-83.5 47 21.6 16.5-27.7
2500+ grams 502 369 72.5 68.1-76.4 133 27.5 23.6-31.9

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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