2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Moitoring System Survey Results
CONTRACEPTION
What were your reasons or your husband's or partner's reasons for not doing anything to keep from getting pregnant?
Reasons for not using birth control Total NO  YES 
Respond.# N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Didn't mind if I got pregnant^ 295 135 46.3 39.5-53.3  160 53.7 46.7-60.5 
Thought couldn't get pregnant at that time^ 256 188 73.3 66.0-79.5  68 26.7 20.5-34.0
I had side effects from the birth control method^ 252 224 88.3 82.3-92.5  28 11.7 7.5-17.7 
I had problems getting birth control when I needed it 252 234 92.2 86.9-95.5  18 7.8 4.5-13.1 
I thought my husband or partner or I was sterile 256 223 89.9 84.6-93.5  33 10.1 6.5-15.4 
My husband or partner didn't want to use anything^ 260 214 78.6 71.6-84.3  46 21.4 15.7-28.4 
I forgot to use a birth control method 254 228 87.9 81.9-92.1  26 12.1 7.9-18.1 
Other unspecified reasons 261 231 88.6 83.1-92.4  30 11.4 7.6-16.9 
*Asked of mothers that reported that they were not trying to get pregnant and were not using anything to keep from getting pregnant when they conceived.
^Detailed tables are available for the following reasons: Didn't mind getting pregnant; Thought couldn't get pregnant at that time; Side effects from the birth control; Husband/partner didn't want to use anything. 
#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 9/19/2019