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Use of Birth Control After Delivery*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 845 151 15.4 12.4-19.0 694 84.6 81.0-87.6
Age
< 20 years 128 27 19.3 11.4-30.8 101 80.7 69.2-88.6
20-24 years 222 30 12.9 7.9-20.3 192 87.1 79.7-92.1
25-34 years 399 68 14.3 10.4-19.4 331 85.7 80.6-89.6
35+ years 96 26 20.2 11.7-32.7 70 79.8 67.3-88.3
Mother's Race
White 568 95 12.9 9.8-16.8 473 87.1 83.2-90.2
African American 253 50 18.2 12.3-26.2 203 81.8 73.8-87.7
Other Minorities 24 6 42.6 19.5-69.6 18 57.4 30.4-80.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 5 23.4 5.0-64.1 14 76.6 35.9-95.0
No 826 146 15.3 12.2-18.9 680 84.7 81.1-87.8
Education
< High School 166 34 20.8 13.1-31.3 132 79.2 68.7-86.9
High School 291 43 10.6 6.6-16.5 248 89.4 83.5-93.4
> High School 388 74 16.5 12.3-21.6 314 83.5 78.4-87.7
Marital Status
Married 564 92 14.4 11.0-18.7 472 85.6 81.3-89.0
Other 281 59 17.4 12.0-24.6 222 82.6 75.4-88.0
Income
15,999 or less 263 41 11.9 7.3-18.8 222 88.1 81.2-92.7
16,000-24,999 132 23 15.7 8.5-27.1 109 84.3 72.9-91.5
25,000-39,999 140 24 15.4 9.2-24.6 116 84.6 75.4-90.8
40,000 or more 259 51 15.3 10.7-21.4 208 84.7 78.6-89.3
WIC recipient
No 462 96 16.3 12.5-21.1 366 83.7 78.9-87.5
Yes 377 55 14.6 10.1-20.5 322 85.4 79.5-89.9
Medicaid recipient
No 433 86 16.1 12.3-21.0 347 83.9 79.0-87.7
Yes 412 65 14.6 10.3-20.4 347 85.4 79.6-89.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 170 45 24.9 19.0-32.0 125 75.1 68.0-81.0
1500-2499 grams 264 43 16.5 12.3-21.6 221 83.5 78.4-87.7
2500+ grams 409 63 15.2 12.0-19.1 346 84.8 80.9-88.0

*Survey Question: 58. Are you or your husband or partner using any kind of birth control now? Birth control means having your tubes tied, vasectomy, the pill, condoms, diaphragm, foam, rhythm, Norplant, shots (Depo-Provera) or ANY other way to keep from getting pregnant.

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.