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Birth Control Method Use: Pill*

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 697 433 63.6 58.6-68.2 264 36.4 31.8-41.4
Age
< 20 years 101 61 60.2 46.7-72.4 40 39.8 27.6-53.3
20-24 years 193 108 59.8 49.8-69.1 85 40.2 30.9-50.2
25-34 years 333 210 63.1 56.1-69.6 123 36.9 30.4-43.9
35+ years 70 54 80.9 67.2-89.8 16 19.1 10.2-32.8
Mother's Race
White 475 284 60.5 54.6-66.1 191 39.5 33.9-45.4
African American 203 137 71.7 62.2-79.6 66 28.3 20.4-37.8
Other Minorities 19 12 61.5 27.6-87.0 7 38.5 13.0-72.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 14 12 96.8 85.0-99.4 2 3.2 0.6-15.0
No 683 421 63.0 58.0-67.7 262 37.0 32.3-42.0
Education
< High School 132 94 73.1 60.7-82.6 38 26.9 17.4-39.3
High School 250 154 64.1 55.4-72.0 96 35.9 28.0-44.6
> High School 315 185 58.8 51.9-65.4 130 41.2 34.6-48.1
Marital Status
Married 473 289 62.8 56.9-68.3 184 37.2 31.7-43.1
Other 224 144 65.1 55.8-73.4 80 34.9 26.6-44.2
Income
15,999 or less 224 155 69.8 60.4-77.8 69 30.2 22.2-39.6
16,000-24,999 109 64 57.3 42.9-70.6 45 42.7 29.4-57.1
25,000-39,999 116 68 66.1 54.9-75.8 48 33.9 24.2-45.1
40,000 or more 209 120 58.0 49.7-65.9 89 42.0 34.1-50.3
WIC recipient
No 367 214 60.2 53.6-66.5 153 39.8 33.5-46.4
Yes 324 215 67.3 59.7-74.1 109 32.7 25.9-40.3
Medicaid recipient
No 347 201 60.9 54.3-67.1 146 39.1 32.9-45.7
Yes 350 232 66.4 58.9-73.2 118 33.6 26.8-41.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 126 85 68.2 59.5-75.9 41 31.8 24.1-40.5
1500-2499 grams 223 129 59.3 52.6-65.6 94 40.7 34.4-47.4
2500+ grams 346 218 63.8 58.4-68.8 128 36.2 31.2-41.6

*Survey Question:
What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting
pregnant? 59c. Pill

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