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Birth Control Method Use: Withdrawal*

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 697 650 91.9 88.6-94.3 47 8.1 5.7-11.4
Age
< 20 years 101 92 90.6 78.8-96.2 9 9.4 3.8-21.2
20-24 years 193 178 88.7 80.5-93.8 15 11.3 6.2-19.5
25-34 years 333 314 94.0 89.8-96.5 19 6.0 3.5-10.2
35+ years 70 66 93.0 80.8-97.7 4 7.0 2.3-19.2
Mother's Race
White 475 444 92.5 88.7-95.1 31 7.5 4.9-11.3
African American 203 188 90.4 82.5-94.9 15 9.6 5.1-17.5
Other Minorities 19 18 88.7 49.2-98.5 1 11.3 1.5-50.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 14 14 100 - 0 0.0 -
No 683 636 91.7 88.4-94.2 47 8.3 5.8-11.6
Education
< High School 132 125 92.6 82.2-97.1 7 7.4 2.9-17.8
High School 250 234 92.7 86.5-96.1 16 7.3 3.9-13.5
> High School 315 291 90.9 85.9-94.2 24 9.1 5.8-14.1
Marital Status
Married 473 441 92.6 88.9-95.2 32 7.4 4.8-11.1
Other 224 209 90.3 82.8-94.7 15 9.7 5.3-17.2
Income
15,999 or less 224 212 91.4 83.8-95.6 12 8.6 4.4-16.2
16,000-24,999 109 98 87.6 75.5-94.1 11 12.4 5.9-24.5
25,000-39,999 116 111 95.1 86.1-98.4 5 4.9 1.6-13.9
40,000 or more 209 194 92.8 87.3-96.0 15 7.2 4.0-12.7
WIC recipient
No 367 342 93.1 89.1-95.7 25 6.9 4.3-10.9
Yes 324 302 90.4 84.6-94.2 22 9.6 5.8-15.4
Medicaid recipient
No 347 323 92.4 88.1-95.2 24 7.6 4.8-11.9
Yes 350 327 91.3 85.6-94.9 23 8.7 5.1-14.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 126 118 93.9 88.1-97.0 8 6.1 3.0-11.9
1500-2499 grams 223 213 95.6 91.9-97.7 10 4.4 2.3- 8.1
2500+ grams 346 317 91.6 88.0-94.2 29 8.4 5.8-12.0

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

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