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Birth Control Method Use: Shots*

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 697 573 83.2 78.9-86.7 124 16.8 13.3-21.1
Age
< 20 years 101 56 52.9 39.6-65.8 45 47.1 34.2-60.4
20-24 years 193 155 80.6 71.7-87.2 38 19.4 12.8-28.3
25-34 years 333 296 92.6 88.0-95.6 37 7.4 4.4-12.0
35+ years 70 66 97.5 88.0-99.5 4 2.5 0.5-12.0
Mother's Race
White 475 413 89.0 84.5-92.2 62 11.0 7.8-15.5
African American 203 145 68.8 58.8-77.3 58 31.2 22.7-41.2
Other Minorities 19 15 73.8 36.7-93.2 4 26.2 6.8-63.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 14 11 96.3 85.4-99.2 3 3.7 0.8-14.6
No 683 562 83.0 78.7-86.5 121 17.0 13.5-21.3
Education
< High School 132 85 67.2 54.6-77.8 47 32.8 22.2-45.4
High School 250 198 80.0 72.3-86.0 52 20.0 14.0-27.7
> High School 315 290 92.9 88.2-95.8 25 7.1 4.2-11.8
Marital Status
Married 473 425 92.0 88.1-94.7 48 8.0 5.3-11.9
Other 224 148 65.4 56.1-73.7 76 34.6 26.3-43.9
Income
15,999 or less 224 152 70.8 61.5-78.7 72 29.2 21.3-38.5
16,000-24,999 109 91 78.6 64.5-88.1 18 21.4 11.9-35.5
25,000-39,999 116 105 89.1 79.1-94.6 11 10.9 5.4-20.9
40,000 or more 209 198 96.6 92.1-98.6 11 3.4 1.4- 7.9
WIC recipient
No 367 333 92.0 87.2-95.1 34 8.0 4.9-12.8
Yes 324 234 73.3 66.0-79.5 90 26.7 20.5-34.0
Medicaid recipient
No 347 323 93.1 88.7-95.9 24 6.9 4.1-11.3
Yes 350 250 72.3 65.0-78.7 100 27.7 21.3-35.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 126 95 74.4 65.7-81.4 31 25.6 18.6-34.3
1500-2499 grams 223 182 79.5 73.3-84.6 41 20.5 15.4-26.7
2500+ grams 346 295 83.6 78.9-87.3 51 16.4 12.7-21.1

*Survey Question:
What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting
pregnant? 59g. Shots (Depo-Provera)

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