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Birth Control Method Use: Tubes Tied*

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 697 592 83.0 78.7-86.6 105 17.0 13.4-21.3
Age
< 20 years 101 101 100 - 0 0.0 -
20-24 years 193 165 81.2 71.5-88.1 28 18.8 11.9-28.5
25-34 years 333 271 78.9 72.2-84.4 62 21.1 15.6-27.8
35+ years 70 55 78.8 63.5-88.8 15 21.2 11.2-36.5
Mother's Race
White 475 405 83.2 78.1-87.4 70 16.8 12.6-21.9
African American 203 170 81.1 71.8-87.9 33 18.9 12.1-28.2
Other Minorities 19 17 98.4 92.7-99.7 2 1.6 0.3- 7.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 14 13 98.6 89.0-99.8 1 1.4 0.2-11.0
No 683 579 82.8 78.4-86.4 104 17.2 13.6-21.6
Education
< High School 132 111 81.0 68.7-89.2 21 19.0 10.8-31.3
High School 250 197 74.9 66.6-81.8 53 25.1 18.2-33.4
> High School 315 284 90.4 85.3-93.8 31 9.6 6.2-14.7
Marital Status
Married 473 399 83.0 77.8-87.2 74 17.0 12.8-22.2
Other 224 193 83.1 74.7-89.1 31 16.9 10.9-25.3
Income
15,999 or less 224 184 79.2 70.1-86.1 40 20.8 13.9-29.9
16,000-24,999 109 92 84.6 71.2-92.4 17 15.4 7.6-28.8
25,000-39,999 116 90 72.7 60.9-81.9 26 27.3 18.1-39.1
40,000 or more 209 190 89.4 82.8-93.7 19 10.6 6.3-17.2
WIC recipient
No 367 324 87.7 82.3-91.6 43 12.3 8.4-17.7
Yes 324 263 77.8 70.7-83.7 61 22.2 16.3-29.3
Medicaid recipient
No 347 312 89.3 84.4-92.8 35 10.7 7.2-15.6
Yes 350 280 76.2 68.9-82.2 70 23.8 17.8-31.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 126 110 86.1 78.4-91.4 16 13.9 8.6-21.6
1500-2499 grams 223 188 84.3 78.8-88.6 35 15.7 11.4-21.2
2500+ grams 346 292 82.9 78.2-86.7 54 17.1 13.3-21.8

*Survey Question:
What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting
pregnant? 59a. Tubes tied (sterilization)

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