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Birth Control Method Use: Vasectomy*

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 697 670 96.0 93.7-97.4 27 4.0 2.6- 6.3
Age
< 20 years 101 101 100 - 0 0.0 -
20-24 years 193 189 98.1 93.3-99.5 4 1.9 0.5- 6.7
25-34 years 333 317 94.7 90.6-97.1 16 5.3 2.9- 9.4
35+ years 70 63 89.3 77.2-95.3 7 10.7 4.7-22.8
Mother's Race
White 475 450 94.7 91.7-96.7 25 5.3 3.3- 8.3
African American 203 201 98.9 93.5-99.8 2 1.1 0.2- 6.5
Other Minorities 19 19 100 - 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 14 14 100 - 0 0.0 -
No 683 656 95.9 93.6-97.4 27 4.1 2.6- 6.4
Education
< High School 132 132 100 - 0 0.0 -
High School 250 244 97.6 93.1-99.2 6 2.4 0.8- 6.9
> High School 315 294 92.9 88.6-95.7 21 7.1 4.3-11.4
Marital Status
Married 473 447 94.0 90.7-96.2 26 6.0 3.8- 9.3
Other 224 223 99.9 99.5- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
Income
15,999 or less 224 223 99.9 99.5- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
16,000-24,999 109 103 95.6 86.3-98.7 6 4.4 1.3-13.7
25,000-39,999 116 114 97.4 90.1-99.4 2 2.6 0.6- 9.9
40,000 or more 209 194 91.8 86.2-95.2 15 8.2 4.8-13.8
WIC recipient
No 367 348 93.8 89.9-96.2 19 6.2 3.8-10.1
Yes 324 316 98.4 95.5-99.4 8 1.6 0.6- 4.5
Medicaid recipient
No 347 324 92.8 88.7-95.5 23 7.2 4.5-11.3
Yes 350 346 99.4 97.4-99.9 4 0.6 0.1- 2.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 126 124 98.7 94.9-99.7 2 1.3 0.3- 5.1
1500-2499 grams 223 215 97.0 94.1-98.5 8 3.0 1.5- 5.9
2500+ grams 346 329 95.9 93.4-97.4 17 4.1 2.6- 6.6

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

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