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Using Birth Control When Became Pregnant*

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 848 670 77.1 72.9-80.8 178 22.9 19.2-27.1
Age
< 20 years 127 94 72.2 60.2-81.7 33 27.8 18.3-39.8
20-24 years 221 155 66.5 56.9-74.8 66 33.5 25.2-43.1
25-34 years 404 338 82.3 76.7-86.8 66 17.7 13.2-23.3
35+ years 96 83 88.8 78.7-94.5 13 11.2 5.5-21.3
Mother's Race
White 569 469 78.9 73.9-83.2 100 21.1 16.8-26.1
African American 254 183 72.6 63.8-79.9 71 27.4 20.1-36.2
Other Minorities 25 18 77.1 49.4-92.1 7 22.9 7.9-50.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 15 79.4 36.0-96.3 4 20.6 3.7-64.0
No 829 655 77.0 72.8-80.8 174 23.0 19.2-27.2
Education
< High School 166 120 73.0 62.1-81.7 46 27.0 18.3-37.9
High School 290 231 78.7 71.0-84.8 59 21.3 15.2-29.0
> High School 392 319 77.8 71.9-82.8 73 22.2 17.2-28.1
Marital Status
Married 565 470 80.7 75.9-84.8 95 19.3 15.2-24.1
Other 283 200 70.0 61.6-77.2 83 30.0 22.8-38.4
Income
15,999 or less 263 194 64.3 55.1-72.6 69 35.7 27.4-44.9
16,000-24,999 131 96 73.0 60.1-83.0 35 27.0 17.0-39.9
25,000-39,999 139 111 83.2 73.8-89.7 28 16.8 10.3-26.2
40,000 or more 261 231 87.0 81.0-91.3 30 13.0 8.7-19.0
WIC recipient
No 465 397 84.1 79.1-88.0 68 15.9 12.0-20.9
Yes 377 268 69.0 61.9-75.3 109 31.0 24.7-38.1
Medicaid recipient
No 436 366 82.1 76.9-86.2 70 17.9 13.8-23.1
Yes 412 304 71.4 64.4-77.5 108 28.6 22.5-35.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 172 138 78.4 71.2-84.2 34 21.6 15.8-28.8
1500-2499 grams 266 211 78.4 72.8-83.1 55 21.6 16.9-27.2
2500+ grams 408 319 77.0 72.4-81.0 89 23.0 19.0-27.6

*Survey Question:
8. When you got pregnant with your new baby, were you or your husband or partner using any kind of birth control? Birth control means the pill, condoms, diaphragm, foam, rhythm, Norplant, shots (Depo-Provera) or any other way to keep from getting pregnant

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