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No Birth Control: Had Been Having Side Effects*

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 674 554 80.7 76.1-84.6 120 19.3 15.4-23.9
Age
< 20 years 96 69 67.6 53.1-79.4 27 32.4 20.6-46.9
20-24 years 157 104 68.0 56.9-77.4 53 32.0 22.6-43.1
25-34 years 338 300 87.6 81.6-91.8 38 12.4 8.2-18.4
35+ years 83 81 95.2 82.8-98.8 2 4.8 1.2-17.2
Mother's Race
White 473 397 83.8 78.5-88.0 76 16.2 12.0-21.5
African American 183 141 72.2 61.8-80.7 42 27.8 19.3-38.2
Other Minorities 18 16 81.4 46.8-95.6 2 18.6 4.4-53.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 15 13 82.8 38.1-97.4 2 17.2 2.6-61.9
No 659 541 80.7 76.0-84.6 118 19.3 15.4-24.0
Education
< High School 121 86 63.4 49.8-75.1 35 36.6 24.9-50.2
High School 234 186 78.7 70.5-85.2 48 21.3 14.8-29.5
> High School 319 282 89.9 84.9-93.4 37 10.1 6.6-15.1
Marital Status
Married 473 416 88.0 83.4-91.5 57 12.0 8.5-16.6
Other 201 138 64.1 53.9-73.1 63 35.9 26.9-46.1
Income
15,999 or less 196 138 64.8 53.7-74.5 58 35.2 25.5-46.3
16,000-24,999 97 72 77.0 62.8-86.9 25 23.0 13.1-37.2
25,000-39,999 112 100 86.4 74.8-93.1 12 13.6 6.9-25.2
40,000 or more 231 214 91.5 85.5-95.1 17 8.5 4.9-14.5
WIC recipient
No 398 354 89.7 85.0-93.1 44 10.3 6.9-15.0
Yes 271 196 68.2 59.6-75.7 75 31.8 24.3-40.4
Medicaid recipient
No 366 329 89.5 84.6-93.0 37 10.5 7.0-15.4
Yes 308 225 69.5 61.3-76.7 83 30.5 23.3-38.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 138 119 84.6 77.0-90.0 19 15.4 10.0-23.0
1500-2499 grams 212 166 77.0 70.5-82.4 46 23.0 17.6-29.5
2500+ grams 322 267 80.9 75.8-85.1 55 19.1 14.9-24.2

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control?
9c. I had been having side effects from the birth control method I used

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