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Use of Birth Control After Delivery*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1782 305 14.9 12.9-17.2 1477 85.1 82.8-87.1
Age
< 20 years 274 34 10.1 6.2-16.1 240 89.9 83.9-93.8
20-24 years 496 86 16.1 12.2-21.0 410 83.9 79.0-87.8
25-34 years 808 137 13.9 11.2-17.2 671 86.1 82.8-88.8
35+ years 204 48 23.3 16.2-32.2 156 76.7 67.8-83.8
Mother's Race
White 1172 204 16.1 13.6-18.9 968 83.9 81.1-86.4
African American 541 89 12.2 8.9-16.6 452 87.8 83.4-91.1
Other Minorities 69 12 10.0 4.1-22.1 57 90.0 77.9-95.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 86 21 22.9 13.8-35.6 65 77.1 64.4-86.2
No 1695 283 14.2 12.1-16.5 1412 85.8 83.5-87.9
Education
< High School 374 64 15.3 10.9-21.0 310 84.7 79.0-89.1
High School 604 91 12.5 9.4-16.3 513 87.5 83.7-90.6
> High School 802 149 16.3 13.3-19.8 653 83.7 80.2-86.7
Marital Status
Married 1160 201 15.0 12.6-17.8 959 85.0 82.2-87.4
Other 622 104 14.6 11.1-18.9 518 85.4 81.1-88.9
Income
15,999 or less 547 89 15.6 11.8-20.3 458 84.4 79.7-88.2
16,000-24,999 279 42 12.9 8.6-18.8 237 87.1 81.2-91.4
25,000-39,999 285 44 13.4 9.1-19.4 241 86.6 80.6-90.9
40,000 or more 527 103 15.4 12.0-19.5 424 84.6 80.5-88.0
WIC recipient
No 950 186 17.3 14.4-20.6 764 82.7 79.4-85.6
Yes 814 119 12.4 9.6-15.8 695 87.6 84.2-90.4
Medicaid recipient
No 894 164 16.0 13.2-19.2 730 84.0 80.8-86.8
Yes 888 141 13.7 10.9-17.1 747 86.3 82.9-89.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 319 86 27.2 22.5-32.5 233 72.8 67.5-77.5
1500-2499 grams 557 88 15.6 12.8-19.0 469 84.4 81.0-87.2
2500+ grams 903 131 14.6 12.4-17.1 772 85.4 82.9-87.6

*Survey Question: 58. Are you or your husband or partner using any kind of birth control now? Birth control means having your tubes tied, vasectomy, 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.