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Birth Control Method Use: Pill*

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 1490 937 62.7 59.5-65.8 553 37.3 34.2-40.5
Age
< 20 years 244 150 65.6 57.2-73.2 94 34.4 26.8-42.8
20-24 years 413 250 61.6 55.3-67.6 163 38.4 32.4-44.7
25-34 years 677 428 61.7 57.1-66.2 249 38.3 33.8-42.9
35+ years 156 109 65.9 55.3-75.1 47 34.1 24.9-44.7
Mother's Race
White 976 589 61.2 57.3-64.9 387 38.8 35.1-42.7
African American 456 317 68.5 62.3-74.2 139 31.5 25.8-37.7
Other Minorities 58 31 53.6 37.5-69.0 27 46.4 31.0-62.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 70 55 79.9 66.1-89.0 15 20.1 11.0-33.9
No 1420 882 61.4 58.0-64.6 538 38.6 35.4-42.0
Education
< High School 319 229 76.4 69.6-82.1 90 23.6 17.9-30.4
High School 513 322 62.7 57.2-68.0 191 37.3 32.0-42.8
> High School 657 385 55.6 50.8-60.3 272 44.4 39.7-49.2
Marital Status
Married 964 587 60.4 56.5-64.1 377 39.6 35.9-43.5
Other 526 350 67.4 61.6-72.7 176 32.6 27.3-38.4
Income
15,999 or less 461 325 72.6 66.7-77.7 136 27.4 22.3-33.3
16,000-24,999 238 157 66.3 58.2-73.5 81 33.7 26.5-41.8
25,000-39,999 241 140 54.8 46.8-62.5 101 45.2 37.5-53.2
40,000 or more 428 241 54.8 49.0-60.4 187 45.2 39.6-51.0
WIC recipient
No 768 447 57.6 53.1-61.9 321 42.4 38.1-46.9
Yes 703 475 67.9 63.2-72.3 228 32.1 27.7-36.8
Medicaid recipient
No 735 404 54.6 50.2-59.0 331 45.4 41.0-49.8
Yes 755 533 71.3 66.7-75.5 222 28.7 24.5-33.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 235 152 65.9 59.5-71.8 83 34.1 28.2-40.5
1500-2499 grams 474 304 64.9 60.4-69.2 170 35.1 30.8-39.6
2500+ grams 778 479 62.5 59.0-65.8 299 37.5 34.2-41.0

*Survey Question:
What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting
pregnant? 59c. Pill

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