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Birth Control Method Use: Shots*

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 1182 79.4 76.6-82.0 308 20.6 18.0-23.4
Age
< 20 years 244 134 53.7 45.1-62.1 110 46.3 37.9-54.9
20-24 years 413 313 73.7 67.5-79.1 100 26.3 20.9-32.5
25-34 years 677 590 88.3 84.9-91.1 87 11.7 8.9-15.1
35+ years 156 145 93.0 85.2-96.8 11 7.0 3.2-14.8
Mother's Race
White 976 825 82.4 79.0-85.4 151 17.6 14.6-21.0
African American 456 311 71.8 65.7-77.1 145 28.2 22.9-34.3
Other Minorities 58 46 74.4 57.5-86.2 12 25.6 13.8-42.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 70 44 54.9 40.1-68.8 26 45.1 31.2-59.9
No 1420 1138 81.3 78.6-83.8 282 18.7 16.2-21.4
Education
< High School 319 199 60.6 53.0-67.7 120 39.4 32.3-47.0
High School 513 405 81.0 76.2-85.0 108 19.0 15.0-23.8
> High School 657 578 88.1 84.5-90.9 79 11.9 9.1-15.5
Marital Status
Married 964 836 85.8 82.7-88.5 128 14.2 11.5-17.3
Other 526 346 66.3 60.5-71.7 180 33.7 28.3-39.5
Income
15,999 or less 461 308 68.4 62.3-73.9 153 31.6 26.1-37.7
16,000-24,999 238 183 74.8 66.8-81.4 55 25.2 18.6-33.2
25,000-39,999 241 204 85.5 79.1-90.3 37 14.5 9.7-20.9
40,000 or more 428 399 92.3 88.5-94.9 29 7.7 5.1-11.5
WIC recipient
No 768 675 88.0 84.8-90.7 93 12.0 9.3-15.2
Yes 703 491 70.0 65.2-74.3 212 30.0 25.7-34.8
Medicaid recipient
No 735 661 89.3 86.1-91.8 74 10.7 8.2-13.9
Yes 755 521 68.9 64.2-73.3 234 31.1 26.7-35.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 235 179 73.7 67.4-79.3 56 26.3 20.7-32.6
1500-2499 grams 474 371 76.0 71.7-79.9 103 24.0 20.1-28.3
2500+ grams 778 631 79.8 76.7-82.6 147 20.2 17.4-23.3

*Survey Question:
What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting
pregnant? 59g. Shots (Depo-Provera)

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