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Birth Control Method Use: Vasectomy*

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 1442 97.2 95.9-98.0 48 2.8 2.0- 4.1
Age
< 20 years 244 244 100 - 0 0.0 -
20-24 years 413 405 98.5 96.2-99.5 8 1.5 0.5- 3.8
25-34 years 677 648 95.6 93.2-97.1 29 4.4 2.9- 6.8
35+ years 156 145 96.6 91.1-98.8 11 3.4 1.2- 8.9
Mother's Race
White 976 932 96.3 94.6-97.5 44 3.7 2.5- 5.4
African American 456 454 99.5 97.2-99.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.8
Other Minorities 58 56 96.9 83.5-99.5 2 3.1 0.5-16.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 70 69 99.8 98.7- 100 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
No 1420 1373 97.0 95.6-97.9 47 3.0 2.1- 4.4
Education
< High School 319 315 99.3 96.8-99.9 4 0.7 0.1- 3.2
High School 513 497 96.7 94.1-98.2 16 3.3 1.8- 5.9
> High School 657 629 96.4 94.1-97.8 28 3.6 2.2- 5.9
Marital Status
Married 964 918 96.0 94.2-97.3 46 4.0 2.7- 5.8
Other 526 524 99.5 97.3-99.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.7
Income
15,999 or less 461 458 99.1 96.7-99.8 3 0.9 0.2- 3.3
16,000-24,999 238 232 98.3 94.6-99.5 6 1.7 0.5- 5.4
25,000-39,999 241 229 95.0 90.2-97.5 12 5.0 2.5- 9.8
40,000 or more 428 403 95.2 92.1-97.1 25 4.8 2.9- 7.9
WIC recipient
No 768 735 96.4 94.4-97.7 33 3.6 2.3- 5.6
Yes 703 691 98.4 96.7-99.2 12 1.6 0.8- 3.3
Medicaid recipient
No 735 698 95.8 93.6-97.2 37 4.2 2.8- 6.4
Yes 755 744 98.6 97.0-99.4 11 1.4 0.6- 3.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 235 230 98.1 95.5-99.2 5 1.9 0.8- 4.5
1500-2499 grams 474 454 96.5 94.6-97.7 20 3.5 2.3- 5.4
2500+ grams 778 755 97.2 95.8-98.1 23 2.8 1.9- 4.2

*Survey Question:
What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting
pregnant? 59b. Vasectomy (sterilization)

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