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Using Birth Control When Became Pregnant*

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 1784 1359 75.8 73.0-78.3 425 24.2 21.7-27.0
Age
< 20 years 275 183 66.2 58.1-73.5 92 33.8 26.5-41.9
20-24 years 497 363 72.6 67.0-77.6 134 27.4 22.4-33.0
25-34 years 809 643 78.9 75.1-82.3 166 21.1 17.7-24.9
35+ years 203 170 83.2 74.9-89.1 33 16.8 10.9-25.1
Mother's Race
White 1173 930 77.2 74.0-80.2 243 22.8 19.8-26.0
African American 543 380 72.4 66.8-77.4 163 27.6 22.6-33.2
Other Minorities 68 49 69.6 53.7-81.9 19 30.4 18.1-46.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 89 59 65.6 52.5-76.6 30 34.4 23.4-47.5
No 1694 1299 76.6 73.8-79.1 395 23.4 20.9-26.2
Education
< High School 380 263 69.5 62.8-75.5 117 30.5 24.5-37.2
High School 601 468 78.2 73.5-82.2 133 21.8 17.8-26.5
> High School 801 627 77.2 73.3-80.7 174 22.8 19.3-26.7
Marital Status
Married 1157 946 80.4 77.3-83.1 211 19.6 16.9-22.7
Other 627 413 66.2 60.8-71.2 214 33.8 28.8-39.2
Income
15,999 or less 545 390 71.1 65.6-76.0 155 28.9 24.0-34.4
16,000-24,999 280 201 71.8 64.5-78.1 79 28.2 21.9-35.5
25,000-39,999 284 215 74.1 67.0-80.1 69 25.9 19.9-33.0
40,000 or more 526 450 84.7 80.4-88.2 76 15.3 11.8-19.6
WIC recipient
No 948 761 80.6 77.1-83.6 187 19.4 16.4-22.9
Yes 817 588 70.6 66.2-74.7 229 29.4 25.3-33.8
Medicaid recipient
No 894 732 81.7 78.3-84.6 162 18.3 15.4-21.7
Yes 890 627 69.2 64.9-73.3 263 30.8 26.7-35.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 321 244 74.4 69.1-79.1 77 25.6 20.9-30.9
1500-2499 grams 556 422 74.9 71.0-78.4 134 25.1 21.6-29.0
2500+ grams 904 691 75.9 72.9-78.6 213 24.1 21.4-27.1

*Survey Question:
8. When you got pregnant with your new baby, were you or your husband or partner using any kind of birth control? Birth control means 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.