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No Birth Control: Partner Did Not Want to Use*

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 1369 1273 93.2 91.2-94.8 96 6.8 5.2- 8.8
Age
< 20 years 186 165 88.0 79.9-93.1 21 12.0 6.9-20.1
20-24 years 364 333 91.9 87.3-95.0 31 8.1 5.0-12.7
25-34 years 647 609 94.2 91.5-96.1 38 5.8 3.9- 8.5
35+ years 172 166 98.0 93.3-99.4 6 2.0 0.6- 6.7
Mother's Race
White 937 890 94.1 91.8-95.8 47 5.9 4.2- 8.2
African American 381 333 89.9 85.0-93.3 48 10.1 6.7-15.0
Other Minorities 51 50 96.4 78.5-99.5 1 3.6 0.5-21.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 61 56 91.6 78.0-97.1 5 8.4 2.9-22.0
No 1307 1216 93.3 91.3-94.9 91 6.7 5.1- 8.7
Education
< High School 267 238 89.5 83.5-93.4 29 10.5 6.6-16.5
High School 469 425 91.2 87.3-94.0 44 8.8 6.0-12.7
> High School 632 610 96.9 94.6-98.2 22 3.1 1.8- 5.4
Marital Status
Married 954 907 94.9 92.7-96.4 47 5.1 3.6- 7.3
Other 415 366 89.1 84.2-92.6 49 10.9 7.4-15.8
Income
15,999 or less 394 341 88.4 83.3-92.0 53 11.6 8.0-16.7
16,000-24,999 201 187 91.8 85.2-95.6 14 8.2 4.4-14.8
25,000-39,999 215 201 94.3 88.6-97.2 14 5.7 2.8-11.4
40,000 or more 455 446 97.6 94.9-98.9 9 2.4 1.1- 5.1
WIC recipient
No 767 737 95.3 92.8-97.0 30 4.7 3.0- 7.2
Yes 592 526 90.3 86.7-93.0 66 9.7 7.0-13.3
Medicaid recipient
No 737 713 96.8 94.7-98.1 24 3.2 1.9- 5.3
Yes 632 560 88.6 84.7-91.6 72 11.4 8.4-15.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 245 225 90.6 85.8-93.9 20 9.4 6.1-14.2
1500-2499 grams 428 396 91.7 88.5-94.1 32 8.3 5.9-11.5
2500+ grams 694 650 93.4 91.2-95.1 44 6.6 4.9- 8.8

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9f. My husband or partner
didn't want to use birth control

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