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No Birth Control: Had Been Having Side Effects*

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 1371 1155 84.8 82.1-87.1 216 15.2 12.9-17.9
Age
< 20 years 186 153 83.6 75.1-89.6 33 16.4 10.4-24.9
20-24 years 365 277 76.5 70.2-81.9 88 23.5 18.1-29.8
25-34 years 648 567 87.7 84.1-90.5 81 12.3 9.5-15.9
35+ years 172 158 93.2 85.9-96.8 14 6.8 3.2-14.1
Mother's Race
White 937 827 88.8 86.0-91.1 110 11.2 8.9-14.0
African American 383 285 72.6 65.8-78.6 98 27.4 21.4-34.2
Other Minorities 51 43 80.5 62.2-91.2 8 19.5 8.8-37.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 61 58 94.8 81.4-98.7 3 5.2 1.3-18.6
No 1309 1096 84.0 81.2-86.5 213 16.0 13.5-18.8
Education
< High School 267 213 84.1 77.5-89.0 54 15.9 11.0-22.5
High School 471 390 82.9 77.9-86.9 81 17.1 13.1-22.1
> High School 632 552 87.0 83.2-90.0 80 13.0 10.0-16.8
Marital Status
Married 954 841 88.5 85.7-90.9 113 11.5 9.1-14.3
Other 417 314 75.4 69.2-80.7 103 24.6 19.3-30.8
Income
15,999 or less 395 301 76.9 70.7-82.1 94 23.1 17.9-29.3
16,000-24,999 201 167 84.7 77.3-90.0 34 15.3 10.0-22.7
25,000-39,999 216 187 86.9 79.8-91.7 29 13.1 8.3-20.2
40,000 or more 455 414 90.5 86.5-93.4 41 9.5 6.6-13.5
WIC recipient
No 767 692 89.7 86.6-92.2 75 10.3 7.8-13.4
Yes 594 453 78.0 73.2-82.1 141 22.0 17.9-26.8
Medicaid recipient
No 737 674 90.4 87.4-92.8 63 9.6 7.2-12.6
Yes 634 481 77.5 72.7-81.7 153 22.5 18.3-27.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 245 207 83.0 77.4-87.5 38 17.0 12.5-22.6
1500-2499 grams 428 351 80.9 76.7-84.5 77 19.1 15.5-23.3
2500+ grams 696 595 85.1 82.2-87.6 101 14.9 12.4-17.8

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9c. I had been having side
effects from the birth control method I used

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