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Use of Birth Control After Delivery*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1758 279 15.4 13.3-17.7 1479 84.6 82.3-86.7
Age
< 20 years 269 35 14.0 9.1-20.9 234 86.0 79.1-90.9
20-24 years 457 52 13.6 9.9-18.4 405 86.4 81.6-90.1
25-34 years 834 139 14.5 11.7-17.9 695 85.5 82.1-88.3
35+ years 198 53 25.0 18.0-33.6 145 75.0 66.4-82.0
Mother's Race
White 1180 188 15.5 13.1-18.3 992 84.5 81.7-86.9
African American 515 80 13.8 10.0-18.7 435 86.2 81.3-90.0
Other Minorities 63 11 22.9 11.7-40.1 52 77.1 59.9-88.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 110 20 20.4 12.7-31.1 90 79.6 68.9-87.3
No 1648 259 14.9 12.8-17.3 1389 85.1 82.7-87.2
Education
< High School 405 68 18.6 13.9-24.4 337 81.4 75.6-86.1
High School 580 94 15.1 11.5-19.6 486 84.9 80.4-88.5
> High School 772 117 13.8 11.1-17.1 655 86.2 82.9-88.9
Marital Status
Married 1154 188 15.1 12.6-17.9 966 84.9 82.1-87.4
Other 604 91 16.0 12.2-20.6 513 84.0 79.4-87.8
Income
15,999 or less 509 80 17.9 13.6-23.1 429 82.1 76.9-86.4
16,000-24,999 274 39 13.2 8.7-19.5 235 86.8 80.5-91.3
25,000-39,999 268 32 12.2 7.9-18.2 236 87.8 81.8-92.1
40,000 or more 536 93 14.2 11.0-18.2 443 85.8 81.8-89.0
WIC recipient
No 920 157 14.4 11.7-17.5 763 85.6 82.5-88.3
Yes 823 121 16.7 13.5-20.5 702 83.3 79.5-86.5
Medicaid recipient
No 870 144 14.8 12.1-18.0 726 85.2 82.0-87.9
Yes 888 135 15.9 12.8-19.6 753 84.1 80.4-87.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 322 70 21.3 17.1-26.2 252 78.7 73.8-82.9
1500-2499 grams 541 75 13.9 11.2-17.1 466 86.1 82.9-88.8
2500+ grams 890 134 15.3 13.1-17.9 756 84.7 82.1-86.9

*Survey Question: 58. Are you or your husband or partner using any kind of birth control now? Birth control means having your tubes tied, vasectomy, 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.