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Birth Control Method Use: Pill*

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 1496 866 56.8 53.5-60.0 630 43.2 40.0-46.5
Age
< 20 years 236 137 52.2 43.3-61.0 99 47.8 39.0-56.7
20-24 years 412 232 58.8 52.5-64.9 180 41.2 35.1-47.5
25-34 years 699 391 54.0 49.3-58.7 308 46.0 41.3-50.7
35+ years 149 106 70.8 60.8-79.2 43 29.2 20.8-39.2
Mother's Race
White 1003 535 55.0 51.2-58.9 468 45.0 41.1-48.8
African American 440 299 61.8 55.0-68.2 141 38.2 31.8-45.0
Other Minorities 53 32 58.2 39.4-74.9 21 41.8 25.1-60.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 93 62 67.9 55.5-78.2 31 32.1 21.8-44.5
No 1403 804 55.8 52.4-59.2 599 44.2 40.8-47.6
Education
< High School 344 235 63.4 56.1-70.1 109 36.6 29.9-43.9
High School 491 290 58.3 52.2-64.1 201 41.7 35.9-47.8
> High School 660 341 52.5 47.8-57.2 319 47.5 42.8-52.2
Marital Status
Married 974 537 55.3 51.4-59.2 437 44.7 40.8-48.6
Other 522 329 60.1 54.0-65.8 193 39.9 34.2-46.0
Income
15,999 or less 440 302 65.9 59.5-71.8 138 34.1 28.2-40.5
16,000-24,999 237 143 61.7 53.3-69.5 94 38.3 30.5-46.7
25,000-39,999 237 125 52.8 44.6-60.9 112 47.2 39.1-55.4
40,000 or more 443 215 49.0 43.3-54.7 228 51.0 45.3-56.7
WIC recipient
No 768 410 52.7 48.2-57.2 358 47.3 42.8-51.8
Yes 713 449 61.5 56.5-66.2 264 38.5 33.8-43.5
Medicaid recipient
No 733 368 51.3 46.8-55.8 365 48.7 44.2-53.2
Yes 763 498 62.9 58.0-67.5 265 37.1 32.5-42.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 258 166 65.7 59.6-71.3 92 34.3 28.7-40.4
1500-2499 grams 473 272 58.8 54.3-63.2 201 41.2 36.8-45.7
2500+ grams 760 427 56.5 52.9-60.0 333 43.5 40.0-47.1

*Survey Question:
What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting
pregnant? 59c. Pill

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