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Birth Control Method Use: Tubes Tied*

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 1289 87.2 84.8-89.3 207 12.8 10.7-15.2
Age
< 20 years 236 234 99.8 99.3- 100 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
20-24 years 412 360 86.5 81.4-90.3 52 13.5 9.7-18.6
25-34 years 699 594 87.6 84.1-90.4 105 12.4 9.6-15.9
35+ years 149 101 68.9 58.5-77.6 48 31.1 22.4-41.5
Mother's Race
White 1003 884 89.7 87.1-91.8 119 10.3 8.2-12.9
African American 440 361 79.5 73.4-84.5 79 20.5 15.5-26.6
Other Minorities 53 44 88.8 72.0-96.1 9 11.2 3.9-28.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 93 87 95.8 86.9-98.7 6 4.2 1.3-13.1
No 1403 1202 86.4 83.9-88.6 201 13.6 11.4-16.1
Education
< High School 344 297 88.8 83.4-92.6 47 11.2 7.4-16.6
High School 491 402 81.8 76.7-86.0 89 18.2 14.0-23.3
> High School 660 589 89.9 86.7-92.5 71 10.1 7.5-13.3
Marital Status
Married 974 830 86.8 83.8-89.3 144 13.2 10.7-16.2
Other 522 459 88.1 83.6-91.5 63 11.9 8.5-16.4
Income
15,999 or less 440 357 83.5 78.2-87.8 83 16.5 12.2-21.8
16,000-24,999 237 189 79.9 72.4-85.7 48 20.1 14.3-27.6
25,000-39,999 237 205 86.0 79.2-90.8 32 14.0 9.2-20.8
40,000 or more 443 407 92.2 88.4-94.8 36 7.8 5.2-11.6
WIC recipient
No 768 684 90.5 87.5-92.8 84 9.5 7.2-12.5
Yes 713 591 83.4 79.4-86.8 122 16.6 13.2-20.6
Medicaid recipient
No 733 660 91.2 88.3-93.4 73 8.8 6.6-11.7
Yes 763 629 82.7 78.7-86.1 134 17.3 13.9-21.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 258 224 87.0 82.2-90.6 34 13.0 9.4-17.8
1500-2499 grams 473 391 81.7 77.8-85.0 82 18.3 15.0-22.2
2500+ grams 760 669 87.6 85.0-89.8 91 12.4 10.2-15.0

*Survey Question:
What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting
pregnant? 59a. Tubes tied (sterilization)

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