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Birth Control Method Use: Vasectomy*

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 1467 97.8 96.6-98.6 29 2.2 1.4- 3.4
Age
< 20 years 236 235 99.1 94.0-99.9 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0
20-24 years 412 403 97.5 94.3-98.9 9 2.5 1.1- 5.7
25-34 years 699 686 97.8 96.0-98.8 13 2.2 1.2- 4.0
35+ years 149 143 96.4 89.8-98.8 6 3.6 1.2-10.2
Mother's Race
White 1003 979 97.1 95.5-98.2 24 2.9 1.8- 4.5
African American 440 436 99.9 99.6- 100 4 0.1 0.0- 0.4
Other Minorities 53 52 96.2 77.5-99.5 1 3.8 0.5-22.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 93 92 99.9 99.5- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
No 1403 1375 97.6 96.3-98.4 28 2.4 1.6- 3.7
Education
< High School 344 342 98.9 95.6-99.7 2 1.1 0.3- 4.4
High School 491 478 97.2 94.3-98.6 13 2.8 1.4- 5.7
> High School 660 646 97.6 95.7-98.7 14 2.4 1.3- 4.3
Marital Status
Married 974 946 96.8 95.0-97.9 28 3.2 2.1- 5.0
Other 522 521 100 99.9- 100 1 0.0 0.0- 0.1
Income
15,999 or less 440 438 99.4 96.9-99.9 2 0.6 0.1- 3.1
16,000-24,999 237 232 96.9 92.2-98.8 5 3.1 1.2- 7.8
25,000-39,999 237 230 96.6 91.7-98.7 7 3.4 1.3- 8.3
40,000 or more 443 429 96.7 94.0-98.2 14 3.3 1.8- 6.0
WIC recipient
No 768 743 96.2 94.1-97.6 25 3.8 2.4- 5.9
Yes 713 709 99.4 98.0-99.9 4 0.6 0.1- 2.0
Medicaid recipient
No 733 710 96.5 94.4-97.9 23 3.5 2.1- 5.6
Yes 763 757 99.1 97.6-99.7 6 0.9 0.3- 2.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 258 252 97.9 95.3-99.0 6 2.1 1.0- 4.7
1500-2499 grams 473 468 98.9 97.3-99.5 5 1.1 0.5- 2.7
2500+ grams 760 742 97.7 96.4-98.5 18 2.3 1.5- 3.6

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

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