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Using Birth Control When Became Pregnant*

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 1768 1384 78.8 76.2-81.2 384 21.2 18.8-23.8
Age
< 20 years 269 187 72.9 64.9-79.6 82 27.1 20.4-35.1
20-24 years 462 325 71.0 65.3-76.1 137 29.0 23.9-34.7
25-34 years 835 703 84.3 80.7-87.2 132 15.7 12.8-19.3
35+ years 202 169 82.2 74.0-88.1 33 17.8 11.9-26.0
Mother's Race
White 1181 966 82.1 79.1-84.7 215 17.9 15.3-20.9
African American 522 369 69.1 63.0-74.6 153 30.9 25.4-37.0
Other Minorities 65 49 76.6 60.4-87.6 16 23.4 12.4-39.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 109 86 75.4 64.3-83.9 23 24.6 16.1-35.7
No 1659 1298 79.1 76.4-81.6 361 20.9 18.4-23.6
Education
< High School 406 304 76.0 69.9-81.3 102 24.0 18.7-30.1
High School 586 429 72.9 67.7-77.6 157 27.1 22.4-32.3
> High School 775 650 84.2 80.7-87.2 125 15.8 12.8-19.3
Marital Status
Married 1157 963 83.0 80.1-85.6 194 17.0 14.4-19.9
Other 611 421 69.4 64.0-74.3 190 30.6 25.7-36.0
Income
15,999 or less 514 371 73.9 68.3-78.8 143 26.1 21.2-31.7
16,000-24,999 276 188 67.6 59.8-74.5 88 32.4 25.5-40.2
25,000-39,999 268 210 82.4 75.9-87.5 58 17.6 12.5-24.1
40,000 or more 536 482 89.0 85.1-91.9 54 11.0 8.1-14.9
WIC recipient
No 925 764 83.9 80.5-86.7 161 16.1 13.3-19.5
Yes 827 607 73.1 68.9-77.0 220 26.9 23.0-31.1
Medicaid recipient
No 875 749 84.8 81.5-87.6 126 15.2 12.4-18.5
Yes 893 635 72.2 68.0-76.1 258 27.8 23.9-32.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 328 247 74.5 69.3-79.1 81 25.5 20.9-30.7
1500-2499 grams 545 423 76.8 73.0-80.3 122 23.2 19.7-27.0
2500+ grams 890 710 79.0 76.2-81.6 180 21.0 18.4-23.8

*Survey Question:
8. When you got pregnant with your new baby, were you or your husband or partner using any kind of birth control? Birth control means 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.