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No Birth Control: Had Been Having Side Effects*

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 1396 1194 86.2 83.7-88.4 202 13.8 11.6-16.3
Age
< 20 years 190 152 79.4 70.5-86.2 38 20.6 13.8-29.5
20-24 years 327 258 80.4 74.1-85.5 69 19.6 14.5-25.9
25-34 years 709 623 88.3 85.0-91.0 86 11.7 9.0-15.0
35+ years 170 161 97.1 91.8-99.0 9 2.9 1.0- 8.2
Mother's Race
White 977 859 87.6 84.7-90.0 118 12.4 10.0-15.3
African American 370 291 80.1 73.5-85.4 79 19.9 14.6-26.5
Other Minorities 49 44 94.6 80.9-98.6 5 5.4 1.4-19.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 90 82 89.1 78.1-94.9 8 10.9 5.1-21.9
No 1306 1112 86.0 83.3-88.3 194 14.0 11.7-16.7
Education
< High School 310 256 85.0 78.8-89.6 54 15.0 10.4-21.2
High School 430 347 81.5 75.9-86.1 83 18.5 13.9-24.1
> High School 655 590 89.6 86.3-92.1 65 10.4 7.9-13.7
Marital Status
Married 971 854 87.9 85.1-90.3 117 12.1 9.7-14.9
Other 425 340 81.7 76.0-86.3 85 18.3 13.7-24.0
Income
15,999 or less 377 295 82.8 77.0-87.4 82 17.2 12.6-23.0
16,000-24,999 188 150 78.3 69.4-85.1 38 21.7 14.9-30.6
25,000-39,999 211 181 84.1 76.8-89.4 30 15.9 10.6-23.2
40,000 or more 484 449 92.2 88.6-94.7 35 7.8 5.3-11.4
WIC recipient
No 768 692 91.0 88.1-93.3 76 9.0 6.7-11.9
Yes 615 489 79.8 75.2-83.7 126 20.2 16.3-24.8
Medicaid recipient
No 754 689 90.4 87.4-92.8 65 9.6 7.2-12.6
Yes 642 505 80.8 76.3-84.6 137 19.2 15.4-23.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 249 213 85.7 80.7-89.6 36 14.3 10.4-19.3
1500-2499 grams 428 357 82.7 78.6-86.0 71 17.3 14.0-21.4
2500+ grams 715 620 86.5 83.7-88.8 95 13.5 11.2-16.3

*Survey Question:
Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? 9c. I had been having side
effects from the birth control method I used

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