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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

CONTRACEPTION

What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting pregnant? NOT HAVING SEX (ABSTINENCE)

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 880 795 92.0 89.4-93.9 85 8.0 6.1-10.6
Age
< 20 years 81 74 94.1 84.1-98.0 7 5.9 2.0-15.9
20-24 years 216 190 91.7 85.8-95.3 26 8.3 4.7-14.2
25-34 years 463 427 92.5 88.9-95.0 36 7.5 5.0-11.1
35+ years 120 104 88.7 79.5-94.0 16 11.3 6.0-20.5
Race
White 636 585 93.1 90.4-95.1 51 6.9 4.9- 9.6
Black 218 185 87.0 79.6-92.0 33 13.0 8.0-20.4
Other 26 25 99.3 95.4-99.9 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 117 112 96.2 89.4-98.7 5 3.8 1.3-10.6
No 763 683 91.1 88.2-93.3 80 8.9 6.7-11.8
Education
< High School 178 164 95.8 91.0-98.1 14 4.2 1.9- 9.0
High School 247 223 93.6 88.5-96.5 24 6.4 3.5-11.5
> High School 453 407 89.8 85.8-92.8 46 10.2 7.2-14.2
Marital Status
Married 558 513 93.5 90.7-95.5 45 6.5 4.5- 9.3
Other 322 282 89.3 84.0-92.9 40 10.7 7.1-16.0
Income
14,999 or less 259 227 90.5 85.0-94.1 32 9.5 5.9-15.0
15,000-24,999 132 120 94.6 87.2-97.8 12 5.4 2.2-12.8
25,000-49,999 162 148 92.1 85.2-95.9 14 7.9 4.1-14.8
50,000 or more 251 227 90.9 85.7-94.4 24 9.1 5.6-14.3
WIC recipient
No 468 425 92.1 88.7-94.6 43 7.9 5.4-11.3
Yes 403 361 91.6 87.5-94.5 42 8.4 5.5-12.5
Medicaid recipient
No 402 368 92.4 88.6-95.0 34 7.6 5.0-11.4
Yes 478 427 91.6 88.0-94.3 51 8.4 5.7-12.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 391 343 87.1 83.4-90.1 48 12.9 9.9-16.6
2500+ grams 489 452 92.4 89.6-94.4 37 7.6 5.6-10.4

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

This page was generated on 25JUN07

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