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2006 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 1169 1058 89.3 86.7-91.4 111 10.7 8.6-13.3
Age
< 20 years 117 103 87.7 77.4-93.7 14 12.3 6.3-22.6
20-24 years 257 232 86.9 80.6-91.3 25 13.1 8.7-19.4
25-34 years 615 563 90.9 87.4-93.5 52 9.1 6.5-12.6
35+ years 180 160 89.0 81.8-93.6 20 11.0 6.4-18.2
Race
White 866 795 90.7 87.9-92.9 71 9.3 7.1-12.1
Black 245 211 84.4 77.3-89.6 34 15.6 10.4-22.7
Other 58 52 93.5 81.9-97.9 6 6.5 2.1-18.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 166 153 88.9 81.1-93.7 13 11.1 6.3-18.9
No 1003 905 89.4 86.6-91.7 98 10.6 8.3-13.4
Education
< High School 189 177 90.1 82.6-94.6 12 9.9 5.4-17.4
High School 351 315 89.8 84.7-93.4 36 10.2 6.6-15.3
> High School 627 564 88.6 85.0-91.4 63 11.4 8.6-15.0
Marital Status
Married 773 714 92.2 89.6-94.3 59 7.8 5.7-10.4
Other 396 344 85.0 79.8-89.1 52 15.0 10.9-20.2
Income
14,999 or less 311 275 86.8 80.8-91.1 36 13.2 8.9-19.2
15,000-24,999 152 141 91.2 83.4-95.5 11 8.8 4.5-16.6
25,000-49,999 228 205 89.2 83.0-93.3 23 10.8 6.7-17.0
50,000 or more 383 353 92.3 88.4-94.9 30 7.7 5.1-11.6
WIC recipient
No 645 598 92.7 89.8-94.9 47 7.3 5.1-10.2
Yes 511 450 86.1 81.7-89.6 61 13.9 10.4-18.3
Medicaid recipient
No 589 541 91.6 88.3-94.0 48 8.4 6.0-11.7
Yes 580 517 87.3 83.2-90.5 63 12.7 9.5-16.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 504 461 91.3 88.3-93.5 43 8.7 6.5-11.7
2500+ grams 665 597 89.1 86.3-91.4 68 10.9 8.6-13.7

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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 01MAY08

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