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2009 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 1016 930 92.0 89.8-93.8 86 8.0 6.2-10.2
Age
< 20 years 106 93 85.0 74.4-91.7 13 15.0 8.3-25.6
20-24 years 238 219 91.7 86.4-95.0 19 8.3 5.0-13.6
25-34 years 525 484 93.7 90.9-95.7 41 6.3 4.3- 9.1
35+ years 147 134 92.2 85.8-95.8 13 7.8 4.2-14.2
Race
White 749 695 94.2 92.1-95.8 54 5.8 4.2- 7.9
Black 224 195 84.8 77.6-90.0 29 15.2 10.0-22.4
Other 43 40 91.0 75.5-97.1 3 9.0 2.9-24.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 133 130 98.8 94.9-99.7 3 1.2 0.3- 5.1
No 883 800 90.7 88.1-92.8 83 9.3 7.2-11.9
Education
< High School 174 165 94.0 87.8-97.2 9 6.0 2.8-12.2
High School 285 261 91.9 87.3-94.9 24 8.1 5.1-12.7
> High School 554 501 91.3 88.1-93.7 53 8.7 6.3-11.9
Marital Status
Married 619 575 93.8 91.4-95.6 44 6.2 4.4- 8.6
Other 397 355 89.6 85.3-92.7 42 10.4 7.3-14.7
Income
14,999 or less 186 166 89.5 82.7-93.8 20 10.5 6.2-17.3
15,000-24,999 242 228 93.3 88.3-96.2 14 6.7 3.8-11.7
25,000-49,999 209 186 88.5 82.4-92.7 23 11.5 7.3-17.6
50,000 or more 324 297 94.1 90.8-96.3 27 5.9 3.7- 9.2
WIC recipient
No 535 491 92.7 89.9-94.9 44 7.3 5.1-10.1
Yes 479 437 91.3 87.7-93.9 42 8.7 6.1-12.3
Medicaid recipient
No 498 461 94.0 91.4-95.9 37 6.0 4.1- 8.6
Yes 518 469 90.3 86.7-93.0 49 9.7 7.0-13.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 344 308 90.0 86.4-92.7 36 10.0 7.3-13.6
2500+ grams 672 622 92.2 89.8-94.1 50 7.8 5.9-10.2

*Asked only of mothers who reported current use of contraception.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 28JUL11

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