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2011 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 833 758 92.0 89.7-93.9 75 8.0 6.1-10.3
Age
< 20 years 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 211 189 91.2 85.7-94.7 22 8.8 5.3-14.3
25-34 years 442 410 93.3 90.2-95.5 32 6.7 4.5- 9.8
35+ years 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 459 428 93.2 90.0-95.4 31 6.8 4.6-10.0
Non-Hispanic Black 214 178 84.9 78.3-89.8 36 15.1 10.2-21.7
Non-Hispanic Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 175 161 92.3 86.4-95.7 14 7.7 4.3-13.6
> High School 512 465 91.6 88.4-93.9 47 8.4 6.1-11.6
Marital Status
Married 478 447 94.1 91.3-96.0 31 5.9 4.0- 8.7
Other 354 310 89.2 84.8-92.4 44 10.8 7.6-15.2
WIC recipient
No 398 369 93.7 90.6-95.9 29 6.3 4.1- 9.4
Yes 432 386 90.5 86.8-93.2 46 9.5 6.8-13.2
Medicaid recipient
No 346 322 93.4 89.9-95.8 24 6.6 4.2-10.1
Yes 487 436 91.0 87.7-93.5 51 9.0 6.5-12.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 277 245 87.9 83.4-91.3 32 12.1 8.7-16.6
2500+ grams 556 513 92.4 89.8-94.3 43 7.6 5.7-10.2

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

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2011.The overall weighted response rate was 54%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#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.

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