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2012 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 494 456 92.9 89.7-95.2 38 7.1 4.8-10.3
Age
< 20 years 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
25-34 years 284 259 91.6 86.9-94.8 25 8.4 5.2-13.1
35+ years 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 286 267 93.6 89.5-96.2 19 6.4 3.8-10.5
Non-Hispanic Black 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
> High School 336 306 92.5 88.5-95.1 30 7.5 4.9-11.5
Marital Status
Married 300 284 94.7 91.1-96.9 16 5.3 3.1- 8.9
Other 194 172 90.5 84.2-94.4 22 9.5 5.6-15.8
WIC recipient
No 234 218 93.3 88.7-96.2 16 6.7 3.8-11.3
Yes 258 236 92.5 87.6-95.6 22 7.5 4.4-12.4
Medicaid recipient
No 257 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Yes 237 211 90.4 84.9-94.0 26 9.6 6.0-15.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 157 141 90.5 85.0-94.2 16 9.5 5.8-15.0
2500+ grams 337 315 93.1 89.6-95.5 22 6.9 4.5-10.4

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

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

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

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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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