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2014 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? BIRTH CONTROL PILL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 801 625 76.0 72.3-79.4 176 24.0 20.6-27.7
Age
< 20 years 41 32 67.9 47.6-83.1 *** *** ***
20-24 years 171 138 78.3 69.9-84.9 33 21.7 15.1-30.1
25-34 years 463 353 74.4 69.3-78.9 110 25.6 21.1-30.7
35+ years 126 102 81.5 72.6-88.0 24 18.5 12.0-27.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 430 330 75.2 70.1-79.6 100 24.8 20.4-29.9
Non-Hispanic Black 154 121 76.9 67.6-84.1 33 23.1 15.9-32.4
Non-Hispanic Other 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 160 127 76.7 67.9-83.7 33 23.3 16.3-32.1
Education
< High School 143 119 78.8 69.1-86.0 24 21.2 14.0-30.9
High School 148 109 68.0 58.1-76.5 39 32.0 23.5-41.9
> High School 509 396 77.9 73.4-81.8 113 22.1 18.2-26.6
Marital Status
Married 488 371 74.9 70.1-79.1 117 25.1 20.9-29.9
Other 313 254 77.9 71.5-83.1 59 22.1 16.9-28.5
WIC recipient
No 464 360 76.1 71.2-80.4 104 23.9 19.6-28.8
Yes 331 261 76.3 70.2-81.5 70 23.7 18.5-29.8
Medicaid recipient
No 499 380 75.0 70.3-79.2 119 25.0 20.8-29.7
Yes 302 245 77.6 71.2-83.0 57 22.4 17.0-28.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 285 230 81.0 75.9-85.2 55 19.0 14.8-24.1
2500+ grams 516 395 75.6 71.5-79.3 121 24.4 20.7-28.5

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

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

*** 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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