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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

CONTRACEPTION

What method of birth control were you using when you got pregnant? BIRTH CONTROL PILL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 222 170 74.7 67.2-80.9 52 25.3 19.1-32.8
Age
< 20 years 19 11 49.1 23.8-74.8 *** *** ***
20-24 years 69 50 71.6 57.6-82.4 19 28.4 17.6-42.4
25-34 years 95 78 82.0 71.5-89.3 17 18.0 10.7-28.5
35+ years 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 93 65 68.2 56.3-78.2 28 31.8 21.8-43.7
Non-Hispanic Black 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 56 42 72.6 57.3-84.0 14 27.4 16.0-42.7
High School 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
> High School 112 84 73.4 62.5-82.1 28 26.6 17.9-37.5
Marital Status
Married 93 75 76.8 65.3-85.4 18 23.2 14.6-34.7
Other 129 95 73.0 62.8-81.3 34 27.0 18.7-37.2
WIC recipient
No 109 85 75.8 65.2-84.0 24 24.2 16.0-34.8
Yes 111 83 72.9 61.7-81.8 28 27.1 18.2-38.3
Medicaid recipient
No 99 74 71.4 59.8-80.7 25 28.6 19.3-40.2
Yes 123 96 77.1 67.0-84.8 27 22.9 15.2-33.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 86 70 81.0 71.0-88.2 16 19.0 11.8-29.0
2500+ grams 136 100 74.0 65.8-80.8 36 26.0 19.2-34.2

*Asked of mothers that reported that they did not try to get pregnant and were using at least one method of birth control to keep from getting pregnant at the time of conception.

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.

This page was generated on 27JAN17

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