2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

CONTRACEPTION

What were your reasons or your husband’s or partner’s reasons for not doing anything to keep from getting pregnant?

Reason Cited*

Total
Respond.#

NO

YES

N

%

C.I.(95%)

N

%

C.I.(95%)

I had problems getting birth control when I needed it

261

243

91.9

86.8-95.1

18

8.1

4.9-13.2

My husband or partner didn’t want to use anything

261

225

87.2

81.6-91.2

36

12.8

8.8-18.4

I forgot to use a birth control method

261

238

90.4

85.3-93.8

23

9.6

6.2-14.7

I had side effects from the birth control method

261

229

87.8

82.3-91.8

32

12.2

8.2-17.7

I thought my husband or partner or I was sterile

261

235

90.6

85.8-94.0

26

9.4

6.0-14.2

Thought I couldn’t get pregnant

261

190

74.0

67.3-79.7

71

26.0

20.3-32.7

Didn’t mind if I got pregnant

261

168

64.0

56.9-70.5

93

36.0

29.5-43.1

Other unspecified reasons

261

224

86.7

81.1-90.8

37

13.3

9.2-18.9

 

*Asked of mothers that reported that they were not trying to get pregnant and were not using anything to keep from getting pregnant when they conceived.

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.

#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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