2015 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 Type Total NO  YES 
Respond.# N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Tubes tied or blocked (female sterilization, Essure, Adiana) 712 637 90.2 87.3-92.5  75 9.8 7.5-12.7 
Vasectomy 712 688 96.8 95.0-98.0  24 3.2 2.0- 5.0 
Birth Control Pill^ 712 570 81.3 77.7-84.6  142 18.7 15.4-22.3 
Condoms^ 712 530 72.0 67.8-75.9  182 28.0 24.1-32.2 
Injection (Depo-Provera)^ 712 642 89.9 86.8-92.3  70 10.1 7.7-13.2 
Contraceptive Implant (Implanon) 712 670 93.6 90.9-95.6  42 6.4 4.4- 9.1 
Contraceptive patch or ring 712 700 98.1 96.2-99.0  12 1.9 1.0- 3.8 
IUD (including Mirena or ParaGard)^ 712 585 81.1 77.4-84.3  127 18.9 15.7-22.6 
Natural family planning (including rhythm method) 712 684 96.1 94.0-97.5  28 3.9 2.5- 6.0 
Withdrawal^ 712 615 86.0 82.5-88.8  97 14.0 11.2-17.5 
Not having sex (abstinence) 712 662 93.4 90.9-95.2  50 6.6 4.8- 9.1 
Other 712 697 97.9 96.0-98.9  15 2.1 1.1- 4.0 
*Asked only of mothers who reported current use of contraception.
^Detailed tables are available for the following birth control types: Birth Control Pill, Condoms, IUD,  Injection (Depo-Provera) and Withdrawal.
The overall weighted response rate in 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% 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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