Contraceptive Use in the United States, 2002 Single and Dual Use among Racial and Socio-Economic Groups

William D. Mosher, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), CDC
Joyce C. Abma, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), CDC
Anjani Chandra, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), CDC

This paper presents national estimates of single and dual contraceptive use and method choice in 1995 and 2002, based on Cycles 5 and 6 of the National Surveys of Family Growth (NSFG). The paper focuses on differences and trends among Hispanic, Black, and Non-Hispanic white women, classified by education, income, receipt of public assistance, and other socio-economic indicators. This focus helps to understand trends and differentials in birth and pregnancy rates in the 1990’s. Methods---Data were collected based on in-person interviews with 12,571 men and women 15-44 years of age in the civilian non-institutional population of the United States in 2002. This report is based on the sample of 7,643 women interviewed in 2002. Results--- The following measures of use will be discussed: The proportion who have ever used each method; Use at first intercourse; and current contraceptive use, including current use of more than one method.

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Presented in Session 171: Contraceptive Use in the United States