Table 13Contraceptive use in the past month among women 15–44 years of age, by age, race and Hispanic origin, and method of contraception: United States, selected years 1982–2008

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[Data are based on household interviews of samples of women of childbearing age]

Race and Hispanic origin, and year 1Age in years
15–4415–1920–2425–3435–44
Number of women in population, in thousands
All women: 2
 198254,0999,52110,62919,64414,305
 199560,2018,9619,04120,75821,440
 200261,5619,8349,84019,52222,365
 2006–200861,86410,43110,14019,83721,457
Not Hispanic or Latina:
 White only:
  198241,2797,0108,08114,94511,243
  199542,1545,8656,02014,47115,798
  200239,4986,0695,93812,07315,418
  2006–200837,6606,1866,12211,95413,397
 Black or African American only:
  19826,8251,3831,4562,3921,593
  19958,0601,3341,3052,7802,641
  20028,2501,4091,3962,5872,857
  2006–20088,4521,6061,4402,7042,702
Hispanic or Latina: 3
 19824,3938868111,6771,018
 19956,7021,1501,1632,4501,940
 20029,1071,5211,6323,2492,705
 2006–200810,3771,8121,7053,6563,204
Percent of women in population using contraception
 All women: 2
 198255.724.255.866.761.6
 199564.229.863.571.172.3
 200261.931.560.768.669.9
 2006–200861.828.254.767.276.5
Not Hispanic or Latina:
 White only:
  198257.323.658.767.863.5
  199566.230.565.472.973.6
  200264.635.066.369.971.4
  2006–200864.731.757.669.678.8
 Black or African American only:
  198251.629.852.363.552.0
  199562.336.167.666.868.3
  200257.632.950.867.963.8
  2006–200854.525.346.462.568.2
Hispanic or Latina: 3
 198250.6**36.867.259.0
 199559.026.150.669.270.8
 200259.020.457.466.272.9
 2006–200858.520.551.364.377.2
Number of sexually active women in population, in thousands 4
All women: 2
 1982- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
 199541,7963,3416,27215,68716,495
 200242,6833,7756,79814,85717,252
 2006–200842,7563,6186,47514,71317,951
Not Hispanic or Latina:
 White only:
  1982- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
  199529,9942,2024,27611,19412,322
  200228,0792,5194,3299,22412,006
  2006–200826,8892,3174,0019,05411,516
 Black or African American only:
  1982- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
  19955,5795989672,0391,975
  20025,6115649491,9782,121
  2006–20085,5045118712,0562,066
Hispanic or Latina: 3
 1982- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
 19954,3304096851,7941,442
 20026,0754051,0702,4622,138
 2006–20086,6694881,0012,5692,610
Percent of sexually active women in population using contraception 4
All women: 2
 1982- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
 199592.580.291.794.093.9
 200289.382.087.990.290.7
 2006–200889.481.385.790.591.4
Not Hispanic or Latina:
 White only:
  1982- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
  199593.081.793.093.994.2
  200290.984.490.991.591.7
  2006–200890.684.588.291.891.6
 Black or African American only:
  1982- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
  199590.080.091.391.690.9
  200284.782.274.888.986.0
  2006–200883.779.476.782.289.1
Hispanic or Latina: 3
 1982- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
 199591.475.582.595.495.2
 200288.476.487.587.492.3
 2006–200891.176.287.491.694.8
Method of contraception and yearAge in yearsNot Hispanic or Latina 1Hispanic or Latina 3
15–4415–1920–2425–3435–44White onlyBlack or African American only
Female sterilizationPercent of contracepting women
198223.2*4.522.143.522.030.023.0
199527.8*4.023.845.024.539.936.6
200227.03.621.745.823.939.233.8
2006–200827.1**2.422.244.223.039.933.5
Male sterilization
198210.9**3.610.119.913.0*1.5*
199510.9*7.819.513.7*1.8*4.0
200210.2*7.218.212.9*4.7
2006–200810.96.619.814.12.46.1
Implant and other hormonal contraceptives5
1982. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .
19951.3*3.7*1.3**1.0*2.4*2.0
20021.2***1.9**0.8**3.1
2006–20081.11.81.4*1.70.50.7
Injectable5
1982. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .
19953.09.76.12.9*0.82.45.44.7
20025.413.910.25.3*1.84.29.47.3
2006–20083.29.4*5.13.7*1.12.1*7.5*4.5
Birth control pill
198228.063.955.125.7*3.726.437.930.2
199527.043.852.133.48.728.723.723.0
200231.053.852.534.815.034.923.122.1
2006–200829.154.648.131.416.334.121.920.3
Intrauterine device
19827.1**4.29.76.95.89.319.2
19950.8**0.81.10.7**
20022.2*1.83.7*1.7*5.3
2006–20085.63.65.96.55.05.18.3
Diaphragm
19828.1*6.010.210.34.09.2*3.2*
19951.9**1.72.82.3**
2002*****
2006–2008***
Condom
198212.020.810.711.411.313.16.3*6.9
199523.445.833.723.715.322.524.921.2
200223.844.636.023.115.621.729.624.1
2006–200822.537.637.226.311.721.027.219.3
Periodic abstinence-calendar rhythm
19823.32.03.13.33.73.22.93.9
19953.3**1.53.73.93.3*1.73.2
20022.0**2.3*1.7*2.42.3**
2006–20081.8*2.31.91.5*2.5
Periodic abstinence-natural family planning
19820.6*0.9*0.70.3
1995*0.5**0.7*0.7**
2002*0.4*****
2006–2008***
Withdrawal
19822.02.93.01.81.32.11.32.6
19956.113.27.16.04.56.43.35.7
20028.815.011.910.74.79.54.96.3
2006–200810.111.014.012.66.610.36.39.8
Other methods6
19824.92.65.44.85.34.67.35.0
19953.2*3.23.13.43.33.8*2.2
20021.7***1.5*1.8*1.7*1.9*1.2
2006–20082.9*6.73.83.23.22.3
*

Estimates are considered unreliable. Data preceded by an asterisk have a relative standard error (RSE) of 20%–30%. Data not shown have an RSE greater than 30%.

- - -

Data not available.

Quantity zero.

. . .

Data not applicable.

1

Starting with 1995 data, race-specific estimates are tabulated according to 1997 Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity and are not strictly comparable with estimates for earlier years. Starting with 1995 data, race-specific estimates are for persons who reported only one racial group. Prior to data year 1995, data were tabulated according to the 1977 Standards. Estimates for single-race categories prior to 1995 included persons who reported one race or, if they reported more than one race, identified one race as best representing their race. See Appendix II, Race.

2

Includes women of other or unknown race not shown separately.

3

Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. See Appendix II, Hispanic origin.

4

Had sexual (vaginal) intercourse in the past 3 months.

5

Data collected starting with the 1995 survey.

6

In 2006–2008, includes contraceptive ring, female condom/vaginal pouch, foam, cervical cap, Today sponge, suppository or insert, jelly or cream (without diaphragm), and other methods. See Appendix II, Contraception, for the list of other methods reported in previous surveys.

NOTES: Survey collects up to four methods of contraception used in the month of interview. Percents may not add to the total because more than one method could have been used in the month of interview. These data replace estimates of most effective method used and may differ from previous editions of Health, United States. Standard errors for selected years are available in the spreadsheet version of this table. Available from: http://www​.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Survey of Family Growth. See Appendix I, National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG).

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2011
Health, United States, 2011: With Special Feature on Socioeconomic Status and Health.
National Center for Health Statistics (US).
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2012 May.

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