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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1998

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1998

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies

What are your reasons for not using any birth control now?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44
I am not having sex 10.7 21.8 12.3 4.4
I want my wife or partner to get pregnant 26.8 15.0 40.0 20.2
I don't want to use birth control 17.2 31.6 11.6 15.7
My wife or partner doesn't want to use birth control 4.4 15.0 1.4 2.4
I don't think my wife or partner can get pregnant 19.2 4.5 13.0 31.2
I can't pay for birth control .3
.7
Other 21.5 12.0 21.1 26.0
Male I am not having sex 10.7 21.8 12.3 4.4
I want my wife or partner to get pregnant 26.8 15.0 40.0 20.2
I don't want to use birth control 17.2 31.6 11.6 15.7
My wife or partner doesn't want to use birth control 4.4 15.0 1.4 2.4
I don't think my wife or partner can get pregnant 19.2 4.5 13.0 31.2
I can't pay for birth control .3
.7
Other 21.5 12.0 21.1 26.0
Denominator is:
All male respondents under the age of 45 who have had intercourse in the last 12 months and whose sex partner is not pregnant and are not currently using birth control with his partner
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What are your reasons for not using any birth control now?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44
Total 179 27 80 72
I am not having sex 21 6 10 5
I want my wife or partner to get pregnant 44 5 28 11
I don't want to use birth control 25 6 8 11
My wife or partner doesn't want to use birth control 5 2 1 2
I don't think my wife or partner can get pregnant 29 2 7 20
I can't pay for birth control 1
1
Don't know/not sure 8 2 4 2
Other 39 4 17 18
Refused 7
4 3
Male Total 179 27 80 72
I am not having sex 21 6 10 5
I want my wife or partner to get pregnant 44 5 28 11
I don't want to use birth control 25 6 8 11
My wife or partner doesn't want to use birth control 5 2 1 2
I don't think my wife or partner can get pregnant 29 2 7 20
I can't pay for birth control 1
1
Don't know/not sure 8 2 4 2
Other 39 4 17 18
Refused 7
4 3
Denominator is:
All male respondents under the age of 45 who have had intercourse in the last 12 months and whose sex partner is not pregnant and are not currently using birth control with his partner