QuickStats: Percentage* of Women Who Have Ever Used Emergency Contraception† Among Women Aged 22–49 Years Who Have Ever Had Sexual Intercourse, by Education — National Survey of Family Growth, United States, 2017–2019
Weekly / January 29, 2021 / 70(4);145
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Abbreviation: GED = General Educational Development certificate.
* Estimates are based on interviews of the U.S. household population aged 15–49 years and are shown for women aged 22–49 years; 95% confidence intervals are indicated with error bars. †
† Use of emergency contraception was based on the following question asked of female respondents who ever had sexual intercourse with a man: “Have you ever used emergency contraception, also known as ‘Plan B,’ ‘Preven,’ ‘Ella,’ ‘Next Choice,’ or ‘Morning after’ pills?” Age and education of respondent are at the time of interview.
Among women aged 22–49 years who have ever had sexual intercourse, 24.3% have ever used emergency contraception. The percentage of women who have ever used emergency contraception increased with education level, from 12.6% among women without a high school diploma or GED to 27.9% among women with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Source: National Survey of Family Growth, 2017–2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/index.htm
Reported by: Kimberly Daniels, PhD, email@example.com, 301-458-4511; Gladys M. Martinez, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Women Who Have Ever Used Emergency ContraceptionAmong Women Aged 22–49 Years Who Have Ever Had Sexual Intercourse, by Education — National Survey of Family Growth, United States, 2017–2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:145. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7004a7external icon.
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