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Location: Illinois
Topic: Postpartum contraception use by income
Format: PRAMS Graph
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Postpartum contraception use by income: Illinois, 2009

Note: Vertical lines in graph represent 95% confidence intervals.
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• In Illinois in 2009, 85.7% of mothers in households with an annual income of less than $10,000 reported using contraception after their most recent birth, compared to 86.5% in $10,000-$24,999, 83.8% in $25,000-$49,999 and 82.0% in $50,000 and over. 


  • Postpartum contraception use: mother reported she or her husband or partner were taking steps, such as using birth control, to keep from getting pregnant after her most recent birth.
  • Due to methodological changes, data by income are only available beginning in 2004.
  • For more information about the availability of PRAMS data by state and year, refer to the Calculations page.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
  • Retrieved January 20, 2019, from