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Prevalence of Physical Abuse After Pregnancy*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 840 816 97.4 95.3-98.6 24 2.6 1.4- 4.7
Age
< 20 years 127 123 96.0 88.4-98.7 4 4.0 1.3-11.6
20-24 years 218 204 93.5 86.4-97.0 14 6.5 3.0-13.6
25-34 years 400 396 99.8 99.5-99.9 4 0.2 0.1- 0.5
35+ years 95 93 99.7 98.8-99.9 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2
Mother's Race
White 567 550 97.5 94.8-98.8 17 2.5 1.2- 5.2
African American 248 243 98.2 93.7-99.5 5 1.8 0.5- 6.3
Other Minorities 25 23 90.0 57.1-98.4 2 10.0 1.6-42.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 18 81.9 35.1-97.4 1 18.1 2.6-64.9
No 821 798 97.7 95.7-98.8 23 2.3 1.2- 4.3
Education
< High School 165 156 92.9 84.5-96.9 9 7.1 3.1-15.5
High School 289 280 98.2 94.8-99.4 9 1.8 0.6- 5.2
> High School 386 380 99.1 95.7-99.8 6 0.9 0.2- 4.3
Marital Status
Married 563 555 98.5 95.9-99.5 8 1.5 0.5- 4.1
Other 277 261 95.4 90.3-97.8 16 4.6 2.2- 9.7
Income
15,999 or less 261 247 94.4 88.3-97.4 14 5.6 2.6-11.7
16,000-24,999 130 123 96.7 86.1-99.3 7 3.3 0.7-13.9
25,000-39,999 138 137 98.7 91.6-99.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.4
40,000 or more 261 261 100 - 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 460 453 99.3 97.5-99.8 7 0.7 0.2- 2.5
Yes 374 357 95.3 91.0-97.6 17 4.7 2.4- 9.0
Medicaid recipient
No 432 428 99.5 97.4-99.9 4 0.5 0.1- 2.6
Yes 408 388 95.2 90.9-97.5 20 4.8 2.5- 9.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 167 164 98.2 94.6-99.4 3 1.8 0.6- 5.4
1500-2499 grams 264 251 95.4 92.1-97.3 13 4.6 2.7- 7.9
2500+ grams 407 399 97.6 95.2-98.8 8 2.4 1.2- 4.8

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey question 65 (a-e).

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.