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Physical Abuse During the 12 Months Before 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 820 755 91.6 88.4-94.0 65 8.4 6.0-11.6
Age
< 20 years 123 108 85.3 74.4-92.1 15 14.7 7.9-25.6
20-24 years 212 185 84.7 76.2-90.5 27 15.3 9.5-23.8
25-34 years 392 372 96.5 92.9-98.3 20 3.5 1.7- 7.1
35+ years 93 90 97.5 87.0-99.6 3 2.5 0.4-13.0
Mother's Race
White 553 520 93.4 89.7-95.9 33 6.6 4.1-10.3
African American 243 213 87.0 79.5-92.1 30 13.0 7.9-20.5
Other Minorities 24 22 89.9 56.8-98.4 2 10.1 1.6-43.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 18 98.9 91.7-99.9 1 1.1 0.1- 8.3
No 801 737 91.4 88.2-93.9 64 8.6 6.1-11.8
Education
< High School 159 139 87.5 78.0-93.3 20 12.5 6.7-22.0
High School 283 251 86.8 79.9-91.6 32 13.2 8.4-20.1
> High School 378 365 97.0 93.6-98.7 13 3.0 1.3- 6.4
Marital Status
Married 553 528 96.2 93.3-97.8 25 3.8 2.2- 6.7
Other 267 227 82.1 74.3-88.0 40 17.9 12.0-25.7
Income
15,999 or less 249 206 79.8 71.3-86.2 43 20.2 13.8-28.7
16,000-24,999 129 119 96.3 86.2-99.1 10 3.7 0.9-13.8
25,000-39,999 138 132 95.4 87.3-98.5 6 4.6 1.5-12.7
40,000 or more 256 254 98.7 95.0-99.7 2 1.3 0.3- 5.0
WIC recipient
No 451 433 96.6 93.7-98.2 18 3.4 1.8- 6.3
Yes 363 317 85.8 79.7-90.3 46 14.2 9.7-20.3
Medicaid recipient
No 425 417 98.2 95.5-99.2 8 1.8 0.8- 4.5
Yes 395 338 84.0 77.8-88.7 57 16.0 11.3-22.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 165 155 93.7 88.7-96.6 10 6.3 3.4-11.3
1500-2499 grams 255 228 88.8 84.0-92.3 27 11.2 7.7-16.0
2500+ grams 398 370 91.7 88.2-94.2 28 8.3 5.8-11.8

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey question 31 (a-e).

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