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Physical Abuse by Friend 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 849 842 99.2 97.5-99.8 7 0.8 0.2- 2.5
Age
< 20 years 128 126 98.1 88.1-99.7 2 1.9 0.3-11.9
20-24 years 223 220 98.5 92.7-99.7 3 1.5 0.3- 7.3
25-34 years 402 400 99.9 99.6- 100 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4
35+ years 96 96 100 - 0 0.0 -
Mother's Race
White 571 569 99.9 99.8- 100 2 0.1 0.0- 0.2
African American 253 248 97.3 91.3-99.2 5 2.7 0.8- 8.7
Other Minorities 25 25 100 - 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 19 100 - 0 0.0 -
No 830 823 99.2 97.5-99.8 7 0.8 0.2- 2.5
Education
< High School 166 162 98.1 91.1-99.6 4 1.9 0.4- 8.9
High School 293 290 98.9 94.0-99.8 3 1.1 0.2- 6.0
> High School 390 390 100 - 0 0.0 -
Marital Status
Married 566 566 100 - 0 0.0 -
Other 283 276 97.7 92.8-99.3 7 2.3 0.7- 7.2
Income
15,999 or less 265 259 97.4 91.8-99.2 6 2.6 0.8- 8.2
16,000-24,999 132 131 99.9 99.5- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
25,000-39,999 140 140 100 - 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 261 261 100 - 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 464 462 99.9 99.6- 100 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4
Yes 379 375 98.5 94.7-99.6 4 1.5 0.4- 5.3
Medicaid recipient
No 434 433 100 99.7- 100 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3
Yes 415 409 98.4 94.8-99.5 6 1.6 0.5- 5.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 170 99.4 96.0-99.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
1500-2499 grams 266 262 98.1 94.9-99.3 4 1.9 0.7- 5.1
2500+ grams 410 408 99.3 97.2-99.8 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8

*Survey Question:
31c. During the 12 months before you got pregnant, did a friend physically abuse you?

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