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Physical Abuse by Husband/Partner 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 849 803 95.1 92.6-96.8 46 4.9 3.2- 7.4
Age
< 20 years 128 121 94.4 86.6-97.8 7 5.6 2.2-13.4
20-24 years 223 204 91.9 85.0-95.8 19 8.1 4.2-15.0
25-34 years 402 384 96.7 93.1-98.5 18 3.3 1.5- 6.9
35+ years 96 94 97.7 87.1-99.6 2 2.3 0.4-12.9
Mother's Race
White 571 543 95.0 91.6-97.0 28 5.0 3.0- 8.4
African American 253 236 95.0 89.9-97.6 17 5.0 2.4-10.1
Other Minorities 25 24 99.3 94.8-99.9 1 0.7 0.1- 5.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 18 98.9 91.7-99.9 1 1.1 0.1- 8.3
No 830 785 95.1 92.5-96.8 45 4.9 3.2- 7.5
Education
< High School 166 156 95.2 87.7-98.2 10 4.8 1.8-12.3
High School 293 270 92.4 86.7-95.7 23 7.6 4.3-13.3
> High School 390 377 97.2 93.8-98.7 13 2.8 1.3- 6.2
Marital Status
Married 566 543 97.2 94.9-98.5 23 2.8 1.5- 5.1
Other 283 260 91.0 84.7-94.9 23 9.0 5.1-15.3
Income
15,999 or less 265 236 89.0 82.1-93.4 29 11.0 6.6-17.9
16,000-24,999 132 124 99.0 97.7-99.6 8 1.0 0.4- 2.3
25,000-39,999 140 134 95.5 87.5-98.5 6 4.5 1.5-12.5
40,000 or more 261 259 98.7 95.1-99.7 2 1.3 0.3- 4.9
WIC recipient
No 464 450 97.2 94.5-98.6 14 2.8 1.4- 5.5
Yes 379 347 92.7 88.0-95.7 32 7.3 4.3-12.0
Medicaid recipient
No 434 427 98.2 95.6-99.3 7 1.8 0.7- 4.4
Yes 415 376 91.7 86.9-94.8 39 8.3 5.2-13.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 164 95.7 91.2-98.0 7 4.3 2.0- 8.8
1500-2499 grams 266 244 91.8 87.7-94.6 22 8.2 5.4-12.3
2500+ grams 410 393 95.3 92.6-97.1 17 4.7 2.9- 7.4

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

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