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Physical Abuse by Non-Family/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 849 841 98.9 97.3-99.6 8 1.1 0.4- 2.7
Age
< 20 years 128 124 96.6 88.0-99.1 4 3.4 0.9-12.0
20-24 years 223 221 98.3 93.4-99.6 2 1.7 0.4- 6.6
25-34 years 402 401 99.9 99.5- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
35+ years 96 95 99.9 99.4- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
Mother's Race
White 571 568 99.2 96.8-99.8 3 0.8 0.2- 3.2
African American 253 248 98.2 93.7-99.5 5 1.8 0.5- 6.3
Other Minorities 25 25 100 - 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 19 100 - 0 0.0 -
No 830 822 98.9 97.2-99.6 8 1.1 0.4- 2.8
Education
< High School 166 162 97.2 90.1-99.3 4 2.8 0.7- 9.9
High School 293 289 98.5 94.8-99.6 4 1.5 0.4- 5.2
> High School 390 390 100 - 0 0.0 -
Marital Status
Married 566 565 99.5 96.6-99.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4
Other 283 276 97.7 93.8-99.2 7 2.3 0.8- 6.2
Income
15,999 or less 265 260 98.2 94.2-99.5 5 1.8 0.5- 5.8
16,000-24,999 132 132 100 - 0 0.0 -
25,000-39,999 140 140 100 - 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 261 261 100 - 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 464 461 99.5 97.2-99.9 3 0.5 0.1- 2.8
Yes 379 374 98.2 94.8-99.4 5 1.8 0.6- 5.2
Medicaid recipient
No 434 434 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 415 407 97.7 94.3-99.1 8 2.3 0.9- 5.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 169 98.8 95.4-99.7 2 1.2 0.3- 4.6
1500-2499 grams 266 264 99.0 96.2-99.8 2 1.0 0.2- 3.8
2500+ grams 410 406 98.9 97.1-99.6 4 1.1 0.4- 2.9

*Survey Question:
31d. During the 12 months before you got pregnant, did someone else physically abuse you?

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