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Prevalence of Physical Abuse During 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 823 768 91.9 88.8-94.3 55 8.1 5.7-11.2
Age
< 20 years 125 114 88.4 77.9-94.3 11 11.6 5.7-22.1
20-24 years 213 184 83.9 75.5-89.8 29 16.1 10.2-24.5
25-34 years 391 377 96.1 92.2-98.2 14 3.9 1.8- 7.8
35+ years 94 93 99.9 99.3- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7
Mother's Race
White 551 522 94.3 90.7-96.5 29 5.7 3.5- 9.3
African American 247 223 86.4 78.7-91.6 24 13.6 8.4-21.3
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 804 750 92.1 89.0-94.4 54 7.9 5.6-11.0
Education
< High School 161 146 88.2 78.7-93.8 15 11.8 6.2-21.3
High School 284 257 88.1 81.4-92.6 27 11.9 7.4-18.6
> High School 378 365 96.6 92.9-98.4 13 3.4 1.6- 7.1
Marital Status
Married 551 533 96.6 93.7-98.2 18 3.4 1.8- 6.3
Other 272 235 82.6 74.9-88.3 37 17.4 11.7-25.1
Income
15,999 or less 252 216 82.1 74.0-88.1 36 17.9 11.9-26.0
16,000-24,999 129 120 96.4 86.1-99.1 9 3.6 0.9-13.9
25,000-39,999 138 132 92.8 83.7-97.0 6 7.2 3.0-16.3
40,000 or more 255 254 99.4 96.1-99.9 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9
WIC recipient
No 451 439 96.9 93.8-98.4 12 3.1 1.6- 6.2
Yes 366 323 86.3 80.3-90.7 43 13.7 9.3-19.7
Medicaid recipient
No 424 415 97.8 95.1-99.0 9 2.2 1.0- 4.9
Yes 399 353 85.3 79.2-89.8 46 14.7 10.2-20.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 166 159 95.5 90.7-97.9 7 4.5 2.1- 9.3
1500-2499 grams 256 236 92.2 88.1-95.0 20 7.8 5.0-11.9
2500+ grams 399 371 91.9 88.4-94.3 28 8.1 5.7-11.6

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey question 32 (a-e).

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