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Physical Abuse by Husband/Partner 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 849 814 95.6 93.1-97.2 35 4.4 2.8- 6.9
Age
< 20 years 128 123 95.3 86.7-98.4 5 4.7 1.6-13.3
20-24 years 223 205 92.6 86.1-96.2 18 7.4 3.8-13.9
25-34 years 402 390 96.4 92.4-98.3 12 3.6 1.7- 7.6
35+ years 96 96 100 - 0 0.0 -
Mother's Race
White 571 550 95.9 92.8-97.7 21 4.1 2.3- 7.2
African American 253 240 94.2 88.3-97.3 13 5.8 2.7-11.7
Other Minorities 25 24 99.3 94.8-99.9 1 0.7 0.1- 5.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 19 100 - 0 0.0 -
No 830 795 95.5 93.0-97.1 35 4.5 2.9- 7.0
Education
< High School 166 159 95.5 87.8-98.4 7 4.5 1.6-12.2
High School 293 276 92.7 87.0-96.0 17 7.3 4.0-13.0
> High School 390 379 97.7 94.5-99.1 11 2.3 0.9- 5.5
Marital Status
Married 566 552 97.7 95.4-98.9 14 2.3 1.1- 4.6
Other 283 262 91.3 85.0-95.1 21 8.7 4.9-15.0
Income
15,999 or less 265 243 91.1 84.6-95.0 22 8.9 5.0-15.4
16,000-24,999 132 127 99.3 98.4-99.7 5 0.7 0.3- 1.6
25,000-39,999 140 135 94.7 86.7-98.0 5 5.3 2.0-13.3
40,000 or more 261 260 99.5 96.2-99.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8
WIC recipient
No 464 453 97.0 94.0-98.5 11 3.0 1.5- 6.0
Yes 379 355 93.9 89.3-96.6 24 6.1 3.4-10.7
Medicaid recipient
No 434 426 97.9 95.2-99.1 8 2.1 0.9- 4.8
Yes 415 388 92.9 88.2-95.9 27 7.1 4.1-11.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 167 97.3 92.9-99.0 4 2.7 1.0- 7.1
1500-2499 grams 266 251 94.6 91.1-96.8 15 5.4 3.2- 8.9
2500+ grams 410 394 95.6 92.9-97.3 16 4.4 2.7- 7.1

*Survey Question:
32a. During your most recent pregnancy, 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.