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Prevalence of Physical Abuse After Pregnancy*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1776 1705 96.4 95.1-97.4 71 3.6 2.6- 4.9
Age
< 20 years 274 254 92.2 86.7-95.6 20 7.8 4.4-13.3
20-24 years 491 469 96.5 93.5-98.2 22 3.5 1.8- 6.5
25-34 years 811 789 97.5 95.7-98.6 22 2.5 1.4- 4.3
35+ years 200 193 96.6 91.1-98.8 7 3.4 1.2- 8.9
Mother's Race
White 1167 1129 97.4 96.0-98.4 38 2.6 1.6- 4.0
African American 539 508 93.3 89.6-95.8 31 6.7 4.2-10.4
Other Minorities 70 68 96.8 82.6-99.5 2 3.2 0.5-17.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 88 82 93.1 83.2-97.3 6 6.9 2.7-16.8
No 1687 1622 96.7 95.4-97.6 65 3.3 2.4- 4.6
Education
< High School 377 346 91.5 86.9-94.6 31 8.5 5.4-13.1
High School 596 572 96.7 94.3-98.1 24 3.3 1.9- 5.7
> High School 801 785 98.6 97.1-99.3 16 1.4 0.7- 2.9
Marital Status
Married 1157 1124 97.5 96.0-98.4 33 2.5 1.6- 4.0
Other 619 581 94.2 91.1-96.3 38 5.8 3.7- 8.9
Income
15,999 or less 545 505 93.7 90.4-95.9 40 6.3 4.1- 9.6
16,000-24,999 276 267 98.0 93.5-99.4 9 2.0 0.6- 6.5
25,000-39,999 283 273 95.6 91.2-97.8 10 4.4 2.2- 8.8
40,000 or more 526 521 99.0 97.1-99.6 5 1.0 0.4- 2.9
WIC recipient
No 945 920 97.6 96.0-98.6 25 2.4 1.4- 4.0
Yes 812 768 95.1 92.7-96.8 44 4.9 3.2- 7.3
Medicaid recipient
No 890 878 98.5 97.1-99.2 12 1.5 0.8- 2.9
Yes 886 827 94.1 91.6-95.9 59 5.9 4.1- 8.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 315 301 95.3 92.2-97.2 14 4.7 2.8- 7.8
1500-2499 grams 553 527 95.1 92.8-96.7 26 4.9 3.3- 7.2
2500+ grams 905 875 96.5 95.1-97.6 30 3.5 2.4- 4.9

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey question 65 (a-e).

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