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Physically Abused by Partner 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 1795 1735 97.0 95.8-97.9 60 3.0 2.1- 4.2
Age
< 20 years 278 265 94.7 89.8-97.4 13 5.3 2.6-10.2
20-24 years 499 479 97.0 94.0-98.5 20 3.0 1.5- 6.0
25-34 years 814 792 97.6 95.7-98.6 22 2.4 1.4- 4.3
35+ years 204 199 97.8 92.8-99.3 5 2.2 0.7- 7.2
Mother's Race
White 1180 1148 97.9 96.6-98.7 32 2.1 1.3- 3.4
African American 545 519 94.3 90.7-96.6 26 5.7 3.4- 9.3
Other Minorities 70 68 96.8 82.6-99.5 2 3.2 0.5-17.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 91 85 93.1 83.3-97.4 6 6.9 2.6-16.7
No 1703 1649 97.3 96.1-98.2 54 2.7 1.8- 3.9
Education
< High School 383 358 93.1 88.7-95.9 25 6.9 4.1-11.3
High School 604 584 97.4 95.1-98.6 20 2.6 1.4- 4.9
> High School 806 791 98.6 97.2-99.3 15 1.4 0.7- 2.8
Marital Status
Married 1165 1136 97.8 96.4-98.7 29 2.2 1.3- 3.6
Other 630 599 95.3 92.4-97.1 31 4.7 2.9- 7.6
Income
15,999 or less 550 517 94.9 91.8-96.9 33 5.1 3.1- 8.2
16,000-24,999 280 273 98.1 93.5-99.5 7 1.9 0.5- 6.5
25,000-39,999 285 276 96.2 92.0-98.2 9 3.8 1.8- 8.0
40,000 or more 531 527 99.3 97.6-99.8 4 0.7 0.2- 2.4
WIC recipient
No 954 932 97.9 96.3-98.8 22 2.1 1.2- 3.7
Yes 822 785 96.0 93.7-97.4 37 4.0 2.6- 6.3
Medicaid recipient
No 899 888 98.7 97.3-99.3 11 1.3 0.7- 2.7
Yes 896 847 95.2 92.8-96.8 49 4.8 3.2- 7.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 321 309 96.0 93.1-97.8 12 4.0 2.2- 6.9
1500-2499 grams 562 540 95.9 93.8-97.3 22 4.1 2.7- 6.2
2500+ grams 909 884 97.1 95.7-98.0 25 2.9 2.0- 4.3

*Survey Question:
65a. Since you had your new baby, did husband or partner physically abuse you? Physical abuse
means pushing, hitting, slapping, kicking, or any other way of physically hurting someone.

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