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Physical Abuse During the 12 Months Before 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 1750 1614 92.6 90.8-94.1 136 7.4 5.9- 9.2
Age
< 20 years 268 232 82.2 74.9-87.7 36 17.8 12.3-25.1
20-24 years 486 439 91.3 87.1-94.2 47 8.7 5.8-12.9
25-34 years 795 749 95.4 93.1-96.9 46 4.6 3.1- 6.9
35+ years 201 194 98.5 94.8-99.6 7 1.5 0.4- 5.2
Mother's Race
White 1151 1073 93.8 91.7-95.3 78 6.2 4.7- 8.3
African American 530 479 89.9 85.5-93.0 51 10.1 7.0-14.5
Other Minorities 69 62 89.1 75.2-95.6 7 10.9 4.4-24.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 87 78 94.7 84.3-98.3 9 5.3 1.7-15.7
No 1662 1535 92.4 90.6-94.0 127 7.6 6.0- 9.4
Education
< High School 369 311 84.5 78.8-88.8 58 15.5 11.2-21.2
High School 589 541 92.0 88.6-94.5 48 8.0 5.5-11.4
> High School 790 760 97.0 95.1-98.2 30 3.0 1.8- 4.9
Marital Status
Married 1131 1073 95.7 93.9-96.9 58 4.3 3.1- 6.1
Other 619 541 86.4 82.1-89.8 78 13.6 10.2-17.9
Income
15,999 or less 531 457 85.6 81.1-89.2 74 14.4 10.8-18.9
16,000-24,999 271 249 94.1 89.1-96.9 22 5.9 3.1-10.9
25,000-39,999 282 265 94.9 90.5-97.4 17 5.1 2.6- 9.5
40,000 or more 520 512 98.3 96.2-99.2 8 1.7 0.8- 3.8
WIC recipient
No 932 892 96.4 94.6-97.7 40 3.6 2.3- 5.4
Yes 799 705 88.0 84.6-90.8 94 12.0 9.2-15.4
Medicaid recipient
No 881 860 97.6 96.0-98.6 21 2.4 1.4- 4.0
Yes 869 754 87.1 83.7-89.9 115 12.9 10.1-16.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 315 287 90.5 86.5-93.4 28 9.5 6.6-13.5
1500-2499 grams 543 496 90.6 87.7-92.9 47 9.4 7.1-12.3
2500+ grams 889 829 92.8 90.8-94.4 60 7.2 5.6- 9.2

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey question 31 (a-e).

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