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Physical Abuse by Other Family Member 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 1796 1768 98.6 97.7-99.2 28 1.4 0.8- 2.3
Age
< 20 years 278 263 93.3 87.8-96.4 15 6.7 3.6-12.2
20-24 years 499 493 99.0 96.8-99.7 6 1.0 0.3- 3.2
25-34 years 814 808 99.7 98.9-99.9 6 0.3 0.1- 1.1
35+ years 205 204 99.9 99.6- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4
Mother's Race
White 1180 1168 99.0 97.8-99.5 12 1.0 0.5- 2.2
African American 546 531 97.4 94.7-98.7 15 2.6 1.3- 5.3
Other Minorities 70 69 99.9 99.0- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 91 89 99.9 99.4- 100 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6
No 1704 1678 98.5 97.5-99.1 26 1.5 0.9- 2.5
Education
< High School 384 362 94.8 90.9-97.1 22 5.2 2.9- 9.1
High School 604 601 99.9 99.7- 100 3 0.1 0.0- 0.3
> High School 806 803 99.5 98.1-99.9 3 0.5 0.1- 1.9
Marital Status
Married 1165 1160 99.8 99.2- 100 5 0.2 0.0- 0.8
Other 631 608 96.1 93.4-97.8 23 3.9 2.2- 6.6
Income
15,999 or less 550 531 96.8 94.1-98.3 19 3.2 1.7- 5.9
16,000-24,999 280 279 99.9 99.4- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
25,000-39,999 285 282 99.1 95.7-99.8 3 0.9 0.2- 4.3
40,000 or more 531 531 100 - 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 954 947 99.7 98.8-99.9 7 0.3 0.1- 1.2
Yes 823 802 97.4 95.4-98.5 21 2.6 1.5- 4.6
Medicaid recipient
No 899 898 100 99.9- 100 1 0.0 0.0- 0.1
Yes 897 870 97.1 95.2-98.3 27 2.9 1.7- 4.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 322 315 97.7 95.2-98.9 7 2.3 1.1- 4.8
1500-2499 grams 562 552 97.8 95.9-98.8 10 2.2 1.2- 4.1
2500+ grams 909 898 98.7 97.6-99.3 11 1.3 0.7- 2.4

*Survey Question:
31b. During the 12 months before you got pregnant, did a family or houshold member physically abuse
you?

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