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Physical Abuse by Friend 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 1782 99.7 99.2-99.9 14 0.3 0.1- 0.8
Age
< 20 years 278 272 98.2 94.8-99.4 6 1.8 0.6- 5.2
20-24 years 499 495 99.8 99.5-99.9 4 0.2 0.1- 0.5
25-34 years 814 811 99.9 99.8- 100 3 0.1 0.0- 0.2
35+ years 205 204 99.9 99.2- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
Mother's Race
White 1180 1175 99.8 99.2-99.9 5 0.2 0.1- 0.8
African American 546 538 99.2 97.7-99.7 8 0.8 0.3- 2.3
Other Minorities 70 69 99.8 98.4- 100 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 91 90 99.8 98.8- 100 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
No 1704 1691 99.6 99.1-99.8 13 0.4 0.2- 0.9
Education
< High School 384 378 99.3 97.4-99.8 6 0.7 0.2- 2.6
High School 604 598 99.5 98.3-99.9 6 0.5 0.1- 1.7
> High School 806 804 100 99.8- 100 2 0.0 0.0- 0.2
Marital Status
Married 1165 1160 99.8 99.1-99.9 5 0.2 0.1- 0.9
Other 631 622 99.4 98.3-99.8 9 0.6 0.2- 1.7
Income
15,999 or less 550 542 99.1 97.4-99.7 8 0.9 0.3- 2.6
16,000-24,999 280 276 99.7 99.3-99.9 4 0.3 0.1- 0.7
25,000-39,999 285 284 99.9 99.4- 100 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
40,000 or more 531 531 100 - 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 954 951 99.9 99.8- 100 3 0.1 0.0- 0.2
Yes 823 813 99.3 98.3-99.7 10 0.7 0.3- 1.7
Medicaid recipient
No 899 897 99.8 98.8- 100 2 0.2 0.0- 1.2
Yes 897 885 99.5 98.8-99.8 12 0.5 0.2- 1.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 322 321 99.5 96.8-99.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
1500-2499 grams 562 551 97.8 96.1-98.8 11 2.2 1.2- 3.9
2500+ grams 909 907 99.8 99.1-99.9 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9

*Survey Question:
31c. During the 12 months before you got pregnant, did a friend physically abuse you?

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