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Physical Abuse by Husband/Partner 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 1701 94.7 93.2-95.9 95 5.3 4.1- 6.8
Age
< 20 years 278 262 90.7 84.6-94.5 16 9.3 5.5-15.4
20-24 years 499 462 93.5 89.9-95.9 37 6.5 4.1-10.1
25-34 years 814 776 95.8 93.6-97.2 38 4.2 2.8- 6.4
35+ years 205 201 98.9 94.5-99.8 4 1.1 0.2- 5.5
Mother's Race
White 1180 1125 95.7 94.0-97.0 55 4.3 3.0- 6.0
African American 546 511 92.6 88.6-95.3 35 7.4 4.7-11.4
Other Minorities 70 65 89.4 75.4-95.9 5 10.6 4.1-24.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 91 86 97.3 87.9-99.5 5 2.7 0.5-12.1
No 1704 1614 94.5 92.8-95.8 90 5.5 4.2- 7.2
Education
< High School 384 351 90.7 85.9-94.0 33 9.3 6.0-14.1
High School 604 566 93.7 90.5-95.8 38 6.3 4.2- 9.5
> High School 806 782 97.5 95.7-98.5 24 2.5 1.5- 4.3
Marital Status
Married 1165 1119 96.2 94.5-97.4 46 3.8 2.6- 5.5
Other 631 582 91.6 88.0-94.2 49 8.4 5.8-12.0
Income
15,999 or less 550 499 89.7 85.6-92.7 51 10.3 7.3-14.4
16,000-24,999 280 264 94.7 89.6-97.3 16 5.3 2.7-10.4
25,000-39,999 285 271 95.8 91.6-97.9 14 4.2 2.1- 8.4
40,000 or more 531 525 98.7 96.7-99.5 6 1.3 0.5- 3.3
WIC recipient
No 954 925 97.1 95.3-98.2 29 2.9 1.8- 4.7
Yes 823 758 91.9 88.9-94.1 65 8.1 5.9-11.1
Medicaid recipient
No 899 884 98.1 96.6-99.0 15 1.9 1.0- 3.4
Yes 897 817 91.0 88.0-93.3 80 9.0 6.7-12.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 322 303 93.6 90.1-95.9 19 6.4 4.1- 9.9
1500-2499 grams 562 531 94.0 91.6-95.8 31 6.0 4.2- 8.4
2500+ grams 909 864 94.8 93.1-96.1 45 5.2 3.9- 6.9

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

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