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Prevalence of Physical Abuse During 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 1754 1657 94.3 92.6-95.6 97 5.7 4.4- 7.4
Age
< 20 years 266 236 85.5 78.7-90.5 30 14.5 9.5-21.3
20-24 years 488 456 95.0 91.6-97.1 32 5.0 2.9- 8.4
25-34 years 798 769 95.8 93.6-97.3 29 4.2 2.7- 6.4
35+ years 202 196 97.7 92.7-99.3 6 2.3 0.7- 7.3
Mother's Race
White 1156 1106 95.5 93.6-96.8 50 4.5 3.2- 6.4
African American 530 487 91.2 87.0-94.1 43 8.8 5.9-13.0
Other Minorities 68 64 91.7 77.7-97.2 4 8.3 2.8-22.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 85 79 94.3 84.4-98.1 6 5.7 1.9-15.6
No 1668 1577 94.3 92.6-95.6 91 5.7 4.4- 7.4
Education
< High School 367 326 88.5 83.4-92.2 41 11.5 7.8-16.6
High School 589 557 93.4 90.1-95.6 32 6.6 4.4- 9.9
> High School 797 773 97.8 96.1-98.8 24 2.2 1.2- 3.9
Marital Status
Married 1139 1104 96.8 95.1-97.9 35 3.2 2.1- 4.9
Other 615 553 89.2 85.2-92.2 62 10.8 7.8-14.8
Income
15,999 or less 530 476 90.1 86.1-93.0 54 9.9 7.0-13.9
16,000-24,999 273 258 94.6 89.5-97.3 15 5.4 2.7-10.5
25,000-39,999 281 270 94.8 90.0-97.3 11 5.2 2.7-10.0
40,000 or more 524 518 98.6 96.5-99.5 6 1.4 0.5- 3.5
WIC recipient
No 935 905 96.4 94.5-97.7 30 3.6 2.3- 5.5
Yes 800 735 91.7 88.7-93.9 65 8.3 6.1-11.3
Medicaid recipient
No 884 873 98.3 96.8-99.1 11 1.7 0.9- 3.2
Yes 870 784 89.8 86.7-92.3 86 10.2 7.7-13.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 314 295 93.5 90.0-95.9 19 6.5 4.1-10.0
1500-2499 grams 544 515 94.3 91.8-96.0 29 5.7 4.0- 8.2
2500+ grams 893 845 94.3 92.5-95.7 48 5.7 4.3- 7.5

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey question 32 (a-e).

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