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Physical Abuse by Husband/Partner 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 1796 1723 95.9 94.4-96.9 73 4.1 3.1- 5.6
Age
< 20 years 278 263 92.8 87.3-96.1 15 7.2 3.9-12.7
20-24 years 499 471 96.0 93.0-97.8 28 4.0 2.2- 7.0
25-34 years 814 788 96.1 93.9-97.5 26 3.9 2.5- 6.1
35+ years 205 201 98.9 94.5-99.8 4 1.1 0.2- 5.5
Mother's Race
White 1180 1142 96.7 95.1-97.8 38 3.3 2.2- 4.9
African American 546 515 94.0 90.3-96.3 31 6.0 3.7- 9.7
Other Minorities 70 66 92.0 78.3-97.3 4 8.0 2.7-21.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 91 85 94.6 85.0-98.2 6 5.4 1.8-15.0
No 1704 1637 96.0 94.5-97.1 67 4.0 2.9- 5.5
Education
< High School 384 358 93.4 89.1-96.1 26 6.6 3.9-10.9
High School 604 576 94.4 91.3-96.5 28 5.6 3.5- 8.7
> High School 806 787 98.1 96.6-99.0 19 1.9 1.0- 3.4
Marital Status
Married 1165 1136 97.3 95.8-98.3 29 2.7 1.7- 4.2
Other 631 587 92.9 89.5-95.2 44 7.1 4.8-10.5
Income
15,999 or less 550 510 93.0 89.5-95.4 40 7.0 4.6-10.5
16,000-24,999 280 267 94.8 89.8-97.4 13 5.2 2.6-10.2
25,000-39,999 285 276 95.5 90.9-97.8 9 4.5 2.2- 9.1
40,000 or more 531 527 99.3 97.6-99.8 4 0.7 0.2- 2.4
WIC recipient
No 954 931 97.1 95.3-98.2 23 2.9 1.8- 4.7
Yes 823 775 94.3 91.8-96.1 48 5.7 3.9- 8.2
Medicaid recipient
No 899 891 98.7 97.4-99.4 8 1.3 0.6- 2.6
Yes 897 832 92.7 90.0-94.8 65 7.3 5.2-10.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 322 307 95.0 91.7-97.0 15 5.0 3.0- 8.3
1500-2499 grams 562 539 95.5 93.2-97.0 23 4.5 3.0- 6.8
2500+ grams 909 874 95.9 94.3-97.1 35 4.1 2.9- 5.7

*Survey Question:
32a. During your most recent pregnancy, 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.