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Prevalence of Physical Abuse After Pregnancy*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1766 1709 97.4 96.3-98.2 57 2.6 1.8- 3.7
Age
< 20 years 270 250 95.0 90.1-97.5 20 5.0 2.5- 9.9
20-24 years 461 447 96.6 93.5-98.2 14 3.4 1.8- 6.5
25-34 years 833 812 98.4 96.9-99.2 21 1.6 0.8- 3.1
35+ years 202 200 98.7 92.6-99.8 2 1.3 0.2- 7.4
Mother's Race
White 1184 1158 98.2 96.9-98.9 26 1.8 1.1- 3.1
African American 518 489 95.6 92.4-97.5 29 4.4 2.5- 7.6
Other Minorities 64 62 93.6 77.8-98.4 2 6.4 1.6-22.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 111 110 98.4 89.6-99.8 1 1.6 0.2-10.4
No 1655 1599 97.4 96.1-98.2 56 2.6 1.8- 3.9
Education
< High School 410 385 95.7 92.2-97.6 25 4.3 2.4- 7.8
High School 579 557 96.7 94.1-98.2 22 3.3 1.8- 5.9
> High School 776 766 98.9 97.5-99.5 10 1.1 0.5- 2.5
Marital Status
Married 1159 1139 98.4 97.1-99.1 20 1.6 0.9- 2.9
Other 607 570 95.4 92.4-97.2 37 4.6 2.8- 7.6
Income
15,999 or less 515 479 94.2 90.8-96.4 36 5.8 3.6- 9.2
16,000-24,999 275 265 97.5 93.5-99.0 10 2.5 1.0- 6.5
25,000-39,999 267 264 99.3 96.5-99.9 3 0.7 0.1- 3.5
40,000 or more 534 531 99.4 97.7-99.8 3 0.6 0.2- 2.3
WIC recipient
No 920 906 99.0 97.7-99.5 14 1.0 0.5- 2.3
Yes 830 787 95.7 93.4-97.2 43 4.3 2.8- 6.6
Medicaid recipient
No 871 865 99.6 98.7-99.9 6 0.4 0.1- 1.3
Yes 895 844 95.1 92.7-96.7 51 4.9 3.3- 7.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 324 313 96.2 93.1-97.9 11 3.8 2.1- 6.9
1500-2499 grams 546 520 94.9 92.6-96.6 26 5.1 3.4- 7.4
2500+ grams 891 871 97.6 96.3-98.5 20 2.4 1.5- 3.7

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey question 65 (a-e).

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