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Physical Abuse During the 12 Months Before 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 1729 1622 93.7 92.0-95.1 107 6.3 4.9- 8.0
Age
< 20 years 262 235 89.0 82.3-93.3 27 11.0 6.7-17.7
20-24 years 451 419 91.8 87.7-94.6 32 8.2 5.4-12.3
25-34 years 817 776 95.7 93.5-97.2 41 4.3 2.8- 6.5
35+ years 199 192 95.8 89.8-98.3 7 4.2 1.7-10.2
Mother's Race
White 1162 1111 95.3 93.5-96.7 51 4.7 3.3- 6.5
African American 503 453 88.6 83.8-92.2 50 11.4 7.8-16.2
Other Minorities 64 58 92.6 78.1-97.8 6 7.4 2.2-21.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 111 107 94.5 86.1-97.9 4 5.5 2.1-13.9
No 1618 1515 93.6 91.8-95.0 103 6.4 5.0- 8.2
Education
< High School 398 351 88.0 82.9-91.7 47 12.0 8.3-17.1
High School 568 526 91.1 87.3-93.9 42 8.9 6.1-12.7
> High School 762 744 98.3 96.7-99.1 18 1.7 0.9- 3.3
Marital Status
Married 1136 1093 96.1 94.3-97.3 43 3.9 2.7- 5.7
Other 593 529 88.4 84.1-91.6 64 11.6 8.4-15.9
Income
15,999 or less 502 439 86.4 81.6-90.1 63 13.6 9.9-18.4
16,000-24,999 270 252 94.1 89.2-96.8 18 5.9 3.2-10.8
25,000-39,999 263 255 96.4 91.8-98.4 8 3.6 1.6- 8.2
40,000 or more 523 520 99.4 97.7-99.8 3 0.6 0.2- 2.3
WIC recipient
No 902 871 97.3 95.5-98.4 31 2.7 1.6- 4.5
Yes 811 735 89.5 86.2-92.0 76 10.5 8.0-13.8
Medicaid recipient
No 855 837 98.2 96.6-99.1 18 1.8 0.9- 3.4
Yes 874 785 88.7 85.4-91.3 89 11.3 8.7-14.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 318 299 94.0 90.7-96.2 19 6.0 3.8- 9.3
1500-2499 grams 533 497 92.7 90.0-94.7 36 7.3 5.3-10.0
2500+ grams 873 822 93.7 91.9-95.2 51 6.3 4.8- 8.1

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey question 31 (a-e).

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