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Physical Abuse by Other Family Member 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 1780 1754 98.6 97.6-99.2 26 1.4 0.8- 2.4
Age
< 20 years 272 260 94.7 89.3-97.5 12 5.3 2.5-10.7
20-24 years 464 457 98.5 96.0-99.5 7 1.5 0.5- 4.0
25-34 years 841 836 99.7 98.9-99.9 5 0.3 0.1- 1.1
35+ years 203 201 98.7 92.4-99.8 2 1.3 0.2- 7.6
Mother's Race
White 1192 1181 99.0 97.8-99.5 11 1.0 0.5- 2.2
African American 523 512 97.6 94.5-99.0 11 2.4 1.0- 5.5
Other Minorities 65 61 96.6 84.5-99.3 4 3.4 0.7-15.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 113 112 98.4 89.7-99.8 1 1.6 0.2-10.3
No 1667 1642 98.6 97.5-99.2 25 1.4 0.8- 2.5
Education
< High School 412 396 95.6 91.8-97.7 16 4.4 2.3- 8.2
High School 587 579 98.8 96.9-99.6 8 1.2 0.4- 3.1
> High School 780 778 100 99.9- 100 2 0.0 0.0- 0.1
Marital Status
Married 1165 1159 99.7 98.9-99.9 6 0.3 0.1- 1.1
Other 615 595 96.2 93.1-97.9 20 3.8 2.1- 6.9
Income
15,999 or less 520 503 96.4 93.2-98.1 17 3.6 1.9- 6.8
16,000-24,999 276 272 99.8 99.4-99.9 4 0.2 0.1- 0.6
25,000-39,999 269 269 100 - 0 0.0 -
40,000 or more 538 538 100 - 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 929 924 99.7 98.5-99.9 5 0.3 0.1- 1.5
Yes 835 814 97.3 95.3-98.5 21 2.7 1.5- 4.7
Medicaid recipient
No 880 880 100 - 0 0.0 -
Yes 900 874 97.0 94.9-98.2 26 3.0 1.8- 5.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 330 324 98.1 95.8-99.2 6 1.9 0.8- 4.2
1500-2499 grams 550 541 98.4 96.9-99.2 9 1.6 0.8- 3.1
2500+ grams 895 884 98.6 97.5-99.2 11 1.4 0.8- 2.5

*Survey Question:
31b. During the 12 months before you got pregnant, did a family or houshold member physically abuse
you?

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