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Physical Abuse by Husband/Partner 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 1705 95.7 94.3-96.8 75 4.3 3.2- 5.7
Age
< 20 years 272 259 95.6 90.6-98.0 13 4.4 2.0- 9.4
20-24 years 464 441 93.9 90.2-96.2 23 6.1 3.8- 9.8
25-34 years 841 808 96.6 94.6-97.8 33 3.4 2.2- 5.4
35+ years 203 197 96.7 91.0-98.8 6 3.3 1.2- 9.0
Mother's Race
White 1192 1158 96.8 95.2-97.9 34 3.2 2.1- 4.8
African American 523 485 92.2 88.1-94.9 38 7.8 5.1-11.9
Other Minorities 65 62 96.1 81.1-99.3 3 3.9 0.7-18.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 113 111 97.1 89.2-99.3 2 2.9 0.7-10.8
No 1667 1594 95.6 94.0-96.7 73 4.4 3.3- 6.0
Education
< High School 412 385 93.4 89.4-96.0 27 6.6 4.0-10.6
High School 587 554 92.9 89.4-95.3 33 7.1 4.7-10.6
> High School 780 765 98.8 97.4-99.4 15 1.2 0.6- 2.6
Marital Status
Married 1165 1134 97.3 95.8-98.3 31 2.7 1.7- 4.2
Other 615 571 92.2 88.6-94.7 44 7.8 5.3-11.4
Income
15,999 or less 520 471 90.1 85.9-93.1 49 9.9 6.9-14.1
16,000-24,999 276 264 95.1 90.4-97.5 12 4.9 2.5- 9.6
25,000-39,999 269 265 98.5 94.6-99.6 4 1.5 0.4- 5.4
40,000 or more 538 535 99.4 97.7-99.8 3 0.6 0.2- 2.3
WIC recipient
No 929 908 98.5 97.2-99.2 21 1.5 0.8- 2.8
Yes 835 781 92.5 89.6-94.6 54 7.5 5.4-10.4
Medicaid recipient
No 880 866 98.7 97.4-99.4 14 1.3 0.6- 2.6
Yes 900 839 92.4 89.6-94.5 61 7.6 5.5-10.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 330 318 96.4 93.8-98.0 12 3.6 2.0- 6.2
1500-2499 grams 550 524 94.8 92.4-96.5 26 5.2 3.5- 7.6
2500+ grams 895 859 95.8 94.2-96.9 36 4.2 3.1- 5.8

*Survey Question:
31a. During the 12 months before you got pregnant, 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.