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Physical Abuse by Non-Family/Friend, 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 1761 98.7 97.7-99.3 19 1.3 0.7- 2.3
Age
< 20 years 272 265 96.5 91.3-98.6 7 3.5 1.4- 8.7
20-24 years 464 458 98.4 95.8-99.4 6 1.6 0.6- 4.2
25-34 years 841 836 99.5 98.2-99.8 5 0.5 0.2- 1.8
35+ years 203 202 99.2 94.5-99.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5
Mother's Race
White 1192 1180 99.1 98.1-99.6 12 0.9 0.4- 1.9
African American 523 517 97.8 94.6-99.1 6 2.2 0.9- 5.4
Other Minorities 65 64 96.6 79.6-99.5 1 3.4 0.5-20.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 113 111 97.4 90.2-99.4 2 2.6 0.6- 9.8
No 1667 1650 98.8 97.8-99.4 17 1.2 0.6- 2.2
Education
< High School 412 401 96.8 93.4-98.5 11 3.2 1.5- 6.6
High School 587 582 98.9 96.9-99.6 5 1.1 0.4- 3.1
> High School 780 777 99.5 98.2-99.9 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8
Marital Status
Married 1165 1153 98.8 97.7-99.4 12 1.2 0.6- 2.3
Other 615 608 98.4 96.0-99.4 7 1.6 0.6- 4.0
Income
15,999 or less 520 513 98.6 96.0-99.5 7 1.4 0.5- 4.0
16,000-24,999 276 271 98.5 95.0-99.5 5 1.5 0.5- 5.0
25,000-39,999 269 264 97.3 93.0-99.0 5 2.7 1.0- 7.0
40,000 or more 538 538 100 - 0 0.0 -
WIC recipient
No 929 920 99.1 97.7-99.6 9 0.9 0.4- 2.3
Yes 835 825 98.3 96.5-99.2 10 1.7 0.8- 3.5
Medicaid recipient
No 880 876 99.5 98.2-99.9 4 0.5 0.1- 1.8
Yes 900 885 97.8 96.0-98.8 15 2.2 1.2- 4.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 330 326 98.9 97.1-99.6 4 1.1 0.4- 2.9
1500-2499 grams 550 546 99.1 97.7-99.7 4 0.9 0.3- 2.3
2500+ grams 895 884 98.7 97.6-99.3 11 1.3 0.7- 2.4

*Survey Question:
31d. During the 12 months before you got pregnant, did someone else physically abuse you?

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