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Prevalence of Physical Abuse During 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 1644 95.6 94.2-96.8 85 4.4 3.2- 5.8
Age
< 20 years 265 241 92.4 86.6-95.8 24 7.6 4.2-13.4
20-24 years 451 428 94.5 90.9-96.7 23 5.5 3.3- 9.1
25-34 years 814 779 96.6 94.6-97.9 35 3.4 2.1- 5.4
35+ years 199 196 98.5 92.7-99.7 3 1.5 0.3- 7.3
Mother's Race
White 1162 1121 96.8 95.2-97.9 41 3.2 2.1- 4.8
African American 502 462 92.2 88.0-95.0 40 7.8 5.0-12.0
Other Minorities 65 61 93.5 78.6-98.3 4 6.5 1.7-21.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 108 106 97.0 88.8-99.3 2 3.0 0.7-11.2
No 1621 1538 95.5 94.0-96.7 83 4.5 3.3- 6.0
Education
< High School 396 360 92.7 88.5-95.5 36 7.3 4.5-11.5
High School 567 531 93.5 90.1-95.8 36 6.5 4.2- 9.9
> High School 765 752 98.6 97.0-99.3 13 1.4 0.7- 3.0
Marital Status
Married 1138 1110 97.6 96.1-98.5 28 2.4 1.5- 3.9
Other 591 534 91.2 87.5-93.9 57 8.8 6.1-12.5
Income
15,999 or less 503 449 90.4 86.2-93.4 54 9.6 6.6-13.8
16,000-24,999 270 254 94.7 89.8-97.3 16 5.3 2.7-10.2
25,000-39,999 265 260 97.9 93.9-99.3 5 2.1 0.7- 6.1
40,000 or more 524 521 99.0 97.1-99.7 3 1.0 0.3- 2.9
WIC recipient
No 904 884 98.7 97.5-99.3 20 1.3 0.7- 2.5
Yes 810 745 92.1 89.2-94.3 65 7.9 5.7-10.8
Medicaid recipient
No 856 844 98.9 97.7-99.5 12 1.1 0.5- 2.3
Yes 873 800 91.9 89.1-94.1 73 8.1 5.9-10.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 320 304 94.7 91.4-96.8 16 5.3 3.2- 8.6
1500-2499 grams 533 499 93.1 90.5-95.1 34 6.9 4.9- 9.5
2500+ grams 872 838 95.8 94.2-97.0 34 4.2 3.0- 5.8

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey question 32 (a-e).

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