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Physical Abuse by Husband/Partner 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 1780 1717 96.9 95.6-97.8 63 3.1 2.2- 4.4
Age
< 20 years 272 258 96.2 91.5-98.3 14 3.8 1.7- 8.5
20-24 years 464 447 95.9 92.7-97.7 17 4.1 2.3- 7.3
25-34 years 841 812 97.2 95.4-98.4 29 2.8 1.6- 4.6
35+ years 203 200 98.6 92.9-99.7 3 1.4 0.3- 7.1
Mother's Race
White 1192 1160 97.5 96.1-98.4 32 2.5 1.6- 3.9
African American 523 494 94.9 91.5-97.0 29 5.1 3.0- 8.5
Other Minorities 65 63 96.5 80.2-99.5 2 3.5 0.5-19.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 113 111 97.1 89.2-99.3 2 2.9 0.7-10.8
No 1667 1606 96.8 95.5-97.8 61 3.2 2.2- 4.5
Education
< High School 412 388 94.8 91.1-97.1 24 5.2 2.9- 8.9
High School 587 558 95.2 92.2-97.1 29 4.8 2.9- 7.8
> High School 780 770 99.1 97.7-99.6 10 0.9 0.4- 2.3
Marital Status
Married 1165 1143 98.3 97.0-99.0 22 1.7 1.0- 3.0
Other 615 574 93.7 90.5-95.9 41 6.3 4.1- 9.5
Income
15,999 or less 520 479 93.2 89.6-95.6 41 6.8 4.4-10.4
16,000-24,999 276 264 95.6 91.1-97.9 12 4.4 2.1- 8.9
25,000-39,999 269 267 99.9 99.6- 100 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4
40,000 or more 538 535 99.1 97.1-99.7 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9
WIC recipient
No 929 916 99.3 98.3-99.7 13 0.7 0.3- 1.7
Yes 835 785 94.2 91.6-96.0 50 5.8 4.0- 8.4
Medicaid recipient
No 880 870 99.2 98.0-99.7 10 0.8 0.3- 2.0
Yes 900 847 94.3 91.9-96.1 53 5.7 3.9- 8.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 330 319 96.7 94.1-98.2 11 3.3 1.8- 5.9
1500-2499 grams 550 524 94.8 92.5-96.5 26 5.2 3.5- 7.5
2500+ grams 895 870 97.0 95.6-98.0 25 3.0 2.0- 4.4

*Survey Question:
32a. During your most recent pregnancy, 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.