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2001 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MATERNAL CHARACTERISTICS

Mother's Body Mass Index Before Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
UNDERWT (< 19.8) NORMAL (19.8-26) OVERWT (26-29) OBESE (> 29)
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1558 252 13.4 11.4-15.7 735 50.3 47.0-53.5 185 12.1 10.2-14.4 386 24.2 21.6-27.2
Age
< 20 years 205 65 24.6 17.6-33.4 98 55.8 46.4-64.8 19 8.8 4.8-15.6 23 10.8 6.1-18.3
20-24 years 406 73 14.7 10.8-19.8 180 44.6 38.3-51.1 50 12.3 8.7-17.2 103 28.3 22.8-34.6
25-34 years 770 97 11.2 8.8-14.3 367 50.2 45.7-54.7 97 13.1 10.3-16.5 209 25.4 21.7-29.6
35+ years 177 17 6.5 3.2-12.7 90 57.0 47.3-66.3 19 11.0 6.3-18.7 51 25.5 18.0-34.8
Race
White 1047 185 14.9 12.4-17.8 507 51.2 47.5-55.0 116 11.6 9.4-14.2 239 22.3 19.3-25.6
Black 454 51 8.2 5.3-12.4 205 47.8 41.2-54.6 61 13.8 9.7-19.2 137 30.2 24.3-36.8
Other 57 16 20.3 10.4-35.7 23 47.8 32.0-64.1 8 11.2 4.4-25.8 10 20.7 10.2-37.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 117 16 13.2 7.2-22.8 59 52.6 41.3-63.6 13 8.9 4.4-17.5 29 25.2 16.6-36.5
No 1439 236 13.4 11.3-15.8 675 50.0 46.6-53.4 171 12.4 10.4-14.8 357 24.2 21.4-27.2
Education
< High School 307 72 17.4 12.4-23.8 137 47.9 40.4-55.5 32 11.1 7.1-16.9 66 23.7 17.7-30.8
High School 493 79 13.6 10.1-18.1 214 45.9 40.0-51.8 54 10.6 7.5-14.9 146 29.9 24.8-35.7
> High School 754 101 11.7 9.2-14.8 381 53.7 49.2-58.1 99 13.5 10.8-16.9 173 21.1 17.6-25.0
Marital Status
Married 994 140 12.7 10.4-15.5 489 52.4 48.5-56.3 126 12.6 10.2-15.4 239 22.3 19.2-25.7
Other 564 112 14.7 11.1-19.1 246 46.0 40.3-51.9 59 11.2 8.0-15.5 147 28.1 23.1-33.7
Income
15,999 or less 454 77 13.2 9.5-18.0 204 45.4 39.1-51.9 50 11.9 8.2-16.8 123 29.5 23.9-35.9
16,000-24,999 175 33 17.0 10.9-25.6 70 44.7 35.4-54.4 21 10.8 6.2-18.2 51 27.4 19.7-36.8
25,000-39,999 245 33 11.9 7.6-18.3 110 47.4 39.4-55.5 28 11.7 7.3-18.1 74 29.0 22.2-36.9
40,000 or more 547 71 11.3 8.5-14.9 288 56.3 51.1-61.3 72 13.8 10.6-17.8 116 18.6 14.9-22.9
WIC recipient
No 827 114 11.9 9.5-15.0 427 54.9 50.6-59.2 110 13.8 11.1-17.0 176 19.3 16.2-23.0
Yes 719 136 15.0 11.9-18.8 301 44.8 39.9-49.8 75 10.4 7.7-13.9 207 29.8 25.4-34.5
Medicaid recipient
No 800 115 12.6 10.1-15.7 406 55.9 51.6-60.1 105 12.6 10.0-15.6 174 19.0 15.8-22.5
Yes 758 137 14.3 11.2-18.0 329 43.7 38.9-48.6 80 11.6 8.8-15.2 212 30.4 26.0-35.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 301 47 16.0 12.5-20.3 131 43.2 38.1-48.4 30 9.8 7.1-13.3 93 31.0 26.4-36.0
1500 - 2499 grams 465 103 21.9 18.5-25.8 198 43.1 38.7-47.6 58 12.3 9.7-15.6 106 22.6 19.1-26.6
2500+ grams 792 102 12.7 10.6-15.3 406 50.9 47.4-54.4 97 12.1 10.0-14.6 187 24.2 21.3-27.4

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 5 and 6.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

This page was generated on 24NOV03

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