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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MATERNAL CHARACTERISTICS

Mother's Body Mass Index (BMI) 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 1557 210 13.0 11.0-15.2 765 49.3 46.1-52.4 199 14.1 12.0-16.5 383 23.6 21.1-26.4
Age
< 20 years 184 45 20.5 14.0-29.1 91 51.7 42.3-61.0 17 13.2 7.8-21.3 31 14.6 9.1-22.5
20-24 years 370 56 13.7 9.9-18.7 173 45.9 39.6-52.4 55 18.4 13.8-24.0 86 21.9 17.1-27.7
25-34 years 782 86 11.0 8.6-14.1 398 51.8 47.4-56.2 92 11.6 9.1-14.8 206 25.5 21.9-29.6
35+ years 221 23 11.9 7.5-18.4 103 44.0 36.1-52.3 35 15.9 10.7-22.9 60 28.2 21.3-36.2
Race
White 1047 149 13.4 11.0-16.1 545 52.8 49.0-56.4 125 12.9 10.6-15.6 228 21.0 18.1-24.2
Black 440 50 11.6 8.0-16.5 185 40.2 34.1-46.7 66 17.2 12.8-22.8 139 30.9 25.3-37.2
Other 70 11 14.6 7.4-26.7 35 45.3 31.7-59.7 8 15.3 7.2-29.7 16 24.8 14.4-39.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 118 14 13.3 7.6-22.1 50 40.5 30.9-51.0 21 19.7 12.6-29.4 33 26.5 18.4-36.6
No 1436 196 13.0 10.9-15.3 712 50.2 46.9-53.5 178 13.5 11.4-15.9 350 23.4 20.7-26.3
Education
< High School 259 43 14.2 9.6-20.5 116 45.1 37.4-53.0 44 17.7 12.4-24.7 56 23.0 17.0-30.3
High School 438 61 13.7 10.1-18.4 198 45.5 39.7-51.5 63 16.4 12.4-21.4 116 24.3 19.6-29.7
> High School 854 106 12.2 9.8-15.2 448 53.0 48.8-57.2 90 11.4 9.0-14.3 210 23.4 20.0-27.1
Marital Status
Married 962 118 12.2 9.9-14.9 494 52.8 49.0-56.7 119 12.6 10.3-15.5 231 22.3 19.3-25.7
Other 595 92 14.2 10.9-18.3 271 44.0 38.8-49.3 80 16.3 12.7-20.7 152 25.6 21.2-30.5
Income
14,999 or less 391 71 16.6 12.4-22.0 146 38.5 32.3-45.0 57 16.3 12.0-21.8 117 28.6 23.1-34.9
15,000-24,999 238 32 13.0 8.4-19.4 112 48.1 40.0-56.3 24 9.8 5.9-16.0 70 29.1 22.2-37.0
25,000-49,999 302 35 11.9 8.1-17.3 146 42.9 36.1-50.0 46 18.1 13.1-24.4 75 27.0 21.2-33.9
50,000 or more 535 59 10.6 7.8-14.2 307 58.6 53.5-63.6 66 13.6 10.4-17.6 103 17.2 13.7-21.4
WIC recipient
No 919 113 12.4 9.9-15.3 506 56.0 52.0-60.0 114 13.5 10.9-16.6 186 18.1 15.2-21.4
Yes 622 97 14.1 11.0-17.9 255 40.3 35.5-45.4 84 15.2 11.9-19.3 186 30.4 25.9-35.2
Medicaid recipient
No 775 87 11.2 8.7-14.2 432 55.5 51.1-59.7 102 15.3 12.3-18.7 154 18.1 15.0-21.7
Yes 782 123 14.7 11.8-18.2 333 43.5 39.1-48.0 97 13.0 10.2-16.4 229 28.8 24.9-33.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 719 102 14.5 12.1-17.2 343 47.1 43.5-50.6 82 11.5 9.4-14.1 192 26.9 23.8-30.2
2500+ grams 838 108 12.8 10.7-15.3 422 49.5 46.1-52.9 117 14.3 12.1-16.9 191 23.3 20.6-26.4

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 5 and 6. (BMI is a relationship between weight and height that is associated with body fat and health risk.)

#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 09JUN09

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