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2008 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 1284 181 12.8 10.9-15.0 637 49.7 46.6-52.8 167 13.6 11.6-15.9 299 24.0 21.4-26.7
Age
< 20 years 144 35 23.0 15.9-32.1 76 51.6 42.0-61.0 13 10.5 5.8-18.2 20 15.0 9.3-23.2
20-24 years 290 38 10.7 7.3-15.4 165 56.2 49.4-62.7 26 9.8 6.4-14.7 61 23.3 18.0-29.7
25-34 years 651 83 11.3 8.9-14.2 312 48.8 44.5-53.1 95 15.6 12.7-19.0 161 24.4 20.9-28.4
35+ years 199 25 13.5 9.0-19.7 84 41.3 34.0-49.1 33 15.0 10.3-21.3 57 30.2 23.5-37.8
Race
White 892 124 11.9 9.8-14.5 465 52.4 48.8-56.1 117 13.7 11.3-16.4 186 21.9 19.0-25.2
Black 327 39 12.5 8.8-17.5 144 42.4 36.2-49.0 42 13.4 9.6-18.5 102 31.6 25.9-38.0
Other 65 18 26.6 16.1-40.5 28 43.3 30.2-57.3 8 12.9 6.2-25.2 11 17.2 8.9-30.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 127 13 6.6 3.1-13.4 66 54.4 44.4-64.1 14 10.1 5.5-17.7 34 29.0 20.8-38.8
No 1156 168 13.5 11.4-15.9 571 49.1 45.9-52.4 153 14.0 11.9-16.5 264 23.3 20.7-26.3
Education
< High School 215 36 16.0 11.1-22.6 92 39.0 31.8-46.8 30 15.3 10.4-21.8 57 29.7 23.1-37.3
High School 353 63 13.8 10.3-18.3 164 50.4 44.4-56.5 30 9.2 6.2-13.5 96 26.5 21.5-32.2
> High School 712 82 11.1 8.9-13.9 379 52.9 48.9-57.0 107 15.3 12.6-18.5 144 20.6 17.5-24.1
Marital Status
Married 792 106 12.9 10.5-15.7 415 53.8 49.9-57.6 104 13.0 10.6-15.8 167 20.3 17.4-23.7
Other 492 75 12.6 9.6-16.3 222 43.4 38.4-48.6 63 14.5 11.2-18.6 132 29.5 25.0-34.4
Income
14,999 or less 351 57 14.3 10.5-19.2 151 42.8 36.7-49.0 44 12.9 9.2-17.7 99 30.0 24.6-36.0
15,000-24,999 161 22 10.6 6.4-17.0 65 42.9 34.4-51.8 22 14.7 9.4-22.2 52 31.8 24.2-40.5
25,000-49,999 256 40 13.8 9.7-19.1 118 46.3 39.6-53.2 34 14.2 10.1-19.7 64 25.7 20.1-32.1
50,000 or more 436 47 10.7 8.0-14.4 259 60.2 55.0-65.1 58 13.4 10.3-17.3 72 15.7 12.3-19.8
WIC recipient
No 716 97 13.1 10.6-16.1 388 54.3 50.2-58.3 95 14.2 11.5-17.3 136 18.5 15.5-21.9
Yes 560 81 12.2 9.4-15.6 248 44.5 39.8-49.3 71 12.8 9.9-16.4 160 30.5 26.2-35.1
Medicaid recipient
No 623 75 11.8 9.3-14.9 349 56.5 52.1-60.7 86 14.4 11.6-17.7 113 17.3 14.3-20.8
Yes 661 106 13.6 10.9-16.9 288 43.4 39.1-47.9 81 12.9 10.1-16.2 186 30.1 26.1-34.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 428 76 18.5 15.0-22.4 206 47.7 43.1-52.4 47 10.7 8.2-13.9 99 23.1 19.4-27.3
2500+ grams 856 105 12.3 10.2-14.6 431 49.9 46.5-53.2 120 13.9 11.7-16.3 200 24.0 21.2-27.1

*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 20MAY10

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