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2010 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 936 124 12.5 10.3-15.2 461 50.1 46.3-53.8 118 12.7 10.4-15.3 233 24.8 21.7-28.1
Age
< 20 years 81 20 18.8 11.1-30.0 43 57.2 44.2-69.3 10 13.1 6.6-24.4 8 10.9 4.8-22.6
20-24 years 214 35 15.7 10.9-22.2 100 47.9 40.3-55.6 25 12.1 7.8-18.2 54 24.3 18.3-31.6
25-34 years 489 63 12.5 9.6-16.2 234 47.3 42.3-52.4 68 13.9 10.8-17.7 124 26.3 22.0-31.0
35+ years 152 6 1.6 0.5- 5.0 84 58.7 49.2-67.7 15 8.7 4.7-15.6 47 30.9 22.8-40.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 591 88 14.2 11.3-17.7 307 52.2 47.6-56.8 72 12.2 9.5-15.6 124 21.3 17.8-25.4
Non-Hispanic Black 197 17 8.2 4.6-14.5 71 38.8 30.9-47.2 34 17.0 11.5-24.2 75 36.0 28.4-44.4
Non-Hispanic Other 51 11 17.0 8.5-31.1 27 50.0 34.7-65.4 5 13.2 5.6-28.2 8 19.7 9.9-35.5
Latina 91 8 9.8 4.5-20.1 52 58.4 46.4-69.5 6 6.1 2.5-14.3 25 25.7 16.8-37.3
Education
< High School 133 18 11.1 6.0-19.6 70 57.6 47.0-67.6 14 9.8 5.1-18.0 31 21.4 14.0-31.3
High School 243 39 15.7 11.2-21.7 94 39.8 33.0-47.0 38 17.5 12.7-23.8 72 27.0 21.1-33.7
> High School 557 67 11.5 8.9-14.7 294 52.5 47.8-57.1 66 11.2 8.6-14.5 130 24.9 21.0-29.2
Marital Status
Married 602 75 12.0 9.4-15.3 316 52.2 47.6-56.7 73 12.6 9.8-16.0 138 23.2 19.5-27.3
Other 334 49 13.3 9.6-18.1 145 46.9 40.6-53.3 45 12.7 9.1-17.5 95 27.0 21.8-33.0
WIC recipient
No 519 69 12.8 9.9-16.4 281 55.7 50.8-60.5 59 11.9 9.0-15.6 110 19.5 15.9-23.7
Yes 410 54 12.3 9.1-16.5 176 43.5 38.0-49.2 59 13.7 10.3-18.0 121 30.5 25.5-35.9
Medicaid recipient
No 471 57 12.0 9.1-15.8 262 55.8 50.7-60.9 53 11.8 8.8-15.6 99 20.3 16.5-24.8
Yes 465 67 13.0 9.9-16.9 199 45.1 39.9-50.5 65 13.4 10.2-17.4 134 28.5 24.0-33.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 317 46 15.1 11.5-19.6 147 44.6 39.1-50.1 40 12.8 9.5-17.1 84 27.5 22.8-32.8
2500+ grams 619 78 12.3 9.9-15.2 314 50.5 46.5-54.6 78 12.6 10.2-15.6 149 24.5 21.2-28.2

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 4 and 5. (BMI is a relationship between weight and height that is associated with body fat and health risk.)

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2010.The overall weighted response rate was 56%.

#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 16NOV12

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