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2011 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MORBIDITY-MATERNAL

At any time during the 12 months before you got pregnant with your new baby, did you do any of the following things? I WAS DIETING TO LOSE WEIGHT

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 955 675 69.3 65.7-72.6 280 30.7 27.4-34.3
Age
< 20 years 71 57 77.6 63.9-87.2 14 22.4 12.8-36.1
20-24 years 237 178 69.6 62.1-76.1 59 30.4 23.9-37.9
25-34 years 500 335 66.6 61.7-71.1 165 33.4 28.9-38.3
35+ years 147 105 74.1 65.1-81.5 42 25.9 18.5-34.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 523 355 65.2 60.4-69.7 168 34.8 30.3-39.6
Non-Hispanic Black 246 183 76.6 69.6-82.4 63 23.4 17.6-30.4
Non-Hispanic Other 52 39 73.9 57.8-85.4 13 26.1 14.6-42.2
Latina 123 88 70.8 61.2-78.8 35 29.2 21.2-38.8
Education
< High School 175 139 76.9 68.5-83.6 36 23.1 16.4-31.5
High School 193 146 70.6 62.4-77.7 47 29.4 22.3-37.6
> High School 586 389 66.1 61.6-70.3 197 33.9 29.7-38.4
Marital Status
Married 560 372 65.2 60.6-69.6 188 34.8 30.4-39.4
Other 394 302 74.9 69.5-79.7 92 25.1 20.3-30.5
WIC recipient
No 465 304 65.5 60.4-70.2 161 34.5 29.8-39.6
Yes 484 365 72.6 67.6-77.1 119 27.4 22.9-32.4
Medicaid recipient
No 407 268 65.6 60.2-70.6 139 34.4 29.4-39.8
Yes 548 407 71.9 67.2-76.2 141 28.1 23.8-32.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 325 244 76.1 71.2-80.4 81 23.9 19.6-28.8
2500+ grams 630 431 68.7 64.9-72.2 199 31.3 27.8-35.1

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2011.The overall weighted response rate was 54%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#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.

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