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2011 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

During the 3 months before you got pregnant with your new baby, how often did you participate in any physical activities for 30 minutes or more?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
LESS THAN 5 DAYS PER WEEK 5 OR MORE DAYS PER WEEK
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 965 838 87.8 85.2-89.9 127 12.2 10.1-14.8
Age
< 20 years 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 239 207 88.0 82.3-92.0 32 12.0 8.0-17.7
25-34 years 507 443 87.3 83.7-90.2 64 12.7 9.8-16.3
35+ years 148 128 88.6 81.7-93.2 20 11.4 6.8-18.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 526 449 86.5 82.8-89.4 77 13.5 10.6-17.2
Non-Hispanic Black 248 225 92.6 87.9-95.6 23 7.4 4.4-12.1
Non-Hispanic Other 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 126 111 88.5 80.9-93.3 15 11.5 6.7-19.1
Education
< High School 177 154 90.7 84.6-94.5 23 9.3 5.5-15.4
High School 193 175 89.9 83.5-94.0 18 10.1 6.0-16.5
> High School 594 509 86.2 82.8-89.1 85 13.8 10.9-17.2
Marital Status
Married 565 484 86.7 83.3-89.5 81 13.3 10.5-16.7
Other 399 353 89.3 85.0-92.4 46 10.7 7.6-15.0
WIC recipient
No 471 402 85.6 81.7-88.9 69 14.4 11.1-18.3
Yes 488 430 89.7 86.1-92.4 58 10.3 7.6-13.9
Medicaid recipient
No 410 353 86.8 82.8-90.1 57 13.2 9.9-17.2
Yes 555 485 88.4 84.9-91.2 70 11.6 8.8-15.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 330 281 85.0 80.7-88.5 49 15.0 11.5-19.3
2500+ grams 635 557 88.0 85.2-90.3 78 12.0 9.7-14.8

*(For example: Walking for exercise, swimming, cycling, dancing, or gardening)

~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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