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2012 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 592 74 13.2 10.3-16.8 280 47.8 43.2-52.5 83 14.3 11.3-17.9 155 24.8 20.9-29.0
Age
< 20 years 46 12 30.3 17.6-46.9 19 38.2 24.4-54.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 132 27 19.8 13.0-29.0 58 42.7 33.0-53.0 19 16.9 10.5-26.2 28 20.6 13.4-30.4
25-34 years 333 30 8.6 5.8-12.7 163 50.6 44.5-56.7 49 14.7 10.9-19.5 91 26.1 21.0-31.9
35+ years 81 *** *** *** 40 53.0 40.4-65.2 *** *** *** 26 32.6 21.8-45.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 344 46 14.1 10.4-19.0 178 51.9 46.0-57.8 44 13.0 9.5-17.6 76 20.9 16.4-26.2
Non-Hispanic Black 137 *** *** *** 48 35.5 26.3-46.0 20 15.2 9.1-24.3 55 38.6 29.0-49.1
Non-Hispanic Other 30 *** *** *** 15 51.8 32.0-70.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 73 *** *** *** 36 50.3 37.6-63.0 *** *** *** 19 24.5 15.2-37.1
Education
< High School 77 16 20.4 11.6-33.3 27 33.2 22.1-46.6 12 19.1 10.5-32.0 22 27.3 17.3-40.3
High School 114 18 16.0 9.6-25.7 56 48.4 37.9-59.1 *** *** *** 27 24.5 16.3-35.1
> High School 401 40 10.7 7.6-14.7 197 50.8 45.2-56.3 58 14.3 10.8-18.6 106 24.3 19.8-29.4
Marital Status
Married 359 33 9.9 6.9-14.0 193 54.0 48.3-59.7 50 14.4 10.8-18.9 83 21.7 17.3-26.8
Other 233 41 17.5 12.4-24.2 87 39.4 32.1-47.2 33 14.2 9.6-20.4 72 28.9 22.4-36.4
WIC recipient
No 281 27 11.0 7.4-16.0 159 55.0 48.4-61.3 39 13.7 9.8-18.8 56 20.3 15.5-26.2
Yes 307 47 15.2 11.0-20.7 120 41.8 35.4-48.6 42 14.5 10.4-19.9 98 28.4 22.8-34.7
Medicaid recipient
No 308 29 10.6 7.2-15.3 169 55.8 49.6-62.0 45 14.2 10.4-19.1 65 19.4 14.9-24.8
Yes 284 45 15.8 11.4-21.6 111 39.5 33.0-46.5 38 14.4 10.1-20.0 90 30.3 24.3-37.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 191 25 14.9 10.3-21.2 80 42.0 35.1-49.3 25 13.0 8.9-18.6 61 30.1 24.0-36.9
2500+ grams 401 49 13.0 9.9-16.9 200 48.3 43.3-53.3 58 14.4 11.2-18.3 94 24.3 20.2-28.9

*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.)

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

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

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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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