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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MATERNAL CHARACTERISTICS

Mother's Body Mass Index (BMI) who have greater than 26.0 (Overweight or Obese) Before Pregnancy1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 874 456 51.0 47.0-54.9 418 49.0 45.1-53.0
Age
< 25 years 200 113 55.9 47.6-63.9 87 44.1 36.1-52.4
25-34 years 495 253 49.5 44.4-54.7 242 50.5 45.3-55.6
35+ years 179 90 48.3 39.9-56.7 89 51.7 43.3-60.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 486 280 57.9 52.9-62.7 206 42.1 37.3-47.1
Non-Hispanic Black 156 59 36.1 26.9-46.4 97 63.9 53.6-73.1
Non-Hispanic Other 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 145 62 41.9 33.2-51.0 83 58.1 49.0-66.8
Education
< High School 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 189 78 40.0 31.8-48.7 111 60.0 51.3-68.2
> High School 583 331 55.9 51.1-60.5 252 44.1 39.5-48.9
Marital Status
Married 562 312 55.2 50.6-59.7 250 44.8 40.3-49.4
Other 312 144 44.3 37.5-51.4 168 55.7 48.6-62.5
Medicaid recipient
No 477 278 57.2 52.1-62.1 199 42.8 37.9-47.9
Yes 397 178 44.1 38.2-50.1 219 55.9 49.9-61.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 281 147 51.9 45.9-57.8 134 48.1 42.2-54.1
2500+ grams 593 309 50.9 46.6-55.1 284 49.1 44.9-53.4

1Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2). BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity. Underweight=BMI less than 19.8, Recommended Range=BMI 19.8 to 26.0, Overweight=BMI 26.0 to 29.0 and Obese= BMI greater than 29.0
2Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards.
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.
The overall weighted response rate in 2018 was 53%.

This page was generated on 10OCT19

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