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2018 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 (CHANGING MY EATING HABITS) TO LOSE WEIGHT1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 910 657 72.7 69.1-75.9 253 27.3 24.1-30.9
Age
< 25 years 213 174 79.6 72.0-85.6 39 20.4 14.4-28.0
25-34 years 514 359 70.1 65.3-74.5 155 29.9 25.5-34.7
35+ years 183 124 70.2 61.8-77.5 59 29.8 22.5-38.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 496 348 69.9 65.2-74.2 148 30.1 25.8-34.8
Non-Hispanic Black 162 113 68.2 58.4-76.7 49 31.8 23.3-41.6
Non-Hispanic Other 68 56 90.6 81.2-95.6 12 9.4 4.4-18.8
Latina 162 126 80.3 72.9-86.1 36 19.7 13.9-27.1
Education
< High School 114 101 93.3 87.0-96.6 13 6.7 3.4-13.0
High School 199 158 77.9 69.9-84.2 41 22.1 15.8-30.1
> High School 596 398 67.6 63.0-71.8 198 32.4 28.2-37.0
Marital Status
Married 583 403 69.8 65.5-73.8 180 30.2 26.2-34.5
Other 327 254 77.1 70.7-82.5 73 22.9 17.5-29.3
Medicaid recipient
No 504 349 70.5 65.8-74.8 155 29.5 25.2-34.2
Yes 406 308 75.1 69.5-80.0 98 24.9 20.0-30.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 291 204 71.4 65.9-76.3 87 28.6 23.7-34.1
2500+ grams 619 453 72.8 68.9-76.3 166 27.2 23.7-31.1

1Asked of all mothers.
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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