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2006 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

Preconception Health Indicators Women 18-44

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 1241 179 12.6 10.5-15.1 589 47.9 44.4-51.4 170 14.0 11.8-16.7 303 25.5 22.5-28.8
Age
18-19 years 89 18 18.4 10.4-30.3 41 44.2 31.8-57.2 14 18.6 10.5-30.8 16 18.9 10.7-31.2
20-24 years 280 57 16.4 11.8-22.3 123 42.4 35.3-49.8 39 16.4 11.6-22.9 61 24.7 18.8-31.9
25-34 years 661 77 10.0 7.5-13.3 320 49.8 45.0-54.5 89 13.0 10.2-16.5 175 27.1 23.0-31.7
35-44 years 211 27 12.3 7.7-19.1 105 52.3 43.4-61.0 28 10.9 6.6-17.5 51 24.5 17.4-33.3
Race
White 912 134 12.5 10.1-15.4 454 50.4 46.4-54.4 122 13.7 11.2-16.7 202 23.3 20.0-26.9
Black 258 30 10.7 6.6-16.9 101 38.0 30.4-46.3 39 15.4 10.3-22.4 88 35.8 28.3-44.2
Other 71 15 21.6 11.8-36.2 34 54.3 39.5-68.3 9 12.4 5.6-25.2 13 11.7 5.4-23.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 131 18 10.0 5.7-17.2 60 48.4 38.1-58.8 26 18.4 11.7-27.6 27 23.2 15.2-33.6
No 1110 161 13.0 10.7-15.7 529 47.8 44.1-51.5 144 13.4 11.0-16.2 276 25.8 22.6-29.3
Education
< High School 148 22 13.2 7.9-21.2 75 47.7 37.4-58.2 17 12.5 7.2-21.0 34 26.6 18.1-37.3
High School 381 69 16.0 11.8-21.3 154 41.6 35.4-48.1 60 14.8 10.8-19.9 98 27.6 22.1-33.9
> High School 710 88 10.5 8.1-13.6 359 51.6 47.1-56.1 93 14.1 11.2-17.6 170 23.8 20.1-27.9
Marital Status
Married 845 109 12.4 9.9-15.4 420 51.2 47.1-55.4 117 14.1 11.5-17.3 199 22.2 19.0-25.9
Other 396 70 13.0 9.4-17.8 169 42.1 35.8-48.5 53 13.9 10.0-18.9 104 31.1 25.4-37.5
Income
14,999 or less 304 49 12.4 8.5-17.8 139 47.0 39.6-54.4 37 12.9 8.8-18.6 79 27.7 21.5-35.0
15,000-24,999 162 27 13.6 8.2-21.7 59 35.1 26.5-44.8 27 16.1 10.1-24.7 49 35.2 26.2-45.2
25,000-49,999 249 34 14.1 9.5-20.4 110 44.4 36.9-52.1 34 14.6 10.0-20.8 71 27.0 20.7-34.3
50,000 or more 437 57 11.0 8.0-14.9 241 56.5 50.8-62.1 55 12.8 9.5-17.2 84 19.7 15.5-24.6
WIC recipient
No 723 91 11.4 8.8-14.6 375 51.4 46.8-55.9 92 12.3 9.6-15.7 165 24.9 21.1-29.2
Yes 506 87 14.4 11.0-18.6 209 43.6 38.1-49.2 75 15.7 12.1-20.1 135 26.4 21.7-31.6
Medicaid recipient
No 660 92 13.1 10.3-16.5 336 50.9 46.2-55.6 86 13.7 10.7-17.3 146 22.3 18.6-26.6
Yes 581 87 12.1 9.1-16.0 253 44.8 39.6-50.1 84 14.4 11.1-18.4 157 28.6 24.0-33.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 543 94 18.3 15.1-22.0 246 45.7 41.4-50.1 70 12.9 10.3-16.2 133 23.1 19.7-26.8
2500+ grams 698 85 12.1 9.8-14.8 343 48.1 44.3-51.9 100 14.1 11.7-17.0 170 25.7 22.4-29.2

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 5 and 6. (BMI is a relationship between weight and height that is associated with body fat and health risk.)

#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.

This page was generated on 12JUL10

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