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2007 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 1502 197 12.5 10.5-14.7 735 49.1 45.9-52.3 193 14.3 12.2-16.8 377 24.0 21.4-26.9
Age
18-19 years 133 32 17.9 11.0-27.7 62 50.9 39.8-62.0 12 15.2 8.5-25.7 27 16.0 9.5-25.7
20-24 years 370 56 13.7 9.9-18.7 173 45.9 39.6-52.4 55 18.4 13.8-24.0 86 21.9 17.1-27.7
25-34 years 782 86 11.0 8.6-14.1 398 51.8 47.4-56.2 92 11.6 9.1-14.8 206 25.5 21.9-29.6
35-44 years 217 23 12.1 7.6-18.7 102 44.0 36.0-52.4 34 16.1 10.8-23.2 58 27.8 20.9-36.0
Race
White 1016 141 13.1 10.7-15.8 529 52.7 48.9-56.5 122 13.0 10.6-15.8 224 21.2 18.3-24.5
Black 421 46 10.4 7.0-15.1 175 40.3 34.0-46.9 63 17.8 13.2-23.5 137 31.5 25.8-38.0
Other 65 10 15.2 7.6-28.1 31 41.9 28.4-56.8 8 16.4 7.7-31.4 16 26.5 15.4-41.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 116 14 13.6 7.8-22.6 49 40.4 30.6-51.0 20 18.8 11.9-28.6 33 27.1 18.8-37.4
No 1384 183 12.4 10.4-14.7 684 50.1 46.7-53.4 173 13.8 11.6-16.4 344 23.7 21.0-26.7
Education
< High School 211 30 10.8 6.5-17.3 90 43.5 35.0-52.3 39 20.0 13.8-28.1 52 25.8 18.8-34.2
High School 435 61 13.8 10.2-18.5 195 45.3 39.4-51.3 63 16.5 12.5-21.5 116 24.4 19.7-29.8
> High School 850 106 12.3 9.8-15.2 447 53.1 48.9-57.2 89 11.4 9.0-14.4 208 23.3 19.9-27.1
Marital Status
Married 953 117 12.1 9.8-14.9 489 52.6 48.7-56.5 118 12.8 10.4-15.6 229 22.5 19.4-25.9
Other 549 80 13.0 9.8-17.2 246 43.6 38.2-49.1 75 16.8 13.0-21.5 148 26.6 22.0-31.7
Income
14,999 or less 370 67 16.1 11.8-21.6 134 37.9 31.7-44.6 54 16.8 12.3-22.5 115 29.2 23.5-35.6
15,000-24,999 232 30 12.5 8.0-19.0 109 48.4 40.2-56.8 23 9.2 5.4-15.3 70 29.8 22.8-37.9
25,000-49,999 297 34 11.7 7.8-17.0 144 43.1 36.2-50.3 46 18.7 13.6-25.2 73 26.5 20.6-33.4
50,000 or more 528 58 10.4 7.6-13.9 305 59.2 54.0-64.1 64 13.3 10.1-17.3 101 17.1 13.6-21.3
WIC recipient
No 891 106 11.9 9.5-14.8 492 56.3 52.2-60.3 111 13.6 11.0-16.7 182 18.2 15.3-21.5
Yes 595 91 13.6 10.5-17.5 239 39.3 34.4-44.5 81 15.7 12.2-19.9 184 31.4 26.8-36.4
Medicaid recipient
No 766 86 11.1 8.6-14.1 429 55.8 51.5-60.1 100 15.2 12.3-18.7 151 17.9 14.8-21.5
Yes 736 111 13.9 11.0-17.4 306 42.6 38.0-47.2 93 13.5 10.6-17.1 226 30.1 26.0-34.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 692 96 14.1 11.8-16.9 328 46.6 43.0-50.3 78 11.4 9.2-13.9 190 27.9 24.7-31.3
2500+ grams 810 101 12.3 10.2-14.8 407 49.4 45.9-52.8 115 14.6 12.3-17.3 187 23.7 20.9-26.8

*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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