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Prenatal Counseling on Weight Gain*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 824 66 6.5 4.5- 9.2 758 93.5 90.8-95.5
Age
< 20 years 121 6 4.9 1.7-13.5 115 95.1 86.5-98.3
20-24 years 218 20 7.5 3.7-14.6 198 92.5 85.4-96.3
25-34 years 394 30 5.8 3.4-10.0 364 94.2 90.0-96.6
35+ years 91 10 9.0 4.0-19.1 81 91.0 80.9-96.0
Mother's Race
White 559 48 7.3 4.8-11.0 511 92.7 89.0-95.2
African American 242 15 4.8 2.2-10.1 227 95.2 89.9-97.8
Other Minorities 23 3 1.7 0.5- 6.1 20 98.3 93.9-99.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 17 4 46.8 14.2-82.4 13 53.2 17.6-85.8
No 807 62 5.8 4.0- 8.4 745 94.2 91.6-96.0
Education
< High School 159 14 10.6 5.3-20.2 145 89.4 79.8-94.7
High School 284 20 5.5 2.7-10.7 264 94.5 89.3-97.3
> High School 381 32 5.2 3.2- 8.6 349 94.8 91.4-96.8
Marital Status
Married 555 46 7.8 5.2-11.5 509 92.2 88.5-94.8
Other 269 20 3.9 1.8- 8.4 249 96.1 91.6-98.2
Income
15,999 or less 251 24 8.3 4.4-15.3 227 91.7 84.7-95.6
16,000-24,999 130 12 6.9 2.5-17.3 118 93.1 82.7-97.5
25,000-39,999 137 4 1.5 0.3- 7.5 133 98.5 92.5-99.7
40,000 or more 257 22 6.3 3.6-10.8 235 93.7 89.2-96.4
WIC recipient
No 445 40 6.5 4.1-10.2 405 93.5 89.8-95.9
Yes 373 26 6.5 3.7-11.3 347 93.5 88.7-96.3
Medicaid recipient
No 426 35 6.9 4.4-10.8 391 93.1 89.2-95.6
Yes 398 31 5.9 3.2-10.5 367 94.1 89.5-96.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 158 19 12.1 7.7-18.3 139 87.9 81.7-92.3
1500-2499 grams 260 22 7.7 5.1-11.5 238 92.3 88.5-94.9
2500+ grams 404 24 6.3 4.2- 9.3 380 93.7 90.7-95.8

*Survey Question:
At any time during your prenatal care, did a doctor, nurse, or other health care worker talk to you about any of the following?
54c. How much weight you should gain during your pregnancy.

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.