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Prenatal Counseling on Weight Gain*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1726 199 10.8 9.1-12.9 1527 89.2 87.1-90.9
Age
< 20 years 266 20 8.5 4.8-14.7 246 91.5 85.3-95.2
20-24 years 474 52 9.6 6.6-13.8 422 90.4 86.2-93.4
25-34 years 792 92 11.1 8.6-14.1 700 88.9 85.9-91.4
35+ years 194 35 16.5 10.7-24.7 159 83.5 75.3-89.3
Mother's Race
White 1142 136 11.1 9.1-13.7 1006 88.9 86.3-90.9
African American 519 57 10.3 7.1-14.7 462 89.7 85.3-92.9
Other Minorities 65 6 8.4 3.0-21.4 59 91.6 78.6-97.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 79 13 14.7 7.3-27.3 66 85.3 72.7-92.7
No 1646 186 10.6 8.8-12.6 1460 89.4 87.4-91.2
Education
< High School 361 40 10.7 7.1-15.9 321 89.3 84.1-92.9
High School 576 74 11.7 8.7-15.6 502 88.3 84.4-91.3
> High School 787 84 9.9 7.6-12.9 703 90.1 87.1-92.4
Marital Status
Married 1140 136 11.4 9.3-14.0 1004 88.6 86.0-90.7
Other 586 63 9.5 6.7-13.5 523 90.5 86.5-93.3
Income
15,999 or less 523 54 8.6 5.8-12.4 469 91.4 87.6-94.2
16,000-24,999 272 39 12.7 8.5-18.6 233 87.3 81.4-91.5
25,000-39,999 279 40 15.5 10.7-21.9 239 84.5 78.1-89.3
40,000 or more 519 53 10.2 7.4-13.9 466 89.8 86.1-92.6
WIC recipient
No 913 119 12.7 10.2-15.7 794 87.3 84.3-89.8
Yes 797 80 8.9 6.6-11.9 717 91.1 88.1-93.4
Medicaid recipient
No 877 101 11.3 9.0-14.2 776 88.7 85.8-91.0
Yes 849 98 10.3 7.8-13.5 751 89.7 86.5-92.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 296 47 16.1 12.2-20.9 249 83.9 79.1-87.8
1500-2499 grams 537 55 10.2 7.8-13.1 482 89.8 86.9-92.2
2500+ grams 891 96 10.8 8.9-13.0 795 89.2 87.0-91.1

*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.