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Mother's Body Mass Index Before Pregnancy*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  Underweight Normal Overweight Obese
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1626 288 15.0 12.9-17.4 831 54.0 50.8-57.2 177 10.5 8.7-12.6 330 20.5 18.0-23.3
Age
< 20 years 243 74 22.4 16.1-30.4 116 53.6 44.7-62.1 18 7.0 3.6-12.9 35 17.1 11.3-24.9
20-24 years 425 81 16.3 12.2-21.4 201 48.8 42.6-55.0 53 13.4 9.6-18.2 90 21.6 16.8-27.2
25-34 years 770 110 12.7 10.0-16.0 408 57.1 52.5-61.5 84 9.4 7.1-12.4 168 20.8 17.3-24.8
35+ years 188 23 12.4 7.5-19.9 106 54.0 44.6-63.1 22 12.5 7.4-20.3 37 21.1 14.4-29.9
Mother's Race
White 1087 193 15.8 13.2-18.7 569 55.0 51.3-58.7 108 10.0 8.0-12.5 217 19.2 16.4-22.3
African American 481 76 11.4 8.0-15.9 229 49.2 42.8-55.7 65 12.8 9.1-17.8 111 26.6 21.1-32.8
Other Minorities 58 19 26.1 13.9-43.5 33 68.1 50.5-81.6 4 1.6 0.5- 4.5 2 4.3 0.7-22.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 67 9 12.4 5.5-25.5 37 49.4 35.3-63.7 6 13.6 6.2-27.3 15 24.6 14.0-39.4
No 1559 279 15.2 13.0-17.6 794 54.3 51.0-57.5 171 10.3 8.5-12.4 315 20.3 17.8-23.1
Education
< High School 353 91 21.5 16.2-28.0 154 45.3 38.2-52.5 35 9.5 6.1-14.6 73 23.7 18.0-30.6
High School 540 87 12.5 9.3-16.8 273 54.2 48.4-59.9 59 11.1 7.9-15.3 121 22.2 17.8-27.4
> High School 732 110 13.7 11.0-17.1 403 57.8 53.4-62.2 83 10.5 8.0-13.6 136 17.9 14.7-21.7
Marital Status
Married 1077 166 14.2 11.8-17.1 568 55.0 51.2-58.7 125 10.7 8.6-13.3 218 20.1 17.2-23.4
Other 549 122 16.8 13.0-21.6 263 51.8 45.9-57.6 52 9.9 6.9-14.1 112 21.4 16.9-26.7
Income
15,999 or less 455 85 13.8 10.1-18.7 211 50.1 43.8-56.5 54 10.7 7.4-15.3 105 25.4 20.2-31.4
16,000-24,999 257 49 18.1 12.6-25.2 125 49.4 41.3-57.6 20 10.0 6.0-16.1 63 22.5 16.3-30.1
25,000-39,999 256 42 10.6 6.7-16.2 115 49.3 41.5-57.1 32 13.5 8.9-19.9 67 26.6 20.2-34.2
40,000 or more 513 84 16.0 12.5-20.4 299 60.1 54.7-65.3 54 8.3 5.8-11.8 76 15.5 12.0-19.9
WIC recipient
No 869 137 14.4 11.7-17.6 476 58.3 54.0-62.4 97 9.6 7.4-12.4 159 17.7 14.7-21.3
Yes 746 149 15.7 12.6-19.5 347 48.9 44.1-53.7 80 11.6 8.8-15.0 170 23.8 19.9-28.2
Medicaid recipient
No 835 119 13.6 10.9-16.7 468 58.3 54.0-62.4 96 10.7 8.3-13.6 152 17.5 14.5-21.0
Yes 791 169 16.8 13.5-20.6 363 48.9 44.0-53.7 81 10.2 7.6-13.5 178 24.2 20.3-28.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 300 57 18.7 14.6-23.6 137 46.5 40.7-52.3 33 10.9 7.8-15.0 73 24.0 19.4-29.3
1500-2499 grams 509 114 22.8 19.3-26.7 241 47.0 42.6-51.4 60 12.1 9.5-15.3 94 18.2 15.0-21.8
2500+ grams 812 117 14.4 12.1-17.0 449 54.6 51.2-58.1 83 10.3 8.4-12.7 163 20.6 17.9-23.6

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 18 and 19.

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