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Prenatal Counseling on Weight Gain*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1721 180 9.6 7.9-11.5 1541 90.4 88.5-92.1
Age
< 20 years 256 21 6.7 3.5-12.2 235 93.3 87.8-96.5
20-24 years 450 44 9.7 6.6-13.9 406 90.3 86.1-93.4
25-34 years 816 86 9.6 7.3-12.5 730 90.4 87.5-92.7
35+ years 199 29 12.8 7.8-20.1 170 87.2 79.9-92.2
Mother's Race
White 1162 129 10.4 8.4-12.9 1033 89.6 87.1-91.6
African American 499 44 6.4 3.9-10.3 455 93.6 89.7-96.1
Other Minorities 60 7 13.3 5.4-29.2 53 86.7 70.8-94.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 103 18 19.0 11.3-30.1 85 81.0 69.9-88.7
No 1618 162 8.7 7.1-10.7 1456 91.3 89.3-92.9
Education
< High School 389 43 9.9 6.5-14.8 346 90.1 85.2-93.5
High School 566 64 10.5 7.5-14.6 502 89.5 85.4-92.5
> High School 765 73 8.8 6.6-11.5 692 91.2 88.5-93.4
Marital Status
Married 1142 126 10.0 8.0-12.4 1016 90.0 87.6-92.0
Other 579 54 8.6 5.9-12.5 525 91.4 87.5-94.1
Income
15,999 or less 490 52 9.5 6.4-13.8 438 90.5 86.2-93.6
16,000-24,999 268 33 15.0 10.1-21.8 235 85.0 78.2-89.9
25,000-39,999 265 24 6.1 3.4-10.7 241 93.9 89.3-96.6
40,000 or more 532 51 8.6 6.1-12.1 481 91.4 87.9-93.9
WIC recipient
No 895 106 9.6 7.4-12.3 789 90.4 87.7-92.6
Yes 810 72 9.4 6.9-12.5 738 90.6 87.5-93.1
Medicaid recipient
No 866 87 8.7 6.6-11.3 779 91.3 88.7-93.4
Yes 855 93 10.6 8.0-13.8 762 89.4 86.2-92.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 309 39 12.5 9.2-16.7 270 87.5 83.3-90.8
1500-2499 grams 540 61 11.7 9.1-14.8 479 88.3 85.2-90.9
2500+ grams 867 80 9.4 7.6-11.5 787 90.6 88.5-92.4

*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.