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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MATERNAL CHARACTERISTICS

Mother's Body Mass Index 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 1733 270 14.5 12.4-16.8 858 53.1 49.9-56.2 210 11.9 10.0-14.0 395 20.6 18.2-23.2
Age
< 20 years 222 57 26.0 19.0-34.6 116 51.0 42.1-59.8 11 6.7 3.4-13.0 38 16.2 10.6-24.0
20-24 years 454 79 16.0 12.0-21.1 222 50.3 44.2-56.4 46 10.7 7.4-15.3 107 22.9 18.2-28.5
25-34 years 851 116 11.7 9.2-14.8 408 53.4 49.0-57.7 134 14.9 12.0-18.3 193 20.0 16.8-23.8
35+ years 206 18 9.6 5.5-16.4 112 60.6 51.5-69.1 19 7.2 3.8-13.3 57 22.5 15.7-31.1
Race
White 1155 204 16.8 14.2-19.7 593 54.9 51.2-58.4 121 10.1 8.2-12.6 237 18.2 15.6-21.2
Black 523 56 7.8 5.1-11.7 234 47.1 40.8-53.5 83 16.2 12.0-21.5 150 29.0 23.5-35.1
Other 55 10 13.3 5.3-29.4 31 57.6 39.4-74.0 6 19.1 8.3-38.0 8 10.0 3.2-27.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 99 13 15.7 8.6-27.1 48 48.5 36.4-60.8 18 18.0 10.3-29.5 20 17.7 10.1-29.3
No 1633 257 14.4 12.3-16.8 810 53.5 50.3-56.7 192 11.4 9.5-13.6 374 20.7 18.2-23.4
Education
< High School 344 65 17.5 12.8-23.6 171 52.4 45.2-59.4 34 10.1 6.5-15.3 74 20.0 14.9-26.3
High School 576 93 15.6 12.0-20.0 266 48.2 42.8-53.7 78 15.1 11.5-19.5 139 21.1 17.0-26.0
> High School 811 112 12.3 9.7-15.6 420 56.6 52.2-61.0 98 10.6 8.1-13.6 181 20.5 17.1-24.3
Marital Status
Married 1106 159 13.1 10.8-15.9 563 54.9 51.1-58.6 139 11.9 9.6-14.6 245 20.1 17.3-23.4
Other 627 111 17.3 13.5-21.8 295 49.5 44.0-55.0 71 11.8 8.7-15.9 150 21.4 17.3-26.3
Income
15,999 or less 486 74 13.1 9.5-17.7 233 50.6 44.5-56.8 67 15.9 11.9-21.1 112 20.4 15.8-25.8
16,000-24,999 239 51 19.8 14.0-27.2 103 49.4 41.2-57.6 25 10.3 6.3-16.5 60 20.5 14.7-27.9
25,000-39,999 258 38 15.5 10.5-22.2 109 45.7 38.0-53.7 40 14.5 9.8-20.9 71 24.3 18.2-31.7
40,000 or more 602 83 12.8 9.7-16.7 334 59.5 54.3-64.4 65 8.9 6.4-12.2 120 18.9 15.1-23.2
WIC recipient
No 944 142 14.0 11.3-17.2 506 57.3 53.1-61.4 110 11.0 8.6-13.9 186 17.6 14.7-21.1
Yes 780 128 15.2 12.2-18.9 346 48.3 43.6-53.0 99 12.9 10.1-16.4 207 23.6 19.8-27.8
Medicaid recipient
No 874 122 13.1 10.5-16.3 468 57.8 53.6-61.9 104 10.5 8.2-13.4 180 18.6 15.5-22.1
Yes 859 148 16.0 12.9-19.6 390 48.1 43.5-52.6 106 13.3 10.4-16.7 215 22.7 19.1-26.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 342 49 14.4 11.3-18.1 134 39.3 34.7-44.1 45 13.1 10.1-16.6 114 33.3 28.9-38.0
1500 - 2499 grams 543 102 18.9 15.9-22.4 265 48.7 44.7-52.8 65 11.7 9.4-14.6 111 20.6 17.5-24.1
2500+ grams 848 119 14.2 12.0-16.7 459 53.6 50.2-57.0 100 11.8 9.8-14.2 170 20.3 17.7-23.2

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 5 and 6.

#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 24NOV03

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