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2002 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 1468 228 13.8 11.8-16.2 727 52.1 48.9-55.2 176 11.0 9.2-13.2 337 23.1 20.5-25.9
Age
< 20 years 186 51 25.4 18.1-34.5 98 55.7 46.2-64.9 19 7.0 3.5-13.3 18 11.9 6.8-19.8
20-24 years 378 64 14.1 10.3-18.9 162 45.9 39.7-52.3 49 11.6 8.1-16.2 103 28.4 23.1-34.5
25-34 years 720 94 12.4 9.8-15.6 367 54.3 49.8-58.7 84 10.6 8.2-13.7 175 22.7 19.2-26.7
35+ years 184 19 8.5 4.7-14.8 100 52.6 43.7-61.4 24 15.3 9.8-23.0 41 23.6 16.8-32.1
Race
White 1004 161 15.0 12.5-17.8 532 55.0 51.3-58.6 107 9.9 7.9-12.3 204 20.2 17.4-23.3
Black 391 49 9.2 6.1-13.8 164 43.4 36.8-50.4 60 14.2 10.1-19.7 118 33.1 26.9-39.9
Other 73 18 17.7 9.5-30.6 31 47.5 34.1-61.4 9 13.8 6.6-26.6 15 21.0 11.8-34.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 111 10 10.1 5.1-19.2 69 60.8 49.6-71.0 10 6.4 2.8-14.2 22 22.7 14.7-33.3
No 1357 218 14.2 12.1-16.6 658 51.2 47.9-54.6 166 11.4 9.5-13.7 315 23.1 20.4-26.0
Education
< High School 304 70 19.8 14.9-25.8 139 43.1 36.4-50.1 25 7.6 4.6-12.3 70 29.4 23.4-36.3
High School 421 62 12.0 8.6-16.4 190 50.7 44.5-56.8 57 12.1 8.7-16.7 112 25.3 20.3-31.0
> High School 742 96 12.3 9.8-15.5 397 56.6 52.2-60.8 94 11.9 9.4-15.0 155 19.2 16.0-22.8
Marital Status
Married 945 137 13.3 11.0-16.1 487 53.7 49.8-57.5 107 11.2 9.0-13.8 214 21.8 18.8-25.1
Other 523 91 14.9 11.4-19.4 240 48.5 42.9-54.2 69 10.7 7.7-14.7 123 25.8 21.1-31.2
Income
15,999 or less 425 75 14.4 10.6-19.1 183 45.8 39.7-52.0 57 8.8 6.0-12.7 110 31.1 25.6-37.2
16,000-24,999 163 27 13.5 8.2-21.3 71 45.5 36.1-55.3 17 14.2 8.6-22.7 48 26.8 19.0-36.2
25,000-39,999 202 21 10.1 6.0-16.5 99 49.9 41.3-58.4 24 11.8 7.3-18.6 58 28.2 21.1-36.6
40,000 or more 546 76 13.5 10.4-17.2 303 59.0 54.0-63.8 70 12.1 9.2-15.7 97 15.4 12.2-19.4
WIC recipient
No 816 117 13.9 11.3-17.1 435 55.9 51.7-60.0 99 11.4 9.0-14.3 165 18.8 15.8-22.3
Yes 639 111 14.0 11.0-17.7 284 46.8 41.8-51.7 76 10.5 7.8-13.8 168 28.8 24.4-33.5
Medicaid recipient
No 745 97 12.0 9.5-15.1 395 56.3 52.0-60.5 97 12.8 10.2-16.0 156 18.9 15.7-22.4
Yes 723 131 16.0 12.9-19.7 332 47.1 42.4-51.8 79 8.9 6.6-11.9 181 28.0 24.0-32.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 658 119 18.9 16.0-22.0 298 45.1 41.4-48.8 88 13.3 11.0-16.0 153 22.8 19.8-26.0
2500+ grams 810 109 13.4 11.2-15.9 429 52.7 49.2-56.1 88 10.8 8.9-13.2 184 23.1 20.3-26.1

*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 20JUL04

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