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2003 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 1391 207 13.6 11.4-16.0 663 47.1 43.8-50.5 170 13.8 11.6-16.3 351 25.5 22.7-28.5
Age
< 20 years 149 52 34.0 24.5-45.1 59 33.9 24.4-44.9 18 19.0 11.6-29.5 20 13.1 7.3-22.4
20-24 years 372 69 16.3 12.1-21.7 175 45.1 38.7-51.6 40 14.0 9.9-19.3 88 24.6 19.4-30.8
25-34 years 689 69 9.0 6.7-11.9 345 50.7 46.2-55.3 80 11.6 8.9-14.9 195 28.7 24.7-33.1
35+ years 181 17 8.4 4.4-15.5 84 48.4 39.1-57.7 32 18.2 12.1-26.5 48 25.1 17.7-34.1
Race
White 933 151 14.7 12.1-17.8 469 48.2 44.3-52.1 110 14.2 11.6-17.2 203 22.9 19.8-26.4
Black 395 44 8.8 5.7-13.5 162 41.9 35.3-48.9 49 13.3 9.2-18.9 140 35.9 29.6-42.8
Other 63 12 19.7 10.1-34.8 32 56.7 41.4-70.9 11 10.0 4.0-22.9 8 13.6 6.0-27.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 94 17 18.8 11.0-30.1 39 37.4 26.8-49.5 16 17.0 9.8-28.1 22 26.8 17.4-38.8
No 1295 190 13.1 10.9-15.6 622 47.9 44.5-51.4 154 13.5 11.3-16.1 329 25.4 22.5-28.6
Education
< High School 270 63 20.0 14.4-27.1 109 36.9 29.7-44.7 38 19.2 13.6-26.4 60 23.9 17.8-31.3
High School 414 60 15.1 11.1-20.2 173 39.5 33.6-45.7 53 15.0 11.0-20.1 128 30.4 25.0-36.4
> High School 705 84 10.2 7.8-13.3 380 55.6 51.0-60.0 78 11.0 8.5-14.2 163 23.2 19.6-27.3
Marital Status
Married 883 105 10.6 8.4-13.2 460 50.6 46.6-54.6 107 13.1 10.6-16.1 211 25.7 22.3-29.4
Other 508 102 19.4 15.1-24.6 203 40.5 34.8-46.3 63 15.0 11.2-19.9 140 25.1 20.4-30.5
Income
15,999 or less 373 75 18.6 13.8-24.5 138 33.3 27.3-39.9 53 18.8 14.0-24.9 107 29.3 23.5-35.8
16,000-24,999 183 25 10.0 5.8-16.6 75 45.2 36.4-54.3 26 15.2 9.7-23.0 57 29.6 22.0-38.6
25,000-39,999 208 27 14.1 9.2-21.1 88 39.3 31.3-47.9 20 11.6 7.1-18.6 73 34.9 27.2-43.5
40,000 or more 499 56 9.8 7.1-13.4 290 59.3 54.0-64.3 57 11.1 8.2-14.9 96 19.8 15.9-24.4
WIC recipient
No 745 96 10.7 8.3-13.6 389 53.3 48.9-57.6 89 12.7 10.1-16.0 171 23.3 19.8-27.3
Yes 639 111 17.3 13.7-21.5 270 39.8 35.0-44.9 81 15.2 11.8-19.3 177 27.7 23.4-32.5
Medicaid recipient
No 689 77 10.2 7.8-13.3 380 55.7 51.1-60.1 81 12.1 9.4-15.4 151 22.0 18.5-26.0
Yes 702 130 17.1 13.7-21.1 283 38.3 33.6-43.1 89 15.5 12.2-19.5 200 29.1 24.9-33.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 643 112 18.2 15.4-21.3 300 46.0 42.3-49.8 68 10.5 8.4-13.0 163 25.3 22.2-28.7
2500+ grams 748 95 13.2 10.9-15.8 363 47.2 43.7-50.9 102 14.1 11.7-16.8 188 25.5 22.5-28.8

*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 22MAR05

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