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2004 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 1460 226 14.2 12.1-16.6 695 48.8 45.6-52.0 181 13.0 11.0-15.4 358 23.9 21.3-26.8
Age
< 20 years 147 45 25.0 16.9-35.4 63 42.6 32.4-53.5 12 8.8 4.3-17.1 27 23.6 15.6-34.1
20-24 years 377 73 17.3 13.1-22.5 170 48.3 42.0-54.6 49 11.4 7.9-16.0 85 23.1 18.1-28.9
25-34 years 744 93 12.0 9.4-15.2 362 49.9 45.5-54.4 97 14.4 11.5-17.8 192 23.7 20.1-27.7
35+ years 192 15 7.7 4.2-13.7 100 50.5 41.7-59.2 23 14.8 9.4-22.4 54 27.1 19.9-35.6
Race
White 994 164 15.0 12.5-17.8 488 49.2 45.4-53.0 128 13.8 11.4-16.7 214 22.0 19.0-25.4
Black 404 54 12.3 8.5-17.5 169 43.9 37.3-50.7 50 12.0 8.3-17.0 131 31.8 25.8-38.4
Other 62 8 12.4 5.2-26.9 38 69.0 53.7-81.0 3 5.5 1.5-18.3 13 13.1 6.1-25.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 105 15 10.9 5.8-19.5 46 47.7 36.6-59.1 16 17.2 10.0-27.9 28 24.2 15.7-35.3
No 1355 211 14.6 12.4-17.1 649 48.9 45.6-52.3 165 12.6 10.5-15.0 330 23.9 21.1-26.9
Education
< High School 255 47 13.5 9.1-19.6 116 44.8 37.1-52.8 33 14.4 9.6-21.0 59 27.3 20.8-35.1
High School 431 79 16.1 12.1-21.1 179 45.3 39.3-51.4 56 11.8 8.4-16.2 117 26.9 21.9-32.6
> High School 772 100 13.5 10.8-16.7 399 52.4 48.1-56.6 92 13.3 10.7-16.6 181 20.8 17.6-24.5
Marital Status
Married 914 122 12.9 10.5-15.7 462 52.8 48.9-56.7 113 13.6 11.1-16.6 217 20.7 17.8-24.0
Other 546 104 16.6 12.9-21.1 233 42.1 36.6-47.7 68 12.0 8.8-16.1 141 29.3 24.4-34.8
Income
14,999 or less 413 78 15.2 11.3-20.2 173 42.3 36.2-48.7 55 14.3 10.4-19.4 107 28.1 22.7-34.2
15,000-24,999 230 30 11.6 7.3-18.0 111 48.2 40.1-56.3 25 13.1 8.4-19.7 64 27.1 20.5-35.0
25,000-49,999 312 39 12.3 8.5-17.5 137 49.2 42.6-55.9 46 14.1 10.0-19.4 90 24.4 19.1-30.5
50,000 or more 414 59 14.8 11.2-19.4 234 56.3 50.5-61.9 44 11.5 8.3-15.8 77 17.3 13.4-22.1
WIC recipient
No 753 109 14.8 11.9-18.2 388 52.5 48.2-56.9 89 12.2 9.6-15.3 167 20.5 17.2-24.3
Yes 694 116 13.9 10.9-17.5 300 44.7 40.0-49.5 90 13.6 10.7-17.3 188 27.8 23.7-32.3
Medicaid recipient
No 702 90 13.5 10.7-16.9 377 56.0 51.5-60.4 90 12.8 10.1-16.1 145 17.7 14.6-21.3
Yes 758 136 14.9 12.0-18.5 318 42.2 37.7-46.9 91 13.3 10.4-16.7 213 29.6 25.5-34.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 662 115 17.9 15.2-21.0 298 44.4 40.7-48.1 76 11.7 9.5-14.3 173 26.0 22.9-29.4
2500+ grams 798 111 13.9 11.7-16.5 397 49.2 45.7-52.7 105 13.2 11.0-15.7 185 23.7 20.9-26.9

*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 02OCT06

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