SCHS Home Search FAQs Contacts
Navigation Bar

2005 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 970 147 13.5 11.1-16.5 449 49.8 45.8-53.7 119 12.4 10.0-15.3 255 24.3 21.0-27.8
Age
< 20 years 92 26 23.8 14.4-36.9 36 43.9 31.2-57.4 10 10.4 4.6-21.7 20 21.9 12.8-34.9
20-24 years 237 40 13.3 8.7-19.8 119 54.7 46.5-62.7 27 11.8 7.5-18.2 51 20.1 14.4-27.4
25-34 years 494 59 11.8 8.7-15.8 227 47.2 41.8-52.6 66 14.0 10.6-18.3 142 27.0 22.4-32.1
35+ years 147 22 13.2 7.7-21.6 67 54.4 44.2-64.2 16 9.1 4.8-16.6 42 23.3 15.8-33.0
Race
White 697 101 12.1 9.4-15.3 352 52.1 47.6-56.6 88 12.9 10.1-16.2 156 23.0 19.4-27.0
Black 238 40 18.3 12.4-26.2 82 41.9 33.5-50.9 28 10.2 6.1-16.8 88 29.5 22.3-37.9
Other 35 6 16.4 5.9-37.9 15 46.9 27.3-67.6 3 16.3 5.4-40.0 11 20.3 8.3-42.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 98 10 9.4 4.5-18.7 45 48.2 36.8-59.8 17 18.4 10.9-29.4 26 24.1 15.5-35.4
No 872 137 14.2 11.5-17.4 404 50.0 45.8-54.2 102 11.5 9.1-14.5 229 24.3 20.9-28.1
Education
< High School 171 31 13.4 8.4-20.8 71 45.3 36.2-54.6 22 15.8 10.0-24.0 47 25.6 18.3-34.5
High School 275 44 14.2 9.6-20.6 117 44.7 37.1-52.7 33 10.8 6.9-16.3 81 30.3 23.6-37.9
> High School 522 72 13.4 10.2-17.5 259 53.4 48.1-58.5 64 12.0 9.0-15.8 127 21.2 17.3-25.8
Marital Status
Married 620 73 10.5 8.0-13.7 312 52.4 47.6-57.1 79 13.1 10.2-16.7 156 24.1 20.2-28.4
Other 350 74 19.0 14.1-25.1 137 45.1 38.2-52.2 40 11.3 7.5-16.5 99 24.6 19.1-31.1
Income
14,999 or less 273 57 18.7 13.4-25.5 109 43.9 36.3-51.8 33 10.1 6.4-15.8 74 27.3 20.8-34.8
15,000-24,999 148 19 12.4 6.8-21.3 58 41.0 31.0-51.8 22 16.5 10.0-26.0 49 30.2 21.5-40.7
25,000-49,999 174 19 8.9 5.1-15.1 74 46.9 38.3-55.8 21 13.4 8.4-20.8 60 30.8 23.2-39.6
50,000 or more 291 33 10.2 6.7-15.1 166 59.3 52.4-65.9 36 12.1 8.3-17.4 56 18.4 13.7-24.3
WIC recipient
No 536 71 12.1 9.2-15.9 279 54.2 49.1-59.2 67 13.2 10.1-17.2 119 20.4 16.6-24.8
Yes 418 74 15.3 11.3-20.4 161 43.9 37.7-50.2 49 11.3 7.9-15.8 134 29.6 24.2-35.6
Medicaid recipient
No 463 57 11.4 8.4-15.3 243 54.6 49.1-59.9 60 13.1 9.8-17.3 103 20.9 16.8-25.7
Yes 507 90 15.6 11.9-20.1 206 45.3 39.7-51.0 59 11.8 8.6-16.0 152 27.4 22.6-32.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 438 79 18.8 15.4-22.8 176 39.2 34.8-43.8 53 12.3 9.5-15.7 130 29.7 25.6-34.1
2500+ grams 532 68 13.1 10.4-16.3 273 50.7 46.4-55.0 66 12.4 9.9-15.6 125 23.8 20.3-27.6

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

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#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 25JUN07

Contact Us | Site Map | DHHS Disclaimer