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2006 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 1283 191 12.9 10.8-15.4 608 47.9 44.4-51.4 177 14.4 12.1-17.0 307 24.8 21.9-28.0
Age
< 20 years 129 30 19.1 12.0-29.1 60 46.2 35.3-57.4 20 19.8 12.3-30.4 19 14.9 8.6-24.5
20-24 years 280 57 16.4 11.8-22.3 123 42.4 35.3-49.8 39 16.4 11.6-22.9 61 24.7 18.8-31.9
25-34 years 661 77 10.0 7.5-13.3 320 49.8 45.0-54.5 89 13.0 10.2-16.5 175 27.1 23.0-31.7
35+ years 213 27 12.2 7.7-18.9 105 51.8 43.0-60.5 29 10.9 6.6-17.4 52 25.1 18.0-33.8
Race
White 932 140 12.8 10.4-15.7 462 50.2 46.2-54.2 125 13.9 11.4-16.9 205 23.2 19.9-26.8
Black 278 35 11.4 7.4-17.3 111 40.0 32.6-48.0 43 16.1 11.1-22.9 89 32.4 25.4-40.2
Other 73 16 21.8 12.0-36.3 35 54.2 39.6-68.2 9 12.3 5.5-25.1 13 11.7 5.4-23.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 134 19 10.0 5.7-17.0 61 49.2 38.9-59.5 26 18.0 11.5-27.1 28 22.8 15.0-33.1
No 1149 172 13.3 11.0-16.1 547 47.7 44.0-51.4 151 13.8 11.5-16.6 279 25.1 22.0-28.5
Education
< High School 183 33 14.2 9.1-21.6 91 49.1 39.6-58.6 22 14.0 8.6-22.0 37 22.7 15.5-31.9
High School 386 70 16.4 12.1-21.7 157 41.2 35.1-47.7 61 15.1 11.1-20.3 98 27.3 21.8-33.5
> High School 712 88 10.5 8.1-13.5 359 51.5 47.0-56.0 94 14.1 11.2-17.6 171 24.0 20.2-28.1
Marital Status
Married 850 111 12.4 9.9-15.4 421 51.1 47.0-55.2 118 14.1 11.5-17.3 200 22.4 19.1-26.0
Other 433 80 13.7 10.1-18.4 187 42.9 36.9-49.1 59 14.7 10.9-19.7 107 28.7 23.3-34.6
Income
14,999 or less 319 56 12.8 8.9-18.1 144 47.0 39.8-54.3 39 13.1 9.0-18.7 80 27.0 21.0-34.1
15,000-24,999 169 28 14.4 8.8-22.6 62 34.9 26.4-44.4 28 16.7 10.6-25.4 51 34.0 25.4-43.8
25,000-49,999 253 35 14.0 9.4-20.2 113 45.1 37.7-52.8 34 14.4 9.8-20.5 71 26.6 20.3-33.9
50,000 or more 440 57 11.0 8.0-14.9 243 56.6 50.9-62.1 56 12.8 9.5-17.2 84 19.6 15.5-24.6
WIC recipient
No 733 93 11.7 9.1-15.0 380 51.1 46.6-55.6 94 12.3 9.6-15.6 166 24.9 21.1-29.2
Yes 538 97 14.5 11.2-18.6 223 44.3 38.9-49.8 80 16.3 12.7-20.7 138 24.9 20.4-29.9
Medicaid recipient
No 665 94 13.5 10.6-17.0 338 50.7 46.0-55.3 87 13.6 10.7-17.2 146 22.2 18.5-26.4
Yes 618 97 12.4 9.4-16.1 270 45.3 40.2-50.5 90 15.1 11.8-19.1 161 27.3 22.9-32.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 568 103 19.6 16.3-23.4 257 45.5 41.2-49.8 73 12.9 10.3-16.0 135 22.0 18.8-25.6
2500+ grams 715 88 12.3 10.0-15.0 351 48.1 44.4-51.9 104 14.5 12.0-17.4 172 25.1 21.9-28.5

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

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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 01MAY08

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