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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MATERNAL CHARACTERISTICS

Mother's Body Mass Index (BMI) 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 1069 135 11.5 9.4-13.9 542 51.6 48.1-55.1 139 14.0 11.7-16.7 253 22.9 20.0-26.0
Age
< 20 years 109 22 20.2 12.4-31.0 62 59.4 47.7-70.0 9 12.6 6.5-23.1 16 7.8 4.0-14.9
20-24 years 242 36 10.9 7.3-16.2 114 47.1 39.8-54.5 24 10.8 6.9-16.3 68 31.2 24.7-38.6
25-34 years 550 61 11.1 8.4-14.4 280 51.3 46.4-56.0 78 14.9 11.7-18.7 131 22.8 19.0-27.2
35+ years 168 16 7.1 3.9-12.5 86 54.8 46.1-63.2 28 17.9 12.1-25.6 38 20.2 14.0-28.2
Race
White 760 98 12.3 9.9-15.2 408 54.4 50.4-58.4 99 12.8 10.3-15.7 155 20.5 17.4-24.0
Black 260 27 8.0 4.9-13.0 105 43.0 35.6-50.7 37 18.7 13.4-25.6 91 30.2 23.8-37.6
Other 49 10 18.7 8.5-36.0 29 57.2 40.3-72.5 3 6.4 1.7-20.8 7 17.8 8.1-34.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 77 8 10.5 5.0-20.8 33 40.3 28.8-52.9 15 20.2 12.1-31.8 21 29.0 19.1-41.5
No 992 127 11.6 9.5-14.1 509 52.7 49.1-56.3 124 13.4 11.1-16.2 232 22.3 19.4-25.5
Education
< High School 145 25 15.7 9.8-24.3 76 50.3 40.5-60.1 12 10.7 5.8-18.9 32 23.3 15.9-32.7
High School 297 39 11.6 8.0-16.4 128 44.4 37.9-51.1 41 16.7 12.1-22.5 89 27.3 21.9-33.6
> High School 623 71 10.3 7.9-13.2 337 56.0 51.5-60.3 86 13.6 10.8-16.9 129 20.2 16.8-24.1
Marital Status
Married 676 72 10.3 8.0-13.1 360 53.9 49.7-58.2 91 13.6 10.9-16.8 153 22.2 18.8-26.0
Other 393 63 13.3 9.8-17.7 182 48.2 42.2-54.2 48 14.7 10.9-19.6 100 23.9 19.1-29.3
Income
14,999 or less 184 26 10.9 6.6-17.3 84 50.1 41.3-58.9 30 19.9 13.6-28.2 44 19.1 13.2-26.9
15,000-24,999 233 36 14.4 10.0-20.3 101 42.0 34.9-49.4 27 12.7 8.4-18.7 69 31.0 24.5-38.3
25,000-49,999 230 28 11.4 7.5-17.1 104 49.7 42.1-57.2 26 11.5 7.5-17.1 72 27.4 21.2-34.6
50,000 or more 372 34 8.1 5.5-11.7 229 62.5 56.8-67.8 51 13.2 9.9-17.5 58 16.2 12.3-21.0
WIC recipient
No 596 68 10.6 8.1-13.7 320 54.9 50.4-59.4 81 14.1 11.2-17.5 127 20.4 16.9-24.4
Yes 472 67 12.5 9.4-16.4 221 47.9 42.5-53.3 58 14.0 10.6-18.3 126 25.6 21.2-30.6
Medicaid recipient
No 553 56 9.3 6.9-12.3 318 59.1 54.4-63.7 71 12.7 9.9-16.1 108 18.9 15.5-22.9
Yes 516 79 13.5 10.5-17.3 224 44.6 39.6-49.8 68 15.3 11.8-19.5 145 26.6 22.3-31.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 371 58 16.1 12.7-20.2 168 44.3 39.4-49.4 41 11.1 8.3-14.8 104 28.5 24.1-33.3
2500+ grams 698 77 11.1 8.9-13.7 374 52.3 48.5-56.0 98 14.3 11.8-17.2 149 22.4 19.3-25.7

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 4 and 5. (BMI is a relationship between weight and height that is associated with body fat and health risk.)

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 28JUL11

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