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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MORBIDITY-MATERNAL

At any time during the 12 months before you got pregnant with your new baby, did you do any of the following things? I WAS DIETING TO LOSE WEIGHT

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1163 839 71.8 68.7-74.7 324 28.2 25.3-31.3
Age
< 20 years 119 95 78.7 68.6-86.2 24 21.3 13.8-31.4
20-24 years 268 205 76.1 69.6-81.5 63 23.9 18.5-30.4
25-34 years 596 406 67.5 63.0-71.7 190 32.5 28.3-37.0
35+ years 180 133 74.2 66.2-80.8 47 25.8 19.2-33.8
Race
White 839 592 70.5 66.8-73.8 247 29.5 26.2-33.2
Black 270 204 75.0 67.9-80.9 66 25.0 19.1-32.1
Other 54 43 77.5 61.9-87.9 11 22.5 12.1-38.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 147 104 71.4 62.5-78.8 43 28.6 21.2-37.5
No 1016 735 71.9 68.6-75.0 281 28.1 25.0-31.4
Education
< High School 199 161 80.6 73.1-86.3 38 19.4 13.7-26.9
High School 320 238 72.7 66.7-78.0 82 27.3 22.0-33.3
> High School 640 436 67.8 63.5-71.7 204 32.2 28.3-36.5
Marital Status
Married 713 479 67.2 63.2-70.9 234 32.8 29.1-36.8
Other 450 360 78.1 73.1-82.4 90 21.9 17.6-26.9
Income
14,999 or less 214 181 86.4 79.8-91.0 33 13.6 9.0-20.2
15,000-24,999 273 206 72.2 65.6-77.9 67 27.8 22.1-34.4
25,000-49,999 235 156 66.6 59.2-73.2 79 33.4 26.8-40.8
50,000 or more 378 247 64.2 58.6-69.4 131 35.8 30.6-41.4
WIC recipient
No 618 410 64.1 59.7-68.3 208 35.9 31.7-40.3
Yes 542 427 79.4 75.1-83.2 115 20.6 16.8-24.9
Medicaid recipient
No 577 384 65.8 61.3-70.1 193 34.2 29.9-38.7
Yes 586 455 76.9 72.6-80.7 131 23.1 19.3-27.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 400 301 76.1 71.8-80.0 99 23.9 20.0-28.2
2500+ grams 763 538 71.4 68.1-74.6 225 28.6 25.4-31.9

~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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