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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

During the 3 months before you got pregnant with your new baby, how often did you participate in any physical activities for 30 minutes or more?*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
LESS THAN 1 DAY PER WEEK 1 TO 4 DAYS PER WEEK 5 OR MORE DAYS PER WEEK TOLD NOT TO EXERCISE
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1167 364 31.6 28.6-34.9 615 51.9 48.5-55.2 160 14.2 12.0-16.7 28 2.3 1.4- 3.6
Age
< 20 years 121 41 32.5 23.4-43.3 55 44.9 34.6-55.7 21 18.3 11.3-28.4 4 4.2 1.4-11.7
20-24 years 268 96 35.5 29.0-42.4 124 44.5 37.7-51.6 40 17.1 12.3-23.2 8 2.9 1.2- 6.7
25-34 years 598 179 31.0 26.9-35.6 334 55.8 51.2-60.3 74 11.4 8.9-14.6 11 1.7 0.8- 3.6
35+ years 180 48 26.2 19.5-34.2 102 56.8 48.3-64.9 25 15.5 10.2-23.0 5 1.5 0.4- 5.0
Race
White 843 242 29.9 26.5-33.6 475 55.1 51.2-58.9 108 12.7 10.4-15.5 18 2.2 1.3- 3.9
Black 270 105 36.2 29.3-43.6 114 43.5 36.3-51.1 42 18.2 12.9-24.9 9 2.1 0.8- 5.4
Other 54 17 35.3 21.9-51.4 26 44.0 29.6-59.5 10 16.9 8.0-32.2 1 3.9 0.6-22.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 150 44 32.9 24.9-42.0 81 49.3 40.4-58.3 14 9.6 5.5-16.2 11 8.2 4.3-15.0
No 1017 320 31.4 28.1-34.9 534 52.4 48.8-56.0 146 15.1 12.6-17.9 17 1.2 0.6- 2.3
Education
< High School 200 70 37.0 29.3-45.4 90 42.6 34.7-51.0 28 13.3 8.6-20.0 12 7.1 3.8-12.9
High School 322 127 38.3 32.4-44.7 137 43.5 37.3-49.9 47 15.8 11.7-21.2 11 2.3 1.1- 5.0
> High School 641 167 25.7 22.0-29.8 386 60.3 55.9-64.6 84 13.6 10.8-17.0 4 0.3 0.1- 1.1
Marital Status
Married 715 199 27.1 23.5-30.9 416 59.2 55.1-63.2 90 12.7 10.2-15.7 10 1.0 0.5- 2.2
Other 452 165 37.8 32.6-43.4 199 42.0 36.6-47.5 70 16.2 12.5-20.8 18 3.9 2.2- 6.9
Income
14,999 or less 215 83 36.4 29.0-44.6 90 41.9 34.0-50.1 36 19.7 13.8-27.2 6 2.0 0.7- 5.8
15,000-24,999 273 100 39.3 32.8-46.2 134 46.6 39.9-53.4 33 11.9 8.2-17.1 6 2.2 0.9- 5.5
25,000-49,999 236 80 32.9 26.3-40.3 119 51.8 44.3-59.2 35 15.1 10.4-21.3 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9
50,000 or more 379 87 23.3 18.9-28.5 242 63.7 58.1-68.9 49 12.9 9.6-17.2 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
WIC recipient
No 620 175 27.7 23.8-31.9 364 59.5 55.1-63.8 75 12.3 9.7-15.6 6 0.5 0.2- 1.4
Yes 544 188 35.5 30.8-40.4 250 44.4 39.5-49.4 85 16.1 12.7-20.2 21 4.0 2.4- 6.6
Medicaid recipient
No 579 148 24.7 20.9-28.9 348 61.5 56.9-65.8 77 13.4 10.5-16.8 6 0.5 0.2- 1.5
Yes 588 216 37.6 33.1-42.4 267 43.7 39.0-48.5 83 14.9 11.7-18.8 22 3.8 2.3- 6.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 401 135 34.7 30.2-39.6 197 47.7 42.8-52.6 54 13.3 10.3-16.9 15 4.3 2.7- 7.0
2500+ grams 766 229 31.4 28.1-34.9 418 52.3 48.6-55.9 106 14.3 11.9-17.0 13 2.1 1.2- 3.6

*(For example, walking for exercise, swimming, cycling, dancing, or gardening)

~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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