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2010 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MATERNAL CHARACTERISTICS

Mother's Body Mass Index (BMI) who have greater than 26.0 (Overweight or Obese) Before Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 936 585 62.6 58.9-66.1 351 37.4 33.9-41.1
Age
< 20 years 81 63 76.0 63.1-85.5 18 24.0 14.5-36.9
20-24 years 214 135 63.6 55.9-70.7 79 36.4 29.3-44.1
25-34 years 489 297 59.8 54.8-64.7 192 40.2 35.3-45.2
35+ years 152 90 60.4 50.8-69.2 62 39.6 30.8-49.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 591 395 66.5 62.0-70.7 196 33.5 29.3-38.0
Non-Hispanic Black 197 88 47.0 38.8-55.4 109 53.0 44.6-61.2
Non-Hispanic Other 51 38 67.1 50.8-80.1 13 32.9 19.9-49.2
Latina 91 60 68.2 56.4-78.1 31 31.8 21.9-43.6
Education
< High School 133 88 68.8 58.3-77.7 45 31.2 22.3-41.7
High School 243 133 55.5 48.3-62.5 110 44.5 37.5-51.7
> High School 557 361 64.0 59.3-68.4 196 36.0 31.6-40.7
Marital Status
Married 602 391 64.2 59.7-68.5 211 35.8 31.5-40.3
Other 334 194 60.2 53.9-66.2 140 39.8 33.8-46.1
WIC recipient
No 519 350 68.5 63.8-72.9 169 31.5 27.1-36.2
Yes 410 230 55.8 50.2-61.4 180 44.2 38.6-49.8
Medicaid recipient
No 471 319 67.9 62.8-72.5 152 32.1 27.5-37.2
Yes 465 266 58.1 52.8-63.3 199 41.9 36.7-47.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 317 193 59.7 54.1-65.0 124 40.3 35.0-45.9
2500+ grams 619 392 62.9 58.9-66.7 227 37.1 33.3-41.1

*Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2). BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity. Underweight=BMI less than 19.8, Recommended Range=BMI 19.8 to 26.0, Overweight=BMI 2 6.0 to 29.0 and Obese= BMI greater than 29.0

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2010.The overall weighted response rate was 56%.

#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 16NOV12

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