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2012 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 592 354 61.0 56.3-65.4 238 39.0 34.6-43.7
Age
< 20 years 46 31 68.5 52.3-81.2 15 31.5 18.8-47.7
20-24 years 132 85 62.5 52.0-71.9 47 37.5 28.1-48.0
25-34 years 333 193 59.2 53.1-65.1 140 40.8 34.9-46.9
35+ years 81 45 59.4 46.6-71.0 36 40.6 29.0-53.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 344 224 66.1 60.2-71.5 120 33.9 28.5-39.8
Non-Hispanic Black 137 62 46.2 36.1-56.7 75 53.8 43.3-63.9
Non-Hispanic Other 30 20 65.3 44.2-81.7 *** *** ***
Latina 73 42 60.1 47.0-71.8 31 39.9 28.2-53.0
Education
< High School 77 43 53.6 40.4-66.3 34 46.4 33.7-59.6
High School 114 74 64.4 53.6-74.0 40 35.6 26.0-46.4
> High School 401 237 61.4 55.9-66.7 164 38.6 33.3-44.1
Marital Status
Married 359 226 64.0 58.3-69.3 133 36.0 30.7-41.7
Other 233 128 56.9 49.2-64.4 105 43.1 35.6-50.8
WIC recipient
No 281 186 66.0 59.5-71.9 95 34.0 28.1-40.5
Yes 307 167 57.1 50.4-63.5 140 42.9 36.5-49.6
Medicaid recipient
No 308 198 66.4 60.3-72.0 110 33.6 28.0-39.7
Yes 284 156 55.4 48.4-62.1 128 44.6 37.9-51.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 191 105 56.9 49.7-63.9 86 43.1 36.1-50.3
2500+ grams 401 249 61.3 56.3-66.1 152 38.7 33.9-43.7

*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

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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.

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