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2012 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 608 421 68.7 64.3-72.7 187 31.3 27.3-35.7
Age
< 20 years 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 139 106 73.7 64.1-81.6 33 26.3 18.4-35.9
25-34 years 340 216 62.5 56.5-68.2 124 37.5 31.8-43.5
35+ years 84 62 74.4 62.2-83.7 22 25.6 16.3-37.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 346 226 65.4 59.6-70.8 120 34.6 29.2-40.4
Non-Hispanic Black 142 107 74.6 64.7-82.5 35 25.4 17.5-35.3
Non-Hispanic Other 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 83 60 69.5 57.3-79.5 23 30.5 20.5-42.7
Education
< High School 89 71 75.5 63.3-84.6 18 24.5 15.4-36.7
High School 117 93 78.8 68.8-86.2 24 21.2 13.8-31.2
> High School 402 257 63.6 58.1-68.8 145 36.4 31.2-41.9
Marital Status
Married 365 240 64.8 59.2-70.1 125 35.2 29.9-40.8
Other 243 181 73.6 66.4-79.7 62 26.4 20.3-33.6
WIC recipient
No 284 190 67.8 61.6-73.5 94 32.2 26.5-38.4
Yes 320 230 69.8 63.4-75.4 90 30.2 24.6-36.6
Medicaid recipient
No 316 212 67.1 61.1-72.6 104 32.9 27.4-38.9
Yes 292 209 70.2 63.6-76.1 83 29.8 23.9-36.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 197 146 76.0 69.7-81.4 51 24.0 18.6-30.3
2500+ grams 411 275 68.0 63.3-72.4 136 32.0 27.6-36.7

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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