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2014 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 939 585 60.6 56.8-64.2 354 39.4 35.8-43.2
Age
< 20 years 47 33 66.3 48.0-80.7 14 33.7 19.3-52.0
20-24 years 212 143 66.3 58.4-73.4 69 33.7 26.6-41.6
25-34 years 516 320 59.3 54.2-64.3 196 40.7 35.7-45.8
35+ years 164 89 54.3 45.5-62.9 75 45.7 37.1-54.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 509 343 66.3 61.5-70.9 166 33.7 29.1-38.5
Non-Hispanic Black 188 90 45.9 37.4-54.7 98 54.1 45.3-62.6
Non-Hispanic Other 57 37 56.2 39.9-71.3 20 43.8 28.7-60.1
Latina 167 107 63.7 54.8-71.8 60 36.3 28.2-45.2
Education
< High School 160 102 60.2 50.7-68.9 58 39.8 31.1-49.3
High School 184 110 55.3 46.6-63.7 74 44.7 36.3-53.4
> High School 594 373 62.7 58.0-67.1 221 37.3 32.9-42.0
Marital Status
Married 568 355 61.7 57.0-66.2 213 38.3 33.8-43.0
Other 371 230 58.8 52.5-64.9 141 41.2 35.1-47.5
WIC recipient
No 550 366 65.5 60.7-70.0 184 34.5 30.0-39.3
Yes 375 210 53.6 47.5-59.7 165 46.4 40.3-52.5
Medicaid recipient
No 566 380 66.3 61.7-70.7 186 33.7 29.3-38.3
Yes 373 205 52.6 46.5-58.7 168 47.4 41.3-53.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 331 207 62.0 56.5-67.2 124 38.0 32.8-43.5
2500+ grams 608 378 60.5 56.4-64.4 230 39.5 35.6-43.6

*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 26.0 to 29.0 and Obese= BMI greater than 29.0

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

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

#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 27JAN17

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