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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

MATERNAL CHARACTERISTICS

Mother's Body Mass Index (BMI) Before Pregnancy*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
UNDERWT (< 19.8) NORMAL (19.8-26) OVERWT (> 26-29) OBESE (> 29)
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 939 118 11.2 9.1-13.8 467 49.3 45.6-53.1 105 11.7 9.5-14.4 249 27.7 24.4-31.3
Age
< 20 years 47 *** *** *** 21 42.4 26.5-60.1 *** *** *** 11 28.9 15.4-47.6
20-24 years 212 33 13.2 8.9-19.3 110 53.1 45.1-60.9 18 9.9 6.1-15.8 51 23.8 17.7-31.3
25-34 years 516 60 9.6 7.1-12.9 260 49.7 44.7-54.8 60 11.8 8.8-15.5 136 28.9 24.4-33.9
35+ years 164 13 9.6 5.3-16.7 76 44.8 36.3-53.5 24 16.4 10.7-24.3 51 29.3 21.9-37.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 509 69 11.5 8.7-15.0 274 54.9 49.9-59.8 48 9.5 7.0-12.8 118 24.2 20.1-28.7
Non-Hispanic Black 188 21 10.9 6.5-17.7 69 35.0 27.2-43.7 24 14.2 9.1-21.5 74 39.9 31.7-48.7
Non-Hispanic Other 57 *** *** *** 30 49.0 33.7-64.5 *** *** *** 11 26.6 14.1-44.5
Latina 167 18 11.8 7.2-18.7 89 51.9 43.0-60.7 22 13.9 8.8-21.1 38 22.4 15.8-30.8
Education
< High School 160 24 12.4 7.7-19.2 78 47.8 38.7-57.0 *** *** *** 44 33.1 24.8-42.7
High School 184 22 11.1 6.7-17.8 88 44.3 35.9-52.9 23 15.1 9.8-22.4 51 29.6 22.3-38.2
> High School 594 72 11.0 8.4-14.3 301 51.7 47.0-56.3 68 11.9 9.1-15.3 153 25.4 21.5-29.7
Marital Status
Married 568 65 10.0 7.6-13.2 290 51.7 47.0-56.4 69 12.5 9.7-16.0 144 25.8 21.8-30.2
Other 371 53 13.1 9.6-17.8 177 45.7 39.6-51.9 36 10.5 7.2-15.0 105 30.7 25.2-36.9
WIC recipient
No 550 58 9.1 6.7-12.3 308 56.4 51.5-61.2 58 10.5 7.9-13.8 126 24.0 20.0-28.5
Yes 375 56 13.5 10.0-18.1 154 40.1 34.3-46.2 46 13.3 9.7-18.0 119 33.1 27.5-39.1
Medicaid recipient
No 566 64 11.2 8.5-14.7 316 55.1 50.3-59.8 66 12.3 9.4-15.8 120 21.4 17.7-25.6
Yes 373 54 11.3 8.1-15.5 151 41.4 35.5-47.5 39 10.9 7.7-15.4 129 36.4 30.7-42.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 331 51 14.9 11.4-19.2 156 47.1 41.6-52.6 33 9.9 7.1-13.7 91 28.1 23.4-33.3
2500+ grams 608 67 10.9 8.6-13.7 311 49.5 45.5-53.6 72 11.9 9.5-14.8 158 27.7 24.1-31.6

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 1 and 2. (BMI is a relationship between weight and height that is associated with body fat and health risk.)

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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