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2014 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 (CHANGING MY EATING HABITS) TO LOSE WEIGHT

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 970 688 69.2 65.7-72.6 282 30.8 27.4-34.3
Age
< 20 years 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 214 159 71.9 64.2-78.4 55 28.1 21.6-35.8
25-34 years 540 371 67.6 62.8-72.1 169 32.4 27.9-37.2
35+ years 167 114 64.7 55.8-72.7 53 35.3 27.3-44.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 509 348 67.2 62.4-71.7 161 32.8 28.3-37.6
Non-Hispanic Black 191 131 69.7 61.3-76.9 60 30.3 23.1-38.7
Non-Hispanic Other 59 47 74.4 58.3-85.8 12 25.6 14.2-41.7
Latina 190 149 73.9 65.6-80.8 41 26.1 19.2-34.4
Education
< High School 177 154 80.6 72.0-87.0 23 19.4 13.0-28.0
High School 191 144 76.3 68.5-82.6 47 23.7 17.4-31.5
> High School 601 389 63.2 58.6-67.6 212 36.8 32.4-41.4
Marital Status
Married 590 392 64.6 60.0-68.9 198 35.4 31.1-40.0
Other 380 296 76.5 70.8-81.4 84 23.5 18.6-29.2
WIC recipient
No 560 380 65.6 60.9-70.0 180 34.4 30.0-39.1
Yes 396 296 73.4 67.8-78.3 100 26.6 21.7-32.2
Medicaid recipient
No 593 411 67.5 63.0-71.7 182 32.5 28.3-37.0
Yes 377 277 71.7 65.9-76.8 100 28.3 23.2-34.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 339 254 74.2 69.2-78.7 85 25.8 21.3-30.8
2500+ grams 631 434 68.8 65.0-72.4 197 31.2 27.6-35.0

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.

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