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2015 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 868 507 55.6 51.5-59.6 361 44.4 40.4-48.5
Age
< 20 years 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 156 97 59.6 49.8-68.7 59 40.4 31.3-50.2
25-34 years 513 296 53.1 47.9-58.3 217 46.9 41.7-52.1
35+ years 160 85 50.8 41.7-59.8 75 49.2 40.2-58.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 480 299 58.8 53.4-63.9 181 41.2 36.1-46.6
Non-Hispanic Black 204 100 48.5 39.6-57.6 104 51.5 42.4-60.4
Non-Hispanic Other 62 47 71.3 55.1-83.4 15 28.7 16.6-44.9
Latina 106 50 43.8 33.1-55.0 56 56.2 45.0-66.9
Education
< High School 108 62 52.2 40.2-63.8 46 47.8 36.2-59.8
High School 163 89 48.7 39.5-58.0 74 51.3 42.0-60.5
> High School 592 351 58.5 53.7-63.1 241 41.5 36.9-46.3
Marital Status
Married 577 346 58.6 53.8-63.3 231 41.4 36.7-46.2
Other 291 161 50.3 43.0-57.5 130 49.7 42.5-57.0
WIC recipient
No 534 350 64.5 59.5-69.1 184 35.5 30.9-40.5
Yes 322 151 44.1 37.6-50.9 171 55.9 49.1-62.4
Medicaid recipient
No 533 327 60.1 55.1-64.9 206 39.9 35.1-44.9
Yes 335 180 49.2 42.5-56.0 155 50.8 44.0-57.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 310 191 61.8 56.3-67.0 119 38.2 33.0-43.7
2500+ grams 558 316 55.0 50.6-59.4 242 45.0 40.6-49.4

*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 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% 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 26OCT17

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