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2015 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 894 624 70.3 66.6-73.8 270 29.7 26.2-33.4
Age
< 20 years 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 159 122 75.8 66.7-83.0 37 24.2 17.0-33.3
25-34 years 527 358 68.5 63.6-73.1 169 31.5 26.9-36.4
35+ years 166 109 62.5 53.4-70.7 57 37.5 29.3-46.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 484 327 66.5 61.4-71.3 157 33.5 28.7-38.6
Non-Hispanic Black 209 152 75.1 67.0-81.8 57 24.9 18.2-33.0
Non-Hispanic Other 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 124 85 72.9 63.0-81.0 39 27.1 19.0-37.0
Education
< High School 120 94 79.8 69.5-87.2 26 20.2 12.8-30.5
High School 166 126 72.1 63.1-79.6 40 27.9 20.4-36.9
> High School 602 399 67.2 62.7-71.5 203 32.8 28.5-37.3
Marital Status
Married 594 396 66.8 62.2-71.1 198 33.2 28.9-37.8
Other 300 228 76.5 70.1-81.8 72 23.5 18.2-29.9
WIC recipient
No 541 362 66.7 61.9-71.3 179 33.3 28.7-38.1
Yes 340 251 74.9 68.9-80.0 89 25.1 20.0-31.1
Medicaid recipient
No 555 362 64.7 59.9-69.3 193 35.3 30.7-40.1
Yes 339 262 78.2 72.4-83.1 77 21.8 16.9-27.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 320 229 72.7 67.7-77.3 91 27.3 22.7-32.3
2500+ grams 574 395 70.1 66.1-73.8 179 29.9 26.2-33.9

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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