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2004 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

Preconception Health Indicators Women 18-44

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 1411 211 14.0 11.9-16.4 669 48.6 45.3-51.8 176 13.1 11.1-15.5 355 24.3 21.6-27.2
Age
18-19 years 102 30 25.5 16.1-37.9 39 37.4 26.2-50.2 9 9.4 4.2-19.7 24 27.7 17.9-40.3
20-24 years 377 73 17.3 13.1-22.5 170 48.3 42.0-54.6 49 11.4 7.9-16.0 85 23.1 18.1-28.9
25-34 years 744 93 12.0 9.4-15.2 362 49.9 45.5-54.4 97 14.4 11.5-17.8 192 23.7 20.1-27.7
35-44 years 188 15 7.8 4.3-13.9 98 50.5 41.7-59.3 21 14.1 8.9-21.8 54 27.6 20.3-36.3
Race
White 964 155 14.8 12.3-17.7 472 49.0 45.2-52.8 123 13.7 11.3-16.6 214 22.5 19.5-25.9
Black 385 48 12.0 8.1-17.2 159 43.2 36.5-50.2 50 12.6 8.7-17.9 128 32.2 26.1-39.0
Other 62 8 12.4 5.2-26.9 38 69.0 53.7-81.0 3 5.5 1.5-18.3 13 13.1 6.1-25.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 102 14 11.1 5.9-20.0 44 46.1 34.9-57.8 16 17.8 10.4-28.8 28 25.0 16.2-36.4
No 1309 197 14.3 12.1-16.9 625 48.8 45.4-52.2 160 12.6 10.5-15.0 327 24.2 21.4-27.3
Education
< High School 213 34 12.7 8.2-19.3 93 42.4 34.3-51.0 30 15.4 10.1-22.7 56 29.5 22.3-37.9
High School 428 77 15.6 11.7-20.6 178 45.5 39.5-51.6 56 11.8 8.5-16.3 117 27.1 22.0-32.8
> High School 768 100 13.5 10.8-16.8 397 52.4 48.1-56.7 90 13.2 10.5-16.4 181 20.9 17.6-24.6
Marital Status
Married 905 120 12.9 10.5-15.8 457 52.6 48.7-56.5 111 13.6 11.1-16.5 217 20.9 17.9-24.2
Other 506 91 16.0 12.2-20.7 212 41.3 35.7-47.1 65 12.3 9.0-16.6 138 30.4 25.3-36.1
Income
14,999 or less 396 73 15.0 11.1-20.1 163 42.0 35.7-48.5 54 14.3 10.3-19.5 106 28.7 23.1-34.9
15,000-24,999 220 28 11.8 7.4-18.4 104 47.5 39.4-55.8 25 13.5 8.7-20.3 63 27.1 20.4-35.1
25,000-49,999 307 37 12.3 8.5-17.5 135 49.0 42.3-55.7 46 14.2 10.1-19.6 89 24.5 19.3-30.7
50,000 or more 408 58 14.5 10.9-19.1 231 56.6 50.8-62.3 42 11.3 8.1-15.6 77 17.6 13.6-22.4
WIC recipient
No 741 106 14.7 11.8-18.1 382 52.4 48.0-56.8 86 12.1 9.5-15.2 167 20.8 17.5-24.6
Yes 660 105 13.6 10.6-17.2 282 44.2 39.4-49.1 88 13.9 10.8-17.7 185 28.3 24.1-33.0
Medicaid recipient
No 694 90 13.6 10.8-17.0 372 55.8 51.3-60.2 87 12.6 10.0-15.9 145 17.9 14.8-21.6
Yes 717 121 14.4 11.4-18.0 297 41.7 37.1-46.4 89 13.6 10.6-17.2 210 30.3 26.2-34.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 630 103 16.8 14.1-19.8 282 44.0 40.3-47.8 73 11.8 9.5-14.5 172 27.4 24.1-30.9
2500+ grams 781 108 13.8 11.5-16.4 387 49.0 45.4-52.5 103 13.2 11.0-15.8 183 24.0 21.1-27.2

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 5 and 6. (BMI is a relationship between weight and height that is associated with body fat and health risk.)

#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 12JUL10

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