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2005 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 939 137 13.4 10.9-16.3 435 49.8 45.8-53.8 116 12.5 10.0-15.4 251 24.4 21.1-28.0
Age
18-19 years 64 17 26.0 14.2-42.6 23 40.0 25.4-56.6 8 11.7 4.6-26.6 16 22.4 11.8-38.3
20-24 years 237 40 13.3 8.7-19.8 119 54.7 46.5-62.7 27 11.8 7.5-18.2 51 20.1 14.4-27.4
25-34 years 494 59 11.8 8.7-15.8 227 47.2 41.8-52.6 66 14.0 10.6-18.3 142 27.0 22.4-32.1
35-44 years 144 21 13.2 7.7-21.7 66 55.0 44.7-64.8 15 8.2 4.1-15.5 42 23.6 16.1-33.4
Race
White 676 93 11.9 9.3-15.2 345 52.2 47.6-56.8 85 12.7 10.0-16.1 153 23.1 19.4-27.2
Black 228 38 18.1 12.1-26.1 75 41.3 32.7-50.5 28 10.7 6.4-17.6 87 29.9 22.5-38.5
Other 35 6 16.4 5.9-37.9 15 46.9 27.3-67.6 3 16.3 5.4-40.0 11 20.3 8.3-42.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 96 9 7.9 3.5-16.8 45 49.1 37.5-60.7 17 18.7 11.1-29.9 25 24.3 15.6-35.8
No 843 128 14.2 11.5-17.5 390 49.9 45.6-54.1 99 11.5 9.1-14.5 226 24.4 21.0-28.3
Education
< High School 143 22 12.4 7.2-20.5 58 44.1 34.3-54.3 20 17.2 10.7-26.4 43 26.4 18.5-36.1
High School 274 44 14.2 9.6-20.6 116 44.7 37.1-52.6 33 10.8 6.9-16.3 81 30.3 23.6-38.0
> High School 520 71 13.4 10.2-17.5 259 53.5 48.3-58.7 63 11.7 8.8-15.6 127 21.3 17.3-25.9
Marital Status
Married 616 72 10.5 8.0-13.8 311 52.7 47.9-57.4 78 12.9 10.0-16.5 155 23.9 20.1-28.2
Other 323 65 18.9 13.8-25.3 124 44.2 37.0-51.5 38 11.6 7.6-17.1 96 25.4 19.6-32.2
Income
14,999 or less 262 55 19.2 13.7-26.2 102 42.9 35.2-50.9 32 10.4 6.5-16.2 73 27.5 21.0-35.2
15,000-24,999 143 16 12.2 6.6-21.6 58 42.5 32.2-53.4 21 15.5 9.2-25.0 48 29.8 21.0-40.4
25,000-49,999 174 19 8.9 5.1-15.1 74 46.9 38.3-55.8 21 13.4 8.4-20.8 60 30.8 23.2-39.6
50,000 or more 289 32 10.2 6.7-15.1 166 59.7 52.7-66.2 35 11.7 7.9-16.9 56 18.5 13.8-24.4
WIC recipient
No 532 70 12.2 9.2-15.9 278 54.4 49.2-59.4 65 13.0 9.8-16.9 119 20.5 16.7-24.9
Yes 392 65 14.9 10.9-20.2 149 43.2 36.9-49.8 48 11.6 8.1-16.4 130 30.2 24.6-36.5
Medicaid recipient
No 460 56 11.4 8.4-15.4 242 54.5 49.0-59.9 59 12.9 9.6-17.1 103 21.1 17.0-25.9
Yes 479 81 15.3 11.5-20.0 193 45.0 39.3-50.9 57 12.0 8.7-16.4 148 27.7 22.8-33.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 421 71 17.3 13.9-21.2 169 39.1 34.6-43.8 52 12.6 9.8-16.1 129 31.0 26.8-35.6
2500+ grams 518 66 13.0 10.3-16.3 266 50.7 46.3-55.0 64 12.4 9.8-15.6 122 23.8 20.3-27.8

*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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