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2008 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 1234 168 12.1 10.2-14.3 608 49.2 46.1-52.4 162 14.0 11.9-16.3 296 24.7 22.1-27.6
Age
18-19 years 98 22 18.8 11.5-29.3 48 46.5 35.4-58.1 11 14.9 8.1-25.6 17 19.8 12.0-30.7
20-24 years 290 38 10.7 7.3-15.4 165 56.2 49.4-62.7 26 9.8 6.4-14.7 61 23.3 18.0-29.7
25-34 years 651 83 11.3 8.9-14.2 312 48.8 44.5-53.1 95 15.6 12.7-19.0 161 24.4 20.9-28.4
35-44 years 195 25 13.7 9.1-20.0 83 41.3 33.9-49.1 30 14.3 9.7-20.7 57 30.7 23.9-38.4
Race
White 860 113 11.0 8.9-13.4 448 52.3 48.6-56.0 115 14.1 11.7-16.9 184 22.6 19.6-25.9
Black 310 37 12.4 8.6-17.5 133 40.8 34.4-47.5 39 13.8 9.7-19.1 101 33.0 27.1-39.6
Other 64 18 26.7 16.2-40.7 27 43.0 29.9-57.1 8 13.0 6.2-25.3 11 17.3 9.0-30.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 117 12 5.7 2.5-12.5 58 52.4 42.1-62.5 14 10.9 5.9-19.0 33 31.0 22.3-41.4
No 1116 156 12.8 10.8-15.2 550 48.9 45.6-52.2 148 14.3 12.1-16.8 262 24.0 21.2-27.0
Education
< High School 173 24 12.7 8.0-19.6 66 33.7 26.1-42.2 29 18.5 12.7-26.2 54 35.1 27.4-43.8
High School 349 62 13.6 10.0-18.1 162 50.5 44.4-56.6 29 9.2 6.2-13.5 96 26.8 21.7-32.5
> High School 708 82 11.2 8.9-14.0 378 53.0 48.9-57.0 104 15.1 12.4-18.3 144 20.7 17.6-24.2
Marital Status
Married 784 104 12.6 10.2-15.4 411 53.9 50.0-57.8 102 12.9 10.6-15.8 167 20.5 17.5-23.9
Other 450 64 11.2 8.4-14.9 197 41.5 36.4-46.9 60 15.6 12.0-20.0 129 31.6 26.8-36.8
Income
14,999 or less 324 48 12.1 8.5-16.8 137 42.2 35.9-48.7 43 13.9 10.0-19.0 96 31.9 26.1-38.2
15,000-24,999 160 22 10.7 6.5-17.1 64 42.3 33.9-51.3 22 14.8 9.5-22.4 52 32.1 24.4-40.9
25,000-49,999 251 39 13.9 9.8-19.4 114 45.4 38.6-52.3 34 14.5 10.3-20.1 64 26.2 20.6-32.8
50,000 or more 433 47 10.8 8.0-14.4 258 60.3 55.2-65.3 56 13.1 10.0-17.0 72 15.8 12.4-19.9
WIC recipient
No 708 94 12.7 10.2-15.6 385 54.6 50.5-58.6 93 14.1 11.5-17.2 136 18.7 15.7-22.1
Yes 518 71 11.1 8.4-14.5 222 42.6 37.8-47.6 68 13.7 10.6-17.6 157 32.6 28.0-37.4
Medicaid recipient
No 618 75 11.9 9.4-15.1 346 56.4 52.0-60.6 84 14.3 11.5-17.6 113 17.4 14.4-20.9
Yes 616 93 12.2 9.6-15.4 262 42.2 37.8-46.8 78 13.7 10.8-17.2 183 31.9 27.7-36.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 404 71 18.2 14.8-22.3 193 47.3 42.5-52.1 43 10.4 7.8-13.6 97 24.1 20.2-28.5
2500+ grams 830 97 11.5 9.5-13.9 415 49.4 46.0-52.8 119 14.3 12.0-16.8 199 24.8 21.9-27.9

*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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