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2009 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 1036 127 11.2 9.1-13.5 525 51.3 47.7-54.8 138 14.3 12.0-17.0 246 23.3 20.4-26.5
Age
18-19 years 79 14 19.5 10.9-32.5 45 57.6 44.1-70.1 8 15.3 7.6-28.4 12 7.6 3.5-15.6
20-24 years 242 36 10.9 7.3-16.2 114 47.1 39.8-54.5 24 10.8 6.9-16.3 68 31.2 24.7-38.6
25-34 years 550 61 11.1 8.4-14.4 280 51.3 46.4-56.0 78 14.9 11.7-18.7 131 22.8 19.0-27.2
35-44 years 165 16 7.1 4.0-12.6 86 55.1 46.3-63.5 28 17.9 12.1-25.7 35 19.8 13.7-27.9
Race
White 747 93 12.1 9.7-15.0 402 54.4 50.4-58.4 99 13.0 10.5-15.9 153 20.5 17.4-24.0
Black 242 25 7.7 4.6-12.7 95 41.0 33.5-49.0 36 19.3 13.7-26.5 86 31.9 25.1-39.6
Other 47 9 15.5 6.6-32.4 28 57.9 40.6-73.4 3 7.0 1.9-22.6 7 19.6 9.0-37.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 75 7 8.6 3.8-18.1 32 40.9 29.3-53.7 15 20.7 12.4-32.5 21 29.8 19.6-42.4
No 961 120 11.4 9.3-13.9 493 52.3 48.6-55.9 123 13.7 11.3-16.5 225 22.7 19.7-25.9
Education
< High School 118 18 14.1 8.1-23.5 61 47.5 36.8-58.4 11 11.7 6.2-21.2 28 26.6 18.0-37.5
High School 294 39 11.6 8.1-16.5 126 44.2 37.7-50.9 41 16.8 12.2-22.6 88 27.4 21.9-33.7
> High School 620 70 10.3 7.9-13.2 337 56.0 51.5-60.4 86 13.6 10.8-16.9 127 20.2 16.7-24.1
Marital Status
Married 673 71 10.2 7.9-13.1 360 54.0 49.7-58.2 91 13.6 10.9-16.8 151 22.2 18.8-26.0
Other 363 56 12.6 9.2-17.1 165 46.9 40.7-53.1 47 15.4 11.4-20.6 95 25.1 20.1-30.9
Income
14,999 or less 269 37 10.7 7.2-15.6 119 44.0 37.1-51.2 37 17.0 12.1-23.3 76 28.3 22.3-35.1
15,000-24,999 132 20 16.0 9.9-24.7 60 46.9 37.2-56.8 19 14.0 8.4-22.3 33 23.1 15.8-32.5
25,000-49,999 225 27 10.9 7.1-16.4 101 49.2 41.6-56.8 26 11.8 7.8-17.6 71 28.1 21.7-35.5
50,000 or more 368 33 8.1 5.5-11.7 227 62.5 56.8-67.9 51 13.3 9.9-17.5 57 16.2 12.3-21.0
WIC recipient
No 593 68 10.6 8.2-13.7 318 54.8 50.2-59.3 81 14.1 11.2-17.6 126 20.5 17.0-24.5
Yes 443 59 11.8 8.7-15.7 207 47.1 41.6-52.6 57 14.5 10.9-19.0 120 26.6 22.0-31.8
Medicaid recipient
No 548 55 8.9 6.6-11.9 317 59.4 54.7-63.9 71 12.8 10.0-16.2 105 18.9 15.4-22.9
Yes 488 72 13.3 10.2-17.2 208 43.3 38.1-48.6 67 15.8 12.2-20.2 141 27.6 23.1-32.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 353 53 15.5 12.0-19.7 161 44.6 39.5-49.8 41 11.7 8.7-15.6 98 28.2 23.8-33.2
2500+ grams 683 74 10.8 8.6-13.4 364 51.9 48.0-55.7 97 14.5 12.0-17.5 148 22.8 19.7-26.3

*Data in this table are constructed from survey questions 4 and 5. (BMI is a relationship between weight and height that is associated with body fat and health risk.)

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009. The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 18APR12

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