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2010 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 903 115 12.3 10.1-15.0 440 48.7 44.9-52.5 116 13.1 10.7-15.8 232 25.9 22.7-29.4
Age
18-19 years 49 11 20.2 10.5-35.4 22 41.4 26.6-57.9 8 19.5 9.3-36.5 8 18.8 8.6-36.4
20-24 years 214 35 15.7 10.9-22.2 100 47.9 40.3-55.6 25 12.1 7.8-18.2 54 24.3 18.3-31.6
25-34 years 489 63 12.5 9.6-16.2 234 47.3 42.3-52.4 68 13.9 10.8-17.7 124 26.3 22.0-31.0
35-44 years 151 6 1.6 0.5- 5.0 84 58.9 49.3-67.8 15 8.7 4.7-15.6 46 30.8 22.7-40.3
Race
White 641 89 13.5 10.8-16.8 331 51.8 47.3-56.2 78 12.2 9.6-15.4 143 22.5 19.0-26.5
Black 188 14 7.1 3.7-13.0 67 37.3 29.5-45.8 32 16.8 11.3-24.2 75 38.8 30.9-47.5
Other 67 11 15.5 7.8-28.5 37 48.8 35.4-62.4 6 11.9 5.4-24.2 13 23.8 13.8-37.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 86 8 10.4 4.8-21.1 47 55.9 43.6-67.5 6 6.4 2.6-15.1 25 27.3 17.8-39.3
No 815 107 12.6 10.3-15.5 392 47.8 43.8-51.7 109 13.8 11.2-16.8 207 25.8 22.5-29.5
Education
< High School 107 12 11.2 5.6-21.4 50 48.7 37.1-60.4 14 12.6 6.6-22.7 31 27.5 18.2-39.3
High School 237 36 14.8 10.3-20.7 93 40.2 33.3-47.6 36 17.3 12.4-23.6 72 27.7 21.7-34.6
> High School 556 67 11.5 8.9-14.7 294 52.5 47.8-57.1 66 11.2 8.6-14.5 129 24.8 20.9-29.2
Marital Status
Married 599 75 12.1 9.5-15.3 315 52.2 47.7-56.7 72 12.4 9.7-15.8 137 23.3 19.6-27.4
Other 304 40 12.7 8.9-17.8 125 43.0 36.6-49.6 44 14.1 10.1-19.4 95 30.2 24.5-36.6
Income
14,999 or less 224 29 10.8 6.9-16.5 96 44.8 37.2-52.6 28 12.2 7.9-18.3 71 32.2 25.4-39.8
15,000-24,999 125 18 16.8 10.3-26.2 46 35.0 26.1-45.1 24 19.0 12.3-28.3 37 29.1 20.9-39.0
25,000-49,999 194 27 12.4 8.2-18.3 89 47.5 39.6-55.6 27 13.4 8.9-19.8 51 26.7 20.1-34.4
50,000 or more 316 32 9.8 6.7-14.1 186 59.3 53.1-65.2 34 11.7 8.2-16.4 64 19.2 14.8-24.6
WIC recipient
No 516 68 12.8 9.9-16.4 280 55.6 50.6-60.4 59 12.0 9.1-15.7 109 19.6 16.0-23.8
Yes 381 46 11.8 8.5-16.1 157 40.5 34.9-46.4 57 14.5 10.9-19.1 121 33.2 27.9-38.9
Medicaid recipient
No 474 57 11.8 8.9-15.5 263 55.6 50.5-60.6 54 12.0 9.0-15.8 100 20.6 16.7-25.1
Yes 429 58 12.8 9.6-16.9 177 42.1 36.7-47.6 62 14.1 10.7-18.4 132 31.0 26.1-36.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 302 40 13.5 10.1-18.0 140 44.4 38.8-50.1 39 13.2 9.8-17.6 83 28.9 23.9-34.3
2500+ grams 601 75 12.2 9.8-15.2 300 49.1 45.0-53.1 77 13.0 10.5-16.1 149 25.7 22.2-29.4

*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.)

#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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