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Mother's Body Mass Index Before Pregnancy*
2006 Maine Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  Underweight Normal Overweight Obese
Demographic Groups Population %   CI   %   CI   %   CI   %   CI  
  Total 14,152 11.4 9.4 - 13.7 53.3 50.0 - 56.7 11.0 9.1 - 13.2 24.3 21.6 - 27.3
Age                          
<20 years 1,135 18.4 9.3 - 33.0 57.4 42.3 - 71.2 7.8 2.8 - 19.9 16.4 8.0 - 30.7
20-24 years 3,580 13.3 9.5 - 18.4 50.4 43.6 - 57.1 10.9 7.2 - 16.0 25.5 20.2 - 31.6
25-34 years 7,399 10.7 8.2 - 13.9 53.9 49.4 - 58.3 9.9 7.5 - 12.8 25.6 21.8 - 29.7
35+ years 2,037 6.8 3.6 - 12.6 54.9 46.3 - 63.1 16.8 11.3 - 24.4 21.5 15.4 - 29.2
Mother's Race                          
White 13,494 11.5 9.5 - 13.9 53.1 49.7 - 56.5 11.0 9.0 - 13.3 24.4 21.6 - 27.4
Black 299 # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
Other  344 10.3 3.1 - 29.6 56.1 35.5 - 74.9 15.6 5.5 - 37.1 18.0 6.5 - 40.9
Hispanic Origin                          
Yes 221^ # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
No 13,908^ 11.4 9.4 - 13.8 53.2 49.8 - 56.6 11.0 9.1 - 13.3 24.3 21.6 - 27.3
Education                          
< High School 1,526 13.4 7.0 - 24.3 63.4 50.7 - 74.4 7.4 3.0 - 17.0 15.8 8.6 - 27.2
High School 4,759 11.5 8.2 - 16.0 49.1 43.1 - 55.1 9.0 6.1 - 13.0 30.5 25.2 - 36.2
> High School 7,786 10.9 8.5 - 13.8 53.5 49.3 - 57.7 12.7 10.1 - 15.8 22.9 19.5 - 26.7
Marital Status                          
Married 8,934 10.0 7.8 - 12.7 56.1 52.0 - 60.1 10.9 8.6 - 13.7 23.0 19.8 - 26.6
Other 5,216 13.5 10.0 - 18.0 49.1 43.3 - 54.9 11.1 8.0 - 15.2 26.3 21.6 - 31.7
Income                          
$14,999 or less 3,700** 11.8 8.0 - 16.9 45.5 38.7 - 52.5 14.6 10.4 - 20.1 28.2 22.5 - 34.6
$15,000-24,999 1,790** 10.6 6.0 - 18.1 57.4 48.1 - 66.1 7.1 3.8 - 13.0 24.9 17.9 - 33.6
$25,000-49,999 3,063** 12.1 8.3 - 17.4 52.0 45.2 - 58.7 10.6 7.1 - 15.5 25.3 20.0 - 31.6
$50,000 or more 4,668** 10.9 8.0 - 14.7 58.8 53.5 - 64.0 9.9 7.2 - 13.5 20.4 16.4 - 25.1
Enrolled in WIC                          
No 8,233** 10.9 8.6 - 13.8 58.0 53.9 - 62.0 9.9 7.7 - 12.6 21.2 18.0 - 24.7
Yes 4,884** 12.4 9.0 - 16.8 45.3 39.5 - 51.1 13.0 9.6 - 17.4 29.4 24.4 - 34.8
Enrolled in MaineCare/Medicaid                        
No 7,116** 11.2 8.7 - 14.2 60.1 55.8 - 64.3 9.2 7.0 - 12.0 19.5 16.3 - 23.2
Yes 6,106** 11.6 8.7 - 15.4 45.4 40.3 - 50.7 13.1 10.0 - 16.9 29.9 25.4 - 34.8
Infant's birth weight                          
<2500 grams 966 14.5 12.2 - 17.1 49.0 45.6 - 52.4 10.4 8.5 - 12.7 26.2 23.3 - 29.3
2500 grams or more 13,184 11.2 9.1 - 13.7 53.6 50.0 - 57.2 11.0 9.0 - 13.4 24.2 21.3 - 27.4
NOTES:
Population size for groups giving birth in Maine are taken from the Maine Vital Statistics System unless otherwise noted.
Unknowns are excluded from all tabulations.
*Survey Questions 5 and 6:  Just before you got pregnant, how much did you weigh?
   How tall are you without shoes?
** Estimates of the population size for this group giving birth in Maine are made through PRAMS.
^ Estimate of Hispanic population giving birth in Maine is taken from the 2006 birth file.
# There were fewer than 10 survey respondents to this question.  Data may be unreliable for describing this group, 
                   therefore percent is not reported.
CI = 95% Confidence Interval
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Data, Research, and Vital Statistics
Mother's Body Mass Index Before Pregnancy*
2006 Maine Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
      Underweight Normal Overweight Obese
Demographic Groups Population %   CI   %   CI   %   CI   %   CI  
  Total 14,152 11.4 9.4 - 13.7 53.3 50.0 - 56.7 11.0 9.1 - 13.2 24.3 21.6 - 27.3
Age                                    
<20 years 1,135 18.4 9.3 - 33.0 57.4 42.3 - 71.2 7.8 2.8 - 19.9 16.4 8.0 - 30.7
20-24 years 3,580 13.3 9.5 - 18.4 50.4 43.6 - 57.1 10.9 7.2 - 16.0 25.5 20.2 - 31.6
25-34 years 7,399 10.7 8.2 - 13.9 53.9 49.4 - 58.3 9.9 7.5 - 12.8 25.6 21.8 - 29.7
35+ years 2,037 6.8 3.6 - 12.6 54.9 46.3 - 63.1 16.8 11.3 - 24.4 21.5 15.4 - 29.2
Mother's Race                                  
White 13,494 11.5 9.5 - 13.9 53.1 49.7 - 56.5 11.0 9.0 - 13.3 24.4 21.6 - 27.4
Black 299 # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
Other  344 10.3 3.1 - 29.6 56.1 35.5 - 74.9 15.6 5.5 - 37.1 18.0 6.5 - 40.9
Hispanic Origin                                  
Yes 221^ # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
No 13,908^ 11.4 9.4 - 13.8 53.2 49.8 - 56.6 11.0 9.1 - 13.3 24.3 21.6 - 27.3
Education                                  
< High School 1,526 13.4 7.0 - 24.3 63.4 50.7 - 74.4 7.4 3.0 - 17.0 15.8 8.6 - 27.2
High School 4,759 11.5 8.2 - 16.0 49.1 43.1 - 55.1 9.0 6.1 - 13.0 30.5 25.2 - 36.2
> High School 7,786 10.9 8.5 - 13.8 53.5 49.3 - 57.7 12.7 10.1 - 15.8 22.9 19.5 - 26.7
Marital Status                                  
Married 8,934 10.0 7.8 - 12.7 56.1 52.0 - 60.1 10.9 8.6 - 13.7 23.0 19.8 - 26.6
Other 5,216 13.5 10.0 - 18.0 49.1 43.3 - 54.9 11.1 8.0 - 15.2 26.3 21.6 - 31.7
Income                                    
$14,999 or less 3,700** 11.8 8.0 - 16.9 45.5 38.7 - 52.5 14.6 10.4 - 20.1 28.2 22.5 - 34.6
$15,000-24,999 1,790** 10.6 6.0 - 18.1 57.4 48.1 - 66.1 7.1 3.8 - 13.0 24.9 17.9 - 33.6
$25,000-49,999 3,063** 12.1 8.3 - 17.4 52.0 45.2 - 58.7 10.6 7.1 - 15.5 25.3 20.0 - 31.6
$50,000 or more 4,668** 10.9 8.0 - 14.7 58.8 53.5 - 64.0 9.9 7.2 - 13.5 20.4 16.4 - 25.1
Enrolled in WIC                                  
No 8,233** 10.9 8.6 - 13.8 58.0 53.9 - 62.0 9.9 7.7 - 12.6 21.2 18.0 - 24.7
Yes 4,884** 12.4 9.0 - 16.8 45.3 39.5 - 51.1 13.0 9.6 - 17.4 29.4 24.4 - 34.8
Enrolled in MaineCare/Medicaid                                  
No 7,116** 11.2 8.7 - 14.2 60.1 55.8 - 64.3 9.2 7.0 - 12.0 19.5 16.3 - 23.2
Yes 6,106** 11.6 8.7 - 15.4 45.4 40.3 - 50.7 13.1 10.0 - 16.9 29.9 25.4 - 34.8
Infant's birth weight                                  
<2500 grams 966 14.5 12.2 - 17.1 49.0 45.6 - 52.4 10.4 8.5 - 12.7 26.2 23.3 - 29.3
2500 grams or more 13,184 11.2 9.1 - 13.7 53.6 50.0 - 57.2 11.0 9.0 - 13.4 24.2 21.3 - 27.4
NOTES:
Population size for groups giving birth in Maine are taken from the Maine Vital Statistics System unless otherwise noted.
Unknowns are excluded from all tabulations.
*Survey Questions 5 and 6:  Just before you got pregnant, how much did you weigh?
   How tall are you without shoes?
** Estimates of the population size for this group giving birth in Maine are made through PRAMS.
^ Estimate of Hispanic population giving birth in Maine is taken from the 2006 birth file.
# There were fewer than 10 survey respondents to this question.  Data may be unreliable for describing this group, 
                   therefore percent is not reported.
CI = 95% Confidence Interval