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Mother's Body Mass Index Before Pregnancy*
2007 Maine Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
      Underweight Normal Overweight Obese
Demographic Groups Population %   CI   %   CI   %   CI   %   CI  
  Total 14,110 9.2 7.4 - 11.4 54.2 50.8 - 57.5 12.7 10.6 - 15.1 23.9 21.2 - 26.9
Age                                    
<20 years 1,176 17.6 9.8 - 29.5 64.4 51.3 - 75.6 9.0 3.9 - 19.4 9.1 3.7 - 20.3
20-24 years 3,620 7.9 5.1 - 12.2 58.4 51.7 - 64.8 11.2 7.5 - 16.3 22.5 17.4 - 28.6
25-34 years 7,307 8.3 6.1 - 11.2 51.6 47.0 - 56.1 13.0 10.1 - 16.5 27.2 23.3 - 31.5
35+ years 2,007 9.9 5.7 - 16.6 49.6 41.2 - 58.1 16.8 11.4 - 24.1 23.7 17.2 - 31.7
Mother's Race                                  
White 13,392 9.3 7.5 - 11.5 54.5 51.0 - 57.8 12.4 10.3 - 14.8 23.9 21.1 - 26.9
Black 330 # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
Other  373 10.9 3.3 - 30.8 39.1 19.1 - 63.6 21.1 7.2 - 47.8 29.0 11.8 - 55.4
Hispanic Origin                                  
Yes 208^ # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
No 13,871^ 8.9 7.2 - 11.0 54.7 51.3 - 58.0 22.1 6.7 - 52.9 25.1 9.0 - 53.1
Education                                  
< High School 1,490 14.5 7.8 - 25.4 57.7 45.2 - 69.4 9.9 4.6 - 20.3 17.8 10.1 - 29.5
High School 4,761 11.0 7.9 - 15.2 47.4 41.6 - 53.3 12.5 9.1 - 17.0 29.1 24.0 - 34.7
> High School 7,798 7.3 5.4 - 9.8 57.4 53.2 - 61.6 13.4 10.7 - 16.6 21.9 18.6 - 25.6
Marital Status                                  
Married 8,592 8.2 6.2 - 10.8 56.7 52.6 - 60.7 11.6 9.2 - 14.5 23.5 20.2 - 27.1
Other 5,515 10.7 7.7 - 14.7 50.4 44.7 - 56.1 14.4 10.8 - 18.8 24.5 20.0 - 29.8
Income                                    
$14,999 or less 3,956** 12.5 8.8 - 17.5 48.8 42.3 - 55.3 12.9 9.1 - 18.0 25.8 20.5 - 31.9
$15,000-24,999 1,803** 9.1 5.1 - 15.5 53.0 43.8 - 62.1 11.4 6.7 - 18.8 26.5 19.3 - 35.3
$25,000-49,999 3,017** 5.6 3.1 - 9.8 57.5 50.6 - 64.1 12.2 8.3 - 17.4 24.8 19.4 - 31.2
$50,000 or more 4,513** 8.8 6.2 - 12.5 57.2 51.7 - 62.5 13.4 10.0 - 17.7 20.6 16.5 - 25.4
Enrolled in WIC                                  
No 8,096** 9.5 7.3 - 12.3 56.3 52.1 - 60.4 12.5 10.0 - 15.6 21.7 18.4 - 25.3
Yes 5,050** 8.6 6.0 - 12.3 50.7 45.0 - 56.4 13.4 9.9 - 17.8 27.3 22.6 - 32.6
Enrolled in MaineCare/Medicaid                                  
No 6,430** 8.8 6.5 - 11.8 58.6 54.0 - 63.1 11.9 9.2 - 15.2 20.7 17.3 - 24.7
Yes 6,859** 9.6 7.1 - 12.9 50.0 45.2 - 54.9 13.5 10.5 - 17.2 26.9 22.8 - 31.4
Infant's birth weight                                  
<2500 grams 892 13.6 11.3 - 16.2 50.8 47.4 - 54.3 10.4 8.4 - 12.7 25.2 22.3 - 28.3
2500 grams or more 13,207 8.9 7.1 - 11.2 54.4 50.8 - 57.9 12.9 10.6 - 15.4 23.8 20.9 - 27.0
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 2007 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