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Mother's Body Mass Index Before Pregnancy*
2008 Maine Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
      Underweight Normal Overweight Obese
Demographic Groups Population %   CI   %   CI   %   CI   %   CI  
  Total 13,605 10.9 9.0 - 13.2 49.2 45.8 - 52.6 11.8 9.8 - 14.2 28.1 25.2 - 31.2
Age                                    
<20 years 1,119 19.9 11.9 - 31.3 56.3 44.1 - 67.8 10.5 5.0 - 20.7 13.3 6.9 - 24.2
20-24 years 3,490 12.5 8.7 - 17.6 43.9 37.4 - 50.6 14.2 10.2 - 19.5 29.4 23.7 - 35.9
25-34 years 7,126 8.5 6.3 - 11.5 51.7 47.0 - 56.3 10.0 7.5 - 13.1 29.9 25.7 - 34.3
35+ years 1,867 10.9 6.4 - 17.8 45.7 37.2 - 54.5 14.8 9.7 - 22.0 28.6 21.5 - 37.0
Mother's Race                                  
White 12,829 10.7 8.7 - 13.1 48.9 45.5 - 52.4 12.0 10.0 - 14.4 28.4 25.3 - 31.6
Black 367 # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
Other  390 20.5 9.3 - 39.5 47.1 29.1 - 65.9 5.8 0.9 - 30.1 26.6 13.3 - 46.2
Hispanic Origin                                  
Yes 220^ # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
No 13365^ 10.4 8.5 - 12.7 49.2 45.9 - 52.6 11.8 9.8 - 14.2 28.5 25.5 - 31.7
Education                                  
< High School 1,477 15.4 8.7 - 25.9 43.3 32.1 - 55.2 11.3 5.6 - 21.2 30.1 20.4 - 42.0
High School 4,605 12.6 9.2 - 17.2 46.3 40.4 - 52.3 12.4 8.9 - 16.8 28.7 23.6 - 34.4
> High School 7,523 9.1 6.9 - 11.9 51.6 47.3 - 55.9 11.8 9.3 - 14.8 27.6 23.9 - 31.6
Marital Status                                  
Married 8,232 8.0 6.0 - 10.7 51.3 47.0 - 55.6 11.3 8.8 - 14.3 29.4 25.6 - 33.5
Other 5,372 14.9 11.4 - 19.1 46.2 40.9 - 51.6 12.6 9.5 - 16.6 26.3 21.8 - 31.3
Income                                    
$14,999 or less 3,041** 18.3 13.4 - 24.7 42.5 35.5 - 49.8 12.4 8.3 - 18.0 26.8 20.9 - 33.7
$15,000-24,999 2,115** 7.0 3.8 - 12.8 49.2 40.7 - 57.7 12.5 7.9 - 19.2 31.3 23.9 - 39.8
$25,000-49,999 2,627** 8.1 4.9 - 13.1 44.7 37.5 - 52.0 15.2 10.6 - 21.2 32.1 25.7 - 39.3
$50,000 or more 4,277** 9.0 6.3 - 12.8 55.1 49.5 - 60.6 9.9 7.0 - 13.8 26.0 21.4 - 31.2
Enrolled in WIC                                  
No 7,660** 10.4 8.1 - 13.3 52.9 48.6 - 57.2 11.2 8.7 - 14.1 25.6 22.0 - 29.5
Yes 5,355** 11.8 8.7 - 15.8 43.7 38.4 - 49.2 12.9 9.7 - 17.0 31.6 26.8 - 36.9
Enrolled in MaineCare/Medicaid                                  
No 6,009** 8.6 6.3 - 11.7 54.1 49.3 - 58.8 11.4 8.7 - 14.8 25.9 21.9 - 30.3
Yes 7,062** 12.9 10.1 - 16.4 45.0 40.3 - 49.7 12.2 9.4 - 15.6 30.0 25.8 - 34.5
Infant's birth weight                                  
<2500 grams 910 14.2 11.7 - 17.1 47.3 43.6 - 51.0 11.1 9.0 - 13.6 27.4 24.2 - 30.9
2500 grams or more 12,689 10.7 8.7 - 13.2 49.3 45.7 - 52.9 11.9 9.8 - 14.4 28.1 25.0 - 31.5
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 2008 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