Women who are not at a healthy weight prior to pregnancy are at increased risk of adverse maternal and infant outcomes. Women
who are obese prior to pregnancy have longer hospital stays and higher utilization of medical care during pregnancy.
Obese BMI Prior to Pregnancy by Ethnicity, Utah Women 18+, 2009-2010
Females aged 17 or less are not included in this data as BMI categories for ages younger than 18 are different than those
for adults. Obesity for adults is defined as a BMI of 30 or more. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the
square of height in meters.
Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health.
Percentage of of women aged 18 or older who delivered a live birth and had a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to
30.0 kg/m2 calculated from prepregnancy weight and height.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of of women aged 18 or older who delivered a live birth and had a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30.0
kg/m2 calculated from prepregnancy weight and height.
Total number of live births to women aged 18 or older.
Page Content Updated On 10/14/2011,
Published on 08/28/2012
Maternal and Infant Health Program, Division of Family Health and Preparedness, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: 801-538-9970,
Fax: 801-538-9409, Website: health.utah.gov/mihp, Contact: Laurie Baksh, Email: email@example.com
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