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Indicator Report - Obesity in Pregnancy

Why Is This Important?

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 Utah Small Area, 2011-2012

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Data Notes

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.   `

^Due to Utah Small Area reclassification, these numbers only include data for 2011.
^^Due to Utah Small Area reclassification, these numbers only include data for 2012.
A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: http://ibis.health.utah.gov/query/Help.html.

Data Sources

Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health.

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Definition

Percentage of of women 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

Numerator: Number of of women 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.
Denominator: Total number of live births.

Page Content Updated On 02/21/2014, Published on 05/12/2014
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Content updated: Mon, 12 May 2014 00:26:46 MDT