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.
Data NotesObesity 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 SourcesUtah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health.
DefinitionPercentage 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
Page Content Updated On 02/21/2014, Published on 05/12/2014