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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, Women 18+, 2009-2010

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Data Notes

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.   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 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

Numerator: 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.
Denominator: Total number of live births to women aged 18 or older.

Page Content Updated On 10/14/2011, Published on 08/28/2012
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Content updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:09:20 MST