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11-year trends in pregnancy-related health indicators in Maine, 2000-2010.

Harris DE, Aboueissa AM, Baugh N, Sarton C, Lichter E - J Pregnancy (2014)

Bottom Line: Average pregnancy weight gain decreased but the number of women whose pregnancy weight gain was within the recommended range was unchanged.The fraction of infants who were breast-fed increased.These results suggest that, despite some positive trends, Maine faces significant challenges in meeting Healthy People 2020 goals.

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Affiliation: School of Nursing, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME 04104, USA.

ABSTRACT
The objective of this study is to understand health and demographic trends among mothers and infants in Maine relative to the goals of Healthy People 2020. Pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system (PRAMS) data from Maine for 2000-2010 were used to determine yearly values of pregnancy-related variables. Means (for continuous variables) and percentages (for categorical variables) were calculated using the survey procedures in SAS. Linear trend analysis was applied with study year as the independent variable. The slope and significance of the trend were then calculated. Over the study period, new mothers in Maine became better educated but the fraction of households with incomes <$20,000/year remained stagnant. Maternal prepregnancy BMI increased. Average pregnancy weight gain decreased but the number of women whose pregnancy weight gain was within the recommended range was unchanged. The rates of smoking and alcohol consumption (before and during pregnancy) increased. The Caesarean section rate rose and the fraction of infants born premature (<37 wks gestation) or underweight (<2500 gms) remained unchanged. The fraction of infants who were breast-fed increased. These results suggest that, despite some positive trends, Maine faces significant challenges in meeting Healthy People 2020 goals.

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Gestational weight gain for women giving birth in Maine by year. The fraction of women gaining less than the recommended amount of weight increased while the fraction gaining an amount of weight that was within the recommended range or above that range remained unchanged. Healthy People 2020 objectives include an increase in the proportion of women who achieved recommended levels of weight gain during pregnancy (numerical goal under development). Maine is not moving toward this goal.
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fig2: Gestational weight gain for women giving birth in Maine by year. The fraction of women gaining less than the recommended amount of weight increased while the fraction gaining an amount of weight that was within the recommended range or above that range remained unchanged. Healthy People 2020 objectives include an increase in the proportion of women who achieved recommended levels of weight gain during pregnancy (numerical goal under development). Maine is not moving toward this goal.

Mentions: The mean time at which women received their first prenatal care was 8.6 weeks and the average fraction who received prenatal care in the first trimester was 92.8%. There were no significant trends in either of these variables during the study period (Figure 2, Table 2).


11-year trends in pregnancy-related health indicators in Maine, 2000-2010.

Harris DE, Aboueissa AM, Baugh N, Sarton C, Lichter E - J Pregnancy (2014)

Gestational weight gain for women giving birth in Maine by year. The fraction of women gaining less than the recommended amount of weight increased while the fraction gaining an amount of weight that was within the recommended range or above that range remained unchanged. Healthy People 2020 objectives include an increase in the proportion of women who achieved recommended levels of weight gain during pregnancy (numerical goal under development). Maine is not moving toward this goal.
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fig2: Gestational weight gain for women giving birth in Maine by year. The fraction of women gaining less than the recommended amount of weight increased while the fraction gaining an amount of weight that was within the recommended range or above that range remained unchanged. Healthy People 2020 objectives include an increase in the proportion of women who achieved recommended levels of weight gain during pregnancy (numerical goal under development). Maine is not moving toward this goal.
Mentions: The mean time at which women received their first prenatal care was 8.6 weeks and the average fraction who received prenatal care in the first trimester was 92.8%. There were no significant trends in either of these variables during the study period (Figure 2, Table 2).

Bottom Line: Average pregnancy weight gain decreased but the number of women whose pregnancy weight gain was within the recommended range was unchanged.The fraction of infants who were breast-fed increased.These results suggest that, despite some positive trends, Maine faces significant challenges in meeting Healthy People 2020 goals.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Nursing, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME 04104, USA.

ABSTRACT
The objective of this study is to understand health and demographic trends among mothers and infants in Maine relative to the goals of Healthy People 2020. Pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system (PRAMS) data from Maine for 2000-2010 were used to determine yearly values of pregnancy-related variables. Means (for continuous variables) and percentages (for categorical variables) were calculated using the survey procedures in SAS. Linear trend analysis was applied with study year as the independent variable. The slope and significance of the trend were then calculated. Over the study period, new mothers in Maine became better educated but the fraction of households with incomes <$20,000/year remained stagnant. Maternal prepregnancy BMI increased. Average pregnancy weight gain decreased but the number of women whose pregnancy weight gain was within the recommended range was unchanged. The rates of smoking and alcohol consumption (before and during pregnancy) increased. The Caesarean section rate rose and the fraction of infants born premature (<37 wks gestation) or underweight (<2500 gms) remained unchanged. The fraction of infants who were breast-fed increased. These results suggest that, despite some positive trends, Maine faces significant challenges in meeting Healthy People 2020 goals.

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Related in: MedlinePlus