Distribution of U.S. women with a live birth in 2015, by prepregnancy weight

This statistic shows the distribution of women with a live birth in the U.S. in 2015, by weight prior to becoming pregnant. In that year, 25.6 percent of women who gave birth were obese prior to becoming pregnant.

Distribution of women with a live birth in the U.S. in 2015, by weight prior to pregnancy*

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Release date

January 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015

Supplementary notes

* Prepregnancy BMI was categorized as underweight (BMI <18.5), normal weight (BMI 18.5–24.9), overweight (BMI 25.0–29.9), and obese (BMI ≥30.0).
Not including Connecticut and New Jersey.

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