TABLE C-1B Maternal Weight Gain in Singleton Pregnancies (by percent of BMI and gain category)

Study Description

Population Characteristics

Weight/BMI Category

Weight Gain (percent of n)

Author, year:

Cogswell et al., 1995

Total Study N:

53,541

 

Gained<6.8 kg:

BMI 19.8-26

6%

BMI > 26-29

11%

Group Description:

Low income women

BMI > 29

25%

Country:

USA

 

Gained 6.8-8.6 kg:

BMI 19.8-26

6%

BMI > 26-29

8%

BMI 19.8-26 (n = 33,809)

BMI > 29

10%

 

 

Gained 9.1-10.9 kg:

BMI > 26-29 (n = 7,661)

BMI 19.8-26

11%

BMI > 26-29

13%

BMI > 29 (n = 12,071)

BMI > 29

13%

 

 

Gained 11.4-13.2 kg:

 

BMI 19.8-26

14%

 

BMI > 26-29

13%

 

BMI > 29

13%

 

 

Gained 13.6-15.4 kg:

 

BMI 19.8-26

17%

 

BMI > 26-29

16%

 

BMI > 29

12%

 

 

Gained 15.9-17.7 kg:

 

BMI 19.8-26

14%

 

BMI > 26-29

11%

 

BMI > 29

8%

 

 

Gained> 18.2 kg:

 

BMI 19.8-26

31%

 

BMI > 26-29

28%

 

BMI > 29

19%

Author, year:

Hickey et al., 1993*

Total Study N:

1,168

 

Gained within IOM recommendations:

Black women, pregravid BMI:

Low, < 19.8 (n = 221)

37.1%

Group Description:

Low income, high risk women

Normal, 19.8-26.0 (n = 350)

30.9%

High, > 26.0-29.0 (n = 84)

27.4%

Country:

USA

White women, pregravid BMI:

 

Black (n = 803)

Low, < 19.8 (n = 118)

37.3%

White (n = 365)

Normal, 19.8-26.0 (n = 168)

35.7%

 

High, > 26.0-29.0 (n = 29)

20.7%



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