Table 1

Characteristics of the study population (%), stratified by diabetes and BMI, in the 2002 NSFG (n = 5,955)

Diabetes
BMI (kg/m2)
YesNoUnder/normal (<25.0)Overweight (25.0–29.9)Class I obese (30.0–34.9)Class II/III obese (≥35.0)
n1355,8203,0281,522795610
Age (years)*
    20–2915.836.141.129.933.325.3
    30–3941.740.837.744.243.045.6
    40–4442.523.121.225.923.729.1
Race and Hispanic origin*
    Non-Hispanic white63.767.671.663.062.064.2
    Non-Hispanic black21.513.79.516.919.122.3
    Non-Hispanic other1.1*5.16.53.63.63.0
    Hispanic13.713.612.416.515.310.5
Completed years of education
    <1213.915.013.217.115.518.6
    1229.620.518.121.625.625.7
    >1256.564.568.761.358.955.7
Marital status*
    Never married18.125.026.721.822.824.7
    Cohabitating8.99.49.68.79.79.8
    Married48.553.752.556.354.052.3
    Separated, divorced, or widowed24.511.911.213.213.513.2
Total combined income, 2001 (USD)
    <20,00034.624.223.422.028.829.5
    20,000–34,99917.522.120.322.823.626.0
    35,000–50,00017.615.214.515.813.919.1
    ≥50,00030.238.541.739.333.625.4
Health insurance coverage, 2001
    Private or Medi-Gap69.370.873.570.366.663.5
    Medicaid, CHIP, or state sponsored14.49.17.68.912.314.4
    Other3.6§3.23.23.32.83.7
    Uninsured12.716.715.517.518.217.9
    Do not know/refused0.0§0.1§0.1§0.02§0.0§0.4§
Tobacco use
    Current (in past 12 months)39.729.630.230.028.629.0
    Past10.411.811.310.714.114.4
    Never49.958.558.559.357.356.6
Previously pregnant
    Yes80.074.269.380.079.579.7
    No20.225.830.720.020.520.3
Medical help to become pregnant
    Yes13.09.79.58.710.812.5
    No87.090.380.591.389.287.5
Pregnancy desire*
    Yes41.749.852.046.449.345.9
    No57.847.745.451.448.152.1
    Do not know0.5§2.52.62.22.62.0
Pregnancy intention
    Intend62.763.565.461.358.664.3
    Do not intend37.333.732.235.139.432.8
    Do not know0.0§2.72.43.52.0§2.9§
Currently sexually active*
    Yes77.287.188.187.786.079.7
    No22.812.911.912.314.020.3
Current contraceptive methods
    None*38.827.328.025.225.333.0
    Hormonal based*15.326.429.324.823.716.5
    Barrier11.115.817.614.913.111.1
    Sterilization36.728.424.131.533.837.5
    Other*1.6§7.97.19.98.55.6
Female's sterility status*
    Not sterile55.875.581.072.066.962.3
    Surgically sterile36.322.316.726.131.034.3
    Nonsurgically sterile7.92.22.31.92.13.4
Partner's sterility status
    Not sterile91.486.284.588.389.486.4
    Surgically sterile5.0§12.714.310.99.012.1
    Nonsurgically sterile3.6§1.11.20.8§1.6§1.5§
  • *Rao-Scott χ2 test, P < 0.05, for diabetes.

  • †Rao-Scott χ2 test, P < 0.05, for BMI.

  • ‡Data available for 5,664 (95%) of respondents.

  • §Unweighted frequency was <10.

  • ‖Eligible respondents were physically able to have children.

  • ¶Respondents could select up to three methods. Percentages do not sum to 100.