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Location: Illinois
Topic: Obesity before pregnancy by income
Format: PRAMS Graph
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Obesity before pregnancy by income: Illinois, 2009

Note: Vertical lines in graph represent 95% confidence intervals.
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• In Illinois in 2009, 31.7% of women in households with an annual income of less than $10,000 had a pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) classified as obese, compared to 23.1% among $10,000-$24,999, 23.1% in $25,000-$49,999 and 14.2% in $50,000 and over. 


  • Before pregnancy obesity: mother's pre-pregnancy body mass index classified as obese (BMI greater than 30.0).
  • Due to methodological changes, data by income are only available beginning in 2004.
  • For more information about the availability of PRAMS data by state and year, refer to the Calculations page.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
  • Retrieved July 07, 2020, from