Percentage of pregnant women in WIC who were pre-pregnancy underweight (BMI less than 18.5)

Source:2010-2012 NYS Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System - WIC Program Data as of July, 2013

(Click on a county name for trend graph data)

  Pre-pregnancy underweight women Average WIC births Crude
Region/County 2010 2011 2012 Total 2010-2012 Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 126 123 136 385 4,207 3.1
Suffolk 156 213 187 556 6,609 2.8
Region Total 282 336 323 941 10,816 2.9
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 663 650 607 1,920 17,781 3.6
Kings 1,668 1,792 1,918 5,378 30,197 5.9
New York 643 632 594 1,869 12,140 5.1
Queens 824 964 1,037 2,825 17,748 5.3
Richmond 82 66 86 234 2,203 3.5
Region Total 3,880 4,104 4,242 12,226 80,069 5.1
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 53 48 51 152 1,120 4.5
Orange 81 80 89 250 2,577 3.2
Putnam 5 6 6 17 271 2.1
Rockland 100 95 126 321 2,748 3.9
Sullivan 26 25 21 72 574 4.2
Ulster 31 33 28 92 692 4.4
Westchester 193 164 170 527 5,081 3.5
Region Total 489 451 491 1,431 13,063 3.7
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 75 73 70 218 1,481 4.9
Columbia 20 21 16 57 335 5.7
Greene 17 16 9 42 255 5.5
Rensselaer 58 51 44 153 937 5.4
Saratoga 13 16 10 39 402 3.2
Schenectady 33 36 27 96 611 5.2
Region Total 216 213 176 605 4,022 5.0
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 14 15 11 40 301 4.4
Herkimer 16 17 23 56 433 4.3
Montgomery 14 23 13 50 365 4.6
Otsego 8 14 18 40 290 4.6
Schoharie 46 48 66 160 1,009 5.3
Region Total 98 117 131 346 2,398 4.8
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 40 20 21 81 505 5.3
Essex 12 11 11 34 211 5.4
Franklin 18 14 14 46 350 4.4
Hamilton 1 0 1 2 23 2.9*
Warren 21 16 17 54 352 5.1
Washington 23 26 17 66 439 5.0
Region Total 115 87 81 283 1,880 5.0
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 62 70 58 190 1,479 4.3
Lewis 8 10 9 27 254 3.5
St. Lawrence 6 6 3 15 158 3.2
Region Total 76 86 70 232 1,891 4.1
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 26 21 23 70 485 4.8
Cortland 16 12 15 43 336 4.3
Madison 24 14 27 65 457 4.7
Oneida 77 79 70 226 1,623 4.6
Onondaga 173 147 151 471 2,959 5.3
Oswego 40 44 51 135 922 4.9
Region Total 356 317 337 1,010 6,782 5.0
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 56 59 46 161 1,340 4.0
Chenango 24 33 32 89 656 4.5
Delaware 8 10 9 27 252 3.6
Tioga 18 12 13 43 330 4.3
Tompkins 21 25 16 62 439 4.7
Region Total 127 139 116 382 3,016 4.2
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 33 29 34 96 740 4.3
Livingston 14 10 8 32 288 3.7
Monroe 172 171 161 504 4,002 4.2
Ontario 20 16 19 55 494 3.7
Schuyler 5 10 7 22 181 4.1
Seneca 3 5 4 12 105 3.8
Steuben 36 37 39 112 653 5.7
Wayne 17 26 18 61 488 4.2
Yates 7 5 8 20 117 5.7
Region Total 307 309 298 914 7,068 4.3
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 12 16 16 44 286 5.1
Cattaraugus 27 31 22 80 561 4.8
Chautauqua 48 42 50 140 1,059 4.4
Erie 220 219 237 676 5,126 4.4
Genesee 39 22 15 76 567 4.5
Niagara 64 57 56 177 1,224 4.8
Orleans 6 11 14 31 223 4.6
Wyoming 5 11 5 21 158 4.4
Region Total 421 409 415 1,245 9,204 4.5
New York State 6,367 6,568 6,680 19,615 140,209 4.7

*: Fewer than 10 events in the numerator, therefore the rate is unstable

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