TABLE G-40EBivariate Association between Gestational Weight Gain and Race/Ethnicity Among Singleton Births, New York City, 1995–2003, n = 913,290

Maternal race/ethnicityGestational Weight Gain
0–9 kg
N = 234,764
N (percent)
10–14 kg
N = 333,968
N (percent)
15–19 kg
N = 223,366
N (percent)
20+ kg
N = 121,192
N (percent)
Non-Hispanic white56,817 (20.3)112,814 (40.4)75,274 (26.9)34,517 (12.3)
Non-Hispanic black69,294 (29.2)77,868 (32.8)54,412 (22.9)35,899 (15.1)
Hispanic78,528 (26.9)99,705 (34.1)70,694 (24.2)43,513 (14.9)
Asian29,086 (29.0)42,137 (41.9)22,251 (22.1)6,964 (6.9)
Other1069 (30.1)1,444 (40.7)735 (20.7)299 (8.4)

From: G, Consultant Reports

Cover of Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines.
Institute of Medicine (US) and National Research Council (US) Committee to Reexamine IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines; Rasmussen KM, Yaktine AL, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.
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