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Selected Vital Statistics for 2001 and 1997-2001

North Carolina

Item Total White Minority
Number 2001 Rate* 2001 Rate* 97-01 Number 2001 Rate* 2001 Rate* 97-01 Number 2001 Rate* 2001 Rate* 97-01
Population
Total 8,188,010 100.0 100.0 6,124,883 100.0 100.0 2,063,127 100.0 100.0
Males 4,016,180 49.0 48.6 3,038,908 49.6 49.2 977,272 47.4 46.9
Females 4,171,830 51.0 51.4 3,085,975 50.4 50.8 1,085,855 52.6 53.1
Natural Increase 47,374 5.8 5.7 30,836 5.0 4.8 16,538 8.0 8.1
Live Births
Total 118,112 14.4 14.4 85,204 13.9 13.8 32,908 16.0 16.0
Males 60,161 7.3 7.4 43,554 7.1 7.1 16,607 8.0 8.2
Females 57,951 7.1 7.0 41,650 6.8 6.7 16,301 7.9 7.9
Attendant
Physician in Hospital 107,542 91.1 91.8 77,272 90.7 91.6 30,270 92.0 92.3
Physician not in Hospital 38 0.0 0.0 19 0.0 0.0 19 0.1 0.1
Certified Nurse Midwife 10,175 8.6 7.8 7,614 8.9 8.0 2,561 7.8 7.4
Other Attendant 357 0.3 0.3 299 0.4 0.4 58 0.2 0.2
Low Birthweight 10,579 9.0 8.9 6,254 7.3 7.2 4,325 13.1 13.1
Out of Wedlock 40,487 34.3 33.2 20,472 24.0 21.8 20,015 60.8 61.5
Mother Smoked 16,479 14.0 14.4 12,806 15.0 15.7 3,673 11.2 11.1
C-Section 29,829 25.3 23.0 21,145 24.8 22.8 8,684 26.4 23.7
Occurrence
Total 119,139 100.0 100.0 86,080 100.0 100.0 33,059 100.0 100.0
To Residents 116,951 98.2 98.0 84,291 97.9 97.8 32,660 98.8 98.7
Fetal and Infant Mortality
Perinatal Deaths 1,541 13.0 14.0 798 9.3 10.3 743 22.3 23.1
Fetal Deaths 836 7.0 7.6 446 5.2 5.8 390 11.7 12.3
Neonatal (Under 28 Days) 705 6.0 6.4 352 4.1 4.6 353 10.7 10.8
Postneonatal (28 Days - 1 Year) 300 2.6 2.6 166 2.0 1.9 134 4.1 4.2
Infant Deaths (Under 1 Year) 1,005 8.5 8.9 518 6.1 6.5 487 14.8 15.0
Deaths (Excluding Fetals)
Total 70,738 8.6 8.7 54,368 8.9 9.0 16,370 7.9 7.9
Males 34,810 8.7 8.9 26,603 8.8 9.0 8,207 8.4 8.5
Females 35,928 8.6 8.6 27,765 9.0 9.0 8,163 7.5 7.3
Age
00-04 Years 1,138 2.0 2.1 593 1.5 1.6 545 3.2 3.1
05-14 Years 207 0.2 0.2 147 0.2 0.2 60 0.2 0.2
15-24 Years 1,009 0.9 0.9 668 0.8 0.8 341 1.0 1.1
25-34 Years 1,306 1.1 1.2 819 0.9 1.0 487 1.6 1.7
35-44 Years 2,935 2.3 2.2 1,843 1.9 1.8 1,092 3.4 3.5
45-54 Years 5,324 4.7 4.6 3,481 4.0 3.9 1,843 7.1 7.2
55-64 Years 7,913 10.6 10.8 5,762 9.5 9.7 2,151 15.1 15.6
65 and Over 50,906 51.8 50.2 41,055 50.5 49.4 9,851 58.0 54.2
Place of Death
Hospital 35,358 50.0 51.6 25,737 47.3 49.2 9,621 58.8 59.6
Other Institution 19,255 27.2 25.8 15,694 28.9 27.3 3,561 21.8 20.8
Home or Non-Institution 16,125 22.8 22.6 12,937 23.8 23.5 3,188 19.5 19.6
Occurrence
Total 71,543 100.0 100.0 55,061 100.0 100.0 16,482 100.0 100.0
To Residents 69,438 97.1 96.9 53,305 96.8 96.7 16,133 97.9 97.7
Other Events
Marriages 65,296 8.0 8.2
Divorces and Annulments 37,381 4.6 4.7

*See definitions and formulas section


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