2009-2013 North Carolina Resident Live Births by County of Residence:
Number and Percent of Low (<= 2500 grams) and Very Low (<= 1500 grams) Weight Births
by Race and Ethnicity

  Non-Hispanic  
  Total Total White Black Other Hispanic
County of
Residence
Birth
Weight
Births Pct. Births Pct. Births Pct. Births Pct. Births Pct. Births Pct.
North Carolina Low 54,666 9.0 48,547 9.4 25,462 7.5 20,173 13.9 2,912 9.3 6,119 6.6
Very Low 10,686 1.8 9,573 1.9 4,372 1.3 4,737 3.3 464 1.5 1,113 1.2
Alamance Low 838 9.4 689 9.8 384 7.8 278 14.9 27 13.0 149 7.6
Very Low 159 1.8 135 1.9 72 1.5 62 3.3 1 0.5 24 1.2
Alexander Low 149 8.1 142 8.3 135 8.5 4 5.2 3 7.3 7 4.9
Very Low 31 1.7 30 1.8 30 1.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.7
Alleghany Low 43 9.0 40 10.5 40 10.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 3.2
Very Low 7 1.5 7 1.8 7 1.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Anson Low 158 11.8 155 12.0 34 6.7 118 15.6 3 11.5 3 5.7
Very Low 29 2.2 29 2.3 5 1.0 24 3.2 0 0.0 0 0.0
Ashe Low 111 8.8 101 8.7 99 8.6 2 28.6 0 0.0 10 9.6
Very Low 19 1.5 19 1.6 19 1.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Avery Low 56 7.3 54 7.7 54 7.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 2.9
Very Low 12 1.6 11 1.6 11 1.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.4
Beaufort Low 258 9.8 240 10.8 107 7.9 130 15.5 3 21.4 18 4.4
Very Low 55 2.1 52 2.3 21 1.5 31 3.7 0 0.0 3 0.7
Bertie Low 116 11.7 114 11.7 23 8.6 91 13.1 0 0.0 2 8.7
Very Low 27 2.7 25 2.6 3 1.1 22 3.2 0 0.0 2 8.7
Bladen Low 180 9.9 166 10.6 62 7.2 100 15.7 4 5.5 14 5.6
Very Low 42 2.3 38 2.4 10 1.2 27 4.2 1 1.4 4 1.6
Brunswick Low 451 8.6 427 9.1 336 8.6 87 13.1 4 4.0 24 4.3
Very Low 74 1.4 71 1.5 54 1.4 16 2.4 1 1.0 3 0.5
Buncombe Low 1,018 7.8 936 8.0 746 7.3 163 14.9 27 8.6 82 5.7
Very Low 176 1.3 160 1.4 124 1.2 32 2.9 4 1.3 16 1.1
Burke Low 320 7.3 296 7.7 241 7.2 31 14.9 24 7.5 24 4.5
Very Low 60 1.4 53 1.4 44 1.3 9 4.3 0 0.0 7 1.3
Cabarrus Low 1,027 8.7 895 9.2 559 7.7 287 14.5 49 10.6 132 6.5
Very Low 181 1.5 161 1.7 99 1.4 58 2.9 4 0.9 20 1.0
Caldwell Low 361 8.9 337 9.1 304 8.8 28 13.5 5 8.8 24 7.4
Very Low 71 1.8 68 1.8 59 1.7 7 3.4 2 3.5 3 0.9
Camden Low 39 8.6 39 8.7 29 7.6 7 13.7 3 17.6 0 0.0
Very Low 8 1.8 8 1.8 6 1.6 2 3.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Carteret Low 251 8.1 235 8.3 204 7.9 29 15.2 2 2.6 16 6.3
Very Low 43 1.4 37 1.3 34 1.3 3 1.6 0 0.0 6 2.4
Caswell Low 92 8.8 88 9.1 55 8.3 33 11.3 0 0.0 4 5.1
Very Low 14 1.3 12 1.2 6 0.9 6 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.6
Catawba Low 816 9.1 713 9.5 513 8.5 152 17.2 48 7.7 103 7.0
Very Low 154 1.7 137 1.8 87 1.4 42 4.7 8 1.3 17 1.2
Chatham Low 256 8.0 196 8.9 153 8.4 38 11.5 5 8.8 60 6.1
Very Low 50 1.6 36 1.6 26 1.4 10 3.0 0 0.0 14 1.4
Cherokee Low 108 9.4 103 9.5 99 9.7 3 17.6 1 2.3 5 7.8
Very Low 15 1.3 13 1.2 13 1.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 3.1
Chowan Low 92 11.2 87 11.3 29 7.4 57 15.3 1 20.0 5 8.9
Very Low 14 1.7 14 1.8 6 1.5 8 2.2 0 0.0 0 0.0
Clay Low 25 5.9 25 6.4 24 6.4 0 0.0 1 8.3 0 0.0
Very Low 4 0.9 4 1.0 4 1.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Cleveland Low 542 9.7 521 9.9 303 8.1 211 14.3 7 10.8 21 7.3
Very Low 113 2.0 111 2.1 64 1.7 45 3.0 2 3.1 2 0.7
Colombus Low 365 11.1 349 11.8 157 9.3 177 15.6 15 11.6 16 4.8
Very Low 76 2.3 75 2.5 27 1.6 44 3.9 4 3.1 1 0.3
Craven Low 652 8.0 596 8.1 337 6.4 230 13.5 29 7.1 56 7.2
Very Low 126 1.5 118 1.6 64 1.2 49 2.9 5 1.2 8 1.0
Cumberland Low 2,848 9.7 2,568 10.0 1,058 7.5 1,406 14.0 104 7.0 280 7.5
Very Low 596 2.0 535 2.1 200 1.4 324 3.2 11 0.7 61 1.6
Currituck Low 67 5.7 66 5.9 59 5.7 7 10.9 0 0.0 1 2.4
Very Low 9 0.8 8 0.7 8 0.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 2.4
Dare Low 112 6.0 100 6.5 85 5.8 10 18.5 5 15.2 12 3.9
Very Low 23 1.2 22 1.4 14 1.0 5 9.3 3 9.1 1 0.3
Davidson Low 851 9.7 768 10.1 621 9.5 129 15.1 18 8.5 83 7.3
Very Low 155 1.8 139 1.8 105 1.6 33 3.9 1 0.5 16 1.4
Davie Low 176 8.8 156 8.9 132 8.2 23 20.4 1 4.2 20 7.7
Very Low 24 1.2 23 1.3 18 1.1 5 4.4 0 0.0 1 0.4
Duplin Low 307 7.9 219 9.1 106 7.1 110 12.6 3 6.8 88 5.9
Very Low 75 1.9 54 2.2 23 1.5 30 3.4 1 2.3 21 1.4
Durham Low 1,978 9.2 1,689 10.1 568 7.1 1,009 13.8 112 7.8 289 6.1
Very Low 392 1.8 343 2.1 96 1.2 229 3.1 18 1.3 49 1.0
Edgecombe Low 411 12.1 399 12.6 84 9.1 313 14.1 2 12.5 12 5.0
Very Low 75 2.2 73 2.3 19 2.1 54 2.4 0 0.0 2 0.8
Forsyth Low 2,402 10.3 1,997 11.1 875 8.2 1,048 15.7 74 11.3 405 7.6
Very Low 523 2.2 426 2.4 145 1.4 272 4.1 9 1.4 97 1.8
Franklin Low 301 9.0 279 9.7 145 7.4 128 14.3 6 14.0 22 5.0
Very Low 60 1.8 55 1.9 29 1.5 24 2.7 2 4.7 5 1.1
Gaston Low 1,218 9.5 1,131 9.8 775 8.8 339 14.0 17 6.7 87 6.5
Very Low 259 2.0 245 2.1 131 1.5 110 4.5 4 1.6 14 1.0
Gates Low 50 9.4 47 9.0 23 6.4 24 15.5 0 0.0 3 27.3
Very Low 12 2.3 11 2.1 3 0.8 8 5.2 0 0.0 1 9.1
Graham Low 39 8.6 39 8.9 31 8.3 0 0.0 8 13.1 0 0.0
Very Low 5 1.1 5 1.1 3 0.8 0 0.0 2 3.3 0 0.0
Granville Low 237 8.2 217 8.5 111 6.8 104 11.9 2 4.3 20 5.6
Very Low 49 1.7 45 1.8 18 1.1 27 3.1 0 0.0 4 1.1
Greene Low 123 10.5 99 11.4 41 8.7 58 14.7 0 0.0 24 8.1
Very Low 30 2.6 29 3.3 11 2.3 18 4.6 0 0.0 1 0.3
Guilford Low 2,903 9.5 2,647 9.9 915 7.3 1,524 12.7 208 9.7 256 6.5
Very Low 626 2.1 568 2.1 176 1.4 367 3.1 25 1.2 58 1.5
Halifax Low 364 12.1 355 12.3 81 9.2 251 13.6 23 14.1 9 7.8
Very Low 69 2.3 68 2.4 13 1.5 49 2.7 6 3.7 1 0.9
Harnett Low 770 8.7 686 9.2 408 7.5 257 14.4 21 7.9 84 6.0
Very Low 151 1.7 134 1.8 64 1.2 65 3.6 5 1.9 17 1.2
Haywood Low 246 8.9 232 8.9 218 8.7 9 24.3 5 10.9 14 7.7
Very Low 42 1.5 41 1.6 37 1.5 3 8.1 1 2.2 1 0.5
Henderson Low 380 7.0 331 7.7 298 7.5 23 10.3 10 9.7 49 4.5
Very Low 61 1.1 51 1.2 45 1.1 4 1.8 2 1.9 10 0.9
Hertford Low 176 13.8 171 14.0 28 7.7 141 16.5 2 18.2 5 10.9
Very Low 36 2.8 35 2.9 3 0.8 32 3.8 0 0.0 1 2.2
Hoke Low 438 9.3 389 10.0 174 7.5 156 13.8 59 12.9 49 6.2
Very Low 79 1.7 68 1.7 23 1.0 34 3.0 11 2.4 11 1.4
Hyde Low 24 9.2 24 10.3 18 10.1 6 11.1 0 0.0 0 0.0
Very Low 9 3.4 9 3.9 7 3.9 2 3.7 0 0.0 0 0.0
Iredell Low 758 8.5 683 8.6 458 7.3 195 14.8 30 8.8 75 7.5
Very Low 139 1.6 129 1.6 89 1.4 38 2.9 2 0.6 10 1.0
Jackson Low 132 6.5 124 6.8 102 7.1 0 0.0 22 6.0 8 4.1
Very Low 27 1.3 26 1.4 24 1.7 0 0.0 2 0.5 1 0.5
Johnston Low 861 7.6 715 8.1 462 6.6 235 13.7 18 11.8 146 5.9
Very Low 169 1.5 139 1.6 85 1.2 50 2.9 4 2.6 30 1.2
Jones Low 51 10.2 50 10.7 28 8.5 22 16.5 0 0.0 1 3.4
Very Low 16 3.2 16 3.4 8 2.4 8 6.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Lee Low 423 10.2 319 11.1 169 8.7 141 16.6 9 13.2 104 8.1
Very Low 74 1.8 58 2.0 29 1.5 28 3.3 1 1.5 16 1.2
Lenoir Low 380 11.1 360 12.1 124 8.9 236 15.3 0 0.0 20 4.5
Very Low 69 2.0 63 2.1 19 1.4 44 2.8 0 0.0 6 1.4
Lincoln Low 317 8.0 280 7.9 243 7.5 33 14.8 4 8.9 37 8.6
Very Low 60 1.5 56 1.6 40 1.2 15 6.7 1 2.2 4 0.9
McDowell Low 218 9.4 210 10.0 197 9.9 9 13.2 4 9.5 8 3.5
Very Low 38 1.6 35 1.7 35 1.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 1.3
Macon Low 115 6.9 99 7.2 95 7.2 2 11.8 2 6.5 16 5.5
Very Low 19 1.1 17 1.2 16 1.2 1 5.9 0 0.0 2 0.7
Madison Low 63 6.9 60 6.8 58 6.7 0 0.0 2 28.6 3 8.1
Very Low 13 1.4 12 1.4 12 1.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 2.7
Martin Low 165 13.0 160 13.4 49 8.7 110 17.6 1 9.1 5 6.8
Very Low 31 2.4 30 2.5 8 1.4 21 3.4 1 9.1 1 1.4
Mecklenburg Low 6,562 9.4 5,605 9.9 1,975 6.8 3,089 14.0 541 10.1 957 7.2
Very Low 1,199 1.7 1,036 1.8 296 1.0 664 3.0 76 1.4 163 1.2
Mitchell Low 67 9.5 65 10.7 62 10.5 0 0.0 3 27.3 2 2.0
Very Low 10 1.4 10 1.6 8 1.3 0 0.0 2 18.2 0 0.0
Montgomery Low 144 8.9 117 10.1 61 7.7 53 16.3 3 8.3 27 5.8
Very Low 24 1.5 20 1.7 7 0.9 13 4.0 0 0.0 4 0.9
Moore Low 380 7.9 349 8.2 240 7.3 101 12.4 8 5.5 31 5.7
Very Low 80 1.7 75 1.8 50 1.5 22 2.7 3 2.1 5 0.9
Nash Low 535 9.3 502 9.9 162 6.9 335 13.0 5 4.7 33 4.7
Very Low 147 2.6 141 2.8 30 1.3 109 4.2 2 1.9 6 0.9
New Hanover Low 871 7.7 799 7.9 499 6.5 275 12.7 25 8.4 72 6.0
Very Low 164 1.5 153 1.5 90 1.2 60 2.8 3 1.0 11 0.9
Northampton Low 126 12.7 122 13.0 29 10.3 92 14.1 1 12.5 4 8.5
Very Low 29 2.9 29 3.1 8 2.8 21 3.2 0 0.0 0 0.0
Onslow Low 1,518 7.1 1,354 7.2 946 6.1 334 12.6 74 9.4 164 6.4
Very Low 277 1.3 244 1.3 148 1.0 81 3.1 15 1.9 33 1.3
Orange Low 484 7.7 416 7.9 240 6.5 133 15.2 43 6.2 68 6.6
Very Low 95 1.5 87 1.7 38 1.0 42 4.8 7 1.0 8 0.8
Pamlico Low 39 8.1 38 8.5 27 7.6 9 10.7 2 40.0 1 2.8
Very Low 10 2.1 10 2.2 7 2.0 3 3.6 0 0.0 0 0.0
Pasquotank Low 234 9.3 223 9.6 106 8.0 114 12.2 3 5.8 11 5.9
Very Low 41 1.6 38 1.6 13 1.0 25 2.7 0 0.0 3 1.6
Pender Low 246 8.3 226 8.8 154 7.4 71 15.3 1 2.9 20 5.2
Very Low 39 1.3 38 1.5 18 0.9 20 4.3 0 0.0 1 0.3
Perquimans Low 59 8.9 55 8.5 29 6.1 25 15.9 1 9.1 4 20.0
Very Low 16 2.4 16 2.5 7 1.5 9 5.7 0 0.0 0 0.0
Person Low 188 8.9 178 9.0 83 6.2 93 15.3 2 7.7 10 7.2
Very Low 38 1.8 37 1.9 10 0.7 27 4.4 0 0.0 1 0.7
Pitt Low 1,069 9.8 1,002 10.2 385 7.5 608 13.7 9 3.1 67 6.7
Very Low 242 2.2 226 2.3 59 1.2 165 3.7 2 0.7 16 1.6
Polk Low 59 8.4 57 9.4 52 9.2 4 10.8 1 25.0 2 2.2
Very Low 7 1.0 7 1.1 5 0.9 2 5.4 0 0.0 0 0.0
Randolph Low 670 8.2 553 8.4 472 8.0 62 12.4 19 11.1 117 7.2
Very Low 124 1.5 103 1.6 83 1.4 15 3.0 5 2.9 21 1.3
Richmond Low 320 11.1 297 11.5 139 9.4 146 15.0 12 9.2 23 7.9
Very Low 67 2.3 63 2.4 29 2.0 31 3.2 3 2.3 4 1.4
Robeson Low 1,134 11.5 1,040 12.4 196 10.4 343 15.2 501 11.8 94 6.3
Very Low 229 2.3 214 2.6 41 2.2 66 2.9 107 2.5 15 1.0
Rockingham Low 458 9.6 429 10.0 289 8.8 131 14.2 9 13.4 29 5.7
Very Low 88 1.8 85 2.0 52 1.6 30 3.3 3 4.5 3 0.6
Rowan Low 742 9.4 657 9.7 461 8.9 185 13.1 11 7.1 85 7.8
Very Low 152 1.9 136 2.0 85 1.6 49 3.5 2 1.3 16 1.5
Rutherford Low 322 9.2 299 9.2 237 8.4 59 14.3 3 7.9 23 9.9
Very Low 59 1.7 55 1.7 43 1.5 11 2.7 1 2.6 4 1.7
Sampson Low 390 9.0 291 10.4 121 7.5 162 15.1 8 7.7 99 6.4
Very Low 82 1.9 55 2.0 23 1.4 30 2.8 2 1.9 27 1.7
Scotland Low 300 12.7 293 12.7 80 9.7 158 15.0 55 12.6 7 15.2
Very Low 58 2.5 57 2.5 8 1.0 34 3.2 15 3.4 1 2.2
Stanly Low 326 9.8 315 10.2 229 9.2 71 15.3 15 11.3 11 5.2
Very Low 65 2.0 64 2.1 42 1.7 20 4.3 2 1.5 1 0.5
Stokes Low 184 9.0 173 8.8 158 8.3 14 19.7 1 8.3 11 16.4
Very Low 30 1.5 30 1.5 27 1.4 2 2.8 1 8.3 0 0.0
Surry Low 309 7.8 271 8.5 245 8.2 22 14.7 4 7.3 38 5.1
Very Low 52 1.3 43 1.3 35 1.2 6 4.0 2 3.6 9 1.2
Swain Low 70 7.4 65 7.2 40 7.8 1 16.7 24 6.3 5 10.9
Very Low 12 1.3 10 1.1 8 1.6 0 0.0 2 0.5 2 4.3
Transylvania Low 120 8.7 111 8.7 96 8.1 8 14.5 7 25.9 9 8.4
Very Low 20 1.5 18 1.4 16 1.3 1 1.8 1 3.7 2 1.9
Tyrrell Low 31 14.2 24 13.4 16 13.9 7 12.5 1 12.5 7 17.9
Very Low 4 1.8 3 1.7 2 1.7 1 1.8 0 0.0 1 2.6
Union Low 949 7.9 780 8.0 489 6.4 267 15.1 24 7.1 169 7.3
Very Low 143 1.2 122 1.2 56 0.7 63 3.6 3 0.9 21 0.9
Vance Low 353 11.9 338 13.1 81 9.3 256 15.3 1 3.1 15 3.9
Very Low 72 2.4 71 2.8 13 1.5 58 3.5 0 0.0 1 0.3
Wake Low 5,095 8.1 4,459 8.4 2,224 6.6 1,798 12.7 437 8.7 636 6.3
Very Low 1,033 1.6 918 1.7 395 1.2 464 3.3 59 1.2 115 1.1
Warren Low 127 13.5 123 13.9 25 9.4 95 16.4 3 7.9 4 6.7
Very Low 23 2.4 21 2.4 3 1.1 18 3.1 0 0.0 2 3.3
Washington Low 69 9.8 65 10.0 17 7.3 48 11.6 0 0.0 4 7.5
Very Low 16 2.3 16 2.5 4 1.7 12 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Watauga Low 100 5.7 93 5.8 88 5.7 4 12.9 1 4.3 7 5.0
Very Low 13 0.7 10 0.6 9 0.6 1 3.2 0 0.0 3 2.1
Wayne Low 713 8.4 618 8.9 250 6.3 357 12.7 11 6.6 95 6.0
Very Low 148 1.7 134 1.9 43 1.1 90 3.2 1 0.6 14 0.9
Wilkes Low 285 8.4 255 8.6 228 8.1 25 19.2 2 3.9 30 7.3
Very Low 56 1.7 52 1.7 43 1.5 8 6.2 1 2.0 4 1.0
Wilson Low 504 10.1 434 10.8 131 7.2 296 13.8 7 10.4 70 7.3
Very Low 100 2.0 90 2.2 24 1.3 66 3.1 0 0.0 10 1.0
Yadkin Low 216 10.6 177 11.0 168 11.0 8 12.5 1 7.7 39 8.8
Very Low 38 1.9 35 2.2 34 2.2 1 1.6 0 0.0 3 0.7
Yancey Low 70 8.1 66 8.8 66 8.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 3.7
Very Low 9 1.0 9 1.2 9 1.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0

Prepared by NC-DHHS State Center for Health Statistics
Rates based on small numbers (fewer than 20 cases) are unstable and should be interpreted with caution