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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 1999

Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

Pregnancy, Total
1997-1999
County Birth Rate1 Abortion Rate2 Pregnancy Rate3 Percent of Live Births
Minority4 Low Weight5 Late or No Care6 Mother Smoked C-Section7
North Carolina 66.0 17.2 83.7 28.9 8.9 15.4 14.7 22.1
Alamance 66.8 20.3 87.8 22.4 8.7 16.1 18.2 22.2
Alexander 64.6 7.4 72.5 6.9 7.9 17.0 20.6 24.4
Alleghany 60.1 6.8 67.9 1.3 6.8 13.6 26.2 17.5
Anson 67.4 13.9 82.4 59.8 12.1 17.5 16.5 23.6
Ashe 58.0 4.4 62.9 0.6 8.9 12.7 21.6 26.9
Avery 54.6 8.5 63.6 0.8 11.4 10.8 22.2 27.0
Beaufort 67.1 10.8 78.5 37.3 11.0 17.7 16.2 26.5
Bertie 57.5 10.6 68.3 77.3 14.1 15.6 7.1 18.5
Bladen 73.4 12.8 86.9 43.6 10.3 27.4 17.8 24.3
Brunswick 59.7 11.4 71.4 17.5 8.6 17.1 25.6 27.0
Buncombe 60.5 17.1 78.1 10.3 8.7 7.5 17.0 18.2
Burke 64.8 12.2 77.4 14.7 9.5 20.5 22.7 22.8
Cabarrus 68.9 13.2 82.6 15.8 8.3 15.7 14.3 22.2
Caldwell 65.4 7.5 73.3 7.8 8.7 11.4 24.3 21.6
Camden 39.4 4.8 44.2 20.9 6.1 18.9 12.2 21.6
Carteret 50.4 10.6 61.2 11.7 6.9 11.5 18.5 25.4
Caswell 58.8 14.9 74.4 34.1 10.8 13.9 23.2 21.6
Catawba 66.3 11.9 78.7 15.3 8.5 16.3 14.8 22.5
Chatham 67.6 14.4 82.4 15.8 7.4 14.3 13.2 24.3
Cherokee 63.5 12.4 76.4 3.4 4.0 11.6 23.1 21.1
Chowan 76.1 8.0 85.0 45.5 8.3 18.9 11.3 28.0
Clay 44.9 5.8 51.2 0.0 5.8 9.1 23.1 19.2
Cleveland 67.7 11.0 79.1 26.1 9.1 18.6 20.2 22.7
Columbus 73.5 13.9 88.1 41.1 9.6 29.3 18.1 22.2
Craven 82.4 14.0 96.7 29.5 7.9 17.9 14.6 25.5
Cumberland 81.1 25.1 106.8 39.9 9.4 13.9 12.9 17.9
Currituck 50.8 9.9 60.7 10.3 8.5 15.9 19.6 23.2
Dare 49.0 12.2 61.4 4.6 6.0 12.9 17.8 24.9
Davidson 60.7 11.8 73.0 12.5 9.0 13.9 22.9 23.2
Davie 62.7 11.2 74.4 7.4 8.1 9.5 20.2 20.5
Duplin 84.4 13.3 98.0 27.9 7.8 22.5 12.2 26.8
Durham 65.0 28.0 93.6 49.4 10.3 11.9 7.3 22.4
Edgecombe 65.4 17.0 83.3 63.3 11.6 31.1 13.5 19.7
Forsyth 65.7 20.0 86.1 29.6 10.1 11.4 15.5 18.5
Franklin 58.7 14.4 73.7 32.4 9.3 15.1 10.1 24.8
Gaston 66.7 13.6 80.8 19.6 8.9 12.1 21.3 21.0
Gates 52.5 12.2 64.7 46.2 8.9 12.2 12.5 23.2
Graham 72.3 4.4 77.4 9.8 6.4 8.8 24.7 20.7
Granville 61.1 20.1 81.7 35.3 8.8 15.1 15.5 24.3
Greene 71.1 14.0 85.4 47.7 9.8 17.2 12.0 20.7
Guilford 61.2 23.3 84.9 39.0 9.0 13.3 12.4 22.7
Halifax 64.3 16.8 81.9 65.2 11.1 18.0 13.5 25.2
Harnett 73.2 16.0 89.8 26.5 8.4 20.1 17.9 24.6
Haywood 58.4 10.9 69.6 2.0 8.0 8.9 26.3 20.1
Henderson 69.3 10.7 80.4 5.6 7.9 8.9 18.6 21.4
Hertford 59.2 14.5 74.1 72.5 12.5 16.9 5.0 18.1
Hoke 94.4 16.6 111.6 46.1 8.4 16.9 12.0 17.1
Hyde 46.2 9.7 57.2 36.8 9.9 21.1 10.5 24.3
Iredell 68.4 12.0 80.8 17.5 8.6 18.8 18.4 24.1
Jackson 50.0 9.0 59.6 17.7 5.3 9.9 20.6 20.5
Johnston 78.3 14.8 93.5 18.2 8.0 23.5 12.6 24.9
Jones 56.3 11.2 68.1 39.1 10.4 23.2 19.3 33.0
Lee 80.2 18.4 99.2 25.1 8.4 22.0 14.6 23.2
Lenoir 66.9 18.4 86.1 49.6 12.2 25.5 16.3 28.9
Lincoln 65.1 10.0 75.5 7.6 7.6 14.3 19.1 26.7
McDowell 63.4 7.7 71.6 5.6 8.8 11.9 26.3 21.7
Macon 63.2 7.9 71.3 2.2 6.5 9.6 22.1 21.2
Madison 60.7 8.9 70.3 1.0 8.7 5.4 25.2 18.4
Martin 66.3 9.4 76.2 54.2 11.0 16.8 14.3 26.2
Mecklenburg 66.9 24.6 92.1 35.8 8.9 11.3 8.9 21.7
Mitchell 58.4 6.6 65.7 0.2 7.6 9.4 26.9 22.4
Montgomery 85.6 11.8 98.4 26.4 9.3 26.5 13.7 23.8
Moore 71.9 15.6 88.0 23.6 9.0 20.5 16.1 24.1
Nash 59.9 16.1 76.8 39.5 9.7 22.5 12.8 19.8
New Hanover 56.4 22.9 79.8 26.3 8.7 16.1 15.1 23.0
Northampton 65.3 10.7 76.8 68.2 11.2 16.9 12.4 23.6
Onslow 103.8 20.5 125.0 21.6 7.1 9.7 13.0 16.4
Orange 36.5 17.9 54.7 22.8 7.5 9.8 11.1 22.8
Pamlico 49.6 13.0 62.6 29.6 10.1 22.2 21.3 28.1
Pasquotank 55.8 10.6 66.5 48.1 9.9 19.0 12.8 24.2
Pender 58.2 11.0 69.6 24.6 10.1 19.8 18.3 22.6
Perquimans 54.0 10.7 65.7 35.3 7.5 16.2 13.2 31.1
Person 63.0 18.1 81.9 33.0 9.5 13.1 17.2 23.1
Pitt 55.8 18.5 74.7 44.1 10.7 15.2 10.8 20.9
Polk 61.4 11.8 74.2 6.9 5.1 14.2 18.6 22.7
Randolph 66.4 11.5 78.4 6.8 7.5 16.0 20.0 24.0
Richmond 71.9 12.8 85.1 40.4 10.4 23.5 22.3 26.2
Robeson 80.2 14.5 95.4 70.6 10.7 33.9 22.4 28.3
Rockingham 61.7 13.7 75.7 23.0 9.9 13.9 22.1 22.8
Rowan 64.3 12.5 77.4 21.1 9.4 20.9 19.3 20.9
Rutherford 66.3 10.1 76.7 13.8 8.4 13.7 22.6 20.7
Sampson 76.7 14.3 91.7 32.9 8.3 26.1 12.8 28.0
Scotland 69.3 11.4 81.3 55.4 10.9 20.8 15.1 23.0
Stanly 62.9 10.2 73.4 17.9 8.0 15.7 14.0 27.3
Stokes 56.4 9.5 66.4 5.1 9.2 6.9 28.7 19.7
Surry 67.8 8.3 76.4 5.1 8.1 15.4 25.0 21.7
Swain 72.4 11.7 84.1 44.0 6.2 14.2 24.2 19.4
Transylvania 53.5 10.2 63.9 8.2 7.3 12.4 21.2 21.2
Tyrrell 53.6 7.0 61.4 34.4 9.9 16.8 23.7 22.1
Union 78.4 10.9 90.0 16.8 7.5 13.4 12.6 21.0
Vance 71.4 19.3 91.8 54.7 11.8 25.0 15.7 25.4
Wake 62.0 21.6 84.1 27.5 7.5 12.3 6.5 21.0
Warren 60.2 18.8 79.7 72.4 11.5 17.1 13.7 24.2
Washington 64.2 9.8 74.6 60.7 9.4 22.1 12.5 31.4
Watauga 30.1 11.7 42.0 1.9 7.0 10.6 13.2 27.3
Wayne 71.3 15.2 87.2 35.5 8.3 30.6 14.9 21.5
Wilkes 62.6 7.9 70.8 5.3 8.2 11.5 24.0 27.4
Wilson 71.5 16.5 89.0 48.2 9.5 19.5 10.6 19.1
Yadkin 67.3 10.4 78.2 3.7 9.3 8.0 22.6 17.9
Yancey 58.8 6.1 65.2 1.3 6.9 9.6 19.5 18.4
  1. Live births per 1,000 females 15-44.
  2. Legal induced abortions per 1,000 females 15-44.
  3. Pregnancies (reported abortions, fetal deaths, and live births) per 1,000 females 15-44.
  4. Based on race of mother.
  5. 5 lbs. 8 oz. or less.
  6. Late care defined as first visit after the third month. Information often based on maternal recall.
  7. Includes primary and repeat C-Sections.

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