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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 1999

Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

Pregnancy, Females 15-19
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 61.5 21.4 83.5 42.7 10.9 29.3 18.5 15.3
Alamance 65.2 30.6 97.3 30.4 9.1 31.9 21.7 17.1
Alexander 62.0 10.9 73.6 10.7 10.2 32.2 28.2 14.1
Alleghany 55.6 15.3 73.7 0.0 10.0 27.5 50.0 10.0
Anson 90.9 21.3 112.7 75.6 13.9 26.8 15.8 13.9
Ashe 70.5 7.3 77.8 0.7 16.3 25.9 21.5 17.0
Avery 39.2 8.8 48.0 1.4 14.1 21.1 29.6 19.7
Beaufort 77.1 12.2 89.6 53.7 10.7 24.3 13.9 15.5
Bertie 78.1 16.6 94.7 89.7 19.0 32.8 1.7 10.9
Bladen 76.5 15.0 92.5 55.7 9.8 44.3 13.2 15.3
Brunswick 72.7 16.9 90.0 21.9 10.3 27.3 28.6 22.9
Buncombe 56.8 22.6 79.8 17.7 12.6 12.8 23.5 11.3
Burke 86.8 18.5 106.3 18.7 11.5 31.5 29.1 13.1
Cabarrus 60.1 16.6 77.2 29.7 10.1 31.9 20.5 12.5
Caldwell 86.8 11.0 98.3 10.5 12.5 19.2 32.2 12.5
Camden 40.5 5.5 46.0 31.8 18.2 36.4 22.7 31.8
Carteret 43.9 15.3 59.3 14.7 8.6 20.7 24.6 15.5
Caswell 64.5 24.9 89.9 44.5 15.1 27.7 27.7 20.2
Catawba 69.9 16.8 87.6 27.1 10.7 30.7 21.9 10.9
Chatham 59.4 28.8 89.3 28.4 8.7 28.4 13.0 14.9
Cherokee 79.4 21.6 100.9 2.6 6.0 25.2 33.1 17.9
Chowan 98.8 10.5 109.3 69.7 13.6 23.5 6.8 21.2
Clay 40.2 5.7 46.0 0.0 7.1 21.4 32.1 17.9
Cleveland 84.4 14.2 99.2 37.8 10.5 31.4 23.9 17.1
Columbus 88.6 20.2 109.8 50.3 8.3 42.7 16.6 17.2
Craven 79.7 21.4 101.5 43.0 10.7 33.3 14.8 19.0
Cumberland 74.0 27.7 102.4 51.7 12.2 28.4 14.1 11.0
Currituck 44.5 19.8 64.3 16.7 9.7 26.4 36.1 16.7
Dare 40.8 11.1 52.3 11.5 7.3 32.3 19.8 13.5
Davidson 68.7 21.3 90.8 17.7 11.6 25.0 32.4 16.8
Davie 60.8 21.6 83.1 12.5 9.2 17.1 32.9 17.1
Duplin 88.6 21.4 110.5 36.7 9.2 32.3 9.5 21.7
Durham 52.0 32.1 84.8 66.8 14.0 26.2 6.5 17.2
Edgecombe 91.6 19.9 112.9 79.0 12.6 41.0 9.7 11.4
Forsyth 55.5 26.9 82.6 43.7 10.9 22.6 19.4 12.6
Franklin 51.3 19.2 71.6 49.4 11.1 26.4 11.1 11.5
Gaston 78.3 20.2 99.1 26.8 10.1 20.1 27.0 13.9
Gates 46.6 26.5 73.0 75.0 18.2 29.5 6.8 9.1
Graham 80.8 3.2 84.0 12.0 8.0 6.0 18.0 12.0
Granville 63.0 29.2 92.7 49.6 6.7 27.9 15.8 15.0
Greene 88.2 22.1 110.9 74.3 8.3 25.7 6.3 11.8
Guilford 44.5 26.7 71.7 56.8 11.6 27.5 17.1 15.2
Halifax 90.3 21.8 113.3 78.4 10.1 25.7 11.3 19.3
Harnett 68.2 18.1 87.0 39.9 10.6 38.4 20.2 18.6
Haywood 64.5 14.8 79.8 1.7 8.3 19.2 39.6 12.1
Henderson 63.6 17.1 81.4 7.8 11.3 17.4 29.8 19.0
Hertford 75.8 13.3 90.2 81.0 11.7 22.9 3.4 13.2
Hoke 113.6 15.0 129.9 63.1 10.4 26.8 10.1 10.7
Hyde 33.1 8.3 45.5 75.0 12.5 31.3 12.5 31.3
Iredell 64.4 17.0 81.6 32.9 11.6 38.2 26.1 16.3
Jackson 32.3 8.7 41.6 24.1 3.4 20.0 28.3 11.7
Johnston 70.5 21.8 92.6 31.9 11.0 45.8 20.7 15.6
Jones 70.2 16.4 87.7 50.0 10.0 31.7 18.3 23.3
Lee 80.9 21.9 103.4 37.0 6.9 38.5 14.0 19.4
Lenoir 91.5 27.5 119.7 70.5 12.1 38.2 14.7 22.0
Lincoln 64.4 14.2 78.7 14.0 8.9 29.4 24.3 18.6
McDowell 81.0 9.1 90.7 7.7 10.4 17.4 34.7 16.6
Macon 75.8 12.5 88.7 2.0 7.2 15.8 27.6 16.4
Madison 55.1 11.6 68.2 0.0 8.3 11.0 26.6 12.8
Martin 74.5 14.0 89.6 69.8 9.4 30.2 15.1 16.1
Mecklenburg 50.0 26.9 77.4 63.0 13.1 27.4 12.7 15.3
Mitchell 56.4 10.1 67.4 0.0 7.5 22.4 29.9 20.9
Montgomery 97.3 15.5 113.7 35.2 9.6 36.5 15.5 13.7
Moore 66.8 18.3 85.8 41.0 9.0 39.2 16.4 19.2
Nash 61.2 24.5 86.6 57.3 10.9 36.7 12.8 12.6
New Hanover 42.1 28.7 71.6 50.9 12.5 33.0 19.6 12.9
Northampton 88.1 15.0 103.6 84.6 12.6 26.4 8.8 19.2
Onslow 88.8 25.5 114.7 25.9 9.3 16.3 14.4 11.2
Orange 17.5 19.0 36.6 40.7 13.0 30.0 23.3 19.3
Pamlico 53.2 22.7 75.9 46.3 16.7 33.3 24.1 13.0
Pasquotank 52.6 15.6 68.1 64.6 9.4 30.5 12.1 14.8
Pender 61.2 12.1 73.3 34.9 10.9 33.3 16.1 13.5
Perquimans 61.0 11.3 74.2 49.2 7.7 20.0 10.8 20.0
Person 67.9 23.5 91.7 47.4 11.9 29.4 13.9 10.8
Pitt 45.7 21.5 67.7 70.9 14.1 31.2 8.6 14.0
Polk 55.2 14.5 72.3 9.8 6.6 24.6 18.0 19.7
Randolph 71.6 16.2 88.1 8.0 9.6 27.3 24.3 17.9
Richmond 102.2 20.5 122.7 48.9 9.3 30.6 21.1 17.2
Robeson 103.2 14.4 118.7 77.4 11.1 42.2 21.3 24.9
Rockingham 69.0 19.1 89.2 28.8 11.2 22.3 22.9 20.5
Rowan 64.7 17.5 82.8 33.0 9.8 36.6 20.2 14.0
Rutherford 73.2 14.1 88.1 15.1 7.4 22.3 30.2 13.1
Sampson 79.5 19.7 99.7 44.8 10.6 41.5 11.0 22.3
Scotland 88.4 15.5 104.6 63.9 12.5 31.8 13.0 13.5
Stanly 58.5 13.8 72.6 26.7 9.7 27.0 15.1 22.6
Stokes 51.3 14.0 65.6 7.0 9.1 15.5 36.4 8.0
Surry 70.9 14.3 85.4 7.3 8.5 26.1 33.2 17.6
Swain 105.8 10.6 116.3 60.0 10.0 22.7 25.5 17.3
Transylvania 52.4 12.3 64.7 10.3 11.0 21.3 22.8 18.4
Tyrrell 41.2 2.4 43.6 41.2 11.8 17.6 0.0 17.6
Union 52.8 11.9 65.5 33.0 10.3 30.9 18.9 11.9
Vance 93.5 26.9 122.0 68.0 13.6 35.5 10.9 16.1
Wake 31.2 25.5 57.1 48.8 10.3 34.6 12.7 11.7
Warren 75.9 24.1 100.0 77.5 14.0 25.6 6.2 18.6
Washington 71.0 18.5 90.2 75.0 8.3 34.4 15.6 19.8
Watauga 12.0 11.2 23.4 2.2 12.0 26.1 25.0 14.1
Wayne 78.3 21.8 101.6 51.6 8.1 50.1 15.9 13.3
Wilkes 80.6 11.8 93.1 6.8 9.4 18.8 30.6 21.4
Wilson 83.4 18.4 103.1 66.5 11.0 29.3 8.1 10.0
Yadkin 64.9 14.0 80.0 7.6 11.9 18.4 30.8 10.8
Yancey 63.8 5.4 69.3 1.2 8.5 17.1 24.4 9.8
  1. Live births per 1,000 females 15-19.
  2. Legal induced abortions per 1,000 females 15-19.
  3. Pregnancies (reported abortions, fetal deaths, and live births) per 1,000 females 15-19.
  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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