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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2001

Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

Pregnancy, Total
1999-2001
County Birth Rate1 Abortion Rate2 Pregnancy Rate3 Percent of Live Births
Minority4 Low Weight5 Late or No Care6 Mother Smoked C-Section7
North Carolina 66.1 15.4 82.0 28.2 8.9 15.2 14.1 23.9
Alamance 65.9 19.2 85.6 21.4 8.8 17.5 16.5 23.4
Alexander 63.6 6.0 69.8 6.8 7.1 18.9 22.6 26.2
Alleghany 60.0 4.7 65.5 0.9 6.4 14.3 26.4 20.4
Anson 67.1 11.1 79.0 59.9 11.4 20.0 19.7 25.8
Ashe 61.2 3.7 64.9 0.7 7.8 11.7 19.5 31.5
Avery 54.8 6.0 61.3 1.7 12.7 8.9 22.4 31.7
Beaufort 73.2 11.5 85.5 35.5 10.9 18.5 16.1 28.0
Bertie 62.7 8.1 71.1 74.3 14.7 14.1 6.1 19.6
Bladen 73.2 10.6 84.5 41.3 9.7 32.5 17.4 26.3
Brunswick 63.4 11.2 74.9 18.0 9.0 17.4 26.3 27.2
Buncombe 59.3 14.1 73.9 10.1 8.8 6.6 14.7 20.8
Burke 63.0 8.8 72.0 13.8 9.4 18.8 21.9 24.5
Cabarrus 72.6 11.2 84.2 15.4 7.7 16.4 12.9 21.6
Caldwell 64.7 6.5 71.5 6.9 8.3 9.2 24.6 24.0
Camden 55.1 6.6 62.2 19.0 8.4 15.5 12.4 26.1
Carteret 53.3 10.5 64.3 10.9 7.3 10.0 19.5 26.4
Caswell 57.9 11.7 70.0 31.7 10.3 15.1 20.9 22.3
Catawba 68.4 9.7 78.6 15.0 8.4 19.4 15.6 23.1
Chatham 66.3 13.5 80.1 14.5 6.1 15.4 12.6 24.1
Cherokee 61.4 5.6 67.3 4.4 6.6 8.5 26.8 20.1
Chowan 66.4 6.6 73.5 50.9 10.8 16.6 14.5 25.6
Clay 47.3 8.5 56.6 1.4 6.6 6.1 29.2 26.4
Cleveland 65.0 8.5 73.9 27.0 9.3 17.4 20.6 24.9
Columbus 72.8 13.5 86.8 39.9 10.6 27.0 17.8 24.9
Craven 84.9 13.2 98.7 28.8 8.6 18.7 16.4 26.1
Cumberland 77.5 22.1 100.2 40.8 9.3 12.8 12.5 21.1
Currituck 57.1 7.5 64.7 7.7 7.8 12.6 19.0 26.2
Dare 54.3 10.8 65.3 4.6 7.2 12.6 16.4 27.2
Davidson 62.2 10.9 73.6 11.9 9.0 15.2 22.1 24.8
Davie 64.7 9.6 74.6 6.5 7.9 8.3 20.0 21.1
Duplin 80.3 12.0 93.0 26.0 9.0 22.7 11.1 25.2
Durham 64.6 24.4 89.5 47.1 9.7 10.5 5.9 24.3
Edgecombe 67.4 15.3 83.5 62.7 11.5 34.3 14.2 20.4
Forsyth 66.2 18.5 85.2 28.5 10.0 10.2 14.0 19.5
Franklin 61.6 15.4 77.5 28.8 8.8 13.0 10.2 23.5
Gaston 65.1 11.2 76.8 18.2 9.5 13.2 21.2 22.0
Gates 50.0 7.2 57.2 46.3 10.3 16.2 13.4 24.7
Graham 71.5 3.7 75.4 9.5 6.2 7.8 26.1 19.9
Granville 60.9 15.5 76.6 30.9 7.4 12.8 14.1 27.3
Greene 66.0 12.9 79.9 43.6 10.2 18.3 12.5 21.5
Guilford 60.5 22.0 82.9 39.6 9.1 13.0 11.1 24.6
Halifax 65.3 16.3 82.7 64.4 9.8 17.8 15.5 26.0
Harnett 70.0 13.3 83.8 25.5 7.8 18.5 17.1 28.4
Haywood 56.4 10.7 67.5 1.8 7.2 7.9 25.0 22.2
Henderson 67.9 9.9 78.1 5.1 8.2 8.8 15.8 22.3
Hertford 60.3 9.5 70.0 70.5 15.7 16.0 4.3 19.5
Hoke 87.6 14.0 102.2 45.2 9.2 17.7 12.9 19.0
Hyde 52.6 8.3 61.3 28.7 7.3 26.2 7.9 29.9
Iredell 69.3 11.1 80.8 18.6 9.6 20.3 18.3 26.2
Jackson 49.2 10.7 60.2 17.6 6.3 8.9 21.1 21.1
Johnston 75.0 13.2 88.6 17.9 8.0 23.9 13.3 28.4
Jones 51.1 11.1 63.1 35.8 10.1 20.2 19.9 32.2
Lee 82.8 18.3 101.6 23.7 8.9 21.5 13.6 24.4
Lenoir 68.5 14.5 83.5 48.9 11.5 26.1 17.5 30.6
Lincoln 66.9 6.9 74.1 7.3 8.3 13.8 19.4 28.2
McDowell 65.1 8.3 73.8 4.9 9.3 13.4 24.4 25.8
Macon 62.0 7.2 69.6 2.1 7.5 9.4 22.1 25.9
Madison 56.8 12.0 69.3 0.6 7.1 6.0 23.7 19.6
Martin 65.0 8.9 74.4 53.5 11.7 13.7 13.2 26.6
Mecklenburg 68.2 20.4 89.1 34.7 8.6 12.0 7.4 23.8
Mitchell 58.4 6.5 64.9 0.2 7.8 8.3 25.2 27.2
Montgomery 79.6 9.0 89.5 24.2 7.6 25.1 11.8 24.1
Moore 67.4 12.8 80.5 23.5 9.7 20.5 17.1 23.2
Nash 66.4 14.6 81.7 39.6 9.5 21.0 13.3 21.9
New Hanover 54.8 18.7 74.0 25.6 8.8 16.7 16.1 24.7
Northampton 64.4 12.6 77.5 63.4 11.3 16.0 12.9 26.6
Onslow 98.3 17.1 116.1 22.3 7.6 8.8 12.3 20.0
Orange 36.3 16.2 52.8 22.2 7.8 9.2 9.5 23.7
Pamlico 45.9 10.6 56.7 23.7 7.6 17.8 26.3 24.7
Pasquotank 57.9 9.6 67.6 48.8 9.8 19.7 10.4 25.4
Pender 59.3 11.3 71.1 23.7 9.0 20.6 19.0 22.9
Perquimans 56.7 4.5 62.3 34.6 8.1 19.1 14.6 31.5
Person 62.3 20.6 83.4 32.8 9.8 12.5 16.9 27.0
Pitt 55.6 16.1 72.1 44.3 10.5 14.0 10.7 23.4
Polk 61.4 10.5 72.3 6.3 7.6 13.3 17.7 23.6
Randolph 68.4 11.1 80.0 6.9 8.1 17.0 18.6 24.7
Richmond 72.3 11.2 84.5 38.8 9.6 21.3 23.9 27.6
Robeson 77.6 11.6 89.9 68.6 10.9 30.0 21.0 29.6
Rockingham 63.3 13.5 77.1 21.0 9.3 13.1 22.0 24.0
Rowan 63.1 11.5 75.1 20.3 8.9 21.7 18.3 21.3
Rutherford 67.4 8.5 76.4 14.5 9.0 12.9 22.5 22.1
Sampson 74.9 9.0 84.5 32.5 9.0 23.3 11.8 29.8
Scotland 63.2 14.8 78.6 55.2 10.4 24.4 15.7 26.2
Stanly 63.6 8.4 72.5 17.4 8.3 15.2 14.6 32.5
Stokes 54.9 8.6 64.0 3.5 8.2 5.7 29.0 20.3
Surry 68.0 8.1 76.5 5.4 7.9 16.2 24.9 22.4
Swain 71.5 12.1 84.1 40.8 6.2 11.4 23.0 19.9
Transylvania 53.5 10.9 64.7 7.1 7.9 12.6 20.7 16.7
Tyrrell 59.7 6.0 66.5 41.0 9.4 12.2 14.4 23.7
Union 79.2 9.6 89.3 15.1 7.1 13.3 11.8 23.0
Vance 77.0 17.1 95.1 55.2 12.1 24.7 15.0 25.2
Wake 64.2 20.9 85.5 26.8 7.9 13.7 5.8 23.9
Warren 57.6 18.9 76.8 72.1 11.3 17.9 14.2 25.8
Washington 65.6 7.3 73.7 61.0 9.0 20.5 10.5 33.0
Watauga 30.3 10.6 41.1 3.1 8.0 11.7 11.8 28.6
Wayne 72.8 15.8 89.3 36.5 8.6 28.9 16.3 25.2
Wilkes 67.5 6.8 74.7 4.8 8.7 12.9 23.8 28.6
Wilson 68.5 13.7 83.0 45.5 9.2 17.0 10.8 20.3
Yadkin 68.7 8.4 77.4 3.9 8.2 8.3 21.7 18.2
Yancey 63.0 5.4 68.9 2.0 8.4 6.6 19.4 21.7
  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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