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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2003

Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

Pregnancy, Females 15-19
2001-2003
County Birth Rate1 Abortion Rate2 Pregnancy Rate3 Percent of Live Births
Minority4 Low Weight5 Late or No Care6 Mother Smoked C-Section7
North Carolina 49.2 15.1 64.7 39.9 11.0 28.8 17.9 18.3
Alamance 48.0 18.1 66.3 24.9 10.0 30.6 18.8 16.8
Alexander 44.7 7.1 52.4 12.4 6.2 37.2 27.6 21.4
Alleghany 40.3 4.9 46.4 0.0 6.1 27.3 30.3 9.1
Anson 68.9 6.4 75.7 68.4 9.9 21.6 20.5 24.0
Ashe 56.8 6.6 63.4 0.0 10.7 18.8 28.6 25.9
Avery 39.4 6.4 45.7 0.0 8.1 12.9 35.5 27.4
Beaufort 65.2 9.5 75.0 46.9 11.6 32.0 19.3 22.2
Bertie 59.5 9.3 69.2 87.5 14.8 25.8 3.9 14.1
Bladen 71.2 12.4 83.6 50.9 11.3 46.1 14.8 19.6
Brunswick 55.1 14.2 69.5 24.9 10.7 27.9 26.3 26.0
Buncombe 44.8 14.6 60.0 16.1 11.7 12.5 23.5 21.8
Burke 57.5 8.6 66.3 23.0 9.7 26.1 28.0 20.1
Cabarrus 50.3 13.2 64.0 25.0 10.8 32.8 15.7 13.3
Caldwell 57.0 7.1 64.5 11.5 11.3 10.3 26.7 21.5
Camden 37.0 17.9 56.2 37.9 10.3 17.2 20.7 20.7
Carteret 41.5 15.6 57.6 15.0 9.3 16.3 28.2 18.1
Caswell 43.6 11.9 56.0 32.6 6.3 25.3 30.5 18.9
Catawba 53.5 10.6 64.6 22.3 10.7 32.7 26.4 16.3
Chatham 43.0 16.1 59.1 26.4 8.1 33.0 18.3 13.7
Cherokee 60.8 7.6 68.9 0.8 7.0 12.5 47.7 18.0
Chowan 55.9 15.7 71.5 65.9 11.0 29.3 15.9 23.2
Clay 35.0 7.0 43.4 4.0 8.0 8.0 40.0 12.0
Cleveland 60.4 10.0 70.8 36.1 11.6 33.2 22.4 19.2
Columbus 70.7 12.9 84.6 49.6 11.5 40.6 18.7 21.2
Craven 66.7 17.1 84.2 40.9 9.6 29.3 20.0 18.1
Cumberland 58.7 20.1 79.2 51.4 11.8 22.0 13.3 17.7
Currituck 37.5 11.5 49.0 9.0 15.4 16.7 28.2 14.1
Dare 34.9 25.5 61.0 8.0 16.0 20.0 24.0 22.0
Davidson 55.2 13.1 68.6 17.2 9.4 29.2 28.5 21.8
Davie 43.9 11.6 55.5 8.8 10.1 16.9 35.8 11.5
Duplin 69.6 13.3 83.2 34.6 10.3 28.0 10.0 15.1
Durham 48.1 21.3 69.6 56.0 11.1 22.5 6.9 17.9
Edgecombe 71.7 11.3 83.6 78.5 13.4 44.0 12.4 18.9
Forsyth 52.6 20.7 73.8 40.8 12.5 19.7 16.5 13.5
Franklin 49.3 18.9 68.4 44.5 12.6 29.0 9.7 20.2
Gaston 56.5 13.4 70.6 24.5 10.7 30.0 29.9 14.0
Gates 43.9 10.5 54.4 56.0 8.0 16.0 8.0 20.0
Graham 74.6 1.5 76.1 12.0 6.0 14.0 20.0 8.0
Granville 45.3 19.3 65.1 46.1 6.9 25.0 15.7 18.6
Greene 72.5 11.0 84.0 52.2 10.9 23.2 10.1 21.0
Guilford 35.8 20.3 56.2 53.8 11.7 30.6 14.9 16.4
Halifax 78.0 14.2 93.5 76.8 14.7 24.5 13.9 19.9
Harnett 57.5 15.6 73.0 40.0 10.0 35.4 17.3 27.1
Haywood 44.5 8.1 52.8 3.3 12.9 17.6 37.6 20.0
Henderson 45.5 11.4 56.9 10.6 7.1 14.1 24.4 19.7
Hertford 62.0 19.3 81.7 82.4 16.5 22.9 2.9 13.5
Hoke 77.2 11.4 88.8 54.5 10.4 28.8 9.7 18.1
Hyde 43.2 6.8 50.0 68.4 0.0 26.3 15.8 26.3
Iredell 49.2 14.2 63.9 34.0 12.8 48.6 23.2 18.8
Jackson 29.0 11.4 40.5 24.3 7.9 13.6 25.7 13.6
Johnston 52.3 14.3 67.2 30.1 8.9 38.9 16.7 24.8
Jones 60.2 20.1 81.3 36.7 20.0 25.0 23.3 31.7
Lee 71.3 16.5 88.2 28.5 9.6 34.7 12.7 14.1
Lenoir 74.4 15.8 91.9 59.1 8.2 33.9 17.2 23.1
Lincoln 47.1 10.8 58.2 8.7 7.7 23.2 26.2 22.5
McDowell 51.5 7.8 59.6 3.0 8.6 15.7 27.9 23.4
Macon 45.6 5.4 51.5 3.4 11.9 16.1 34.7 22.0
Madison 49.2 7.3 56.5 1.1 17.0 10.6 38.3 12.8
Martin 61.4 9.2 71.7 73.1 18.1 23.7 14.4 16.9
Mecklenburg 41.3 20.3 62.0 56.5 12.0 34.9 9.2 15.7
Mitchell 43.3 4.4 47.7 1.7 8.5 20.3 44.1 18.6
Montgomery 84.3 10.4 94.8 26.1 8.3 35.3 11.0 17.9
Moore 51.8 12.8 65.3 33.7 10.0 30.9 18.4 23.7
Nash 55.8 13.5 70.3 54.7 10.6 35.2 17.3 15.0
New Hanover 31.4 18.5 50.3 51.3 12.4 37.8 20.3 19.2
Northampton 58.5 14.9 73.4 85.4 16.9 23.1 10.8 21.5
Onslow 69.3 18.6 88.6 27.8 9.3 15.8 15.8 15.9
Orange 11.5 11.2 22.9 36.5 12.0 29.5 18.3 14.9
Pamlico 46.3 9.3 56.4 38.0 12.0 38.0 30.0 18.0
Pasquotank 55.3 18.1 73.7 62.9 12.1 30.6 11.2 18.1
Pender 42.6 12.5 55.9 31.7 15.6 39.5 21.6 17.4
Perquimans 50.6 13.1 63.7 51.7 17.2 36.2 8.6 27.6
Person 51.3 21.0 72.6 50.9 11.6 26.0 20.2 22.5
Pitt 34.5 13.3 48.2 66.9 13.6 24.4 9.8 19.4
Polk 37.5 20.8 59.0 11.1 5.6 25.9 9.3 18.5
Randolph 58.2 10.9 69.6 10.0 9.2 24.0 20.9 17.6
Richmond 75.0 8.8 84.6 46.2 11.7 27.2 20.5 28.1
Robeson 85.6 11.1 97.4 70.7 12.9 31.8 20.0 25.1
Rockingham 57.9 16.0 74.6 24.5 12.4 17.9 20.2 17.3
Rowan 54.6 13.3 68.3 29.2 10.9 33.0 19.9 14.3
Rutherford 65.0 8.0 73.4 17.8 9.7 19.9 26.8 16.5
Sampson 67.2 7.9 75.8 36.0 10.3 32.0 11.0 23.7
Scotland 66.0 17.6 84.6 63.5 10.5 32.0 15.8 21.1
Stanly 51.0 11.1 62.2 26.4 13.9 23.8 21.8 25.7
Stokes 37.0 7.3 44.3 2.6 11.2 11.2 43.4 10.5
Surry 61.8 11.0 72.8 11.8 10.2 28.5 24.1 14.1
Swain 79.0 4.8 83.9 57.1 4.1 14.3 23.5 14.3
Transylvania 45.5 13.6 59.8 5.0 10.0 7.5 33.3 16.7
Tyrrell 48.1 10.7 61.5 33.3 5.6 22.2 5.6 27.8
Union 45.3 12.2 57.8 29.8 8.9 30.7 16.2 16.4
Vance 88.3 19.5 108.3 67.1 15.7 40.5 11.6 20.3
Wake 27.9 16.3 44.5 41.8 9.5 43.8 10.9 13.3
Warren 52.2 16.4 69.1 81.4 16.7 34.3 14.7 22.5
Washington 60.8 4.1 66.3 79.5 9.1 31.8 11.4 23.9
Watauga 10.6 9.5 20.2 2.3 10.3 20.7 24.1 20.7
Wayne 66.2 12.8 80.1 54.7 11.7 42.5 14.0 21.9
Wilkes 61.4 7.3 69.0 7.2 9.7 19.6 32.3 24.6
Wilson 74.1 14.7 89.6 63.3 11.0 27.0 11.2 16.9
Yadkin 51.2 10.9 62.1 2.4 5.3 13.0 29.6 17.8
Yancey 44.9 4.8 49.7 1.5 7.7 9.2 27.7 20.0

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 ozs or less.
6. Late care defined as first visit after third month. Information often based on recall.
7. Includes primary and repeat C-sections.

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