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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2005

Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

Pregnancy, Total Females
2003-2005
County Birth Rate1 Abortion Rate2 Pregnancy Rate3 Percent of Live Births
Minority4 Low Weight5 Late or No Care6 Mother Smoked C-Section7
North Carolina 65.8 15.3 81.5 27.2 9.1 15.9 12.4 28.8
Alamance 61.2 15.7 77.3 19.1 9.9 18.0 14.4 28.7
Alexander 57.6 6.6 64.7 5.9 9.3 17.0 22.9 30.6
Alleghany 53.6 5.4 59.2 0.3 11.1 13.2 22.3 29.6
Anson 65.8 13.4 79.8 52.7 10.4 17.3 18.9 35.3
Ashe 61.7 5.3 67.2 0.7 8.8 10.9 22.2 38.2
Avery 53.7 6.6 60.6 0.8 7.3 8.5 16.6 31.2
Beaufort 68.6 10.6 79.9 33.1 9.6 19.9 16.9 33.8
Bertie 61.0 13.9 75.8 73.7 13.3 15.2 8.0 23.6
Bladen 70.3 10.9 81.8 35.3 11.2 26.5 17.1 30.7
Brunswick 61.4 12.5 74.3 17.1 10.0 20.9 23.3 30.0
Buncombe 59.2 15.0 74.5 9.6 8.6 7.5 14.7 28.2
Burke 57.0 7.7 65.1 13.0 8.6 20.7 20.1 28.4
Cabarrus 72.7 12.5 85.7 16.2 8.9 16.9 11.0 26.5
Caldwell 60.2 6.3 66.9 7.1 9.2 6.9 23.0 28.6
Camden 62.1 6.5 69.0 17.1 8.9 6.0 13.3 30.5
Carteret 59.2 12.6 72.3 10.1 7.8 9.2 19.8 32.0
Caswell 54.6 11.4 66.4 29.4 9.6 17.0 20.1 28.8
Catawba 65.8 10.7 76.9 14.5 8.2 18.4 14.5 26.0
Chatham 67.2 11.9 79.4 12.6 9.3 16.3 12.1 26.1
Cherokee 62.3 5.0 67.8 3.1 10.5 9.4 31.7 26.2
Chowan 63.1 8.9 72.8 48.5 11.8 17.0 13.6 33.7
Clay 61.0 6.2 67.7 1.1 5.3 9.8 28.3 23.8
Cleveland 59.0 11.0 70.5 25.8 9.7 20.2 19.1 31.6
Columbus 69.7 13.1 83.3 37.8 11.5 28.6 18.2 29.4
Craven 87.5 14.3 102.4 27.8 9.0 18.0 13.6 28.1
Cumberland 75.3 21.5 97.3 40.2 9.7 12.1 11.9 26.5
Currituck 56.2 13.4 70.0 7.2 9.8 8.6 16.7 30.8
Dare 72.1 23.5 96.0 3.8 7.8 8.3 14.2 35.4
Davidson 60.9 9.2 70.4 11.1 9.6 16.0 18.9 32.6
Davie 58.3 7.1 65.6 5.9 8.4 8.9 16.6 24.8
Duplin 76.7 9.1 86.3 23.4 9.2 20.6 9.9 25.9
Durham 67.2 22.5 90.1 41.1 9.4 8.8 4.2 28.5
Edgecombe 65.6 16.6 82.9 62.1 13.4 30.5 15.6 28.3
Forsyth 67.0 18.0 85.4 28.0 9.9 11.4 11.2 23.5
Franklin 61.0 13.4 74.8 26.7 8.0 10.8 9.6 30.5
Gaston 63.2 11.7 75.3 17.9 9.0 23.6 19.6 28.1
Gates 52.0 11.3 63.6 39.7 14.8 10.7 12.5 28.4
Graham 73.9 4.8 79.4 10.4 6.5 10.4 27.5 21.0
Granville 62.6 14.7 77.6 32.0 9.5 13.4 11.7 30.6
Greene 67.5 10.2 78.7 42.3 11.5 12.7 12.7 27.0
Guilford 59.6 21.0 81.0 41.1 9.3 14.9 9.4 29.9
Halifax 64.7 17.0 82.5 66.3 14.5 14.5 16.6 27.6
Harnett 64.2 11.7 76.3 24.5 8.6 21.0 14.7 33.2
Haywood 55.8 7.5 63.6 2.1 9.6 8.4 23.7 29.7
Henderson 69.7 8.9 79.0 4.6 8.1 7.3 13.3 29.8
Hertford 63.2 21.4 85.1 75.2 13.0 13.4 8.9 23.7
Hoke 81.6 15.6 98.1 39.8 9.1 14.4 10.3 27.5
Hyde 66.6 7.4 74.4 22.1 8.1 16.3 10.5 30.2
Iredell 65.2 12.2 77.8 17.4 8.4 25.4 15.9 28.6
Jackson 47.3 9.2 56.8 22.3 7.7 9.8 19.0 25.4
Johnston 73.2 11.7 85.3 16.0 8.1 18.4 12.1 32.2
Jones 48.6 15.1 63.7 33.0 11.0 16.1 18.7 32.2
Lee 81.3 16.9 98.7 22.8 8.8 24.6 13.9 26.1
Lenoir 68.6 16.8 86.1 48.0 11.3 15.6 16.3 31.6
Lincoln 62.4 8.2 71.1 6.3 7.5 18.3 18.4 31.6
McDowell 61.1 7.2 68.8 3.6 8.9 9.3 21.9 32.1
Macon 65.5 7.9 73.7 2.7 7.5 13.9 21.9 26.7
Madison 55.0 6.1 61.3 1.1 9.2 5.0 22.9 28.7
Martin 62.4 10.4 73.6 50.3 12.3 15.6 13.0 32.3
Mecklenburg 71.6 22.9 95.0 34.6 8.5 16.8 5.7 29.1
Mitchell 56.5 4.9 61.8 0.8 8.0 10.1 25.7 31.4
Montgomery 75.8 8.8 84.8 19.6 10.0 24.6 13.0 29.2
Moore 67.1 12.3 79.8 21.4 7.8 17.2 14.0 30.2
Nash 63.7 14.1 78.5 38.6 9.3 20.6 14.2 24.7
New Hanover 56.9 19.1 76.4 22.3 9.0 21.8 14.7 27.5
Northampton 60.8 13.9 75.0 67.1 14.2 11.4 15.0 26.9
Onslow 93.7 16.8 110.8 21.3 7.8 8.1 11.7 24.7
Orange 41.2 13.7 55.1 21.3 8.4 11.0 8.3 28.1
Pamlico 56.7 9.7 67.2 19.5 9.6 22.1 27.9 28.2
Pasquotank 68.2 17.4 86.0 42.1 8.7 20.9 11.0 30.9
Pender 55.4 10.2 66.0 19.3 9.1 24.2 19.0 25.1
Perquimans 61.2 13.2 74.4 31.9 11.4 16.8 13.0 30.6
Person 59.9 16.3 76.6 29.3 9.7 12.8 17.3 33.1
Pitt 56.6 15.1 72.2 42.7 11.5 11.0 9.3 28.4
Polk 54.2 10.4 65.0 5.5 10.7 17.9 15.2 27.0
Randolph 63.5 10.3 74.1 7.0 8.2 13.5 15.9 29.7
Richmond 67.3 11.8 79.6 37.0 9.4 20.0 18.9 36.9
Robeson 74.5 12.5 87.9 63.1 11.2 22.7 18.6 33.4
Rockingham 59.1 11.2 71.0 18.3 9.8 14.4 20.7 28.8
Rowan 60.1 12.9 73.4 19.2 10.1 20.1 16.8 27.6
Rutherford 61.9 9.2 71.4 12.8 8.8 15.3 21.2 29.3
Sampson 71.4 9.7 81.6 27.4 9.8 22.2 11.7 35.9
Scotland 62.4 12.1 75.1 55.3 11.2 20.0 19.4 34.4
Stanly 61.6 10.0 71.9 15.6 9.2 14.6 16.7 34.6
Stokes 52.2 7.2 59.7 3.5 9.1 6.9 30.2 25.1
Surry 63.7 8.4 72.5 4.6 8.5 17.3 21.8 25.5
Swain 71.1 8.3 79.8 39.7 6.8 13.6 26.2 22.0
Transylvania 55.2 9.5 64.9 6.0 7.8 6.0 20.0 25.0
Tyrrell 69.3 7.0 77.3 26.6 12.9 13.7 20.1 31.7
Union 76.4 10.8 87.7 14.6 7.4 14.1 9.3 27.2
Vance 72.5 17.2 90.3 54.6 12.5 25.6 14.6 32.6
Wake 67.8 17.8 86.1 27.0 7.8 16.7 4.6 28.9
Warren 58.2 13.5 72.5 67.9 12.9 18.5 13.5 34.5
Washington 69.3 11.9 82.3 58.3 9.7 16.8 11.0 29.2
Watauga 32.4 10.1 42.7 2.1 6.4 10.7 12.5 33.6
Wayne 73.0 13.5 87.1 34.9 9.4 27.2 13.0 31.5
Wilkes 61.5 6.3 68.1 5.3 9.2 12.4 22.3 30.5
Wilson 66.8 15.3 82.6 43.6 10.4 15.7 11.4 26.8
Yadkin 61.5 8.7 70.5 3.4 8.5 8.4 19.2 25.1
Yancey 57.2 4.5 61.8 1.3 9.7 8.4 21.4 26.8

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 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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