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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2005

Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

Pregnancy, Females 15-19
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 46.6 14.7 61.7 39.6 11.2 28.9 16.4 20.1
Alamance 45.5 16.7 62.6 28.6 10.0 31.9 17.9 18.9
Alexander 47.3 5.9 53.9 10.5 7.2 33.6 27.0 21.7
Alleghany 30.9 10.3 42.5 0.0 8.3 25.0 29.2 25.0
Anson 63.1 14.5 78.0 68.4 14.5 25.7 19.7 32.9
Ashe 54.0 4.9 59.0 1.0 14.1 19.2 25.3 29.3
Avery 38.4 8.2 46.6 0.0 7.1 23.2 26.8 16.1
Beaufort 62.0 13.2 76.0 51.2 9.4 31.6 18.4 23.0
Bertie 60.5 19.5 81.1 88.1 14.4 25.4 11.0 13.6
Bladen 64.8 12.5 78.0 43.1 9.1 45.2 19.3 20.8
Brunswick 58.1 14.4 72.7 24.3 8.2 32.9 22.8 20.5
Buncombe 41.5 13.0 55.1 17.7 14.1 15.4 24.9 24.1
Burke 53.4 8.2 62.2 18.4 9.2 29.8 30.5 21.1
Cabarrus 43.3 14.0 57.5 25.7 10.2 32.9 14.7 16.0
Caldwell 55.5 8.8 65.2 9.2 13.6 10.0 28.2 21.0
Camden 32.9 7.1 40.0 39.3 17.9 10.7 17.9 25.0
Carteret 44.4 15.4 59.8 15.6 10.0 19.5 30.7 22.5
Caswell 44.3 13.5 58.3 37.0 12.0 27.2 21.7 23.9
Catawba 51.4 11.8 63.5 22.9 11.1 30.4 20.1 16.2
Chatham 44.9 14.3 59.1 21.7 10.1 36.9 17.1 14.7
Cherokee 61.4 5.8 67.7 3.4 9.5 12.1 37.9 21.6
Chowan 52.3 13.4 66.5 60.8 16.2 29.7 13.5 31.1
Clay 33.9 12.3 46.2 0.0 0.0 9.1 45.5 13.6
Cleveland 57.6 11.4 69.7 39.2 11.7 29.7 22.3 21.6
Columbus 70.3 14.3 84.8 51.6 15.2 40.5 18.5 23.4
Craven 67.2 16.8 84.5 39.9 10.0 27.7 16.5 20.3
Cumberland 53.5 19.1 73.1 52.0 12.1 22.9 13.1 17.9
Currituck 37.0 15.4 52.4 15.2 13.9 12.7 21.5 29.1
Dare 36.1 24.4 60.5 7.6 14.3 19.0 21.9 27.6
Davidson 52.6 11.7 64.4 16.4 10.1 27.5 27.0 24.1
Davie 38.0 11.9 49.9 8.1 15.3 21.8 27.4 19.4
Duplin 69.6 8.1 78.1 32.1 10.5 27.0 9.7 18.5
Durham 42.5 20.4 63.0 54.9 12.0 19.7 4.3 20.0
Edgecombe 75.0 18.2 93.7 77.0 16.4 37.3 10.9 21.4
Forsyth 48.7 18.1 67.1 40.8 11.1 21.9 14.6 14.6
Franklin 47.6 15.9 64.0 45.0 10.0 20.9 10.4 20.9
Gaston 54.8 11.4 66.5 25.9 9.5 37.7 24.9 18.1
Gates 54.0 11.7 65.6 56.7 13.3 18.3 8.3 26.7
Graham 70.6 4.7 75.4 8.9 6.7 20.0 24.4 6.7
Granville 43.1 19.6 63.2 49.5 12.6 24.7 13.6 22.2
Greene 76.5 13.7 91.2 53.6 15.7 22.1 12.9 16.4
Guilford 33.9 18.8 53.0 56.3 11.7 31.5 14.3 18.3
Halifax 72.8 16.2 89.7 75.4 17.6 21.0 11.5 17.6
Harnett 47.5 14.1 61.9 39.6 11.2 36.8 14.1 30.1
Haywood 48.2 7.1 55.8 2.2 12.6 13.5 38.3 20.4
Henderson 51.8 10.3 62.4 8.0 9.3 12.4 18.3 22.7
Hertford 71.1 24.1 95.9 85.9 12.5 22.9 6.8 14.6
Hoke 65.7 11.0 77.6 59.4 10.5 26.1 9.1 22.1
Hyde 66.8 10.3 77.1 42.3 11.5 23.1 23.1 11.5
Iredell 45.9 14.4 60.7 32.2 10.9 49.7 19.6 18.1
Jackson 26.4 9.6 36.0 36.3 6.7 18.5 24.4 17.8
Johnston 49.2 12.0 61.7 28.0 11.0 33.1 15.5 23.1
Jones 41.8 13.3 55.0 34.1 12.2 22.0 22.0 17.1
Lee 77.1 15.2 92.5 30.6 5.7 34.5 14.5 15.5
Lenoir 71.8 19.7 92.1 61.9 10.9 22.8 15.0 25.4
Lincoln 49.1 12.4 62.1 11.0 7.6 31.9 25.9 21.8
McDowell 52.9 9.2 62.3 3.9 8.7 15.0 25.1 20.8
Macon 55.5 6.2 61.6 4.4 5.2 14.8 32.6 21.5
Madison 38.6 8.7 47.3 0.0 17.3 9.3 34.7 21.3
Martin 64.3 10.4 75.5 65.2 18.1 17.4 16.1 23.2
Mecklenburg 39.8 18.3 58.5 56.1 11.1 37.4 7.7 18.0
Mitchell 43.4 3.7 47.2 0.0 10.3 17.2 36.2 22.4
Montgomery 69.2 8.6 77.8 22.4 10.6 32.9 10.0 17.1
Moore 48.8 13.5 62.4 32.8 9.3 28.3 16.6 24.4
Nash 50.8 13.4 64.9 60.1 10.9 36.4 16.0 16.9
New Hanover 31.6 17.5 49.5 47.7 10.8 44.2 20.1 17.5
Northampton 65.0 18.4 83.8 74.8 12.2 17.6 11.5 18.3
Onslow 63.2 17.5 81.1 23.5 9.2 16.1 13.4 18.1
Orange 10.8 10.4 21.2 31.6 11.1 35.0 18.8 15.0
Pamlico 61.3 10.4 73.7 13.6 11.9 28.8 37.3 18.6
Pasquotank 51.0 18.7 69.9 54.3 6.3 33.9 15.8 20.4
Pender 39.7 14.0 54.0 32.7 8.6 38.9 22.2 17.3
Perquimans 52.5 16.9 69.4 47.5 20.3 32.2 16.9 23.7
Person 45.7 19.9 66.5 49.3 15.1 21.7 15.8 25.0
Pitt 34.0 10.9 45.1 67.1 13.3 23.0 10.9 18.9
Polk 32.1 15.4 48.1 6.3 6.3 20.8 14.6 14.6
Randolph 54.3 11.2 65.7 7.6 10.3 21.8 17.5 19.3
Richmond 74.4 12.9 87.5 49.6 12.2 27.8 17.6 31.0
Robeson 81.0 13.1 94.9 70.8 13.6 27.8 17.5 27.1
Rockingham 56.2 13.7 70.4 22.8 9.7 21.6 22.4 20.3
Rowan 54.8 16.5 71.7 29.9 12.1 31.4 19.3 21.6
Rutherford 62.2 10.7 72.9 16.1 11.7 22.6 24.0 20.7
Sampson 64.9 9.6 75.1 36.2 11.4 31.5 9.6 25.1
Scotland 65.7 16.8 84.5 65.1 12.8 24.4 13.2 25.2
Stanly 49.1 11.1 60.4 25.7 11.0 26.7 21.6 26.0
Stokes 43.5 10.0 54.0 3.9 12.3 10.6 42.5 16.8
Surry 50.7 11.9 62.9 8.6 11.4 25.8 21.2 18.5
Swain 85.6 7.3 92.8 53.8 3.8 19.8 28.3 10.4
Transylvania 41.6 11.8 54.2 3.8 5.7 7.5 27.4 15.1
Tyrrell 56.1 6.2 65.4 50.0 16.7 16.7 16.7 27.8
Union 43.2 12.4 56.1 31.4 10.5 29.4 13.8 17.9
Vance 88.5 19.4 108.8 68.0 14.2 36.6 12.1 26.3
Wake 27.3 14.6 42.2 42.6 10.1 44.3 8.8 16.9
Warren 54.1 13.7 68.3 77.8 9.1 33.3 14.1 23.2
Washington 74.1 17.8 93.4 72.9 10.4 28.1 9.4 19.8
Watauga 10.6 6.5 17.3 3.5 8.1 30.2 26.7 26.7
Wayne 63.1 14.0 78.1 51.0 12.4 41.3 12.1 24.3
Wilkes 51.6 8.7 60.9 4.9 15.3 14.0 30.5 21.8
Wilson 64.3 15.3 80.2 60.1 9.9 25.8 11.8 20.0
Yadkin 47.5 11.7 59.5 4.9 10.4 11.7 22.1 20.2
Yancey 45.2 5.5 50.7 1.5 13.6 10.6 30.3 25.8

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 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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