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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2007

Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

Pregnancy, Females 15-19
2005-2007
County Birth Rate1 Abortion Rate2 Pregnancy Rate3 Percent of Live Births
Minority4 Low Weight5 Late or No Care6 Mother Smoked C-Section7
North Carolina 47.9 14.3 62.6 40.0 11.2 29.9 14.6 21.3
Alamance 47.8 17.6 66.1 29.1 9.3 33.2 18.9 17.6
Alexander 53.8 9.2 63.0 11.2 7.6 32.9 25.9 17.6
Alleghany 57.1 5.1 62.2 0.0 6.7 24.4 22.2 31.1
Anson 70.9 13.0 86.0 78.7 17.8 25.9 14.9 31.6
Ashe 64.4 8.3 72.6 0.9 10.3 17.1 25.6 22.2
Avery 31.0 8.5 39.5 0.0 0.0 20.5 29.5 22.7
Beaufort 62.6 11.3 74.2 50.4 12.7 32.8 13.9 29.1
Bertie 72.8 21.0 94.9 86.7 17.0 17.0 6.7 16.3
Bladen 74.1 8.8 83.3 42.2 11.0 41.3 14.7 23.9
Brunswick 54.2 14.9 69.1 20.4 7.3 27.2 23.8 21.6
Buncombe 44.3 12.6 57.5 18.5 13.6 12.6 20.8 26.2
Burke 60.2 7.3 68.1 15.1 9.1 32.5 23.2 23.6
Cabarrus 45.6 13.8 60.0 25.8 10.9 35.5 13.4 21.4
Caldwell 65.5 8.9 75.0 7.3 11.4 10.1 24.1 20.0
Camden 35.0 4.4 39.4 21.9 6.3 25.0 9.4 34.4
Carteret 48.1 15.6 63.8 17.9 8.8 18.8 28.8 24.6
Caswell 36.6 11.1 48.7 27.6 14.5 25.0 18.4 26.3
Catawba 52.5 10.1 62.7 25.5 11.4 29.2 19.7 16.7
Chatham 47.1 13.5 60.6 20.4 9.6 30.9 16.1 18.3
Cherokee 54.6 4.8 59.4 5.9 14.7 18.6 32.4 29.4
Chowan 66.8 18.3 85.0 56.8 11.6 23.2 9.5 28.4
Clay 45.1 7.8 52.9 10.3 3.4 20.7 34.5 27.6
Cleveland 56.8 9.9 67.1 40.5 12.5 27.3 19.1 22.6
Columbus 72.2 12.5 85.1 48.1 12.2 40.7 18.1 21.8
Craven 68.4 14.2 83.2 38.8 9.7 27.7 16.8 19.0
Cumberland 53.4 17.5 71.4 54.0 11.6 24.1 11.1 19.2
Currituck 35.4 13.8 49.6 10.4 6.5 19.5 19.5 26.0
Dare 32.3 26.9 59.2 6.7 10.1 22.5 21.3 30.3
Davidson 51.8 9.5 61.6 16.8 10.9 28.1 24.1 25.5
Davie 37.7 12.7 50.4 9.9 12.2 17.6 21.4 22.9
Duplin 71.7 10.0 83.1 32.5 10.1 29.8 8.7 15.8
Durham 43.4 19.6 63.1 57.1 13.2 20.3 4.7 21.3
Edgecombe 72.5 14.4 87.5 79.2 15.3 39.9 10.6 22.8
Forsyth 47.1 16.7 64.0 41.4 12.2 24.7 10.0 16.1
Franklin 49.5 15.4 65.2 44.6 13.6 22.5 11.4 18.6
Gaston 61.4 10.6 72.3 28.3 12.1 53.1 20.0 19.6
Gates 47.2 16.9 64.2 58.5 11.3 20.8 13.2 20.8
Graham 62.9 10.2 73.1 16.3 11.6 18.6 32.6 14.0
Granville 43.8 20.0 64.2 51.0 14.2 27.9 13.2 17.6
Greene 68.2 10.1 78.8 50.8 14.1 23.4 12.5 11.7
Guilford 36.0 18.2 54.5 57.0 11.0 31.0 12.3 19.6
Halifax 70.4 20.7 91.6 73.3 16.5 18.2 11.7 23.2
Harnett 46.2 11.4 58.3 40.0 10.6 38.7 18.2 29.0
Haywood 49.2 8.0 57.5 3.5 9.7 17.2 36.6 16.7
Henderson 57.4 11.0 68.8 6.7 8.3 12.2 18.2 24.1
Hertford 67.7 24.0 93.1 83.1 10.1 20.1 6.9 20.1
Hoke 59.3 11.5 71.7 58.6 12.3 26.5 9.7 25.0
Hyde 77.3 4.8 84.5 43.8 6.3 15.6 21.9 31.3
Iredell 45.7 12.0 57.8 32.5 8.9 42.1 17.3 26.2
Jackson 28.4 9.0 37.6 32.4 7.6 15.2 29.0 18.6
Johnston 52.0 13.1 65.4 26.3 10.5 22.8 9.8 22.2
Jones 45.3 13.1 58.4 33.3 4.4 17.8 26.7 48.9
Lee 75.8 15.4 91.6 32.5 9.9 41.9 12.7 17.9
Lenoir 78.7 18.1 97.0 59.3 13.3 25.1 14.7 29.1
Lincoln 48.4 10.5 59.5 10.6 7.0 35.9 28.0 30.4
McDowell 60.4 9.2 70.4 6.2 11.6 20.7 24.4 27.7
Macon 59.3 6.6 65.9 4.2 9.7 11.8 27.1 22.9
Madison 34.2 4.3 38.5 1.4 15.5 4.2 29.6 19.7
Martin 67.7 12.8 81.0 61.6 13.2 22.6 11.3 18.2
Mecklenburg 43.0 18.9 62.4 56.8 11.5 39.2 6.2 20.3
Mitchell 52.4 2.3 55.4 0.0 14.5 10.1 36.2 30.4
Montgomery 75.7 10.9 86.6 26.6 11.7 30.3 9.0 20.2
Moore 48.8 13.3 62.5 35.9 7.7 28.8 13.4 21.1
Nash 55.0 15.9 71.3 59.3 11.5 34.4 11.4 16.4
New Hanover 33.4 18.0 51.7 45.8 9.4 39.3 13.1 18.0
Northampton 70.8 18.4 90.7 81.0 12.7 16.9 8.5 21.1
Onslow 61.5 19.7 81.6 23.8 10.0 16.3 10.9 22.9
Orange 11.3 9.3 20.7 34.6 7.9 31.3 13.3 15.8
Pamlico 56.6 14.1 72.9 25.0 17.3 40.4 28.8 25.0
Pasquotank 56.4 21.5 78.3 57.6 15.3 35.3 13.3 24.3
Pender 44.5 12.4 57.2 33.0 7.6 40.1 17.3 19.3
Perquimans 61.3 17.7 79.9 50.0 7.6 27.3 10.6 19.7
Person 54.4 19.5 74.5 45.7 12.5 19.6 15.8 23.4
Pitt 33.2 11.1 44.7 67.5 13.9 22.1 10.0 19.7
Polk 30.9 7.9 38.8 2.1 4.3 19.1 17.0 12.8
Randolph 51.9 12.2 64.3 8.1 10.6 25.3 16.9 19.1
Richmond 85.8 13.1 99.2 42.9 10.5 29.8 22.1 33.8
Robeson 83.3 12.4 96.7 71.1 13.3 32.5 15.8 25.7
Rockingham 58.1 14.3 72.6 25.7 10.7 26.5 22.0 24.0
Rowan 56.8 14.3 71.2 26.9 11.2 36.8 20.3 21.4
Rutherford 59.5 13.7 73.4 15.2 10.7 18.5 22.8 19.4
Sampson 62.1 12.3 74.6 36.2 13.1 28.2 8.7 32.1
Scotland 73.5 11.5 86.4 69.4 13.6 23.6 17.6 26.6
Stanly 52.7 10.9 63.9 26.3 7.2 23.8 26.3 27.2
Stokes 38.6 10.4 49.2 5.6 11.9 12.5 33.8 19.4
Surry 50.4 9.2 60.0 7.5 9.9 23.0 22.1 19.1
Swain 74.3 5.2 79.6 56.0 4.0 25.0 23.0 14.0
Transylvania 45.2 11.4 56.6 13.4 5.9 13.4 20.2 20.2
Tyrrell 94.9 7.3 102.2 46.2 26.9 7.7 15.4 15.4
Union 42.8 10.5 53.6 30.9 10.0 28.7 10.7 14.8
Vance 88.7 20.2 109.1 64.3 15.3 35.9 13.1 24.8
Wake 28.6 14.2 43.1 44.0 9.4 46.6 6.8 17.1
Warren 69.0 12.6 82.1 80.2 22.2 31.0 7.9 23.0
Washington 73.0 17.1 90.1 68.1 11.7 23.4 10.6 23.4
Watauga 10.9 6.8 17.7 4.7 8.2 23.5 20.0 28.2
Wayne 60.2 15.5 76.4 50.8 11.8 42.2 11.5 25.9
Wilkes 50.8 6.5 57.6 4.3 12.1 17.7 27.9 22.6
Wilson 63.8 12.2 76.7 58.1 11.6 24.4 12.2 20.1
Yadkin 51.6 9.5 61.4 5.4 11.4 14.6 17.8 20.5
Yancey 31.4 7.9 39.9 2.1 8.3 14.6 31.3 12.5

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 maternal recall.
7. Includes primary and repeat C-sections.

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