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Vital Facts

Vital Statistics

A Typical Day in North Carolina for 1996

Each Day in North Carolina Saw an Average of
285 Live Births 181 Deaths
172 Marriages 100 Divorces
84 Induced Abortions  

 

A Typical Day in North Carolina: Births 1996
Category Average Number Total
Live Births 285 104,428
Births to Teens (Ages 10-14) 1 387
Births to Teens (Ages 15-19) 42 15,290
Low Birthweight Babies 25 9,128
Births to Unmarried Women 91 33,396

 

A Typical Day in North Carolina: Deaths 1996
Category Average Number Total
Deaths 81 66,188
Accidental Deaths 8 3,104
Cancer Deaths 41 15,170
Homicides 2 667
Suicides 2 904
Infant Deaths 3 962

 

A Typical Day in North Carolina: Marriages 1996
Category Average Number Total
Marriages 172 62,871

 

A Typical Day in North Carolina: Divorces 1996
Category Average Number Total
Divorces 100 36,634

 

A Typical Day in North Carolina: Induced Abortions 1996
Category Average Number Total
Abortions 84 30,593

 

Source: North Carolina Center for Health Statistics.