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Vital Facts

Vital Statistics

A Typical Day in North Carolina for 1997

Each Day in North Carolina Saw an Average of
293 Live Births 180 Deaths
177 Marriages 101 Divorces
78 Induced Abortions  

 

A Typical Day in North Carolina: Births 1997
Category Average Number Total
Live Births 293 106,949
Births to Teens (Ages 10-14) 1 327
Births to Teens (Ages 15-19) 41 15,023
Low Birthweight Babies 26 9,449
Births to Unmarried Women 94 34,441

 

A Typical Day in North Carolina: Deaths 1997
Category Average Number Total
Deaths 180 65,880
Unintentional Injury Deaths 8 3,011
Cancer Deaths 42 15,150
Homicides 2 671
Suicides 2 901
Infant Deaths 3 982

 

A Typical Day in North Carolina: Marriages 1997
Category Average Number Total
Marriages 177 64,568

 

A Typical Day in North Carolina: Divorces 1997
Category Average Number Total
Divorces 101 36,854

 

A Typical Day in North Carolina: Induced Abortions 1997
Category Average Number Total
Abortions 78 28,592

 

Source: North Carolina Center for Health Statistics.