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Risk Factors and Characteristics for
2000 North Carolina Resident Live Births

  TOTAL
NUMBER
TOTAL WHITE
Number
WHITE OTHER RACES
NUMBER
OTHER RACES
NUMBER % % CHG NUMBER % % CHG NUMBER % % CHG
Total   113,755 120,247   +5.7 81,152 86,341   +6.4 32,603 33,906   +4.0
Birthweight
  Under 500 grams 266 311 0.3 +10.6 99 131 0.2 +24.4 167 180 0.5 +3.6
  500 - 1,499 grams 1,920 1,998 1.7 -1.6 1,027 1,048 1.2 -4.1 893 950 2.8 +2.3
  1,500 - 2 499 grams 7,922 8,263 6.9 -1.3 4,705 4,971 5.8 -0.7 3,217 3,292 9.7 -1.6
  2,500+ grams 103,588 109,600 91.1 0.1 75,277 80,140 92.8 +0.1 28,311 29,460 86.9 +0.1
  Unknown 59 75 0.1   44 51 0.1   15 24 0.1  
Mother's Age
  Under 18 Years 5,628 5,415 4.5 -9.0 2,944 2,896 3.4 -7.5 2,684 2,519 7.4 -9.8
  18 - 34 Years 95,945 101,797 84.7 +0.4 68,696 73,307 84.9 0.3 27,249 28,490 84.0 +0.5
  35+ Years 12,176 13,031 10.8 +1.2 9,508 10,136 11.7 +0.2 2,668 2,895 8.5 +4.3
  Unknown 6 4 0.0   4 2 0.0   2 2 0.0  
Mother's Education
  Under 9 Years 6,386 7,129 5.9 +5.6 5,436 6,252 7.2 +8.1 950 877 2.6 -11.2
  9 - 11 Years 18,858 19,591 16.3 -1.7 11,692 12,284 14.2 -1.3 7,166 7,307 21.6 -2.0
  12+ Years 88,224 93,173 77.5 -0.1 63,817 67,541 78.2 -0.5 24,407 25,632 75.6 +1.0
  Unknown 287 354 0.3   207 264 0.3   80 90 0.3  
Out-of-Wedlock
  Yes 37,756 40,090 33.3 +0.4 17,649 19,430 22.5 +3.5 20,107 20,660 60.9 -1.2
  No 75,927 80,135 66.6 -0.2 63,453 66,898 77.5 -0.9 12,474 13,237 39.0 +2.0
  Unknown 72 22 0.0   50 13 0.0   22 9 0.0  
Parity
  1 39,500 40,982 34.1 -1.8 29,396 30,751 35.6 -1.7 10,104 10,231 30.2 -2.6
  2 - 3 56,015 59,434 49.4 +0.4 40,240 43,031 49.8 +0.5 15,775 16,403 48.4 -0.0
  4+ 18,035 19,608 16.3 +2.9 11,378 12,397 14.4 +2.4 6,657 7,211 21.3 +4.2
  Unknown 205 223 0.2   138 162 0.2   67 61 0.2  
Trimester Care Began
  First 96,079 100,988 84.0 -0.6 71,349 75,278 87.2 -0.8 24,730 25,710 75.8 -0.0
  Second 13,520 14,535 12.1 +1.7 7,554 8,406 9.7 +4.6 5,966 6,129 18.1 -1.2
  Third 2,345 2,639 2.2 +6.5 1,303 1,495 1.7 +7.8 1,042 1,144 3.4 +5.6
  No Care 1,038 1,255 1.0 +14.4 457 614 0.7 +26.3 581 641 1.9 +6.1
  Unknown 773 830 0.7   489 548 0.6   284 282 0.8  
Mother smoked?
  Yes 16,225 16,786 14.0 -2.1 12,661 13,035 15.1 -3.2 3,564 3,751 11.1 +1.2
  No 97,006 103,183 85.8 +0.6 68,063 73,101 84.7 +0.9 28,943 30,082 88.7 -0.1
  Unknown 524 278 0.2   428 205 0.2   96 73 0.2  
Method of Delivery
  Vaginal 87,611 92,031 76.5 -0.6 62,753 66,433 76.9 -0.5 24,858 25,598 75.5 -1.0
  C-Section 26,125 28,198 23.5 +2.1 18,385 19,895 23.0 +1.7 7,740 8,303 24.5 +3.2
  Unknown 19 18 0.0   14 13 0.0   5 5 0.0  
Infants of 500 - 1,499 grams only
Level of Care**
  Level III 1,532 1,600 81.8 +0.8 824 843 82.1 +0.1 708 757 81.5 +1.6
  Other 356 356 18.2 -3.5 181 184 17.9 -0.5 175 172 18.5 -6.6

* % CHG is percentage change from last year to this year
** Level of Care is only for North Carolina resident births occurring in North Carolina Hospitals
% Columns may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding


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