2011 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Live Births

  TOTAL RACE
White Non-Hispanic Af. Am. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,403 100.0 67,542 100.0 28,509 100.0 6,135 100.0 18,217 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 286 0.2 94 0.1 146 0.5 9 0.1 37 0.2
Under 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 1,853 1.5 772 1.1 786 2.8 88 1.4 207 1.1
1,500-2,499 grams 8,766 7.3 4,180 6.2 3,100 10.9 473 7.7 1,013 5.6
2,500+ grams 109,464 90.9 62,477 92.5 24,466 85.8 5,565 90.7 16,956 93.1
Unknown 34 0.0 19 0.0 11 0.0 0 0 4 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 801 0.7 274 0.4 398 1.4 33 0.5 96 0.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,576 1.3 700 1.0 609 2.1 80 1.3 187 1.0
32-36 Weeks 12,106 10.1 5,944 8.8 3,722 13.1 619 10.1 1,821 10.0
37+ Weeks 105,813 87.9 60,573 89.7 23,740 83.3 5,398 88.0 16,102 88.4
Unknown 107 0.1 51 0.1 40 0.1 5 0.1 11 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 3,200 2.7 1,138 1.7 1,207 4.2 122 2.0 733 4.0
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 101,262 84.1 56,728 84.0 24,486 85.9 4,977 81.1 15,071 82.7
35+ Years 15,931 13.2 9,671 14.3 2,813 9.9 1,035 16.9 2,412 13.2
Unknown 10 0.0 5 0.0 3 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 23,401 19.4 6,558 9.7 5,584 19.6 1,083 17.7 10,176 55.9
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 27,178 22.6 13,496 20.0 8,437 29.6 1,172 19.1 4,073 22.4
Some College 36,142 30.0 22,183 32.8 10,067 35.3 1,303 21.2 2,589 14.2
Bachelors Degree 22,210 18.4 16,902 25.0 3,030 10.6 1,330 21.7 948 5.2
Masters or PhD 11,004 9.1 8,106 12.0 1,327 4.7 1,219 19.9 352 1.9
Unknown 468 0.4 297 0.4 64 0.2 28 0.5 79 0.4
MARITAL STATUS: 71,160 59.1 49,923 73.9 8,001 28.1 4,400 71.7 8,836 48.5
Married
Unmarried 49,182 40.8 17,584 26.0 20,491 71.9 1,733 28.2 9,374 51.5
Unknown 61 0.1 35 0.1 17 0.1 2 0.0 7 0.0
PARITY: 41,196 34.2 25,190 37.3 9,145 32.1 2,267 37.0 4,594 25.2
1
2 - 3 55,627 46.2 31,607 46.8 12,265 43.0 2,962 48.3 8,793 48.3
4+ 23,450 19.5 10,676 15.8 7,068 24.8 899 14.7 4,807 26.4
Unknown 130 0.1 69 0.1 31 0.1 7 0.1 23 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 2,179 1.8 1,277 1.9 478 1.7 119 1.9 305 1.7
Missing Information
Inadequate 19,156 15.9 7,282 10.8 6,397 22.4 1,069 17.4 4,408 24.2
Intermediate 8,778 7.3 4,637 6.9 1,906 6.7 531 8.7 1,704 9.4
Adequate 37,957 31.5 22,753 33.7 7,686 27.0 1,985 32.4 5,533 30.4
Adequate Plus 52,333 43.5 31,593 46.8 12,042 42.2 2,431 39.6 6,267 34.4
PLURALITY: 116,219 96.5 65,029 96.3 27,388 96.1 5,982 97.5 17,820 97.8
Singleton
Twin 3,990 3.3 2,388 3.5 1,072 3.8 147 2.4 383 2.1
Other Multiples 190 0.2 122 0.2 48 0.2 6 0.1 14 0.1
Missing Information 4 0.0 3 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 85,706 71.2 52,676 78.0 18,242 64.0 4,328 70.5 10,460 57.4
First
Second 26,496 22.0 11,449 17.0 7,527 26.4 1,350 22.0 6,170 33.9
Third 4,869 4.0 1,834 2.7 1,706 6.0 279 4.5 1,050 5.8
No Care 1,645 1.4 573 0.8 655 2.3 93 1.5 324 1.8
Unknown 1,687 1.4 1,010 1.5 379 1.3 85 1.4 213 1.2
MOTHER SMOKED? 13,159 10.9 9,448 14.0 2,944 10.3 460 7.5 307 1.7
Yes
No 106,651 88.6 57,664 85.4 25,453 89.3 5,652 92.1 17,882 98.2
Unknown 593 0.5 430 0.6 112 0.4 23 0.4 28 0.2
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 4,900 4.1 2,943 4.4 1,021 3.6 459 7.5 477 2.6
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 54,327 45.1 33,834 50.1 9,764 34.2 3,382 55.1 7,347 40.3
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,261 24.3 15,234 22.6 7,201 25.3 1,295 21.1 5,531 30.4
Obese (30.0+) 28,512 23.7 13,927 20.6 9,821 34.4 857 14.0 3,907 21.4
Unknown 3,403 2.8 1,604 2.4 702 2.5 142 2.3 955 5.2
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 83,791 69.6 46,382 68.7 19,267 67.6 4,357 71.0 13,785 75.7
Vaginal
C-Section 36,590 30.4 21,144 31.3 9,240 32.4 1,776 28.9 4,430 24.3
Unknown 22 0.0 16 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.0


2011 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Live Births

  TOTAL RACE
White Non-Hispanic Af. Am. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
LEVEL OF CARE FOR INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA HOSITALS: 1,434 78.8 587 78.1 616 79.6 67 76.1 164 79.6
Level III
Other 386 21.2 165 21.9 158 20.4 21 23.9 42 20.4

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 25JUN2013