2012 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 119,767 100.0 67,013 100.0 28,373 100.0 6,430 100.0 17,951 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 284 0.2 90 0.1 160 0.6 11 0.2 23 0.1
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 1,795 1.5 775 1.2 754 2.7 85 1.3 181 1.0
1,501-2,500 grams 8,537 7.1 4,100 6.1 2,939 10.4 495 7.7 1,003 5.6
2,501+ grams 109,096 91.1 62,020 92.5 24,507 86.4 5,833 90.7 16,736 93.2
Unknown 55 0.0 28 0.0 13 0.0 6 0.1 8 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 769 0.6 265 0.4 397 1.4 33 0.5 74 0.4
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,528 1.3 700 1.0 575 2.0 65 1.0 188 1.0
32-36 Weeks 11,510 9.6 5,708 8.5 3,467 12.2 620 9.6 1,715 9.6
37+ Weeks 105,826 88.4 60,285 90.0 23,878 84.2 5,702 88.7 15,961 88.9
Unknown 134 0.1 55 0.1 56 0.2 10 0.2 13 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 2,961 2.5 1,091 1.6 1,085 3.8 108 1.7 677 3.8
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 100,665 84.1 56,330 84.1 24,469 86.2 5,202 80.9 14,664 81.7
35+ Years 16,137 13.5 9,591 14.3 2,819 9.9 1,118 17.4 2,609 14.5
Unknown 4 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 22,058 18.4 6,181 9.2 5,220 18.4 1,095 17.0 9,562 53.3
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 26,902 22.5 13,122 19.6 8,338 29.4 1,182 18.4 4,260 23.7
Some College 37,118 31.0 22,598 33.7 10,447 36.8 1,380 21.5 2,693 15.0
Bachelors Degree 21,897 18.3 16,555 24.7 2,883 10.2 1,474 22.9 985 5.5
Masters or PhD 11,292 9.4 8,243 12.3 1,383 4.9 1,274 19.8 392 2.2
Unknown 500 0.4 314 0.5 102 0.4 25 0.4 59 0.3
MARITAL STATUS: 70,477 58.8 49,299 73.6 7,792 27.5 4,604 71.6 8,782 48.9
Married
Unmarried 49,023 40.9 17,500 26.1 20,558 72.5 1,810 28.1 9,155 51.0
Unknown 267 0.2 214 0.3 23 0.1 16 0.2 14 0.1
PARITY: 40,553 33.9 24,860 37.1 8,966 31.6 2,298 35.7 4,429 24.7
1
2 - 3 55,634 46.5 31,491 47.0 12,401 43.7 3,164 49.2 8,578 47.8
4+ 23,450 19.6 10,594 15.8 6,968 24.6 962 15.0 4,926 27.4
Unknown 130 0.1 68 0.1 38 0.1 6 0.1 18 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 2,685 2.2 1,423 2.1 695 2.4 131 2.0 436 2.4
Missing Information
Inadequate 19,129 16.0 7,512 11.2 6,241 22.0 1,119 17.4 4,257 23.7
Intermediate 9,272 7.7 4,722 7.0 2,098 7.4 575 8.9 1,877 10.5
Adequate 38,092 31.8 22,701 33.9 7,863 27.7 2,126 33.1 5,402 30.1
Adequate Plus 50,589 42.2 30,655 45.7 11,476 40.4 2,479 38.6 5,979 33.3
PLURALITY: 115,709 96.6 64,523 96.3 27,425 96.7 6,214 96.6 17,547 97.7
Singleton
Twin 3,940 3.3 2,411 3.6 924 3.3 213 3.3 392 2.2
Other Multiples 118 0.1 79 0.1 24 0.1 3 0.0 12 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 85,380 71.3 52,152 77.8 18,112 63.8 4,518 70.3 10,598 59.0
First
Second 25,481 21.3 11,061 16.5 7,367 26.0 1,413 22.0 5,640 31.4
Third 4,770 4.0 1,833 2.7 1,617 5.7 273 4.2 1,047 5.8
No Care 2,006 1.7 785 1.2 741 2.6 115 1.8 365 2.0
Unknown 2,130 1.8 1,182 1.8 536 1.9 111 1.7 301 1.7
MOTHER SMOKED? 12,727 10.6 9,018 13.5 2,881 10.2 501 7.8 327 1.8
Yes
No 106,439 88.9 57,562 85.9 25,363 89.4 5,910 91.9 17,604 98.1
Unknown 601 0.5 433 0.6 129 0.5 19 0.3 20 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 4,733 4.0 2,773 4.1 1,007 3.5 463 7.2 490 2.7
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 52,987 44.2 32,819 49.0 9,563 33.7 3,533 54.9 7,072 39.4
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,049 24.3 15,148 22.6 7,124 25.1 1,327 20.6 5,450 30.4
Obese (30.0+) 28,955 24.2 14,166 21.1 9,822 34.6 911 14.2 4,056 22.6
Unknown 4,043 3.4 2,107 3.1 857 3.0 196 3.0 883 4.9
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 83,073 69.4 46,006 68.7 19,131 67.4 4,461 69.4 13,475 75.1
Vaginal
C-Section 36,638 30.6 20,968 31.3 9,233 32.5 1,965 30.6 4,472 24.9
Unknown 56 0.0 39 0.1 9 0.0 4 0.1 4 0.0

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 26AUG2013


2012 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 501-1500 GRAMS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA HOSITALS: 1,364 77.3 562 74.3 599 80.6 56 65.9 147 81.2
Level III
Other 401 22.7 194 25.7 144 19.4 29 34.1 34 18.8

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 26AUG2013