2013 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 Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 118,983 100.0 66,181 100.0 28,865 100.0 1,630 100.0 4,802 100.0 17,505 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 293 0.2 89 0.1 155 0.5 3 0.2 7 0.1 39 0.2
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 1,769 1.5 729 1.1 768 2.7 35 2.1 53 1.1 184 1.1
1,501-2,500 grams 8,447 7.1 4,022 6.1 2,945 10.2 153 9.4 356 7.4 971 5.5
2,501+ grams 108,247 91.0 61,157 92.4 24,981 86.5 1,436 88.1 4,369 91.0 16,304 93.1
Unknown 227 0.2 184 0.3 16 0.1 3 0.2 17 0.4 7 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 806 0.7 293 0.4 395 1.4 17 1.0 17 0.4 84 0.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,510 1.3 657 1.0 597 2.1 29 1.8 61 1.3 166 0.9
32-36 Weeks 11,257 9.5 5,531 8.4 3,524 12.2 188 11.5 407 8.5 1,607 9.2
37+ Weeks 105,273 88.5 59,633 90.1 24,309 84.2 1,394 85.5 4,307 89.7 15,630 89.3
Unknown 137 0.1 67 0.1 40 0.1 2 0.1 10 0.2 18 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 2,550 2.1 888 1.3 969 3.4 67 4.1 25 0.5 601 3.4
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 100,007 84.1 55,631 84.1 24,926 86.4 1,432 87.9 3,800 79.1 14,218 81.2
35+ Years 16,421 13.8 9,660 14.6 2,969 10.3 131 8.0 976 20.3 2,685 15.3
Unknown 5 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 20,282 17.0 5,718 8.6 4,797 16.6 380 23.3 618 12.9 8,769 50.1
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 26,614 22.4 12,634 19.1 8,461 29.3 548 33.6 709 14.8 4,262 24.3
Some College 37,638 31.6 22,468 33.9 10,856 37.6 521 32.0 825 17.2 2,968 17.0
Bachelors Degree 22,296 18.7 16,580 25.1 3,216 11.1 121 7.4 1,332 27.7 1,047 6.0
Masters or PhD 11,645 9.8 8,464 12.8 1,448 5.0 56 3.4 1,283 26.7 394 2.3
Unknown 508 0.4 317 0.5 87 0.3 4 0.2 35 0.7 65 0.4
MARITAL STATUS: 69,676 58.6 48,464 73.2 8,092 28.0 591 36.3 4,072 84.8 8,457 48.3
Married
Unmarried 49,250 41.4 17,687 26.7 20,762 71.9 1,038 63.7 721 15.0 9,042 51.7
Unknown 57 0.0 30 0.0 11 0.0 1 0.1 9 0.2 6 0.0
PARITY: 40,173 33.8 24,505 37.0 8,967 31.1 487 29.9 1,801 37.5 4,413 25.2
1
2 - 3 55,177 46.4 31,143 47.1 12,600 43.7 767 47.1 2,344 48.8 8,323 47.5
4+ 23,364 19.6 10,329 15.6 7,271 25.2 373 22.9 637 13.3 4,754 27.2
Unknown 269 0.2 204 0.3 27 0.1 3 0.2 20 0.4 15 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 2,628 2.2 1,431 2.2 643 2.2 27 1.7 110 2.3 417 2.4
Missing Information
Inadequate 20,234 17.0 7,852 11.9 6,790 23.5 347 21.3 922 19.2 4,323 24.7
Intermediate 9,334 7.8 4,853 7.3 2,102 7.3 145 8.9 402 8.4 1,832 10.5
Adequate 37,002 31.1 21,902 33.1 7,785 27.0 589 36.1 1,503 31.3 5,223 29.8
Adequate Plus 49,785 41.8 30,143 45.5 11,545 40.0 522 32.0 1,865 38.8 5,710 32.6
PLURALITY: 114,838 96.5 63,780 96.4 27,695 95.9 1,577 96.7 4,668 97.2 17,118 97.8
Singleton
Twin 4,026 3.4 2,331 3.5 1,134 3.9 53 3.3 125 2.6 383 2.2
Other Multiples 118 0.1 70 0.1 36 0.1 0 0 9 0.2 3 0.0
Missing Information 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 83,663 70.3 51,038 77.1 18,020 62.4 1,070 65.6 3,265 68.0 10,270 58.7
First
Second 25,435 21.4 10,985 16.6 7,635 26.5 408 25.0 1,087 22.6 5,320 30.4
Third 5,356 4.5 2,044 3.1 1,860 6.4 87 5.3 272 5.7 1,093 6.2
No Care 2,516 2.1 983 1.5 863 3.0 44 2.7 94 2.0 532 3.0
Unknown 2,013 1.7 1,131 1.7 487 1.7 21 1.3 84 1.7 290 1.7
MOTHER SMOKED? 12,242 10.3 8,599 13.0 2,842 9.8 414 25.4 88 1.8 299 1.7
Yes
No 106,163 89.2 57,157 86.4 25,921 89.8 1,212 74.4 4,691 97.7 17,182 98.2
Unknown 578 0.5 425 0.6 102 0.4 4 0.2 23 0.5 24 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 4,677 3.9 2,796 4.2 1,008 3.5 78 4.8 341 7.1 454 2.6
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 52,360 44.0 32,446 49.0 9,491 32.9 596 36.6 2,966 61.8 6,861 39.2
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,179 24.5 15,198 23.0 7,286 25.2 428 26.3 929 19.3 5,338 30.5
Obese (30.0+) 29,818 25.1 14,326 21.6 10,403 36.0 504 30.9 435 9.1 4,150 23.7
Unknown 2,949 2.5 1,415 2.1 677 2.3 24 1.5 131 2.7 702 4.0
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 91,761 77.1 53,436 80.7 18,111 62.7 869 53.3 4,169 86.8 15,176 86.7
Yes
No 26,210 22.0 12,023 18.2 10,556 36.6 742 45.5 605 12.6 2,284 13.0
Unknown 1,012 0.9 722 1.1 198 0.7 19 1.2 28 0.6 45 0.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 82,829 69.6 45,557 68.8 19,550 67.7 1,130 69.3 3,341 69.6 13,251 75.7
Vaginal
C-Section 36,110 30.3 20,596 31.1 9,308 32.2 499 30.6 1,456 30.3 4,251 24.3
Unknown 44 0.0 28 0.0 7 0.0 1 0.1 5 0.1 3 0.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 15SEP2014


2013 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 Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # % # %
LEVEL OF CARE FOR INFANTS 501-1500 GRAMS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA HOSITALS: 1,390 80.8 565 79.6 617 82.4 24 68.6 43 87.8 141 79.2
Level III
Other 331 19.2 145 20.4 132 17.6 11 31.4 6 12.2 37 20.8

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 15SEP2014