2014 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 120,948 100.0 67,387 100.0 28,923 100.0 1,594 100.0 5,266 100.0 17,778 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 282 0.2 93 0.1 145 0.5 1 0.1 6 0.1 37 0.2
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 1,762 1.5 747 1.1 759 2.6 33 2.1 45 0.9 178 1.0
1,501-2,500 grams 8,764 7.2 4,201 6.2 3,080 10.6 161 10.1 365 6.9 957 5.4
2,501+ grams 110,093 91.0 62,323 92.5 24,926 86.2 1,398 87.7 4,844 92.0 16,602 93.4
Unknown 47 0.0 23 0.0 13 0.0 1 0.1 6 0.1 4 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 746 0.6 278 0.4 354 1.2 12 0.8 18 0.3 84 0.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,552 1.3 661 1.0 621 2.1 29 1.8 44 0.8 197 1.1
32-36 Weeks 11,544 9.5 5,701 8.5 3,614 12.5 184 11.5 442 8.4 1,603 9.0
37+ Weeks 106,978 88.4 60,695 90.1 24,292 84.0 1,366 85.7 4,754 90.3 15,871 89.3
Unknown 128 0.1 52 0.1 42 0.1 3 0.2 8 0.2 23 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 2,407 2.0 866 1.3 875 3.0 62 3.9 35 0.7 569 3.2
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 101,215 83.7 56,425 83.7 24,930 86.2 1,412 88.6 4,141 78.6 14,307 80.5
35+ Years 17,321 14.3 10,092 15.0 3,118 10.8 120 7.5 1,090 20.7 2,901 16.3
Unknown 5 0.0 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 19,175 15.9 5,387 8.0 4,436 15.3 352 22.1 702 13.3 8,298 46.7
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 27,207 22.5 12,773 19.0 8,502 29.4 520 32.6 756 14.4 4,656 26.2
Some College 38,962 32.2 23,056 34.2 11,238 38.9 540 33.9 938 17.8 3,190 17.9
Bachelors Degree 22,865 18.9 16,972 25.2 3,198 11.1 132 8.3 1,471 27.9 1,092 6.1
Masters or PhD 12,453 10.3 9,081 13.5 1,497 5.2 47 2.9 1,363 25.9 465 2.6
Unknown 286 0.2 118 0.2 52 0.2 3 0.2 36 0.7 77 0.4
MARITAL STATUS: 71,374 59.0 49,301 73.2 8,319 28.8 591 37.1 4,463 84.8 8,700 48.9
Married
Unmarried 49,511 40.9 18,049 26.8 20,591 71.2 1,002 62.9 796 15.1 9,073 51.0
Unknown 63 0.1 37 0.1 13 0.0 1 0.1 7 0.1 5 0.0
PARITY: 40,244 33.3 24,571 36.5 8,647 29.9 490 30.7 1,953 37.1 4,583 25.8
1
2 - 3 55,962 46.3 31,796 47.2 12,740 44.0 750 47.1 2,521 47.9 8,155 45.9
4+ 24,597 20.3 10,933 16.2 7,504 25.9 352 22.1 777 14.8 5,031 28.3
Unknown 145 0.1 87 0.1 32 0.1 2 0.1 15 0.3 9 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 1,890 1.6 923 1.4 476 1.6 17 1.1 81 1.5 393 2.2
Missing Information
Inadequate 23,096 19.1 9,230 13.7 7,692 26.6 353 22.1 1,076 20.4 4,745 26.7
Intermediate 9,354 7.7 4,731 7.0 2,086 7.2 146 9.2 431 8.2 1,960 11.0
Adequate 37,034 30.6 22,180 32.9 7,548 26.1 566 35.5 1,597 30.3 5,143 28.9
Adequate Plus 49,574 41.0 30,323 45.0 11,121 38.5 512 32.1 2,081 39.5 5,537 31.1
PLURALITY: 116,598 96.4 64,796 96.2 27,735 95.9 1,544 96.9 5,125 97.3 17,398 97.9
Singleton
Twin 4,233 3.5 2,512 3.7 1,163 4.0 50 3.1 132 2.5 376 2.1
Other Multiples 116 0.1 78 0.1 25 0.1 0 0 9 0.2 4 0.0
Missing Information 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 82,474 68.2 50,629 75.1 17,120 59.2 1,043 65.4 3,478 66.0 10,204 57.4
First
Second 28,357 23.4 12,642 18.8 8,415 29.1 404 25.3 1,308 24.8 5,588 31.4
Third 6,509 5.4 2,578 3.8 2,217 7.7 95 6.0 331 6.3 1,288 7.2
No Care 2,234 1.8 830 1.2 834 2.9 39 2.4 87 1.7 444 2.5
Unknown 1,374 1.1 708 1.1 337 1.2 13 0.8 62 1.2 254 1.4
MOTHER SMOKED? 11,896 9.8 8,409 12.5 2,699 9.3 396 24.8 92 1.7 300 1.7
Yes
No 108,895 90.0 58,876 87.4 26,188 90.5 1,194 74.9 5,167 98.1 17,470 98.3
Unknown 157 0.1 102 0.2 36 0.1 4 0.3 7 0.1 8 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 4,769 3.9 2,872 4.3 993 3.4 59 3.7 392 7.4 453 2.5
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 53,505 44.2 33,343 49.5 9,534 33.0 586 36.8 3,111 59.1 6,931 39.0
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,439 24.3 15,393 22.8 7,180 24.8 423 26.5 1,118 21.2 5,325 30.0
Obese (30.0+) 30,811 25.5 14,733 21.9 10,655 36.8 510 32.0 515 9.8 4,398 24.7
Unknown 2,424 2.0 1,046 1.6 561 1.9 16 1.0 130 2.5 671 3.8
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 95,156 78.7 55,446 82.3 18,710 64.7 890 55.8 4,632 88.0 15,478 87.1
Yes
No 25,305 20.9 11,633 17.3 10,100 34.9 692 43.4 611 11.6 2,269 12.8
Unknown 487 0.4 308 0.5 113 0.4 12 0.8 23 0.4 31 0.2
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 85,197 70.4 47,165 70.0 19,655 68.0 1,104 69.3 3,737 71.0 13,536 76.1
Vaginal
C-Section 35,707 29.5 20,194 30.0 9,263 32.0 488 30.6 1,524 28.9 4,238 23.8
Unknown 44 0.0 28 0.0 5 0.0 2 0.1 5 0.1 4 0.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 26AUG2015


2014 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: 1,362 79.6 552 77.1 619 83.1 18 58.1 30 69.8 143 80.8
Level III
Other 350 20.4 164 22.9 126 16.9 13 41.9 13 30.2 34 19.2

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 26AUG2015