2015 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Live Births: 2015

  TOTAL RACE
White Non-Hispanic Af. Am. Non-Hispanic Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,826 100.0 67,004 100.0 28,785 100.0 1,648 100.0 5,304 100.0 18,085 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 281 0.2 89 0.1 148 0.5 1 0.1 18 0.3 25 0.1
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 1,884 1.6 736 1.1 862 3.0 30 1.8 45 0.8 211 1.2
1,501-2,500 grams 8,954 7.4 4,218 6.3 3,161 11.0 154 9.3 396 7.5 1,025 5.7
2,501+ grams 109,672 90.8 61,941 92.4 24,603 85.5 1,462 88.7 4,843 91.3 16,823 93.0
Unknown 35 0.0 20 0.0 11 0.0 1 0.1 2 0.0 1 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION: 923 0.8 318 0.5 450 1.6 12 0.7 31 0.6 112 0.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,444 1.2 622 0.9 605 2.1 24 1.5 35 0.7 158 0.9
32-36 Weeks 9,942 8.2 5,148 7.7 2,963 10.3 152 9.2 384 7.2 1,295 7.2
37+ Weeks 108,449 89.8 60,877 90.9 24,752 86.0 1,458 88.5 4,853 91.5 16,509 91.3
Unknown 68 0.1 39 0.1 15 0.1 2 0.1 1 0.0 11 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 2,204 1.8 788 1.2 804 2.8 63 3.8 31 0.6 518 2.9
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 100,875 83.5 55,920 83.5 24,680 85.7 1,451 88.0 4,209 79.4 14,615 80.8
35+ Years 17,745 14.7 10,295 15.4 3,300 11.5 134 8.1 1,064 20.1 2,952 16.3
Unknown 2 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 18,206 15.1 5,146 7.7 4,074 14.2 350 21.2 633 11.9 8,003 44.3
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 27,311 22.6 12,544 18.7 8,625 30.0 571 34.6 755 14.2 4,816 26.6
Some College 38,895 32.2 22,825 34.1 11,150 38.7 531 32.2 905 17.1 3,484 19.3
Bachelors Degree 23,101 19.1 16,933 25.3 3,269 11.4 148 9.0 1,577 29.7 1,174 6.5
Masters or PhD 12,980 10.7 9,416 14.1 1,613 5.6 46 2.8 1,411 26.6 494 2.7
Unknown 333 0.3 140 0.2 54 0.2 2 0.1 23 0.4 114 0.6
MARITAL STATUS: 71,274 59.0 49,077 73.2 8,084 28.1 603 36.6 4,558 85.9 8,952 49.5
Married
Unmarried 49,501 41.0 17,893 26.7 20,691 71.9 1,042 63.2 744 14.0 9,131 50.5
Unknown 51 0.0 34 0.1 10 0.0 3 0.2 2 0.0 2 0.0
PARITY: 39,807 32.9 23,953 35.7 8,600 29.9 503 30.5 2,025 38.2 4,726 26.1
1
2 - 3 56,161 46.5 31,945 47.7 12,637 43.9 724 43.9 2,552 48.1 8,303 45.9
4+ 24,763 20.5 11,058 16.5 7,519 26.1 420 25.5 723 13.6 5,043 27.9
Unknown 95 0.1 48 0.1 29 0.1 1 0.1 4 0.1 13 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 1,976 1.6 1,047 1.6 470 1.6 24 1.5 62 1.2 373 2.1
Missing Information
Inadequate 22,908 19.0 9,148 13.7 7,516 26.1 421 25.5 1,051 19.8 4,772 26.4
Intermediate 6,955 5.8 3,180 4.7 1,794 6.2 176 10.7 241 4.5 1,564 8.6
Adequate 33,739 27.9 20,026 29.9 6,663 23.1 507 30.8 1,528 28.8 5,015 27.7
Adequate Plus 55,248 45.7 33,603 50.2 12,342 42.9 520 31.6 2,422 45.7 6,361 35.2
PLURALITY: 116,575 96.5 64,483 96.2 27,623 96.0 1,596 96.8 5,171 97.5 17,702 97.9
Singleton
Twin 4,120 3.4 2,435 3.6 1,132 3.9 49 3.0 133 2.5 371 2.1
Other Multiples 131 0.1 86 0.1 30 0.1 3 0.2 0 0 12 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 81,887 67.8 50,009 74.6 16,985 59.0 1,018 61.8 3,502 66.0 10,373 57.4
First
Second 28,462 23.6 12,476 18.6 8,509 29.6 455 27.6 1,358 25.6 5,664 31.3
Third 6,349 5.3 2,603 3.9 2,080 7.2 101 6.1 302 5.7 1,263 7.0
No Care 2,689 2.2 1,117 1.7 890 3.1 54 3.3 97 1.8 531 2.9
Unknown 1,439 1.2 799 1.2 321 1.1 20 1.2 45 0.8 254 1.4
MOTHER SMOKED? 11,297 9.3 7,886 11.8 2,648 9.2 359 21.8 86 1.6 318 1.8
Yes
No 109,443 90.6 59,062 88.1 26,116 90.7 1,286 78.0 5,215 98.3 17,764 98.2
Unknown 86 0.1 56 0.1 21 0.1 3 0.2 3 0.1 3 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 4,451 3.7 2,611 3.9 943 3.3 82 5.0 355 6.7 460 2.5
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 52,415 43.4 32,515 48.5 9,296 32.3 564 34.2 3,110 58.6 6,930 38.3
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,674 24.6 15,376 22.9 7,269 25.3 413 25.1 1,181 22.3 5,435 30.1
Obese (30.0+) 31,287 25.9 15,090 22.5 10,670 37.1 566 34.3 526 9.9 4,435 24.5
Unknown 2,999 2.5 1,412 2.1 607 2.1 23 1.4 132 2.5 825 4.6
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 96,703 80.0 55,871 83.4 19,199 66.7 925 56.1 4,713 88.9 15,995 88.4
Yes
No 23,661 19.6 10,829 16.2 9,492 33.0 707 42.9 570 10.7 2,063 11.4
Unknown 462 0.4 304 0.5 94 0.3 16 1.0 21 0.4 27 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 85,355 70.6 47,099 70.3 19,518 67.8 1,145 69.5 3,732 70.4 13,861 76.6
Vaginal
C-Section 35,405 29.3 19,872 29.7 9,252 32.1 502 30.5 1,566 29.5 4,213 23.3
Unknown 66 0.1 33 0.0 15 0.1 1 0.1 6 0.1 11 0.1

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 02SEP2016