2015 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10a
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Infant Deaths: 2015

  TOTAL RACE
White Non-Hispanic Af. Am. Non-Hispanic Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths
# % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 876 100.0 393 100.0 348 100.0 12 100.0 35 100.0 88 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 239 27.3 76 19.3 125 35.9 0 0 13 37.1 25 28.4
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 253 28.9 99 25.2 109 31.3 4 33.3 7 20.0 34 38.6
1,501-2,500 grams 124 14.2 65 16.5 41 11.8 3 25.0 3 8.6 12 13.6
2,501+ grams 249 28.4 150 38.2 67 19.3 5 41.7 11 31.4 16 18.2
Unknown 11 1.3 3 0.8 6 1.7 0 0 1 2.9 1 1.1
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION: 419 47.8 144 36.6 205 58.9 3 25.0 17 48.6 50 56.8
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 82 9.4 37 9.4 34 9.8 2 16.7 1 2.9 8 9.1
32-36 Weeks 111 12.7 55 14.0 38 10.9 2 16.7 6 17.1 10 11.4
37+ Weeks 262 29.9 156 39.7 71 20.4 5 41.7 11 31.4 19 21.6
Unknown 2 0.2 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.1
MOTHERS AGE: 32 3.7 8 2.0 17 4.9 1 8.3 0 0 6 6.8
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 723 82.5 336 85.5 281 80.7 9 75.0 30 85.7 67 76.1
35+ Years 121 13.8 49 12.5 50 14.4 2 16.7 5 14.3 15 17.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 174 19.9 64 16.3 62 17.8 3 25.0 5 14.3 40 45.5
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 256 29.2 95 24.2 123 35.3 6 50.0 7 20.0 25 28.4
Some College 282 32.2 139 35.4 115 33.0 3 25.0 7 20.0 18 20.5
Bachelors Degree 108 12.3 64 16.3 30 8.6 0 0 11 31.4 3 3.4
Masters or PhD 49 5.6 28 7.1 16 4.6 0 0 5 14.3 0 0
Unknown 7 0.8 3 0.8 2 0.6 0 0 0 0 2 2.3
MARITAL STATUS: 386 44.1 237 60.3 79 22.7 2 16.7 25 71.4 43 48.9
Married
Unmarried 488 55.7 154 39.2 269 77.3 10 83.3 10 28.6 45 51.1
Unknown 2 0.2 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PARITY: 270 30.8 126 32.1 97 27.9 4 33.3 17 48.6 26 29.5
1
2 - 3 377 43.0 180 45.8 140 40.2 4 33.3 14 40.0 39 44.3
4+ 229 26.1 87 22.1 111 31.9 4 33.3 4 11.4 23 26.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 54 6.2 26 6.6 24 6.9 0 0 0 0 4 4.5
Missing Information
Inadequate 232 26.5 91 23.2 103 29.6 6 50.0 6 17.1 26 29.5
Intermediate 37 4.2 15 3.8 14 4.0 1 8.3 2 5.7 5 5.7
Adequate 115 13.1 65 16.5 39 11.2 1 8.3 4 11.4 6 6.8
Adequate Plus 438 50.0 196 49.9 168 48.3 4 33.3 23 65.7 47 53.4
PLURALITY: 741 84.6 331 84.2 289 83.0 10 83.3 33 94.3 78 88.6
Singleton
Twin 132 15.1 59 15.0 59 17.0 2 16.7 2 5.7 10 11.4
Other Multiples 3 0.3 3 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 506 57.8 247 62.8 179 51.4 6 50.0 27 77.1 47 53.4
First
Second 220 25.1 81 20.6 105 30.2 4 33.3 5 14.3 25 28.4
Third 47 5.4 20 5.1 21 6.0 0 0 0 0 6 6.8
No Care 78 8.9 29 7.4 36 10.3 2 16.7 3 8.6 8 9.1
Unknown 25 2.9 16 4.1 7 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 2.3
MOTHER SMOKED? 140 16.0 105 26.7 27 7.8 6 50.0 1 2.9 1 1.1
Yes
No 734 83.8 286 72.8 321 92.2 6 50.0 34 97.1 87 98.9
Unknown 2 0.2 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 35 4.0 20 5.1 10 2.9 1 8.3 4 11.4 0 0
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 288 32.9 159 40.5 83 23.9 2 16.7 15 42.9 29 33.0
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 208 23.7 86 21.9 76 21.8 4 33.3 14 40.0 28 31.8
Obese (30.0+) 290 33.1 95 24.2 161 46.3 5 41.7 1 2.9 28 31.8
Unknown 55 6.3 33 8.4 18 5.2 0 0 1 2.9 3 3.4
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 337 38.5 175 44.5 105 30.2 8 66.7 16 45.7 33 37.5
Yes
No 534 61.0 214 54.5 242 69.5 4 33.3 19 54.3 55 62.5
Unknown 5 0.6 4 1.0 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 534 61.0 226 57.5 219 62.9 9 75.0 20 57.1 60 68.2
Vaginal
C-Section 341 38.9 166 42.2 129 37.1 3 25.0 15 42.9 28 31.8
Unknown 1 0.1 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Note: The number of infant deaths presented here are based on the matched birth/infant death file. The total number of infant deaths shown here may be less than the number shown in other tables because every infant death cannot be matched to a birth certificate. For this table, race and ethnicity as reported by the mother on the matching birth certificate is used.
Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 05JUL2017