2015 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends: 2011-2015

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,403 100.0 119,767 100.0 118,983 100.0 120,948 100.0 120,826 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
RACE 67,542 56.1 67,013 56.0 66,181 55.6 67,387 55.7 67,004 55.5
White Non-Hispanic
Af. Am. Non-Hispanic 28,509 23.7 28,373 23.7 28,865 24.3 28,923 23.9 28,785 23.8
Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic 1,635 1.4 1,620 1.4 1,630 1.4 1,594 1.3 1,648 1.4
Other Non-Hispanic 4,500 3.7 4,810 4.0 4,802 4.0 5,266 4.4 5,304 4.4
Hispanic 18,217 15.1 17,951 15.0 17,505 14.7 17,778 14.7 18,085 15.0
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 286 0.2 284 0.2 293 0.2 282 0.2 281 0.2
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 1,853 1.5 1,795 1.5 1,769 1.5 1,762 1.5 1,884 1.6
1,501-2,500 grams 8,766 7.3 8,537 7.1 8,447 7.1 8,764 7.2 8,954 7.4
2,501+ grams 109,464 90.9 109,096 91.1 108,247 91.0 110,093 91.0 109,672 90.8
Unknown 34 0.0 55 0.0 227 0.2 47 0.0 35 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 884 0.7 863 0.7 912 0.8 855 0.7 923 0.8
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,458 1.2 1,392 1.2 1,455 1.2 1,395 1.2 1,444 1.2
32-36 Weeks 9,942 8.3 9,791 8.2 9,441 7.9 9,539 7.9 9,942 8.2
37+ Weeks 108,018 89.7 107,600 89.8 107,087 90.0 109,044 90.2 108,449 89.8
Unknown 101 0.1 121 0.1 88 0.1 115 0.1 68 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 3,200 2.7 2,961 2.5 2,550 2.1 2,407 2.0 2,204 1.8
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 101,262 84.1 100,665 84.1 100,007 84.1 101,215 83.7 100,875 83.5
35+ Years 15,931 13.2 16,137 13.5 16,421 13.8 17,321 14.3 17,745 14.7
Unknown 10 0.0 4 0.0 5 0.0 5 0.0 2 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 23,401 19.4 22,058 18.4 20,282 17.0 19,175 15.9 18,206 15.1
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 27,178 22.6 26,902 22.5 26,614 22.4 27,207 22.5 27,311 22.6
Some College 36,142 30.0 37,118 31.0 37,638 31.6 38,962 32.2 38,895 32.2
Bachelors Degree 22,210 18.4 21,897 18.3 22,296 18.7 22,865 18.9 23,101 19.1
Masters or PhD 11,004 9.1 11,292 9.4 11,645 9.8 12,453 10.3 12,980 10.7
Unknown 468 0.4 500 0.4 508 0.4 286 0.2 333 0.3
MARITAL STATUS: 71,160 59.1 70,477 58.8 69,676 58.6 71,374 59.0 71,274 59.0
Married
Unmarried 49,182 40.8 49,023 40.9 49,250 41.4 49,511 40.9 49,501 41.0
Unknown 61 0.1 267 0.2 57 0.0 63 0.1 51 0.0
PARITY: 41,196 34.2 40,553 33.9 40,173 33.8 40,244 33.3 39,807 32.9
1
2 - 3 55,627 46.2 55,634 46.5 55,177 46.4 55,962 46.3 56,161 46.5
4+ 23,450 19.5 23,450 19.6 23,364 19.6 24,597 20.3 24,763 20.5
Unknown 130 0.1 130 0.1 269 0.2 145 0.1 95 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 2,179 1.8 2,685 2.2 2,628 2.2 1,890 1.6 1,976 1.6
Missing Information
Inadequate 19,156 15.9 19,129 16.0 20,234 17.0 23,096 19.1 22,908 19.0
Intermediate 8,778 7.3 9,272 7.7 9,334 7.8 9,354 7.7 6,955 5.8
Adequate 37,957 31.5 38,092 31.8 37,002 31.1 37,034 30.6 33,739 27.9
Adequate Plus 52,333 43.5 50,589 42.2 49,785 41.8 49,574 41.0 55,248 45.7
PLURALITY: 116,219 96.5 115,709 96.6 114,838 96.5 116,598 96.4 116,575 96.5
Singleton
Twin 3,990 3.3 3,940 3.3 4,026 3.4 4,233 3.5 4,120 3.4
Other Multiples 190 0.2 118 0.1 118 0.1 116 0.1 131 0.1
Missing Information 4 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 85,706 71.2 85,380 71.3 83,663 70.3 82,474 68.2 81,887 67.8
First
Second 26,496 22.0 25,481 21.3 25,435 21.4 28,357 23.4 28,462 23.6
Third 4,869 4.0 4,770 4.0 5,356 4.5 6,509 5.4 6,349 5.3
No Care 1,645 1.4 2,006 1.7 2,516 2.1 2,234 1.8 2,689 2.2
Unknown 1,687 1.4 2,130 1.8 2,013 1.7 1,374 1.1 1,439 1.2
MOTHER SMOKED? 13,159 10.9 12,727 10.6 12,242 10.3 11,896 9.8 11,297 9.3
Yes
No 106,651 88.6 106,439 88.9 106,163 89.2 108,895 90.0 109,443 90.6
Unknown 593 0.5 601 0.5 578 0.5 157 0.1 86 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 4,900 4.1 4,733 4.0 4,677 3.9 4,769 3.9 4,451 3.7
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 54,327 45.1 52,987 44.2 52,360 44.0 53,505 44.2 52,415 43.4
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,261 24.3 29,049 24.3 29,179 24.5 29,439 24.3 29,674 24.6
Obese (30.0+) 28,512 23.7 28,955 24.2 29,818 25.1 30,811 25.5 31,287 25.9
Unknown 3,403 2.8 4,043 3.4 2,949 2.5 2,424 2.0 2,999 2.5
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 87,591 72.7 89,504 74.7 91,761 77.1 95,156 78.7 96,703 80.0
Yes
No 31,759 26.4 29,244 24.4 26,210 22.0 25,305 20.9 23,661 19.6
Unknown 1,053 0.9 1,019 0.9 1,012 0.9 487 0.4 462 0.4
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 83,791 69.6 83,073 69.4 82,829 69.6 85,197 70.4 85,355 70.6
Vaginal
C-Section 36,590 30.4 36,638 30.6 36,110 30.3 35,707 29.5 35,405 29.3
Unknown 22 0.0 56 0.0 44 0.0 44 0.0 66 0.1

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
*Note: Obstetric estimate of Gestation is now used to be consistent with National Center for Health Statistics guidelines.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 02SEP2016


2015 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic Whites: 2011-2015

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 67,542 100.0 67,013 100.0 66,181 100.0 67,387 100.0 67,004 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 94 0.1 90 0.1 89 0.1 93 0.1 89 0.1
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 772 1.1 775 1.2 729 1.1 747 1.1 736 1.1
1,501-2,500 grams 4,180 6.2 4,100 6.1 4,022 6.1 4,201 6.2 4,218 6.3
2,501+ grams 62,477 92.5 62,020 92.5 61,157 92.4 62,323 92.5 61,941 92.4
Unknown 19 0.0 28 0.0 184 0.3 23 0.0 20 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 302 0.4 294 0.4 318 0.5 320 0.5 318 0.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 686 1.0 654 1.0 659 1.0 640 0.9 622 0.9
32-36 Weeks 5,292 7.8 5,221 7.8 4,990 7.5 4,976 7.4 5,148 7.7
37+ Weeks 61,209 90.6 60,792 90.7 60,172 90.9 61,400 91.1 60,877 90.9
Unknown 53 0.1 52 0.1 42 0.1 51 0.1 39 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 1,138 1.7 1,091 1.6 888 1.3 866 1.3 788 1.2
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 56,728 84.0 56,330 84.1 55,631 84.1 56,425 83.7 55,920 83.5
35+ Years 9,671 14.3 9,591 14.3 9,660 14.6 10,092 15.0 10,295 15.4
Unknown 5 0.0 1 0.0 2 0.0 4 0.0 1 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 6,558 9.7 6,181 9.2 5,718 8.6 5,387 8.0 5,146 7.7
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 13,496 20.0 13,122 19.6 12,634 19.1 12,773 19.0 12,544 18.7
Some College 22,183 32.8 22,598 33.7 22,468 33.9 23,056 34.2 22,825 34.1
Bachelors Degree 16,902 25.0 16,555 24.7 16,580 25.1 16,972 25.2 16,933 25.3
Masters or PhD 8,106 12.0 8,243 12.3 8,464 12.8 9,081 13.5 9,416 14.1
Unknown 297 0.4 314 0.5 317 0.5 118 0.2 140 0.2
MARITAL STATUS: 49,923 73.9 49,299 73.6 48,464 73.2 49,301 73.2 49,077 73.2
Married
Unmarried 17,584 26.0 17,500 26.1 17,687 26.7 18,049 26.8 17,893 26.7
Unknown 35 0.1 214 0.3 30 0.0 37 0.1 34 0.1
PARITY: 25,190 37.3 24,860 37.1 24,505 37.0 24,571 36.5 23,953 35.7
1
2 - 3 31,607 46.8 31,491 47.0 31,143 47.1 31,796 47.2 31,945 47.7
4+ 10,676 15.8 10,594 15.8 10,329 15.6 10,933 16.2 11,058 16.5
Unknown 69 0.1 68 0.1 204 0.3 87 0.1 48 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 1,277 1.9 1,423 2.1 1,431 2.2 923 1.4 1,047 1.6
Missing Information
Inadequate 7,282 10.8 7,512 11.2 7,852 11.9 9,230 13.7 9,148 13.7
Intermediate 4,637 6.9 4,722 7.0 4,853 7.3 4,731 7.0 3,180 4.7
Adequate 22,753 33.7 22,701 33.9 21,902 33.1 22,180 32.9 20,026 29.9
Adequate Plus 31,593 46.8 30,655 45.7 30,143 45.5 30,323 45.0 33,603 50.2
PLURALITY: 65,029 96.3 64,523 96.3 63,780 96.4 64,796 96.2 64,483 96.2
Singleton
Twin 2,388 3.5 2,411 3.6 2,331 3.5 2,512 3.7 2,435 3.6
Other Multiples 122 0.2 79 0.1 70 0.1 78 0.1 86 0.1
Missing Information 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 52,676 78.0 52,152 77.8 51,038 77.1 50,629 75.1 50,009 74.6
First
Second 11,449 17.0 11,061 16.5 10,985 16.6 12,642 18.8 12,476 18.6
Third 1,834 2.7 1,833 2.7 2,044 3.1 2,578 3.8 2,603 3.9
No Care 573 0.8 785 1.2 983 1.5 830 1.2 1,117 1.7
Unknown 1,010 1.5 1,182 1.8 1,131 1.7 708 1.1 799 1.2
MOTHER SMOKED? 9,448 14.0 9,018 13.5 8,599 13.0 8,409 12.5 7,886 11.8
Yes
No 57,664 85.4 57,562 85.9 57,157 86.4 58,876 87.4 59,062 88.1
Unknown 430 0.6 433 0.6 425 0.6 102 0.2 56 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 2,943 4.4 2,773 4.1 2,796 4.2 2,872 4.3 2,611 3.9
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 33,834 50.1 32,819 49.0 32,446 49.0 33,343 49.5 32,515 48.5
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 15,234 22.6 15,148 22.6 15,198 23.0 15,393 22.8 15,376 22.9
Obese (30.0+) 13,927 20.6 14,166 21.1 14,326 21.6 14,733 21.9 15,090 22.5
Unknown 1,604 2.4 2,107 3.1 1,415 2.1 1,046 1.6 1,412 2.1
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 51,544 76.3 52,605 78.5 53,436 80.7 55,446 82.3 55,871 83.4
Yes
No 15,237 22.6 13,683 20.4 12,023 18.2 11,633 17.3 10,829 16.2
Unknown 761 1.1 725 1.1 722 1.1 308 0.5 304 0.5
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 46,382 68.7 46,006 68.7 45,557 68.8 47,165 70.0 47,099 70.3
Vaginal
C-Section 21,144 31.3 20,968 31.3 20,596 31.1 20,194 30.0 19,872 29.7
Unknown 16 0.0 39 0.1 28 0.0 28 0.0 33 0.0

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
*Note: Obstetric estimate of Gestation is now used to be consistent with National Center for Health Statistics guidelines.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 02SEP2016


2015 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic African Americans: 2011-2015

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 28,509 100.0 28,373 100.0 28,865 100.0 28,923 100.0 28,785 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 146 0.5 160 0.6 155 0.5 145 0.5 148 0.5
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 786 2.8 754 2.7 768 2.7 759 2.6 862 3.0
1,501-2,500 grams 3,100 10.9 2,939 10.4 2,945 10.2 3,080 10.6 3,161 11.0
2,501+ grams 24,466 85.8 24,507 86.4 24,981 86.5 24,926 86.2 24,603 85.5
Unknown 11 0.0 13 0.0 16 0.1 13 0.0 11 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 433 1.5 435 1.5 453 1.6 406 1.4 450 1.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 533 1.9 523 1.8 559 1.9 534 1.8 605 2.1
32-36 Weeks 2,893 10.1 2,834 10.0 2,788 9.7 2,894 10.0 2,963 10.3
37+ Weeks 24,618 86.4 24,531 86.5 25,039 86.7 25,056 86.6 24,752 86.0
Unknown 32 0.1 50 0.2 26 0.1 33 0.1 15 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 1,207 4.2 1,085 3.8 969 3.4 875 3.0 804 2.8
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 24,486 85.9 24,469 86.2 24,926 86.4 24,930 86.2 24,680 85.7
35+ Years 2,813 9.9 2,819 9.9 2,969 10.3 3,118 10.8 3,300 11.5
Unknown 3 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 5,584 19.6 5,220 18.4 4,797 16.6 4,436 15.3 4,074 14.2
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 8,437 29.6 8,338 29.4 8,461 29.3 8,502 29.4 8,625 30.0
Some College 10,067 35.3 10,447 36.8 10,856 37.6 11,238 38.9 11,150 38.7
Bachelors Degree 3,030 10.6 2,883 10.2 3,216 11.1 3,198 11.1 3,269 11.4
Masters or PhD 1,327 4.7 1,383 4.9 1,448 5.0 1,497 5.2 1,613 5.6
Unknown 64 0.2 102 0.4 87 0.3 52 0.2 54 0.2
MARITAL STATUS: 8,001 28.1 7,792 27.5 8,092 28.0 8,319 28.8 8,084 28.1
Married
Unmarried 20,491 71.9 20,558 72.5 20,762 71.9 20,591 71.2 20,691 71.9
Unknown 17 0.1 23 0.1 11 0.0 13 0.0 10 0.0
PARITY: 9,145 32.1 8,966 31.6 8,967 31.1 8,647 29.9 8,600 29.9
1
2 - 3 12,265 43.0 12,401 43.7 12,600 43.7 12,740 44.0 12,637 43.9
4+ 7,068 24.8 6,968 24.6 7,271 25.2 7,504 25.9 7,519 26.1
Unknown 31 0.1 38 0.1 27 0.1 32 0.1 29 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 478 1.7 695 2.4 643 2.2 476 1.6 470 1.6
Missing Information
Inadequate 6,397 22.4 6,241 22.0 6,790 23.5 7,692 26.6 7,516 26.1
Intermediate 1,906 6.7 2,098 7.4 2,102 7.3 2,086 7.2 1,794 6.2
Adequate 7,686 27.0 7,863 27.7 7,785 27.0 7,548 26.1 6,663 23.1
Adequate Plus 12,042 42.2 11,476 40.4 11,545 40.0 11,121 38.5 12,342 42.9
PLURALITY: 27,388 96.1 27,425 96.7 27,695 95.9 27,735 95.9 27,623 96.0
Singleton
Twin 1,072 3.8 924 3.3 1,134 3.9 1,163 4.0 1,132 3.9
Other Multiples 48 0.2 24 0.1 36 0.1 25 0.1 30 0.1
Missing Information 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 18,242 64.0 18,112 63.8 18,020 62.4 17,120 59.2 16,985 59.0
First
Second 7,527 26.4 7,367 26.0 7,635 26.5 8,415 29.1 8,509 29.6
Third 1,706 6.0 1,617 5.7 1,860 6.4 2,217 7.7 2,080 7.2
No Care 655 2.3 741 2.6 863 3.0 834 2.9 890 3.1
Unknown 379 1.3 536 1.9 487 1.7 337 1.2 321 1.1
MOTHER SMOKED? 2,944 10.3 2,881 10.2 2,842 9.8 2,699 9.3 2,648 9.2
Yes
No 25,453 89.3 25,363 89.4 25,921 89.8 26,188 90.5 26,116 90.7
Unknown 112 0.4 129 0.5 102 0.4 36 0.1 21 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 1,021 3.6 1,007 3.5 1,008 3.5 993 3.4 943 3.3
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 9,764 34.2 9,563 33.7 9,491 32.9 9,534 33.0 9,296 32.3
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 7,201 25.3 7,124 25.1 7,286 25.2 7,180 24.8 7,269 25.3
Obese (30.0+) 9,821 34.4 9,822 34.6 10,403 36.0 10,655 36.8 10,670 37.1
Unknown 702 2.5 857 3.0 677 2.3 561 1.9 607 2.1
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 16,157 56.7 16,763 59.1 18,111 62.7 18,710 64.7 19,199 66.7
Yes
No 12,162 42.7 11,405 40.2 10,556 36.6 10,100 34.9 9,492 33.0
Unknown 190 0.7 205 0.7 198 0.7 113 0.4 94 0.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 19,267 67.6 19,131 67.4 19,550 67.7 19,655 68.0 19,518 67.8
Vaginal
C-Section 9,240 32.4 9,233 32.5 9,308 32.2 9,263 32.0 9,252 32.1
Unknown 2 0.0 9 0.0 7 0.0 5 0.0 15 0.1

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
*Note: Obstetric estimate of Gestation is now used to be consistent with National Center for Health Statistics guidelines.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 02SEP2016


2015 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic American Indians: 2011-2015

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 1,635 100.0 1,620 100.0 1,630 100.0 1,594 100.0 1,648 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 2 0.1 9 0.6 3 0.2 1 0.1 1 0.1
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 28 1.7 33 2.0 35 2.1 33 2.1 30 1.8
1,501-2,500 grams 146 8.9 136 8.4 153 9.4 161 10.1 154 9.3
2,501+ grams 1,459 89.2 1,442 89.0 1,436 88.1 1,398 87.7 1,462 88.7
Unknown 0 0 0 0 3 0.2 1 0.1 1 0.1
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 15 0.9 24 1.5 16 1.0 13 0.8 12 0.7
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 24 1.5 18 1.1 22 1.3 25 1.6 24 1.5
32-36 Weeks 141 8.6 145 9.0 139 8.5 142 8.9 152 9.2
37+ Weeks 1,454 88.9 1,431 88.3 1,451 89.0 1,412 88.6 1,458 88.5
Unknown 1 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 74 4.5 81 5.0 67 4.1 62 3.9 63 3.8
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 1,420 86.9 1,407 86.9 1,432 87.9 1,412 88.6 1,451 88.0
35+ Years 141 8.6 132 8.1 131 8.0 120 7.5 134 8.1
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 412 25.2 432 26.7 380 23.3 352 22.1 350 21.2
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 530 32.4 512 31.6 548 33.6 520 32.6 571 34.6
Some College 508 31.1 486 30.0 521 32.0 540 33.9 531 32.2
Bachelors Degree 133 8.1 141 8.7 121 7.4 132 8.3 148 9.0
Masters or PhD 47 2.9 48 3.0 56 3.4 47 2.9 46 2.8
Unknown 5 0.3 1 0.1 4 0.2 3 0.2 2 0.1
MARITAL STATUS: 609 37.2 562 34.7 591 36.3 591 37.1 603 36.6
Married
Unmarried 1,025 62.7 1,057 65.2 1,038 63.7 1,002 62.9 1,042 63.2
Unknown 1 0.1 1 0.1 1 0.1 1 0.1 3 0.2
PARITY: 548 33.5 526 32.5 487 29.9 490 30.7 503 30.5
1
2 - 3 755 46.2 771 47.6 767 47.1 750 47.1 724 43.9
4+ 330 20.2 322 19.9 373 22.9 352 22.1 420 25.5
Unknown 2 0.1 1 0.1 3 0.2 2 0.1 1 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 17 1.0 22 1.4 27 1.7 17 1.1 24 1.5
Missing Information
Inadequate 339 20.7 337 20.8 347 21.3 353 22.1 421 25.5
Intermediate 182 11.1 194 12.0 145 8.9 146 9.2 176 10.7
Adequate 557 34.1 547 33.8 589 36.1 566 35.5 507 30.8
Adequate Plus 540 33.0 520 32.1 522 32.0 512 32.1 520 31.6
PLURALITY: 1,597 97.7 1,570 96.9 1,577 96.7 1,544 96.9 1,596 96.8
Singleton
Twin 38 2.3 50 3.1 53 3.3 50 3.1 49 3.0
Other Multiples 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.2
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 1,084 66.3 1,084 66.9 1,070 65.6 1,043 65.4 1,018 61.8
First
Second 416 25.4 403 24.9 408 25.0 404 25.3 455 27.6
Third 91 5.6 74 4.6 87 5.3 95 6.0 101 6.1
No Care 33 2.0 39 2.4 44 2.7 39 2.4 54 3.3
Unknown 11 0.7 20 1.2 21 1.3 13 0.8 20 1.2
MOTHER SMOKED? 380 23.2 409 25.2 414 25.4 396 24.8 359 21.8
Yes
No 1,252 76.6 1,210 74.7 1,212 74.4 1,194 74.9 1,286 78.0
Unknown 3 0.2 1 0.1 4 0.2 4 0.3 3 0.2
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 93 5.7 96 5.9 78 4.8 59 3.7 82 5.0
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 611 37.4 574 35.4 596 36.6 586 36.8 564 34.2
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 416 25.4 412 25.4 428 26.3 423 26.5 413 25.1
Obese (30.0+) 499 30.5 512 31.6 504 30.9 510 32.0 566 34.3
Unknown 16 1.0 26 1.6 24 1.5 16 1.0 23 1.4
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 802 49.1 821 50.7 869 53.3 890 55.8 925 56.1
Yes
No 812 49.7 780 48.1 742 45.5 692 43.4 707 42.9
Unknown 21 1.3 19 1.2 19 1.2 12 0.8 16 1.0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 1,156 70.7 1,111 68.6 1,130 69.3 1,104 69.3 1,145 69.5
Vaginal
C-Section 478 29.2 509 31.4 499 30.6 488 30.6 502 30.5
Unknown 1 0.1 0 0 1 0.1 2 0.1 1 0.1

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
*Note: Obstetric estimate of Gestation is now used to be consistent with National Center for Health Statistics guidelines.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 02SEP2016


2015 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Hispanics: 2011-2015

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 18,217 100.0 17,951 100.0 17,505 100.0 17,778 100.0 18,085 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 37 0.2 23 0.1 39 0.2 37 0.2 25 0.1
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 207 1.1 181 1.0 184 1.1 178 1.0 211 1.2
1,501-2,500 grams 1,013 5.6 1,003 5.6 971 5.5 957 5.4 1,025 5.7
2,501+ grams 16,956 93.1 16,736 93.2 16,304 93.1 16,602 93.4 16,823 93.0
Unknown 4 0.0 8 0.0 7 0.0 4 0.0 1 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 114 0.6 88 0.5 102 0.6 94 0.5 112 0.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 166 0.9 161 0.9 159 0.9 156 0.9 158 0.9
32-36 Weeks 1,278 7.0 1,250 7.0 1,197 6.8 1,181 6.6 1,295 7.2
37+ Weeks 16,647 91.4 16,441 91.6 16,034 91.6 16,326 91.8 16,509 91.3
Unknown 12 0.1 11 0.1 13 0.1 21 0.1 11 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 733 4.0 677 3.8 601 3.4 569 3.2 518 2.9
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 15,071 82.7 14,664 81.7 14,218 81.2 14,307 80.5 14,615 80.8
35+ Years 2,412 13.2 2,609 14.5 2,685 15.3 2,901 16.3 2,952 16.3
Unknown 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 10,176 55.9 9,562 53.3 8,769 50.1 8,298 46.7 8,003 44.3
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 4,073 22.4 4,260 23.7 4,262 24.3 4,656 26.2 4,816 26.6
Some College 2,589 14.2 2,693 15.0 2,968 17.0 3,190 17.9 3,484 19.3
Bachelors Degree 948 5.2 985 5.5 1,047 6.0 1,092 6.1 1,174 6.5
Masters or PhD 352 1.9 392 2.2 394 2.3 465 2.6 494 2.7
Unknown 79 0.4 59 0.3 65 0.4 77 0.4 114 0.6
MARITAL STATUS: 8,836 48.5 8,782 48.9 8,457 48.3 8,700 48.9 8,952 49.5
Married
Unmarried 9,374 51.5 9,155 51.0 9,042 51.7 9,073 51.0 9,131 50.5
Unknown 7 0.0 14 0.1 6 0.0 5 0.0 2 0.0
PARITY: 4,594 25.2 4,429 24.7 4,413 25.2 4,583 25.8 4,726 26.1
1
2 - 3 8,793 48.3 8,578 47.8 8,323 47.5 8,155 45.9 8,303 45.9
4+ 4,807 26.4 4,926 27.4 4,754 27.2 5,031 28.3 5,043 27.9
Unknown 23 0.1 18 0.1 15 0.1 9 0.1 13 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 305 1.7 436 2.4 417 2.4 393 2.2 373 2.1
Missing Information
Inadequate 4,408 24.2 4,257 23.7 4,323 24.7 4,745 26.7 4,772 26.4
Intermediate 1,704 9.4 1,877 10.5 1,832 10.5 1,960 11.0 1,564 8.6
Adequate 5,533 30.4 5,402 30.1 5,223 29.8 5,143 28.9 5,015 27.7
Adequate Plus 6,267 34.4 5,979 33.3 5,710 32.6 5,537 31.1 6,361 35.2
PLURALITY: 17,820 97.8 17,547 97.7 17,118 97.8 17,398 97.9 17,702 97.9
Singleton
Twin 383 2.1 392 2.2 383 2.2 376 2.1 371 2.1
Other Multiples 14 0.1 12 0.1 3 0.0 4 0.0 12 0.1
Missing Information 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 10,460 57.4 10,598 59.0 10,270 58.7 10,204 57.4 10,373 57.4
First
Second 6,170 33.9 5,640 31.4 5,320 30.4 5,588 31.4 5,664 31.3
Third 1,050 5.8 1,047 5.8 1,093 6.2 1,288 7.2 1,263 7.0
No Care 324 1.8 365 2.0 532 3.0 444 2.5 531 2.9
Unknown 213 1.2 301 1.7 290 1.7 254 1.4 254 1.4
MOTHER SMOKED? 307 1.7 327 1.8 299 1.7 300 1.7 318 1.8
Yes
No 17,882 98.2 17,604 98.1 17,182 98.2 17,470 98.3 17,764 98.2
Unknown 28 0.2 20 0.1 24 0.1 8 0.0 3 0.0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 477 2.6 490 2.7 454 2.6 453 2.5 460 2.5
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 7,347 40.3 7,072 39.4 6,861 39.2 6,931 39.0 6,930 38.3
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 5,531 30.4 5,450 30.4 5,338 30.5 5,325 30.0 5,435 30.1
Obese (30.0+) 3,907 21.4 4,056 22.6 4,150 23.7 4,398 24.7 4,435 24.5
Unknown 955 5.2 883 4.9 702 4.0 671 3.8 825 4.6
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 15,341 84.2 15,261 85.0 15,176 86.7 15,478 87.1 15,995 88.4
Yes
No 2,824 15.5 2,649 14.8 2,284 13.0 2,269 12.8 2,063 11.4
Unknown 52 0.3 41 0.2 45 0.3 31 0.2 27 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 13,785 75.7 13,475 75.1 13,251 75.7 13,536 76.1 13,861 76.6
Vaginal
C-Section 4,430 24.3 4,472 24.9 4,251 24.3 4,238 23.8 4,213 23.3
Unknown 2 0.0 4 0.0 3 0.0 4 0.0 11 0.1

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
*Note: Obstetric estimate of Gestation is now used to be consistent with National Center for Health Statistics guidelines.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 02SEP2016


2015 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic Other Races: 2011-2015

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 4,500 100.0 4,810 100.0 4,802 100.0 5,266 100.0 5,304 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 7 0.2 2 0.0 7 0.1 6 0.1 18 0.3
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 60 1.3 52 1.1 53 1.1 45 0.9 45 0.8
1,501-2,500 grams 327 7.3 359 7.5 356 7.4 365 6.9 396 7.5
2,501+ grams 4,106 91.2 4,391 91.3 4,369 91.0 4,844 92.0 4,843 91.3
Unknown 0 0 6 0.1 17 0.4 6 0.1 2 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 20 0.4 22 0.5 23 0.5 22 0.4 31 0.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 49 1.1 36 0.7 56 1.2 40 0.8 35 0.7
32-36 Weeks 338 7.5 341 7.1 327 6.8 346 6.6 384 7.2
37+ Weeks 4,090 90.9 4,405 91.6 4,391 91.4 4,850 92.1 4,853 91.5
Unknown 3 0.1 6 0.1 5 0.1 8 0.2 1 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 48 1.1 27 0.6 25 0.5 35 0.7 31 0.6
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 3,557 79.0 3,795 78.9 3,800 79.1 4,141 78.6 4,209 79.4
35+ Years 894 19.9 986 20.5 976 20.3 1,090 20.7 1,064 20.1
Unknown 1 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 671 14.9 663 13.8 618 12.9 702 13.3 633 11.9
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 642 14.3 670 13.9 709 14.8 756 14.4 755 14.2
Some College 795 17.7 894 18.6 825 17.2 938 17.8 905 17.1
Bachelors Degree 1,197 26.6 1,333 27.7 1,332 27.7 1,471 27.9 1,577 29.7
Masters or PhD 1,172 26.0 1,226 25.5 1,283 26.7 1,363 25.9 1,411 26.6
Unknown 23 0.5 24 0.5 35 0.7 36 0.7 23 0.4
MARITAL STATUS: 3,791 84.2 4,042 84.0 4,072 84.8 4,463 84.8 4,558 85.9
Married
Unmarried 708 15.7 753 15.7 721 15.0 796 15.1 744 14.0
Unknown 1 0.0 15 0.3 9 0.2 7 0.1 2 0.0
PARITY: 1,719 38.2 1,772 36.8 1,801 37.5 1,953 37.1 2,025 38.2
1
2 - 3 2,207 49.0 2,393 49.8 2,344 48.8 2,521 47.9 2,552 48.1
4+ 569 12.6 640 13.3 637 13.3 777 14.8 723 13.6
Unknown 5 0.1 5 0.1 20 0.4 15 0.3 4 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 102 2.3 109 2.3 110 2.3 81 1.5 62 1.2
Missing Information
Inadequate 730 16.2 782 16.3 922 19.2 1,076 20.4 1,051 19.8
Intermediate 349 7.8 381 7.9 402 8.4 431 8.2 241 4.5
Adequate 1,428 31.7 1,579 32.8 1,503 31.3 1,597 30.3 1,528 28.8
Adequate Plus 1,891 42.0 1,959 40.7 1,865 38.8 2,081 39.5 2,422 45.7
PLURALITY: 4,385 97.4 4,644 96.5 4,668 97.2 5,125 97.3 5,171 97.5
Singleton
Twin 109 2.4 163 3.4 125 2.6 132 2.5 133 2.5
Other Multiples 6 0.1 3 0.1 9 0.2 9 0.2 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 3,244 72.1 3,434 71.4 3,265 68.0 3,478 66.0 3,502 66.0
First
Second 934 20.8 1,010 21.0 1,087 22.6 1,308 24.8 1,358 25.6
Third 188 4.2 199 4.1 272 5.7 331 6.3 302 5.7
No Care 60 1.3 76 1.6 94 2.0 87 1.7 97 1.8
Unknown 74 1.6 91 1.9 84 1.7 62 1.2 45 0.8
MOTHER SMOKED? 80 1.8 92 1.9 88 1.8 92 1.7 86 1.6
Yes
No 4,400 97.8 4,700 97.7 4,691 97.7 5,167 98.1 5,215 98.3
Unknown 20 0.4 18 0.4 23 0.5 7 0.1 3 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 366 8.1 367 7.6 341 7.1 392 7.4 355 6.7
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 2,771 61.6 2,959 61.5 2,966 61.8 3,111 59.1 3,110 58.6
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 879 19.5 915 19.0 929 19.3 1,118 21.2 1,181 22.3
Obese (30.0+) 358 8.0 399 8.3 435 9.1 515 9.8 526 9.9
Unknown 126 2.8 170 3.5 131 2.7 130 2.5 132 2.5
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 3,747 83.3 4,054 84.3 4,169 86.8 4,632 88.0 4,713 88.9
Yes
No 724 16.1 727 15.1 605 12.6 611 11.6 570 10.7
Unknown 29 0.6 29 0.6 28 0.6 23 0.4 21 0.4
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 3,201 71.1 3,350 69.6 3,341 69.6 3,737 71.0 3,732 70.4
Vaginal
C-Section 1,298 28.8 1,456 30.3 1,456 30.3 1,524 28.9 1,566 29.5
Unknown 1 0.0 4 0.1 5 0.1 5 0.1 6 0.1

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
*Note: Obstetric estimate of Gestation is now used to be consistent with National Center for Health Statistics guidelines.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 02SEP2016