2016 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Live Births: 2016

  TOTAL RACE
White Non-Hispanic Af. Am. Non-Hispanic Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 120,765 100.0 66,825 100.0 28,406 100.0 1,576 100.0 5,603 100.0 18,355 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 280 0.2 83 0.1 149 0.5 4 0.3 9 0.2 35 0.2
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 1,726 1.4 730 1.1 712 2.5 26 1.6 55 1.0 203 1.1
1,501-2,500 grams 9,150 7.6 4,267 6.4 3,152 11.1 168 10.7 449 8.0 1,114 6.1
2,501+ grams 109,577 90.7 61,728 92.4 24,385 85.8 1,376 87.3 5,090 90.8 16,998 92.6
Unknown 32 0.0 17 0.0 8 0.0 2 0.1 0 0 5 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION: 858 0.7 314 0.5 398 1.4 10 0.6 31 0.6 105 0.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,389 1.2 621 0.9 500 1.8 27 1.7 38 0.7 203 1.1
32-36 Weeks 10,302 8.5 5,360 8.0 3,006 10.6 170 10.8 423 7.5 1,343 7.3
37+ Weeks 108,165 89.6 60,512 90.6 24,483 86.2 1,367 86.7 5,109 91.2 16,694 91.0
Unknown 51 0.0 18 0.0 19 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.0 10 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 1,981 1.6 650 1.0 733 2.6 54 3.4 24 0.4 520 2.8
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 100,222 83.0 55,636 83.3 24,224 85.3 1,362 86.4 4,455 79.5 14,545 79.2
35+ Years 18,560 15.4 10,537 15.8 3,449 12.1 160 10.2 1,124 20.1 3,290 17.9
Unknown 2 0.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 17,322 14.3 4,755 7.1 3,816 13.4 291 18.5 681 12.2 7,779 42.4
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 27,432 22.7 12,599 18.9 8,567 30.2 567 36.0 741 13.2 4,958 27.0
Some College 38,279 31.7 22,262 33.3 10,874 38.3 507 32.2 942 16.8 3,694 20.1
Bachelors Degree 24,233 20.1 17,706 26.5 3,426 12.1 152 9.6 1,645 29.4 1,304 7.1
Masters or PhD 13,157 10.9 9,342 14.0 1,664 5.9 57 3.6 1,573 28.1 521 2.8
Unknown 342 0.3 161 0.2 59 0.2 2 0.1 21 0.4 99 0.5
MARITAL STATUS: 71,914 59.5 49,231 73.7 8,221 28.9 582 36.9 4,799 85.7 9,081 49.5
Married
Unmarried 48,789 40.4 17,549 26.3 20,177 71.0 994 63.1 801 14.3 9,268 50.5
Unknown 62 0.1 45 0.1 8 0.0 0 0 3 0.1 6 0.0
PARITY: 38,672 32.0 23,122 34.6 8,308 29.2 501 31.8 2,109 37.6 4,632 25.2
1
2 - 3 56,428 46.7 32,153 48.1 12,390 43.6 701 44.5 2,707 48.3 8,477 46.2
4+ 25,574 21.2 11,501 17.2 7,682 27.0 373 23.7 784 14.0 5,234 28.5
Unknown 91 0.1 49 0.1 26 0.1 1 0.1 3 0.1 12 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 1,404 1.2 695 1.0 357 1.3 23 1.5 55 1.0 274 1.5
Missing Information
Inadequate 22,076 18.3 8,923 13.4 6,917 24.4 334 21.2 1,079 19.3 4,823 26.3
Intermediate 6,828 5.7 3,195 4.8 1,734 6.1 151 9.6 224 4.0 1,524 8.3
Adequate 31,620 26.2 18,510 27.7 6,285 22.1 495 31.4 1,484 26.5 4,846 26.4
Adequate Plus 58,837 48.7 35,502 53.1 13,113 46.2 573 36.4 2,761 49.3 6,888 37.5
PLURALITY: 116,516 96.5 64,397 96.4 27,236 95.9 1,521 96.5 5,403 96.4 17,959 97.8
Singleton
Twin 4,126 3.4 2,368 3.5 1,137 4.0 55 3.5 191 3.4 375 2.0
Other Multiples 123 0.1 60 0.1 33 0.1 0 0 9 0.2 21 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 83,319 69.0 50,491 75.6 17,428 61.4 974 61.8 3,772 67.3 10,654 58.0
First
Second 28,009 23.2 12,297 18.4 8,082 28.5 443 28.1 1,407 25.1 5,780 31.5
Third 6,530 5.4 2,712 4.1 2,029 7.1 96 6.1 324 5.8 1,369 7.5
No Care 1,931 1.6 809 1.2 642 2.3 41 2.6 61 1.1 378 2.1
Unknown 976 0.8 516 0.8 225 0.8 22 1.4 39 0.7 174 0.9
MOTHER SMOKED? 10,776 8.9 7,643 11.4 2,425 8.5 357 22.7 74 1.3 277 1.5
Yes
No 109,627 90.8 58,916 88.2 25,912 91.2 1,216 77.2 5,517 98.5 18,066 98.4
Unknown 362 0.3 266 0.4 69 0.2 3 0.2 12 0.2 12 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 4,243 3.5 2,539 3.8 892 3.1 64 4.1 342 6.1 406 2.2
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 51,178 42.4 31,707 47.4 8,873 31.2 528 33.5 3,309 59.1 6,761 36.8
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,790 24.7 15,605 23.4 7,042 24.8 368 23.4 1,256 22.4 5,519 30.1
Obese (30.0+) 32,710 27.1 15,668 23.4 10,984 38.7 583 37.0 564 10.1 4,911 26.8
Unknown 2,844 2.4 1,306 2.0 615 2.2 33 2.1 132 2.4 758 4.1
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 98,495 81.6 56,359 84.3 19,854 69.9 908 57.6 4,998 89.2 16,376 89.2
Yes
No 21,898 18.1 10,240 15.3 8,475 29.8 652 41.4 578 10.3 1,953 10.6
Unknown 372 0.3 226 0.3 77 0.3 16 1.0 27 0.5 26 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 85,189 70.5 47,060 70.4 19,226 67.7 1,060 67.3 3,937 70.3 13,906 75.8
Vaginal
C-Section 35,538 29.4 19,737 29.5 9,175 32.3 516 32.7 1,666 29.7 4,444 24.2
Unknown 38 0.0 28 0.0 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 07SEP2017