2016 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10a
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Infant Deaths: 2016

  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 866 100.0 358 100.0 366 100.0 14 100.0 29 100.0 99 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 247 28.5 70 19.6 132 36.1 4 28.6 9 31.0 32 32.3
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 227 26.2 90 25.1 107 29.2 5 35.7 6 20.7 19 19.2
1,501-2,500 grams 131 15.1 57 15.9 51 13.9 3 21.4 5 17.2 15 15.2
2,501+ grams 248 28.6 133 37.2 75 20.5 1 7.1 9 31.0 30 30.3
Unknown 13 1.5 8 2.2 1 0.3 1 7.1 0 0 3 3.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION: 411 47.5 134 37.4 209 57.1 6 42.9 15 51.7 47 47.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 81 9.4 37 10.3 28 7.7 4 28.6 1 3.4 11 11.1
32-36 Weeks 96 11.1 46 12.8 36 9.8 2 14.3 3 10.3 9 9.1
37+ Weeks 273 31.5 140 39.1 90 24.6 1 7.1 10 34.5 32 32.3
Unknown 5 0.6 1 0.3 3 0.8 1 7.1 0 0 0 0
MOTHERS AGE: 23 2.7 8 2.2 8 2.2 2 14.3 0 0 5 5.1
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 694 80.1 290 81.0 304 83.1 11 78.6 24 82.8 65 65.7
35+ Years 149 17.2 60 16.8 54 14.8 1 7.1 5 17.2 29 29.3
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 163 18.8 58 16.2 53 14.5 4 28.6 5 17.2 43 43.4
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 246 28.4 85 23.7 123 33.6 6 42.9 5 17.2 27 27.3
Some College 278 32.1 124 34.6 131 35.8 4 28.6 5 17.2 14 14.1
Bachelors Degree 108 12.5 58 16.2 36 9.8 0 0 7 24.1 7 7.1
Masters or PhD 57 6.6 29 8.1 18 4.9 0 0 6 20.7 4 4.0
Unknown 14 1.6 4 1.1 5 1.4 0 0 1 3.4 4 4.0
MARITAL STATUS: 360 41.6 200 55.9 102 27.9 3 21.4 23 79.3 32 32.3
Married
Unmarried 501 57.9 155 43.3 262 71.6 11 78.6 6 20.7 67 67.7
Unknown 5 0.6 3 0.8 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
PARITY: 280 32.3 116 32.4 124 33.9 5 35.7 8 27.6 27 27.3
1
2 - 3 366 42.3 151 42.2 152 41.5 4 28.6 18 62.1 41 41.4
4+ 215 24.8 90 25.1 86 23.5 5 35.7 3 10.3 31 31.3
Unknown 5 0.6 1 0.3 4 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 42 4.8 15 4.2 18 4.9 0 0 2 6.9 7 7.1
Missing Information
Inadequate 229 26.4 82 22.9 109 29.8 2 14.3 8 27.6 28 28.3
Intermediate 42 4.8 18 5.0 15 4.1 1 7.1 1 3.4 7 7.1
Adequate 100 11.5 47 13.1 35 9.6 3 21.4 3 10.3 12 12.1
Adequate Plus 453 52.3 196 54.7 189 51.6 8 57.1 15 51.7 45 45.5
PLURALITY: 733 84.6 302 84.4 305 83.3 13 92.9 24 82.8 89 89.9
Singleton
Twin 125 14.4 51 14.2 59 16.1 1 7.1 5 17.2 9 9.1
Other Multiples 8 0.9 5 1.4 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 508 58.7 226 63.1 204 55.7 11 78.6 18 62.1 49 49.5
First
Second 207 23.9 83 23.2 87 23.8 2 14.3 5 17.2 30 30.3
Third 53 6.1 15 4.2 26 7.1 0 0 3 10.3 9 9.1
No Care 72 8.3 23 6.4 38 10.4 1 7.1 2 6.9 8 8.1
Unknown 26 3.0 11 3.1 11 3.0 0 0 1 3.4 3 3.0
MOTHER SMOKED? 136 15.7 88 24.6 40 10.9 4 28.6 3 10.3 1 1.0
Yes
No 729 84.2 270 75.4 325 88.8 10 71.4 26 89.7 98 99.0
Unknown 1 0.1 0 0 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 28 3.2 15 4.2 9 2.5 0 0 2 6.9 2 2.0
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 246 28.4 131 36.6 75 20.5 1 7.1 11 37.9 28 28.3
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 227 26.2 91 25.4 94 25.7 8 57.1 9 31.0 25 25.3
Obese (30.0+) 325 37.5 107 29.9 172 47.0 4 28.6 5 17.2 37 37.4
Unknown 40 4.6 14 3.9 16 4.4 1 7.1 2 6.9 7 7.1
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 304 35.1 144 40.2 113 30.9 2 14.3 10 34.5 35 35.4
Yes
No 561 64.8 213 59.5 253 69.1 12 85.7 19 65.5 64 64.6
Unknown 1 0.1 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 545 62.9 212 59.2 228 62.3 11 78.6 23 79.3 71 71.7
Vaginal
C-Section 321 37.1 146 40.8 138 37.7 3 21.4 6 20.7 28 28.3

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, 07SEP2017