2016 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends: 2012-2016

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 119,767 100.0 118,983 100.0 120,948 100.0 120,826 100.0 120,765 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
RACE 67,013 56.0 66,181 55.6 67,387 55.7 67,004 55.5 66,825 55.3
White Non-Hispanic
Af. Am. Non-Hispanic 28,373 23.7 28,865 24.3 28,923 23.9 28,785 23.8 28,406 23.5
Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic 1,620 1.4 1,630 1.4 1,594 1.3 1,648 1.4 1,576 1.3
Other Non-Hispanic 4,810 4.0 4,802 4.0 5,266 4.4 5,304 4.4 5,603 4.6
Hispanic 17,951 15.0 17,505 14.7 17,778 14.7 18,085 15.0 18,355 15.2
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 284 0.2 293 0.2 282 0.2 281 0.2 280 0.2
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 1,795 1.5 1,769 1.5 1,762 1.5 1,884 1.6 1,726 1.4
1,501-2,500 grams 8,537 7.1 8,447 7.1 8,764 7.2 8,954 7.4 9,150 7.6
2,501+ grams 109,096 91.1 108,247 91.0 110,093 91.0 109,672 90.8 109,577 90.7
Unknown 55 0.0 227 0.2 47 0.0 35 0.0 32 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 863 0.7 912 0.8 855 0.7 923 0.8 858 0.7
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,392 1.2 1,455 1.2 1,395 1.2 1,444 1.2 1,389 1.2
32-36 Weeks 9,791 8.2 9,441 7.9 9,539 7.9 9,942 8.2 10,302 8.5
37+ Weeks 107,600 89.8 107,087 90.0 109,044 90.2 108,449 89.8 108,165 89.6
Unknown 121 0.1 88 0.1 115 0.1 68 0.1 51 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 2,961 2.5 2,550 2.1 2,407 2.0 2,204 1.8 1,981 1.6
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 100,665 84.1 100,007 84.1 101,215 83.7 100,875 83.5 100,222 83.0
35+ Years 16,137 13.5 16,421 13.8 17,321 14.3 17,745 14.7 18,560 15.4
Unknown 4 0.0 5 0.0 5 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 22,058 18.4 20,282 17.0 19,175 15.9 18,206 15.1 17,322 14.3
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 26,902 22.5 26,614 22.4 27,207 22.5 27,311 22.6 27,432 22.7
Some College 37,118 31.0 37,638 31.6 38,962 32.2 38,895 32.2 38,279 31.7
Bachelors Degree 21,897 18.3 22,296 18.7 22,865 18.9 23,101 19.1 24,233 20.1
Masters or PhD 11,292 9.4 11,645 9.8 12,453 10.3 12,980 10.7 13,157 10.9
Unknown 500 0.4 508 0.4 286 0.2 333 0.3 342 0.3
MARITAL STATUS: 70,477 58.8 69,676 58.6 71,374 59.0 71,274 59.0 71,914 59.5
Married
Unmarried 49,023 40.9 49,250 41.4 49,511 40.9 49,501 41.0 48,789 40.4
Unknown 267 0.2 57 0.0 63 0.1 51 0.0 62 0.1
PARITY: 40,553 33.9 40,173 33.8 40,244 33.3 39,807 32.9 38,672 32.0
1
2 - 3 55,634 46.5 55,177 46.4 55,962 46.3 56,161 46.5 56,428 46.7
4+ 23,450 19.6 23,364 19.6 24,597 20.3 24,763 20.5 25,574 21.2
Unknown 130 0.1 269 0.2 145 0.1 95 0.1 91 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 2,685 2.2 2,628 2.2 1,890 1.6 1,976 1.6 1,404 1.2
Missing Information
Inadequate 19,129 16.0 20,234 17.0 23,096 19.1 22,908 19.0 22,076 18.3
Intermediate 9,272 7.7 9,334 7.8 9,354 7.7 6,955 5.8 6,828 5.7
Adequate 38,092 31.8 37,002 31.1 37,034 30.6 33,739 27.9 31,620 26.2
Adequate Plus 50,589 42.2 49,785 41.8 49,574 41.0 55,248 45.7 58,837 48.7
PLURALITY: 115,709 96.6 114,838 96.5 116,598 96.4 116,575 96.5 116,516 96.5
Singleton
Twin 3,940 3.3 4,026 3.4 4,233 3.5 4,120 3.4 4,126 3.4
Other Multiples 118 0.1 118 0.1 116 0.1 131 0.1 123 0.1
Missing Information 0 0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 85,380 71.3 83,663 70.3 82,474 68.2 81,887 67.8 83,319 69.0
First
Second 25,481 21.3 25,435 21.4 28,357 23.4 28,462 23.6 28,009 23.2
Third 4,770 4.0 5,356 4.5 6,509 5.4 6,349 5.3 6,530 5.4
No Care 2,006 1.7 2,516 2.1 2,234 1.8 2,689 2.2 1,931 1.6
Unknown 2,130 1.8 2,013 1.7 1,374 1.1 1,439 1.2 976 0.8
MOTHER SMOKED? 12,727 10.6 12,242 10.3 11,896 9.8 11,297 9.3 10,776 8.9
Yes
No 106,439 88.9 106,163 89.2 108,895 90.0 109,443 90.6 109,627 90.8
Unknown 601 0.5 578 0.5 157 0.1 86 0.1 362 0.3
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 4,733 4.0 4,677 3.9 4,769 3.9 4,451 3.7 4,243 3.5
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 52,987 44.2 52,360 44.0 53,505 44.2 52,415 43.4 51,178 42.4
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 29,049 24.3 29,179 24.5 29,439 24.3 29,674 24.6 29,790 24.7
Obese (30.0+) 28,955 24.2 29,818 25.1 30,811 25.5 31,287 25.9 32,710 27.1
Unknown 4,043 3.4 2,949 2.5 2,424 2.0 2,999 2.5 2,844 2.4
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 89,504 74.7 91,761 77.1 95,156 78.7 96,703 80.0 98,495 81.6
Yes
No 29,244 24.4 26,210 22.0 25,305 20.9 23,661 19.6 21,898 18.1
Unknown 1,019 0.9 1,012 0.9 487 0.4 462 0.4 372 0.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 83,073 69.4 82,829 69.6 85,197 70.4 85,355 70.6 85,189 70.5
Vaginal
C-Section 36,638 30.6 36,110 30.3 35,707 29.5 35,405 29.3 35,538 29.4
Unknown 56 0.0 44 0.0 44 0.0 66 0.1 38 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, 08SEP2017


2016 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic Whites: 2012-2016

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 67,013 100.0 66,181 100.0 67,387 100.0 67,004 100.0 66,825 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 90 0.1 89 0.1 93 0.1 89 0.1 83 0.1
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 775 1.2 729 1.1 747 1.1 736 1.1 730 1.1
1,501-2,500 grams 4,100 6.1 4,022 6.1 4,201 6.2 4,218 6.3 4,267 6.4
2,501+ grams 62,020 92.5 61,157 92.4 62,323 92.5 61,941 92.4 61,728 92.4
Unknown 28 0.0 184 0.3 23 0.0 20 0.0 17 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 294 0.4 318 0.5 320 0.5 318 0.5 314 0.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 654 1.0 659 1.0 640 0.9 622 0.9 621 0.9
32-36 Weeks 5,221 7.8 4,990 7.5 4,976 7.4 5,148 7.7 5,360 8.0
37+ Weeks 60,792 90.7 60,172 90.9 61,400 91.1 60,877 90.9 60,512 90.6
Unknown 52 0.1 42 0.1 51 0.1 39 0.1 18 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 1,091 1.6 888 1.3 866 1.3 788 1.2 650 1.0
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 56,330 84.1 55,631 84.1 56,425 83.7 55,920 83.5 55,636 83.3
35+ Years 9,591 14.3 9,660 14.6 10,092 15.0 10,295 15.4 10,537 15.8
Unknown 1 0.0 2 0.0 4 0.0 1 0.0 2 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 6,181 9.2 5,718 8.6 5,387 8.0 5,146 7.7 4,755 7.1
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 13,122 19.6 12,634 19.1 12,773 19.0 12,544 18.7 12,599 18.9
Some College 22,598 33.7 22,468 33.9 23,056 34.2 22,825 34.1 22,262 33.3
Bachelors Degree 16,555 24.7 16,580 25.1 16,972 25.2 16,933 25.3 17,706 26.5
Masters or PhD 8,243 12.3 8,464 12.8 9,081 13.5 9,416 14.1 9,342 14.0
Unknown 314 0.5 317 0.5 118 0.2 140 0.2 161 0.2
MARITAL STATUS: 49,299 73.6 48,464 73.2 49,301 73.2 49,077 73.2 49,231 73.7
Married
Unmarried 17,500 26.1 17,687 26.7 18,049 26.8 17,893 26.7 17,549 26.3
Unknown 214 0.3 30 0.0 37 0.1 34 0.1 45 0.1
PARITY: 24,860 37.1 24,505 37.0 24,571 36.5 23,953 35.7 23,122 34.6
1
2 - 3 31,491 47.0 31,143 47.1 31,796 47.2 31,945 47.7 32,153 48.1
4+ 10,594 15.8 10,329 15.6 10,933 16.2 11,058 16.5 11,501 17.2
Unknown 68 0.1 204 0.3 87 0.1 48 0.1 49 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 1,423 2.1 1,431 2.2 923 1.4 1,047 1.6 695 1.0
Missing Information
Inadequate 7,512 11.2 7,852 11.9 9,230 13.7 9,148 13.7 8,923 13.4
Intermediate 4,722 7.0 4,853 7.3 4,731 7.0 3,180 4.7 3,195 4.8
Adequate 22,701 33.9 21,902 33.1 22,180 32.9 20,026 29.9 18,510 27.7
Adequate Plus 30,655 45.7 30,143 45.5 30,323 45.0 33,603 50.2 35,502 53.1
PLURALITY: 64,523 96.3 63,780 96.4 64,796 96.2 64,483 96.2 64,397 96.4
Singleton
Twin 2,411 3.6 2,331 3.5 2,512 3.7 2,435 3.6 2,368 3.5
Other Multiples 79 0.1 70 0.1 78 0.1 86 0.1 60 0.1
Missing Information 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 52,152 77.8 51,038 77.1 50,629 75.1 50,009 74.6 50,491 75.6
First
Second 11,061 16.5 10,985 16.6 12,642 18.8 12,476 18.6 12,297 18.4
Third 1,833 2.7 2,044 3.1 2,578 3.8 2,603 3.9 2,712 4.1
No Care 785 1.2 983 1.5 830 1.2 1,117 1.7 809 1.2
Unknown 1,182 1.8 1,131 1.7 708 1.1 799 1.2 516 0.8
MOTHER SMOKED? 9,018 13.5 8,599 13.0 8,409 12.5 7,886 11.8 7,643 11.4
Yes
No 57,562 85.9 57,157 86.4 58,876 87.4 59,062 88.1 58,916 88.2
Unknown 433 0.6 425 0.6 102 0.2 56 0.1 266 0.4
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 2,773 4.1 2,796 4.2 2,872 4.3 2,611 3.9 2,539 3.8
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 32,819 49.0 32,446 49.0 33,343 49.5 32,515 48.5 31,707 47.4
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 15,148 22.6 15,198 23.0 15,393 22.8 15,376 22.9 15,605 23.4
Obese (30.0+) 14,166 21.1 14,326 21.6 14,733 21.9 15,090 22.5 15,668 23.4
Unknown 2,107 3.1 1,415 2.1 1,046 1.6 1,412 2.1 1,306 2.0
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 52,605 78.5 53,436 80.7 55,446 82.3 55,871 83.4 56,359 84.3
Yes
No 13,683 20.4 12,023 18.2 11,633 17.3 10,829 16.2 10,240 15.3
Unknown 725 1.1 722 1.1 308 0.5 304 0.5 226 0.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 46,006 68.7 45,557 68.8 47,165 70.0 47,099 70.3 47,060 70.4
Vaginal
C-Section 20,968 31.3 20,596 31.1 20,194 30.0 19,872 29.7 19,737 29.5
Unknown 39 0.1 28 0.0 28 0.0 33 0.0 28 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, 08SEP2017


2016 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic African Americans: 2012-2016

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 28,373 100.0 28,865 100.0 28,923 100.0 28,785 100.0 28,406 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 160 0.6 155 0.5 145 0.5 148 0.5 149 0.5
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 754 2.7 768 2.7 759 2.6 862 3.0 712 2.5
1,501-2,500 grams 2,939 10.4 2,945 10.2 3,080 10.6 3,161 11.0 3,152 11.1
2,501+ grams 24,507 86.4 24,981 86.5 24,926 86.2 24,603 85.5 24,385 85.8
Unknown 13 0.0 16 0.1 13 0.0 11 0.0 8 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 435 1.5 453 1.6 406 1.4 450 1.6 398 1.4
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 523 1.8 559 1.9 534 1.8 605 2.1 500 1.8
32-36 Weeks 2,834 10.0 2,788 9.7 2,894 10.0 2,963 10.3 3,006 10.6
37+ Weeks 24,531 86.5 25,039 86.7 25,056 86.6 24,752 86.0 24,483 86.2
Unknown 50 0.2 26 0.1 33 0.1 15 0.1 19 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 1,085 3.8 969 3.4 875 3.0 804 2.8 733 2.6
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 24,469 86.2 24,926 86.4 24,930 86.2 24,680 85.7 24,224 85.3
35+ Years 2,819 9.9 2,969 10.3 3,118 10.8 3,300 11.5 3,449 12.1
Unknown 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 5,220 18.4 4,797 16.6 4,436 15.3 4,074 14.2 3,816 13.4
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 8,338 29.4 8,461 29.3 8,502 29.4 8,625 30.0 8,567 30.2
Some College 10,447 36.8 10,856 37.6 11,238 38.9 11,150 38.7 10,874 38.3
Bachelors Degree 2,883 10.2 3,216 11.1 3,198 11.1 3,269 11.4 3,426 12.1
Masters or PhD 1,383 4.9 1,448 5.0 1,497 5.2 1,613 5.6 1,664 5.9
Unknown 102 0.4 87 0.3 52 0.2 54 0.2 59 0.2
MARITAL STATUS: 7,792 27.5 8,092 28.0 8,319 28.8 8,084 28.1 8,221 28.9
Married
Unmarried 20,558 72.5 20,762 71.9 20,591 71.2 20,691 71.9 20,177 71.0
Unknown 23 0.1 11 0.0 13 0.0 10 0.0 8 0.0
PARITY: 8,966 31.6 8,967 31.1 8,647 29.9 8,600 29.9 8,308 29.2
1
2 - 3 12,401 43.7 12,600 43.7 12,740 44.0 12,637 43.9 12,390 43.6
4+ 6,968 24.6 7,271 25.2 7,504 25.9 7,519 26.1 7,682 27.0
Unknown 38 0.1 27 0.1 32 0.1 29 0.1 26 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 695 2.4 643 2.2 476 1.6 470 1.6 357 1.3
Missing Information
Inadequate 6,241 22.0 6,790 23.5 7,692 26.6 7,516 26.1 6,917 24.4
Intermediate 2,098 7.4 2,102 7.3 2,086 7.2 1,794 6.2 1,734 6.1
Adequate 7,863 27.7 7,785 27.0 7,548 26.1 6,663 23.1 6,285 22.1
Adequate Plus 11,476 40.4 11,545 40.0 11,121 38.5 12,342 42.9 13,113 46.2
PLURALITY: 27,425 96.7 27,695 95.9 27,735 95.9 27,623 96.0 27,236 95.9
Singleton
Twin 924 3.3 1,134 3.9 1,163 4.0 1,132 3.9 1,137 4.0
Other Multiples 24 0.1 36 0.1 25 0.1 30 0.1 33 0.1
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 18,112 63.8 18,020 62.4 17,120 59.2 16,985 59.0 17,428 61.4
First
Second 7,367 26.0 7,635 26.5 8,415 29.1 8,509 29.6 8,082 28.5
Third 1,617 5.7 1,860 6.4 2,217 7.7 2,080 7.2 2,029 7.1
No Care 741 2.6 863 3.0 834 2.9 890 3.1 642 2.3
Unknown 536 1.9 487 1.7 337 1.2 321 1.1 225 0.8
MOTHER SMOKED? 2,881 10.2 2,842 9.8 2,699 9.3 2,648 9.2 2,425 8.5
Yes
No 25,363 89.4 25,921 89.8 26,188 90.5 26,116 90.7 25,912 91.2
Unknown 129 0.5 102 0.4 36 0.1 21 0.1 69 0.2
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 1,007 3.5 1,008 3.5 993 3.4 943 3.3 892 3.1
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 9,563 33.7 9,491 32.9 9,534 33.0 9,296 32.3 8,873 31.2
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 7,124 25.1 7,286 25.2 7,180 24.8 7,269 25.3 7,042 24.8
Obese (30.0+) 9,822 34.6 10,403 36.0 10,655 36.8 10,670 37.1 10,984 38.7
Unknown 857 3.0 677 2.3 561 1.9 607 2.1 615 2.2
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 16,763 59.1 18,111 62.7 18,710 64.7 19,199 66.7 19,854 69.9
Yes
No 11,405 40.2 10,556 36.6 10,100 34.9 9,492 33.0 8,475 29.8
Unknown 205 0.7 198 0.7 113 0.4 94 0.3 77 0.3
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 19,131 67.4 19,550 67.7 19,655 68.0 19,518 67.8 19,226 67.7
Vaginal
C-Section 9,233 32.5 9,308 32.2 9,263 32.0 9,252 32.1 9,175 32.3
Unknown 9 0.0 7 0.0 5 0.0 15 0.1 5 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, 08SEP2017


2016 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic American Indians: 2012-2016

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 1,620 100.0 1,630 100.0 1,594 100.0 1,648 100.0 1,576 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 9 0.6 3 0.2 1 0.1 1 0.1 4 0.3
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 33 2.0 35 2.1 33 2.1 30 1.8 26 1.6
1,501-2,500 grams 136 8.4 153 9.4 161 10.1 154 9.3 168 10.7
2,501+ grams 1,442 89.0 1,436 88.1 1,398 87.7 1,462 88.7 1,376 87.3
Unknown 0 0 3 0.2 1 0.1 1 0.1 2 0.1
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 24 1.5 16 1.0 13 0.8 12 0.7 10 0.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 18 1.1 22 1.3 25 1.6 24 1.5 27 1.7
32-36 Weeks 145 9.0 139 8.5 142 8.9 152 9.2 170 10.8
37+ Weeks 1,431 88.3 1,451 89.0 1,412 88.6 1,458 88.5 1,367 86.7
Unknown 2 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 81 5.0 67 4.1 62 3.9 63 3.8 54 3.4
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 1,407 86.9 1,432 87.9 1,412 88.6 1,451 88.0 1,362 86.4
35+ Years 132 8.1 131 8.0 120 7.5 134 8.1 160 10.2
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 432 26.7 380 23.3 352 22.1 350 21.2 291 18.5
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 512 31.6 548 33.6 520 32.6 571 34.6 567 36.0
Some College 486 30.0 521 32.0 540 33.9 531 32.2 507 32.2
Bachelors Degree 141 8.7 121 7.4 132 8.3 148 9.0 152 9.6
Masters or PhD 48 3.0 56 3.4 47 2.9 46 2.8 57 3.6
Unknown 1 0.1 4 0.2 3 0.2 2 0.1 2 0.1
MARITAL STATUS: 562 34.7 591 36.3 591 37.1 603 36.6 582 36.9
Married
Unmarried 1,057 65.2 1,038 63.7 1,002 62.9 1,042 63.2 994 63.1
Unknown 1 0.1 1 0.1 1 0.1 3 0.2 0 0
PARITY: 526 32.5 487 29.9 490 30.7 503 30.5 501 31.8
1
2 - 3 771 47.6 767 47.1 750 47.1 724 43.9 701 44.5
4+ 322 19.9 373 22.9 352 22.1 420 25.5 373 23.7
Unknown 1 0.1 3 0.2 2 0.1 1 0.1 1 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 22 1.4 27 1.7 17 1.1 24 1.5 23 1.5
Missing Information
Inadequate 337 20.8 347 21.3 353 22.1 421 25.5 334 21.2
Intermediate 194 12.0 145 8.9 146 9.2 176 10.7 151 9.6
Adequate 547 33.8 589 36.1 566 35.5 507 30.8 495 31.4
Adequate Plus 520 32.1 522 32.0 512 32.1 520 31.6 573 36.4
PLURALITY: 1,570 96.9 1,577 96.7 1,544 96.9 1,596 96.8 1,521 96.5
Singleton
Twin 50 3.1 53 3.3 50 3.1 49 3.0 55 3.5
Other Multiples 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.2 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 1,084 66.9 1,070 65.6 1,043 65.4 1,018 61.8 974 61.8
First
Second 403 24.9 408 25.0 404 25.3 455 27.6 443 28.1
Third 74 4.6 87 5.3 95 6.0 101 6.1 96 6.1
No Care 39 2.4 44 2.7 39 2.4 54 3.3 41 2.6
Unknown 20 1.2 21 1.3 13 0.8 20 1.2 22 1.4
MOTHER SMOKED? 409 25.2 414 25.4 396 24.8 359 21.8 357 22.7
Yes
No 1,210 74.7 1,212 74.4 1,194 74.9 1,286 78.0 1,216 77.2
Unknown 1 0.1 4 0.2 4 0.3 3 0.2 3 0.2
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 96 5.9 78 4.8 59 3.7 82 5.0 64 4.1
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 574 35.4 596 36.6 586 36.8 564 34.2 528 33.5
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 412 25.4 428 26.3 423 26.5 413 25.1 368 23.4
Obese (30.0+) 512 31.6 504 30.9 510 32.0 566 34.3 583 37.0
Unknown 26 1.6 24 1.5 16 1.0 23 1.4 33 2.1
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 821 50.7 869 53.3 890 55.8 925 56.1 908 57.6
Yes
No 780 48.1 742 45.5 692 43.4 707 42.9 652 41.4
Unknown 19 1.2 19 1.2 12 0.8 16 1.0 16 1.0
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 1,111 68.6 1,130 69.3 1,104 69.3 1,145 69.5 1,060 67.3
Vaginal
C-Section 509 31.4 499 30.6 488 30.6 502 30.5 516 32.7
Unknown 0 0 1 0.1 2 0.1 1 0.1 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, 08SEP2017


2016 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Hispanics: 2012-2016

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 17,951 100.0 17,505 100.0 17,778 100.0 18,085 100.0 18,355 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 23 0.1 39 0.2 37 0.2 25 0.1 35 0.2
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 181 1.0 184 1.1 178 1.0 211 1.2 203 1.1
1,501-2,500 grams 1,003 5.6 971 5.5 957 5.4 1,025 5.7 1,114 6.1
2,501+ grams 16,736 93.2 16,304 93.1 16,602 93.4 16,823 93.0 16,998 92.6
Unknown 8 0.0 7 0.0 4 0.0 1 0.0 5 0.0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 88 0.5 102 0.6 94 0.5 112 0.6 105 0.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 161 0.9 159 0.9 156 0.9 158 0.9 203 1.1
32-36 Weeks 1,250 7.0 1,197 6.8 1,181 6.6 1,295 7.2 1,343 7.3
37+ Weeks 16,441 91.6 16,034 91.6 16,326 91.8 16,509 91.3 16,694 91.0
Unknown 11 0.1 13 0.1 21 0.1 11 0.1 10 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 677 3.8 601 3.4 569 3.2 518 2.9 520 2.8
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 14,664 81.7 14,218 81.2 14,307 80.5 14,615 80.8 14,545 79.2
35+ Years 2,609 14.5 2,685 15.3 2,901 16.3 2,952 16.3 3,290 17.9
Unknown 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 9,562 53.3 8,769 50.1 8,298 46.7 8,003 44.3 7,779 42.4
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 4,260 23.7 4,262 24.3 4,656 26.2 4,816 26.6 4,958 27.0
Some College 2,693 15.0 2,968 17.0 3,190 17.9 3,484 19.3 3,694 20.1
Bachelors Degree 985 5.5 1,047 6.0 1,092 6.1 1,174 6.5 1,304 7.1
Masters or PhD 392 2.2 394 2.3 465 2.6 494 2.7 521 2.8
Unknown 59 0.3 65 0.4 77 0.4 114 0.6 99 0.5
MARITAL STATUS: 8,782 48.9 8,457 48.3 8,700 48.9 8,952 49.5 9,081 49.5
Married
Unmarried 9,155 51.0 9,042 51.7 9,073 51.0 9,131 50.5 9,268 50.5
Unknown 14 0.1 6 0.0 5 0.0 2 0.0 6 0.0
PARITY: 4,429 24.7 4,413 25.2 4,583 25.8 4,726 26.1 4,632 25.2
1
2 - 3 8,578 47.8 8,323 47.5 8,155 45.9 8,303 45.9 8,477 46.2
4+ 4,926 27.4 4,754 27.2 5,031 28.3 5,043 27.9 5,234 28.5
Unknown 18 0.1 15 0.1 9 0.1 13 0.1 12 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 436 2.4 417 2.4 393 2.2 373 2.1 274 1.5
Missing Information
Inadequate 4,257 23.7 4,323 24.7 4,745 26.7 4,772 26.4 4,823 26.3
Intermediate 1,877 10.5 1,832 10.5 1,960 11.0 1,564 8.6 1,524 8.3
Adequate 5,402 30.1 5,223 29.8 5,143 28.9 5,015 27.7 4,846 26.4
Adequate Plus 5,979 33.3 5,710 32.6 5,537 31.1 6,361 35.2 6,888 37.5
PLURALITY: 17,547 97.7 17,118 97.8 17,398 97.9 17,702 97.9 17,959 97.8
Singleton
Twin 392 2.2 383 2.2 376 2.1 371 2.1 375 2.0
Other Multiples 12 0.1 3 0.0 4 0.0 12 0.1 21 0.1
Missing Information 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 10,598 59.0 10,270 58.7 10,204 57.4 10,373 57.4 10,654 58.0
First
Second 5,640 31.4 5,320 30.4 5,588 31.4 5,664 31.3 5,780 31.5
Third 1,047 5.8 1,093 6.2 1,288 7.2 1,263 7.0 1,369 7.5
No Care 365 2.0 532 3.0 444 2.5 531 2.9 378 2.1
Unknown 301 1.7 290 1.7 254 1.4 254 1.4 174 0.9
MOTHER SMOKED? 327 1.8 299 1.7 300 1.7 318 1.8 277 1.5
Yes
No 17,604 98.1 17,182 98.2 17,470 98.3 17,764 98.2 18,066 98.4
Unknown 20 0.1 24 0.1 8 0.0 3 0.0 12 0.1
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 490 2.7 454 2.6 453 2.5 460 2.5 406 2.2
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 7,072 39.4 6,861 39.2 6,931 39.0 6,930 38.3 6,761 36.8
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 5,450 30.4 5,338 30.5 5,325 30.0 5,435 30.1 5,519 30.1
Obese (30.0+) 4,056 22.6 4,150 23.7 4,398 24.7 4,435 24.5 4,911 26.8
Unknown 883 4.9 702 4.0 671 3.8 825 4.6 758 4.1
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 15,261 85.0 15,176 86.7 15,478 87.1 15,995 88.4 16,376 89.2
Yes
No 2,649 14.8 2,284 13.0 2,269 12.8 2,063 11.4 1,953 10.6
Unknown 41 0.2 45 0.3 31 0.2 27 0.1 26 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 13,475 75.1 13,251 75.7 13,536 76.1 13,861 76.6 13,906 75.8
Vaginal
C-Section 4,472 24.9 4,251 24.3 4,238 23.8 4,213 23.3 4,444 24.2
Unknown 4 0.0 3 0.0 4 0.0 11 0.1 5 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, 08SEP2017


2016 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10b
North Carolina Resident Live Birth Trends, Non-Hispanic Other Races: 2012-2016

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 4,810 100.0 4,802 100.0 5,266 100.0 5,304 100.0 5,603 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 2 0.0 7 0.1 6 0.1 18 0.3 9 0.2
500 or less grams
501-1,500 grams 52 1.1 53 1.1 45 0.9 45 0.8 55 1.0
1,501-2,500 grams 359 7.5 356 7.4 365 6.9 396 7.5 449 8.0
2,501+ grams 4,391 91.3 4,369 91.0 4,844 92.0 4,843 91.3 5,090 90.8
Unknown 6 0.1 17 0.4 6 0.1 2 0.0 0 0
OBSTETRIC ESTIMATE OF GESTATION*: 22 0.5 23 0.5 22 0.4 31 0.6 31 0.6
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 36 0.7 56 1.2 40 0.8 35 0.7 38 0.7
32-36 Weeks 341 7.1 327 6.8 346 6.6 384 7.2 423 7.5
37+ Weeks 4,405 91.6 4,391 91.4 4,850 92.1 4,853 91.5 5,109 91.2
Unknown 6 0.1 5 0.1 8 0.2 1 0.0 2 0.0
MOTHERS AGE: 27 0.6 25 0.5 35 0.7 31 0.6 24 0.4
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 3,795 78.9 3,800 79.1 4,141 78.6 4,209 79.4 4,455 79.5
35+ Years 986 20.5 976 20.3 1,090 20.7 1,064 20.1 1,124 20.1
Unknown 2 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 663 13.8 618 12.9 702 13.3 633 11.9 681 12.2
Less than High School
High School Graduate or GED 670 13.9 709 14.8 756 14.4 755 14.2 741 13.2
Some College 894 18.6 825 17.2 938 17.8 905 17.1 942 16.8
Bachelors Degree 1,333 27.7 1,332 27.7 1,471 27.9 1,577 29.7 1,645 29.4
Masters or PhD 1,226 25.5 1,283 26.7 1,363 25.9 1,411 26.6 1,573 28.1
Unknown 24 0.5 35 0.7 36 0.7 23 0.4 21 0.4
MARITAL STATUS: 4,042 84.0 4,072 84.8 4,463 84.8 4,558 85.9 4,799 85.7
Married
Unmarried 753 15.7 721 15.0 796 15.1 744 14.0 801 14.3
Unknown 15 0.3 9 0.2 7 0.1 2 0.0 3 0.1
PARITY: 1,772 36.8 1,801 37.5 1,953 37.1 2,025 38.2 2,109 37.6
1
2 - 3 2,393 49.8 2,344 48.8 2,521 47.9 2,552 48.1 2,707 48.3
4+ 640 13.3 637 13.3 777 14.8 723 13.6 784 14.0
Unknown 5 0.1 20 0.4 15 0.3 4 0.1 3 0.1
KOTELCHUCK ADEQUACY OF PRENATAL CARE INDEX 109 2.3 110 2.3 81 1.5 62 1.2 55 1.0
Missing Information
Inadequate 782 16.3 922 19.2 1,076 20.4 1,051 19.8 1,079 19.3
Intermediate 381 7.9 402 8.4 431 8.2 241 4.5 224 4.0
Adequate 1,579 32.8 1,503 31.3 1,597 30.3 1,528 28.8 1,484 26.5
Adequate Plus 1,959 40.7 1,865 38.8 2,081 39.5 2,422 45.7 2,761 49.3
PLURALITY: 4,644 96.5 4,668 97.2 5,125 97.3 5,171 97.5 5,403 96.4
Singleton
Twin 163 3.4 125 2.6 132 2.5 133 2.5 191 3.4
Other Multiples 3 0.1 9 0.2 9 0.2 0 0 9 0.2
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 3,434 71.4 3,265 68.0 3,478 66.0 3,502 66.0 3,772 67.3
First
Second 1,010 21.0 1,087 22.6 1,308 24.8 1,358 25.6 1,407 25.1
Third 199 4.1 272 5.7 331 6.3 302 5.7 324 5.8
No Care 76 1.6 94 2.0 87 1.7 97 1.8 61 1.1
Unknown 91 1.9 84 1.7 62 1.2 45 0.8 39 0.7
MOTHER SMOKED? 92 1.9 88 1.8 92 1.7 86 1.6 74 1.3
Yes
No 4,700 97.7 4,691 97.7 5,167 98.1 5,215 98.3 5,517 98.5
Unknown 18 0.4 23 0.5 7 0.1 3 0.1 12 0.2
MATERNAL PRE-PREGNANCY BMI 367 7.6 341 7.1 392 7.4 355 6.7 342 6.1
Underweight (<18.5)
Normal (18.5-24.9) 2,959 61.5 2,966 61.8 3,111 59.1 3,110 58.6 3,309 59.1
Overweight (25.0-29.9) 915 19.0 929 19.3 1,118 21.2 1,181 22.3 1,256 22.4
Obese (30.0+) 399 8.3 435 9.1 515 9.8 526 9.9 564 10.1
Unknown 170 3.5 131 2.7 130 2.5 132 2.5 132 2.4
INFANT BEING BREASTFED AT DISCHARGE 4,054 84.3 4,169 86.8 4,632 88.0 4,713 88.9 4,998 89.2
Yes
No 727 15.1 605 12.6 611 11.6 570 10.7 578 10.3
Unknown 29 0.6 28 0.6 23 0.4 21 0.4 27 0.5
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 3,350 69.6 3,341 69.6 3,737 71.0 3,732 70.4 3,937 70.3
Vaginal
C-Section 1,456 30.3 1,456 30.3 1,524 28.9 1,566 29.5 1,666 29.7
Unknown 4 0.1 5 0.1 5 0.1 6 0.1 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, 08SEP2017