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Risk Factors and Characteristics for
2002 North Carolina Resident Live Births

  TOTAL WHITE OTHER RACES
NUMBER % % CHG NUMBER % % CHG NUMBER % % CHG
Total 117,307   -0.7 85,117   -0.1 32,190   -2.2
Birthweight
  Under 500 grams 283 0.2 -2.1 115 0.1 -9.4 168 0.5 +4.7
  500 - 1,499 grams 1,892 1.6 -4.8 981 1.2 -9.7 911 2.8 +1.8
  1,500 - 2,499 grams 8,375 7.1 +1.8 5,155 6.1 +2.4 3,220 10.0 +1.4
  2,500+ grams 106,725 91.0 0.0 78,847 92.6 +0.0 27,878 86.6 -0.2
  Unknown 32 0.0   19 0.0   13 0.0  
Mother's Age
  Under 18 Years 4,890 4.2 -1.4 2,717 3.2 +0.5 2,173 6.8 -3.0
  18 - 34 Years 99,103 84.5 -0.2 71,946 84.5 -0.3 27,157 84.4 +0.2
  35+ Years 13,311 11.3 +1.9 10,451 12.3 +2.1 2,860 8.9 +0.5
  Unknown 3 0.0   3 0.0   0    
Mother's Education
  Under 9 Years 7,859 6.7 +0.6 7,027 8.3 -1.0 832 2.6 +11.8
  9 - 11 Years 18,793 16.0 -2.3 12,105 14.2 -1.5 6,688 20.8 -3.2
  12+ Years 90,455 77.1 +0.4 65,839 77.4 +0.4 24,616 76.5 +0.5
  Unknown 200 0.2   146 0.2   54 0.2  
Out-of-Wedlock
  Yes 40,646 34.6 +1.1 21,180 24.9 +3.6 19,466 60.5 -0.6
  No 76,620 65.3 -0.6 63,909 75.1 -1.1 12,711 39.5 +0.9
  Unknown 41 0.0   28 0.0   13 0.0  
Parity
  1 39,259 33.5 -0.4 29,327 34.5 -0.7 9,932 30.9 +0.2
  2 - 3 57,818 49.3 -0.5 42,622 50.1 -0.6 15,196 47.2 -0.2
  4+ 20,037 17.1 +2.0 13,030 15.3 +3.4 7,007 21.8 +0.1
  Unknown 193 0.2   138 0.2   55 0.2  
Trimester Care Began
  First 98,226 83.7 -0.2 73,832 86.7 -0.1 24,394 75.8 -0.6
  Second 14,824 12.6 +1.2 8,847 10.4 +1.5 5,977 18.6 +1.4
  Third 2,329 2.0 -7.4 1,352 1.6 -8.4 977 3.0 -5.3
  No Care 1,083 0.9 +4.0 531 0.6 -0.3 552 1.7 +9.6
  Unknown 845 0.7   555 0.7   290 0.9  
Mother smoked?
  Yes 15,440 13.2 -5.7 11,916 14.0 -6.9 3,524 10.9 -1.9
  No 101,629 86.6 +0.9 73,024 85.8 +1.2 28,605 88.9 +0.3
  Unknown 238 0.2   177 0.2   61 0.2  
Method of Delivery
  Vaginal 85,807 73.1 -2.1 62,665 73.6 -2.1 23,142 71.9 -2.3
  C-Section 31,478 26.8 +6.3 22,440 26.4 +6.2 9,038 28.1 +6.4
  Unknown 22 0.0   12 0.0   10 0.0  
Infants of 500 - 1,499 grams only
Level of Care**
  Level III 1,447 78.1 -1.8 721 75.7 -6.0 726 80.7 +2.9
  Other 405 21.9 +7.1 231 24.3 +24.7 174 19.3 -10.4

* % CHG is percentage change from last year to this year
** Level of Care is only for North Carolina resident births occurring in North Carolina Hospitals
% Columns may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding

Source: State Center for Health Statistics
NC Department of Health and Human Services


Page Last Updated March 09, 2012