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Table 10

Risk Factors and Characteristics for
2003 North Carolina Resident Live Births

TOTAL WHITE OTHER RACES
  NUMBER %   NUMBER %   NUMBER %  
TOTAL 118,292 86,260 32,032
Birthweight
Under 500 grams 264 0.2 108 0.1 156 0.5
500 - 1,499 grams 1,854 1.6 1,007 1.2 847 2.6
1,500 - 2,499 grams 8,529 7.2 5,229 6.1 3,300 10.3
2,500+ grams 107,600 91.0 79,880 92.6 27,720 86.5
Unknown 45 0.0 36 0.0 9 0.0
Mother's Age
Under 18 Years 4,636 3.9 2,532 2.9 2,104 6.6
18 - 34 Years 99,488 84.1 72,649 84.2 26,839 83.8
35+ Years 14,166 12.0 11,078 12.8 3,088 9.6
Unknown 2 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0
Mother's Education
Under 9 Years 8,083 6.8 7,251 8.4 832 2.6
9 - 11 Years 18,377 15.5 11,973 13.9 6,404 20.0
12+ Years 91,499 77.4 66,773 77.4 24,726 77.2
Unknown 333 0.3 263 0.3 70 0.2
Out-of-Wedlock
Yes 41,776 35.3 22,425 26.0 19,351 60.4
No 76,477 64.7 63,803 74.0 12,674 39.6
Unknown 39 0.0 32 0.0 7 0.0
Parity
1 39,437 33.3 29,533 34.2 9,904 30.9
2 - 3 58,027 49.1 42,994 49.8 15,033 46.9
4+ 20,649 17.5 13,608 15.8 7,041 22.0
Unknown 179 0.2 125 0.1 54 0.2
Trimester Care Began
First 99,039 83.7 74,368 86.2 24,671 77.0
Second 14,759 12.5 9,167 10.6 5,592 17.5
Third 2,470 2.1 1,499 1.7 971 3.0
No Care 985 0.8 507 0.6 478 1.5
Unknown 1,039 0.9 719 0.8 320 1.0
Mother smoked?
Yes 14,995 12.7 11,596 13.4 3,399 10.6
No 103,160 87.2 74,563 86.4 28,597 89.3
Unknown 137 0.1 101 0.1 36 0.1
Method of Delivery
Vaginal 85,425 72.2 62,690 72.7 22,735 71.0
C-Section 32,847 27.8 23,550 27.3 9,297 29.0
Unknown 20 0.0 20 0.0 0 -
Infants of 500 - 1,499 grams only
Level of Care**
Level III 1,450 80.2 771 79.2 679 81.4
Other 358 19.8 203 20.8 155 18.6


** 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