2004 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Live Births

  TOTAL RACE
White Minority
Births Births Births
# % # % # %
TOTAL 119,773  
87,230
32,543
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 299 0.2 115 0.1 184 0.6
Under 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 1,992 1.7 1,084 1.2 908 2.8
1,500-2,499 grams 8,555 7.1 5,292 6.1 3,263 10.0
2,500+ grams 108,890 90.9 80,713 92.5 28,177 86.6
Unknown 37 0.0 26 0.0 11 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 887 0.7 384 0.4 503 1.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,766 1.5 986 1.1 780 2.4
32-36 Weeks 13,425 11.2 9,103 10.4 4,322 13.3
37+ Weeks 103,634 86.5 76,714 87.9 26,920 82.7
Unknown 61 0.1 43 0.0 18 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 4,711 3.9 2,595 3.0 2,116 6.5
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 100,637 84.0 73,227 83.9 27,410 84.2
35+ Years 14,422 12.0 11,405 13.1 3,017 9.3
Unknown 3 0.0 3 0.0 0 0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 8,300 6.9 7,440 8.5 860 2.6
Under 9 Years
9 - 11 Years 19,082 15.9 12,492 14.3 6,590 20.3
12+ Years 92,068 76.9 67,067 76.9 25,001 76.8
Unknown 323 0.3 231 0.3 92 0.3
OUT OF WEDLOCK: 75,619 63.1 63,266 72.5 12,353 38.0
No
Yes 44,124 36.8 23,940 27.4 20,184 62.0
Unknown 30 0.0 24 0.0 6 0.0
PARITY: 39,882 33.3 29,727 34.1 10,155 31.2
1
2 - 3 58,603 48.9 43,538 49.9 15,065 46.3
4+ 21,138 17.6 13,857 15.9 7,281 22.4
Unknown 150 0.1 108 0.1 42 0.1
PLURALITY: 115,855 96.7 84,307 96.6 31,548 96.9
Singleton
Twin 3,719 3.1 2,761 3.2 958 2.9
Other Multiples 196 0.2 160 0.2 36 0.1
Missing Information 3 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 99,822 83.3 74,843 85.8 24,979 76.8
First
Second 15,590 13.0 9,786 11.2 5,804 17.8
Third 2,496 2.1 1,551 1.8 945 2.9
No Care 966 0.8 484 0.6 482 1.5
Unknown 899 0.8 566 0.6 333 1.0
MOTHER SMOKED? 14,959 12.5 11,478 13.2 3,481 10.7
Yes
No 104,686 87.4 75,662 86.7 29,024 89.2
Unknown 128 0.1 90 0.1 38 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 85,259 71.2 62,493 71.6 22,766 70.0
Vaginal
C-Section 34,490 28.8 24,719 28.3 9,771 30.0
Unknown 24 0.0 18 0.0 6 0.0


2004 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 10
Risk Factors and Characteristics for North Carolina Resident Live Births

  TOTAL RACE
White Minority
Births Births Births
# % # % # %
LEVEL OF CARE FOR INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS
BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITALS:
1,542 79.2 820 77.6 722 81.2
Level III
Other 404 20.8 237 22.4 167 18.8

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 19JUL2005