2005 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 123,040 100.0 89,454 100.0 33,586 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 331 0.3 140 0.2 191 0.6
Under 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 1,969 1.6 1,028 1.1 941 2.8
1,500-2,499 grams 9,053 7.4 5,589 6.2 3,464 10.3
2,500+ grams 111,646 90.7 82,667 92.4 28,979 86.3
Unknown 41 0.0 30 0.0 11 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 945 0.8 432 0.5 513 1.5
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,753 1.4 987 1.1 766 2.3
32-36 Weeks 14,272 11.6 9,538 10.7 4,734 14.1
37+ Weeks 105,990 86.1 78,441 87.7 27,549 82.0
Unknown 80 0.1 56 0.1 24 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 4,774 3.9 2,577 2.9 2,197 6.5
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 103,001 83.7 74,854 83.7 28,147 83.8
35+ Years 15,259 12.4 12,019 13.4 3,240 9.6
Unknown 6 0.0 4 0.0 2 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 9,037 7.3 8,131 9.1 906 2.7
Under 9 Years
9 - 11 Years 19,465 15.8 12,877 14.4 6,588 19.6
12+ Years 94,166 76.5 68,190 76.2 25,976 77.3
Unknown 372 0.3 256 0.3 116 0.3
OUT OF WEDLOCK: 75,748 61.6 63,373 70.8 12,375 36.8
No
Yes 47,248 38.4 26,048 29.1 21,200 63.1
Unknown 44 0.0 33 0.0 11 0.0
PARITY: 40,978 33.3 30,302 33.9 10,676 31.8
1
2 - 3 59,874 48.7 44,391 49.6 15,483 46.1
4+ 22,015 17.9 14,627 16.4 7,388 22.0
Unknown 173 0.1 134 0.1 39 0.1
PLURALITY: 118,775 96.5 86,374 96.6 32,401 96.5
Singleton
Twin 4,068 3.3 2,920 3.3 1,148 3.4
Other Multiples 190 0.2 153 0.2 37 0.1
Missing Information 7 0.0 7 0.0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 101,716 82.7 75,977 84.9 25,739 76.6
First
Second 16,596 13.5 10,639 11.9 5,957 17.7
Third 2,609 2.1 1,609 1.8 1,000 3.0
No Care 994 0.8 541 0.6 453 1.3
Unknown 1,125 0.9 688 0.8 437 1.3
MOTHER SMOKED? 14,839 12.1 11,280 12.6 3,559 10.6
Yes
No 108,067 87.8 78,090 87.3 29,977 89.3
Unknown 134 0.1 84 0.1 50 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 86,397 70.2 63,299 70.8 23,098 68.8
Vaginal
C-Section 36,615 29.8 26,134 29.2 10,481 31.2
Unknown 28 0.0 21 0.0 7 0.0


2005 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 HOSITALS: 1,541 79.9 783 77.8 758 82.1
Level III
Other 388 20.1 223 22.2 165 17.9

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 17AUG2006