2006 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 127,646 100.0 92,069 100.0 35,577 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 302 0.2 131 0.1 171 0.5
Under 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 2,044 1.6 1,102 1.2 942 2.6
1,500-2,499 grams 9,249 7.2 5,588 6.1 3,661 10.3
2,500+ grams 116,015 90.9 85,221 92.6 30,794 86.6
Unknown 36 0.0 27 0.0 9 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 928 0.7 427 0.5 501 1.4
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,865 1.5 1,079 1.2 786 2.2
32-36 Weeks 14,605 11.4 9,541 10.4 5,064 14.2
37+ Weeks 110,171 86.3 80,974 87.9 29,197 82.1
Unknown 77 0.1 48 0.1 29 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 4,860 3.8 2,738 3.0 2,122 6.0
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 106,744 83.6 76,768 83.4 29,976 84.3
35+ Years 16,038 12.6 12,560 13.6 3,478 9.8
Unknown 4 0.0 3 0.0 1 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 9,413 7.4 8,505 9.2 908 2.6
Under 9 Years
9 - 11 Years 20,580 16.1 13,687 14.9 6,893 19.4
12+ Years 97,248 76.2 69,578 75.6 27,670 77.8
Unknown 405 0.3 299 0.3 106 0.3
OUT OF WEDLOCK: 76,448 59.9 63,601 69.1 12,847 36.1
No
Yes 51,167 40.1 28,446 30.9 22,721 63.9
Unknown 31 0.0 22 0.0 9 0.0
PARITY: 42,514 33.3 31,287 34.0 11,227 31.6
1
2 - 3 61,663 48.3 45,313 49.2 16,350 46.0
4+ 23,257 18.2 15,318 16.6 7,939 22.3
Unknown 212 0.2 151 0.2 61 0.2
PLURALITY: 123,475 96.7 89,095 96.8 34,380 96.6
Singleton
Twin 4,001 3.1 2,836 3.1 1,165 3.3
Other Multiples 165 0.1 134 0.1 31 0.1
Missing Information 5 0.0 4 0.0 1 0.0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 104,528 81.9 77,458 84.1 27,070 76.1
First
Second 18,134 14.2 11,555 12.6 6,579 18.5
Third 2,828 2.2 1,813 2.0 1,015 2.9
No Care 1,054 0.8 548 0.6 506 1.4
Unknown 1,102 0.9 695 0.8 407 1.1
MOTHER SMOKED? 14,668 11.5 11,023 12.0 3,645 10.2
Yes
No 112,837 88.4 80,952 87.9 31,885 89.6
Unknown 141 0.1 94 0.1 47 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 88,890 69.6 64,582 70.1 24,308 68.3
Vaginal
C-Section 38,728 30.3 27,468 29.8 11,260 31.6
Unknown 28 0.0 19 0.0 9 0.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 13AUG2007


2006 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: 1,559 78.2 844 78.7 715 77.6
Level III
Other 434 21.8 228 21.3 206 22.4

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 13AUG2007