2007 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 130,886 100.0 94,073 100.0 36,813 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 337 0.3 149 0.2 188 0.5
Under 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 2,079 1.6 1,082 1.2 997 2.7
1,500-2,499 grams 9,684 7.4 5,792 6.2 3,892 10.6
2,500+ grams 118,739 90.7 87,013 92.5 31,726 86.2
Unknown 47 0.0 37 0.0 10 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 927 0.7 433 0.5 494 1.3
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,901 1.5 1,047 1.1 854 2.3
32-36 Weeks 14,557 11.1 9,544 10.1 5,013 13.6
37+ Weeks 113,409 86.6 82,986 88.2 30,423 82.6
Unknown 92 0.1 63 0.1 29 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 5,013 3.8 2,821 3.0 2,192 6.0
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 109,161 83.4 78,208 83.1 30,953 84.1
35+ Years 16,701 12.8 13,037 13.9 3,664 10.0
Unknown 11 0.0 7 0.0 4 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 9,415 7.2 8,558 9.1 857 2.3
Under 9 Years
9 - 11 Years 20,599 15.7 13,624 14.5 6,975 18.9
12+ Years 100,352 76.7 71,531 76.0 28,821 78.3
Unknown 520 0.4 360 0.4 160 0.4
OUT OF WEDLOCK: 77,006 58.8 63,894 67.9 13,112 35.6
No
Yes 53,848 41.1 30,156 32.1 23,692 64.4
Unknown 32 0.0 23 0.0 9 0.0
PARITY: 43,732 33.4 31,847 33.9 11,885 32.3
1
2 - 3 62,526 47.8 46,050 49.0 16,476 44.8
4+ 24,469 18.7 16,074 17.1 8,395 22.8
Unknown 159 0.1 102 0.1 57 0.2
PLURALITY: 126,471 96.6 91,009 96.7 35,462 96.3
Singleton
Twin 4,206 3.2 2,903 3.1 1,303 3.5
Other Multiples 199 0.2 154 0.2 45 0.1
Missing Information 10 0.0 7 0.0 3 0.0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 105,849 80.9 78,318 83.3 27,531 74.8
First
Second 19,633 15.0 12,561 13.4 7,072 19.2
Third 2,994 2.3 1,830 1.9 1,164 3.2
No Care 1,144 0.9 609 0.6 535 1.5
Unknown 1,266 1.0 755 0.8 511 1.4
MOTHER SMOKED? 14,426 11.0 10,722 11.4 3,704 10.1
Yes
No 116,278 88.8 83,225 88.5 33,053 89.8
Unknown 182 0.1 126 0.1 56 0.2
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 90,047 68.8 65,071 69.2 24,976 67.8
Vaginal
C-Section 40,800 31.2 28,978 30.8 11,822 32.1
Unknown 39 0.0 24 0.0 15 0.0

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 30JUL2008


2007 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: 1,595 78.3 810 76.3 785 80.5
Level III
Other 441 21.7 251 23.7 190 19.5

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 30JUL2008