2008 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 130,758 100.0 93,228 100.0 37,530 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 310 0.2 135 0.1 175 0.5
Under 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 1,986 1.5 1,060 1.1 926 2.5
1,500-2,499 grams 9,633 7.4 5,654 6.1 3,979 10.6
2,500+ grams 118,791 90.8 86,358 92.6 32,433 86.4
Unknown 38 0.0 21 0.0 17 0.0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 850 0.7 385 0.4 465 1.2
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,847 1.4 1,014 1.1 833 2.2
32-36 Weeks 14,144 10.8 9,124 9.8 5,020 13.4
37+ Weeks 113,834 87.1 82,648 88.7 31,186 83.1
Unknown 83 0.1 57 0.1 26 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 4,965 3.8 2,825 3.0 2,140 5.7
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 109,209 83.5 77,597 83.2 31,612 84.2
35+ Years 16,578 12.7 12,802 13.7 3,776 10.1
Unknown 6 0.0 4 0.0 2 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 8,769 6.7 7,885 8.5 884 2.4
Under 9 Years
9 - 11 Years 20,513 15.7 13,523 14.5 6,990 18.6
12+ Years 100,968 77.2 71,469 76.7 29,499 78.6
Unknown 508 0.4 351 0.4 157 0.4
OUT OF WEDLOCK: 75,784 58.0 62,760 67.3 13,024 34.7
No
Yes 54,952 42.0 30,452 32.7 24,500 65.3
Unknown 22 0.0 16 0.0 6 0.0
PARITY: 43,935 33.6 31,543 33.8 12,392 33.0
1
2 - 3 62,295 47.6 45,449 48.8 16,846 44.9
4+ 24,391 18.7 16,141 17.3 8,250 22.0
Unknown 137 0.1 95 0.1 42 0.1
PLURALITY: 126,358 96.6 90,200 96.8 36,158 96.3
Singleton
Twin 4,222 3.2 2,891 3.1 1,331 3.5
Other Multiples 176 0.1 135 0.1 41 0.1
Missing Information 2 0.0 2 0.0 0 0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 107,183 82.0 78,573 84.3 28,610 76.2
First
Second 18,303 14.0 11,574 12.4 6,729 17.9
Third 2,731 2.1 1,611 1.7 1,120 3.0
No Care 1,045 0.8 574 0.6 471 1.3
Unknown 1,496 1.1 896 1.0 600 1.6
MOTHER SMOKED? 13,621 10.4 10,122 10.9 3,499 9.3
Yes
No 116,959 89.4 82,996 89.0 33,963 90.5
Unknown 178 0.1 110 0.1 68 0.2
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 89,801 68.7 64,460 69.1 25,341 67.5
Vaginal
C-Section 40,868 31.3 28,701 30.8 12,167 32.4
Unknown 89 0.1 67 0.1 22 0.1

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 31JUL2009


2008 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: 1,512 78.4 799 77.7 713 79.2
Level III
Other 416 21.6 229 22.3 187 20.8

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 31JUL2009