2009 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 126,785 100.0 90,005 100.0 36,780 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 301 0.2 132 0.1 169 0.5
Under 500 grams
500-1,499 grams 1,991 1.6 1,014 1.1 977 2.7
1,500-2,499 grams 9,192 7.3 5,374 6.0 3,818 10.4
2,500+ grams 115,257 90.9 83,462 92.7 31,795 86.4
Unknown 44 0.0 23 0.0 21 0.1
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 870 0.7 373 0.4 497 1.4
Under 27 Weeks
27-31 Weeks 1,749 1.4 981 1.1 768 2.1
32-36 Weeks 14,086 11.1 9,184 10.2 4,902 13.3
37+ Weeks 110,011 86.8 79,426 88.2 30,585 83.2
Unknown 69 0.1 41 0.0 28 0.1
MOTHERS AGE: 4,377 3.5 2,530 2.8 1,847 5.0
Under 18 Years
18-34 Years 106,136 83.7 74,943 83.3 31,193 84.8
35+ Years 16,267 12.8 12,529 13.9 3,738 10.2
Unknown 5 0.0 3 0.0 2 0.0
MOTHERS EDUCATION: 7,839 6.2 7,088 7.9 751 2.0
Under 9 Years
9 - 11 Years 19,141 15.1 12,502 13.9 6,639 18.1
12+ Years 99,232 78.3 70,045 77.8 29,187 79.4
Unknown 573 0.5 370 0.4 203 0.6
OUT OF WEDLOCK: 73,143 57.7 60,655 67.4 12,488 34.0
No
Yes 53,602 42.3 29,328 32.6 24,274 66.0
Unknown 40 0.0 22 0.0 18 0.0
PARITY: 42,753 33.7 30,643 34.0 12,110 32.9
1
2 - 3 59,783 47.2 43,349 48.2 16,434 44.7
4+ 23,984 18.9 15,809 17.6 8,175 22.2
Unknown 265 0.2 204 0.2 61 0.2
PLURALITY: 122,300 96.5 86,939 96.6 35,361 96.1
Singleton
Twin 4,247 3.3 2,895 3.2 1,352 3.7
Other Multiples 234 0.2 168 0.2 66 0.2
Missing Information 4 0.0 3 0.0 1 0.0
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 105,626 83.3 77,021 85.6 28,605 77.8
First
Second 16,423 13.0 10,143 11.3 6,280 17.1
Third 2,144 1.7 1,254 1.4 890 2.4
No Care 903 0.7 442 0.5 461 1.3
Unknown 1,689 1.3 1,145 1.3 544 1.5
MOTHER SMOKED? 12,975 10.2 9,627 10.7 3,348 9.1
Yes
No 113,541 89.6 80,195 89.1 33,346 90.7
Unknown 269 0.2 183 0.2 86 0.2
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 86,571 68.3 61,952 68.8 24,619 66.9
Vaginal
C-Section 40,191 31.7 28,037 31.2 12,154 33.0
Unknown 23 0.0 16 0.0 7 0.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 20AUG2010


2009 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: 1,550 79.8 789 79.8 761 79.8
Level III
Other 393 20.2 200 20.2 193 20.2

Note: Some percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 20AUG2010