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Risk Factors and Characteristics for
2001 North Carolina Resident Live Births

to Mothers Receiving at least one Maternal Health Visit
at a Local Health Department

TOTAL WHITE BLACK OTHER RACES HISPANIC
(ALL RACES)
# % # % # % # % # %
Total 23,223 100 13,877 59.8 8,662 37.3 684 2.9 5,798 25.0
Birthweight
  <500 grams 68 0.3 14 0.1 53 0.6 1 0.1 3 0.1
  500 -1,499 grams 430 1.9 178 1.3 245 2.8 7 1.0 57 1.0
  1,500 - 2,499 grams 2,068 8.9 1,033 7.4 988 11.4 47 6.9 311 5.4
  2,500+ grams 20,650 88.9 12,648 91.1 7,373 85.1 629 92.0 5,425 93.6
  Unknown 7 0.0 4 0.0 3 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.0
Gestational Age
  < 27 weeks 216 0.9 66 0.5 146 1.7 4 0.6 19 0.3
  27-31 weeks 397 1.7 203 1.5 190 2.2 4 0.6 67 1.2
  32-36 weeks 2,166 9.3 1,138 8.2 981 11.3 47 6.9 394 6.8
  37+ weeks 20,437 88.0 12,467 89.8 7,341 84.7 629 92.0 5,317 91.7
  Unknown 7 0.0 3 0.0 4 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0
Mother's Age
  Under 18 Years 2,141 9.2 1,073 7.7 1,009 11.6 59 8.6 404 7.0
  18 - 34 Years 19,897 85.7 12,089 87.1 7,237 83.5 571 83.5 5,135 88.6
  35+ Years 1,185 5.1 715 5.2 416 4.8 54 7.9 259 4.5
  Unknown   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0
Mother's Education
  <9 Years 3,510 15.1 3,163 22.8 295 3.4 52 7.6 2,667 46.0
  9 - 11 Years 7,627 32.8 4,520 32.6 2,882 33.3 225 32.9 1,620 27.9
  12 Years 8,282 35.7 4,308 31.0 3,712 42.9 262 38.3 1,107 19.1
  >12 years 3,734 16.1 1,831 13.2 1,760 20.3 143 20.9 362 6.2
  Unknown 70 0.3 55 0.4 13 0.2 2 0.3 42 0.7
Out-of-Wedlock
  Yes 15,089 65.0 7,440 53.6 7,272 84.0 377 55.1 3,153 54.4
  No 8,129 35.0 6,434 46.4 1,388 16.0 307 44.9 2,645 45.6
  Unknown 5 0.0 3 0.0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Parity
  1 8,054 34.7 4,917 35.4 2,884 33.3 253 37.0 2,114 36.5
  2-3 10,542 45.4 6,479 46.7 3,777 43.6 286 41.8 2,737 47.2
  4+ 4,611 19.9 2,471 17.8 1,996 23.0 144 21.1 939 16.2
  Unknown 16 0.1 10 0.1 5 0.1 1 0.1 8 0.1
Trimester Care Began
  First 16,099 69.3 9,864 71.1 5,795 66.9 440 64.3 3,625 62.5
  Second 5,617 24.2 3,138 22.6 2,278 26.3 201 29.4 1,661 28.6
  Third 1,167 5.0 683 4.9 446 5.1 38 5.6 389 6.7
  No Care 142 0.6 70 0.5 70 0.8 2 0.3 43 0.7
  Unknown 198 0.9 122 0.9 73 0.8 3 0.4 80 1.4
Kotelchuck Index (Adequacy of Prenatal Care)
  Missing Info 277 1.2 179 1.3 95 1.1 3 0.4 106 1.8
  Inadequate 4,578 19.7 2,529 18.2 1,890 21.8 159 23.2 1,413 24.4
  Intermediate 1,989 8.6 1,263 9.1 676 7.8 50 7.3 633 10.9
  Adequate 7,270 31.3 4,618 33.3 2,396 27.7 256 37.4 1,915 33.0
  Adequate+ 9,109 39.2 5,288 38.1 3,605 41.6 216 31.6 1,731 29.9
Mother Smoked?
  Yes 4,911 21.1 3,412 24.6 1,381 15.9 118 17.3 58 1.0
  No 18,264 78.6 10,429 75.2 7,271 83.9 564 82.5 5,736 98.9
  Unknown 48 0.2 36 0.3 10 0.1 2 0.3 4 0.1
Method of Delivery
  Vaginal 18,013 77.6 10,932 78.8 6,554 75.7 527 77.0 4,678 9.1
  C-Section 5,204 22.4 2,944 21.2 2,104 24.3 156 22.8 1,120 2.7
  Unknown 6 0.0 1 0.0 4 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0
Mother's Medicaid Status
  Prenatal Medicaid* 15,810 68.1 7,467 53.8 7,868 90.8 475 69.4 642 11.1
  Emergency Medicaid** 4,363 18.8 4,186 30.2 66 0.8 111 16.2 4,036 69.6
  Non-Medicaid 3,050 13.1 2,224 16.0 728 8.4 98 14.3 1,120 19.3
Infants of < 2,499 grams only
Level of Care***
  Level III 1,469 57.5 674 55.2 774 60.4 21 38.2 246 66.5
  Other 1,088 42.5 546 44.8 508 39.6 34 61.8 124 33.5
Infants of 500-1,499 grams only
Level of Care***
  Level III 323 75.5 133 75.1 188 77.0 2 28.6 52 91.2
  Other 105 24.5 44 24.9 56 23.0 5 71.4 5 8.8

* Medicaid paid for prenatal care and delivery.
** Medicaid paid for delivery only, not prenatal care.
*** Level of Care is only for North Carolina resident births occurring in North Carolina Hospitals
% Columns may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding

Source: State Center for Health Statistics
NC Department of Health and Human Services


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