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Risk Factors and Characteristics for
2001 North Carolina Resident Live Births

Medicaid Mothers

  TOTAL WHITE BLACK OTHER RACES HISPANIC (ALL RACES)
# % # % # % # % # %
Total 48,905 100 29,047 59.4 18,042 36.9 1,816 3.7 8,388 17.2
Birthweight
  <500 grams 140 0.3 43 0.1 93 0.5 4 0.2 7 0.1
  500 -1,499 grams 1,000 2.0 428 1.5 542 3.0 30 1.7 87 1.0
  1,500 - 2,499 grams 4,228 8.6 2,084 7.2 2,006 11.1 138 7.6 443 5.3
  2,500+ grams 43,525 89.0 26,484 91.2 15,397 85.3 1,644 90.5 7,848 93.6
  Unknown 12 0.0 8 0.0 4 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.0
Gestational Age
  < 27 weeks 509 1.0 185 0.6 308 1.7 16 0.9 32 0.4
  27-31 weeks 822 1.7 402 1.4 399 2.2 21 1.2 91 1.1
  32-36 weeks 4,785 9.8 2,572 8.9 2,070 11.5 143 7.9 590 7.0
  37+ weeks 42,772 87.5 25,878 89.1 15,258 84.6 1,636 90.1 7,671 91.5
  Unknown 17 0.0 10 0.0 7 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.0
Mother's Age
  Under 18 Years 4,135 8.5 2,100 7.2 1,858 10.3 177 9.7 595 7.1
  18 - 34 Years 42,350 86.6 25,485 87.7 15,336 85.0 1,529 84.2 7,395 88.2
  35+ Years 2,420 4.9 1,462 5.0 848 4.7 110 6.1 398 4.7
  Unknown   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0
Mother's Education
  <9 Years 5,225 10.7 4,622 15.9 493 2.7 110 6.1 3,618 43.1
  9 - 11 Years 14,894 30.5 8,793 30.3 5,514 30.6 587 32.3 2,421 28.9
  12 Years 18,883 38.6 10,312 35.5 7,833 43.4 738 40.6 1,691 20.2
  >12 years 9,797 20.0 5,241 18.0 4,183 23.2 373 20.5 606 7.2
  Unknown 106 0.2 79 0.3 19 0.1 8 0.4 52 0.6
Out-of-Wedlock
  Yes 30,950 63.3 14,801 51.0 15,090 83.6 1,059 58.3 4,561 54.4
  No 17,952 36.7 14,244 49.0 2,951 16.4 757 41.7 3,827 45.6
  Unknown 3 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Parity
  1 16,466 33.7 10,165 35.0 5,658 31.4 643 35.4 3,063 36.5
  2-3 22,701 46.4 13,723 47.2 8,163 45.2 815 44.9 3,954 47.1
  4+ 9,706 19.8 5,141 17.7 4,208 23.3 357 19.7 1,363 16.2
  Unknown 32 0.1 18 0.1 13 0.1 1 0.1 8 0.1
Trimester Care Began
  First 35,968 73.5 22,119 76.1 12,551 69.6 1,298 71.5 5,493 65.5
  Second 10,034 20.5 5,398 18.6 4,210 23.3 426 23.5 2,185 26.0
  Third 1,896 3.9 1,038 3.6 789 4.4 69 3.8 500 6.0
  No Care 664 1.4 284 1.0 363 2.0 17 0.9 127 1.5
  Unknown 343 0.7 208 0.7 129 0.7 6 0.3 83 1.0
Kotelchuck Index (Adequacy of Prenatal Care)
  Missing Info 504 1.0 311 1.1 185 1.0 8 0.4 120 1.4
  Inadequate 8,133 16.6 4,193 14.4 3,626 20.1 314 17.3 1,926 23.0
  Intermediate 4,114 8.4 2,603 9.0 1,368 7.6 143 7.9 1,116 13.3
  Adequate 16,761 34.3 10,407 35.8 5,545 30.7 809 44.5 2,823 33.7
  Adequate+ 19,393 39.7 11,533 39.7 7,318 40.6 542 29.8 2,403 28.6
Mother Smoked?
  Yes 10,743 22.0 7,741 26.6 2,640 14.6 362 19.9 128 1.5
  No 38,086 77.9 21,252 73.2 15,383 85.3 1,451 79.9 8,257 98.4
  Unknown 76 0.2 54 0.2 19 0.1 3 0.2 3 0.0
Method of Delivery
  Vaginal 37,574 76.8 22,601 77.8 13,585 75.3 1,388 76.4 6,766 80.7
  C-Section 11,328 23.2 6,445 22.2 4,455 24.7 428 23.6 1,622 19.3
  Unknown 3 0.0 1 0.0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Mother's Medicaid Status
  Medicaid* 41,233 84.3 21,721 74.8 17,882 99.1 1,630 89.8 1,332 15.9
  Emergency Medicaid** 7,672 15.7 7326 25.2 160 0.9 186 10.2 7,056 84.1
Infants of < 2,499 grams only
Level of Care***
  Level III 3,006 56.3 1,351 53.3 1,596 60.6 59 35.8 376 70.0
  Other 2,330 43.7 1,186 46.7 1,038 39.4 106 64.2 161 30.0
Infants of 500-1,499 grams only
Level of Care***
  Level III 757 76.2 327 76.9 413 76.5 17 58.6 78 89.7
  Other 237 23.8 98 23.1 127 23.5 12 41.4 9 10.3

 

* 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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