RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2002 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:

ALL MOTHERS

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

RACE/ETHNICITY

White, Non-Hispanic

Black, Non-Hispanic

Other, Non-Hispanic

Hispanic

Births

Births

Births

Births

Births

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

TOTAL

117,307

100.0

70,289

100.0

27,416

100.0

4,539

100.0

15,063

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

283

0.2

102

0.1

158

0.6

9

0.2

14

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

1,892

1.6

844

1.2

840

3.1

60

1.3

148

1.0

1500-2499 grams

8,375

7.1

4,407

6.3

2,875

10.5

329

7.2

764

5.1

2500+ grams

106,725

91.0

64,920

92.4

23,533

85.8

4,138

91.2

14,134

93.8

Unknown

32

0.0

16

0.0

10

0.0

3

0.1

3

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

880

0.8

343

0.5

449

1.6

30

0.7

58

0.4

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

1,579

1.3

786

1.1

618

2.3

51

1.1

124

0.8

32-36 weeks

10,617

9.1

6,198

8.8

3,038

11.1

327

7.2

1,054

7.0

37+ weeks

104,187

88.8

62,938

89.5

23,298

85.0

4,129

91.0

13,822

91.8

Unknown

44

0.0

24

0.0

13

0.0

2

0.0

5

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

4,890

4.2

1,927

2.7

1,987

7.2

168

3.7

808

5.4

< 18 years

18-34 years

99,103

84.5

58,869

83.8

23,053

84.1

3,904

86.0

13,277

88.1

35+ years

13,311

11.3

9,490

13.5

2,376

8.7

467

10.3

978

6.5

Unknown

3

0.0

3

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

7,859

6.7

1,246

1.8

600

2.2

202

4.5

5,811

38.6

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

18,793

16.0

8,285

11.8

5,908

21.5

735

16.2

3,865

25.7

12 years

35,133

29.9

20,008

28.5

10,543

38.5

1,325

29.2

3,257

21.6

> 12 years

55,322

47.2

40,686

57.9

10,324

37.7

2,265

49.9

2,047

13.6

Unknown

200

0.2

64

0.1

41

0.1

12

0.3

83

0.6

MARRIED:

76,620

65.3

56,151

79.9

9,357

34.1

3,240

71.4

7,872

52.3

Yes

No

40,646

34.6

14,114

20.1

18,052

65.8

1,295

28.5

7,185

47.7

Unknown

41

0.0

24

0.0

7

0.0

4

0.1

6

0.0

PARITY:

39,259

33.5

24,431

34.8

8,215

30.0

1,650

36.4

4,963

32.9

1

2-3

57,818

49.3

35,251

50.2

12,901

47.1

2,181

48.1

7,485

49.7

4+

20,037

17.1

10,501

14.9

6,252

22.8

701

15.4

2,583

17.1

Unknown

193

0.2

106

0.2

48

0.2

7

0.2

32

0.2

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

98,226

83.7

63,577

90.5

20,513

74.8

3,708

81.7

10,428

69.2

First

Second

14,824

12.6

5,379

7.7

5,258

19.2

670

14.8

3,517

23.3

Third

2,329

2.0

651

0.9

878

3.2

95

2.1

705

4.7

No care

1,083

0.9

328

0.5

510

1.9

39

0.9

206

1.4

Unknown

845

0.7

354

0.5

257

0.9

27

0.6

207

1.4

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

1,163

1.0

499

0.7

333

1.2

35

0.8

296

2.0

Missing

Inadequate

11,459

9.8

3,573

5.1

4,371

15.9

472

10.4

3,043

20.2

Intermediate

8,698

7.4

4,398

6.3

2,074

7.6

345

7.6

1,881

12.5

Adequate

46,519

39.7

29,839

42.5

9,157

33.4

2,006

44.2

5,517

36.6

Adequate Plus

49,468

42.2

31,980

45.5

11,481

41.9

1,681

37.0

4,326

28.7

MOTHER SMOKED?

15,440

13.2

11,701

16.6

3,039

11.1

470

10.4

230

1.5

Yes

No

101,629

86.6

58,432

83.1

24,327

88.7

4,059

89.4

14,811

98.3

Unknown

238

0.2

156

0.2

50

0.2

10

0.2

22

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

85,807

73.1

50,984

72.5

19,573

71.4

3,400

74.9

11,850

78.7

Vaginal

C-Section

31,478

26.8

19,294

27.4

7,835

28.6

1,137

25.0

3,212

21.3

Unknown

22

0.0

11

0.0

8

0.0

2

0.0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

41,641

35.5

21,075

30.0

17,449

63.6

1,675

36.9

1,442

9.6

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

8,269

7.0

311

0.4

214

0.8

182

4.0

7,562

50.2

Non-Medicaid

67,397

57.5

48,903

69.6

9,753

35.6

2,682

59.1

6,059

40.2

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

1,447

78.1

616

75.6

678

81.8

39

65.0

114

77.0

Other

405

21.9

199

24.4

151

18.2

21

35.0

34

23.0

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

5,899

56.8

2,848

54.2

2,293

59.9

187

47.3

571

62.0

Other

4,494

43.2

2,403

45.8

1,533

40.1

208

52.7

350

38.0

 

* 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