RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2002 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:

TO MOTHERS RECEIVING AT LEAST ONE MATERNAL HEALTH VISIT

AT A LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

RACE/ETHNICITY

White, Non-Hispanic

Black, Non-Hispanic

Other, Non-Hispanic

Hispanic

Births

Births

Births

Births

Births

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

TOTAL

23,316

100.0

8,597

100.0

8,077

100.0

681

100.0

5,961

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

63

0.3

20

0.2

36

0.4

2

0.3

5

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

433

1.9

124

1.4

245

3.0

8

1.2

56

0.9

1500-2499 grams

2,023

8.7

749

8.7

937

11.6

43

6.3

294

4.9

2500+ grams

20,793

89.2

7,703

89.6

6,858

84.9

628

92.2

5,604

94.0

Unknown

4

0.0

1

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

2

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

183

0.8

46

0.5

116

1.4

5

0.7

16

0.3

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

352

1.5

116

1.3

179

2.2

5

0.7

52

0.9

32-36 weeks

2,181

9.4

827

9.6

918

11.4

56

8.2

380

6.4

37+ weeks

20,599

88.3

7,608

88.5

6,863

85.0

615

90.3

5,513

92.5

Unknown

1

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

MOTHER'S AGE:

2,094

9.0

741

8.6

919

11.4

49

7.2

385

6.5

< 18 years

18-34 years

20,021

85.9

7,390

86.0

6,764

83.7

583

85.6

5,284

88.6

35+ years

1,201

5.2

466

5.4

394

4.9

49

7.2

292

4.9

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

3,537

15.2

520

6.0

273

3.4

60

8.8

2,684

45.0

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

7,444

31.9

2,871

33.4

2,676

33.1

200

29.4

1,697

28.5

12 years

8,247

35.4

3,457

40.2

3,425

42.4

256

37.6

1,109

18.6

> 12 years

4,014

17.2

1,731

20.1

1,690

20.9

164

24.1

429

7.2

Unknown

74

0.3

18

0.2

13

0.2

1

0.1

42

0.7

MARRIED:

8,102

34.7

3,922

45.6

1,272

15.7

324

47.6

2,584

43.3

Yes

No

15,213

65.2

4,674

54.4

6,805

84.3

357

52.4

3,377

56.7

Unknown

1

0.0

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PARITY:

8,187

35.1

3,153

36.7

2,701

33.4

267

39.2

2,066

34.7

1

2-3

10,668

45.8

3,909

45.5

3,582

44.3

296

43.5

2,881

48.3

4+

4,445

19.1

1,529

17.8

1,792

22.2

118

17.3

1,006

16.9

Unknown

16

0.1

6

0.1

2

0.0

0

0

8

0.1

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

16,080

69.0

6,602

76.8

5,312

65.8

443

65.1

3,723

62.5

First

Second

5,726

24.6

1,606

18.7

2,184

27.0

198

29.1

1,738

29.2

Third

1,073

4.6

262

3.0

422

5.2

30

4.4

359

6.0

No care

161

0.7

40

0.5

83

1.0

4

0.6

34

0.6

Unknown

276

1.2

87

1.0

76

0.9

6

0.9

107

1.8

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

365

1.6

112

1.3

100

1.2

7

1.0

146

2.4

Missing

Inadequate

4,442

19.1

1,123

13.1

1,749

21.7

140

20.6

1,430

24.0

Intermediate

2,098

9.0

658

7.7

768

9.5

50

7.3

622

10.4

Adequate

7,897

33.9

3,100

36.1

2,476

30.7

243

35.7

2,078

34.9

Adequate Plus

8,514

36.5

3,604

41.9

2,984

36.9

241

35.4

1,685

28.3

MOTHER SMOKED?

4,765

20.4

3,259

37.9

1,316

16.3

106

15.6

84

1.4

Yes

No

18,509

79.4

5,312

61.8

6,752

83.6

575

84.4

5,870

98.5

Unknown

42

0.2

26

0.3

9

0.1

0

0

7

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

17,717

76.0

6,545

76.1

5,954

73.7

550

80.8

4,668

78.3

Vaginal

C-Section

5,599

24.0

2,052

23.9

2,123

26.3

131

19.2

1,293

21.7

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

15,806

67.8

7,252

84.4

7,367

91.2

495

72.7

692

11.6

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

4,540

19.5

187

2.2

99

1.2

93

13.7

4,161

69.8

Non-Medicaid

2,970

12.7

1,158

13.5

611

7.6

93

13.7

1,108

18.6

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS

 - Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

334

77.3

87

70.7

196

80.0

6

75.0

45

80.4

Other

98

22.7

36

29.3

49

20.0

2

25.0

11

19.6

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

1,440

57.3

467

52.4

739

60.9

31

58.5

203

57.3

Other

1,072

42.7

425

47.6

474

39.1

22

41.5

151

42.7


 

* 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