RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR

2002 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:

MEDICAID MOTHERS

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

RACE/ETHNICITY

White, Non-Hispanic

Black, Non-Hispanic

Other, Non-Hispanic

Hispanic

Births

Births

Births

Births

Births

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

TOTAL

49,910

100.0

21,386

100.0

17,663

100.0

1,857

100.0

9,004

100.0

RESIDENT BIRTHS

BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP:

138

0.3

33

0.2

91

0.5

4

0.2

10

0.1

< 500 grams

500-1499 grams

956

1.9

312

1.5

524

3.0

30

1.6

90

1.0

1500-2499 grams

4,322

8.7

1,691

7.9

2,027

11.5

146

7.9

458

5.1

2500+ grams

44,487

89.1

19,349

90.5

15,018

85.0

1,676

90.3

8,444

93.8

Unknown

7

0.0

1

0.0

3

0.0

1

0.1

2

0.0

WEEKS OF GESTATION:

430

0.9

117

0.5

260

1.5

17

0.9

36

0.4

< 27 weeks

27-31 weeks

773

1.5

270

1.3

408

2.3

19

1.0

76

0.8

32-36 weeks

4,927

9.9

2,067

9.7

2,088

11.8

165

8.9

607

6.7

37+ weeks

43,774

87.7

18,931

88.5

14,903

84.4

1,656

89.2

8,284

92.0

Unknown

6

0.0

1

0.0

4

0.0

0

0

1

0.0

MOTHER'S AGE:

4,068

8.2

1,568

7.3

1,791

10.1

140

7.5

569

6.3

< 18 years

18-34 years

43,306

86.8

18,704

87.5

15,001

84.9

1,611

86.8

7,990

88.7

35+ years

2,536

5.1

1,114

5.2

871

4.9

106

5.7

445

4.9

MOTHER'S EDUCATION:

5,515

11.0

1,003

4.7

550

3.1

141

7.6

3,821

42.4

< 9 years

9 - 11 years

14,572

29.2

6,243

29.2

5,220

29.6

537

28.9

2,572

28.6

12 years

19,231

38.5

9,133

42.7

7,535

42.7

746

40.2

1,817

20.2

> 12 years

10,490

21.0

4,978

23.3

4,339

24.6

428

23.0

745

8.3

Unknown

102

0.2

29

0.1

19

0.1

5

0.3

49

0.5

MARRIED:

18,282

36.6

10,565

49.4

2,897

16.4

805

43.3

4,015

44.6

Yes

No

31,624

63.4

10,819

50.6

14,765

83.6

1,051

56.6

4,989

55.4

Unknown

4

0.0

2

0.0

1

0.0

1

0.1

0

0

PARITY:

16,709

33.5

7,441

34.8

5,536

31.3

641

34.5

3,091

34.3

1

2-3

23,286

46.7

10,069

47.1

8,008

45.3

834

44.9

4,375

48.6

4+

9,883

19.8

3,868

18.1

4,109

23.3

382

20.6

1,524

16.9

Unknown

32

0.1

8

0.0

10

0.1

0

0

14

0.2

TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN:

36,609

73.4

17,179

80.3

12,144

68.8

1,325

71.4

5,961

66.2

First

Second

10,389

20.8

3,420

16.0

4,242

24.0

426

22.9

2,301

25.6

Third

1,748

3.5

461

2.2

731

4.1

70

3.8

486

5.4

No care

679

1.4

163

0.8

358

2.0

23

1.2

135

1.5

Unknown

485

1.0

163

0.8

188

1.1

13

0.7

121

1.3

KOTELCHUCK INDEX:

644

1.3

219

1.0

236

1.3

15

0.8

174

1.9

Missing

Inadequate

8,222

16.5

2,333

10.9

3,530

20.0

305

16.4

2,054

22.8

Intermediate

4,408

8.8

1,597

7.5

1,500

8.5

154

8.3

1,157

12.8

Adequate

17,448

35.0

7,984

37.3

5,546

31.4

752

40.5

3,166

35.2

Adequate Plus

19,188

38.4

9,253

43.3

6,851

38.8

631

34.0

2,453

27.2

MOTHER SMOKED?

10,545

21.1

7,484

35.0

2,556

14.5

355

19.1

150

1.7

Yes

No

39,304

78.7

13,861

64.8

15,094

85.5

1,500

80.8

8,849

98.3

Unknown

61

0.1

41

0.2

13

0.1

2

0.1

5

0.1

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

37,560

75.3

16,009

74.9

12,955

73.3

1,413

76.1

7,183

79.8

Vaginal

C-Section

12,350

24.7

5,377

25.1

4,708

26.7

444

23.9

1,821

20.2

MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS

41,641

83.4

21,075

98.5

17,449

98.8

1,675

90.2

1,442

16.0

Prenatal Medicaid*

Emergency Medicaid**

8,269

16.6

311

1.5

214

1.2

182

9.8

7,562

84.0

INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS

 - Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

728

76.7

215

70.3

423

80.9

22

73.3

68

75.6

Other

221

23.3

91

29.7

100

19.1

8

26.7

22

24.4

INFANTS <2499 GRAMS

- Level of Care***:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III

3,059

56.7

1,014

50.1

1,593

60.5

84

46.9

368

65.9

Other

2,334

43.3

1,009

49.9

1,040

39.5

95

53.1

190

34.1


 

 

* 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